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  • MEDICAID LOSER: Politics affect low-wage pizza employee

    MEDICAID LOSER: Politics affect low-wage pizza employee

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Chris Gatliff, a 38-year-old diabetic, says he feels like a victim of politics. His home state, Oklahoma, opted against accepting the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
    Chris Gatliff, a 38-year-old diabetic, says he feels like a victim of politics. His home state, Oklahoma, opted against accepting the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The result is that thousands of Oklahomans who would have qualified under the expanded program are left in limbo about their health insurance.
  • MEDICAID WINNER: Expansion happy surprise for Colorado man

    MEDICAID WINNER: Expansion happy surprise for Colorado man

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Kinney said he feels incredibly fortunate to live in a state where he will receive basic coverage through the government program. He has seen firsthand just how expense medical expenses can be.
    Kinney said he feels incredibly fortunate to live in a state where he will receive basic coverage through the government program. He has seen firsthand just how expense medical expenses can be.
  • MEDICAL CONDITION: Health insurance within reach for bipolar sufferer

    MEDICAL CONDITION: Health insurance within reach for bipolar sufferer

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers will be prohibited from turning away Spencer-Hammac and millions of other Americans with pre-existing medical conditions, as they can now.
    Jessi Spencer-Hammac said she did not seek mental health treatment until a few years ago. Because she cannot afford health insurance, she pays for the counseling and prescriptions out-of-pocket. But under the Affordable Care Act, insurers will be prohibited from turning away Spencer-Hammac and millions of other Americans with pre-existing medical conditions, as they can now.
  • YOUNG INVINCIBLE: Costs worry woman, 26, who wants health insurance

    YOUNG INVINCIBLE: Costs worry woman, 26, who wants health insurance

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Helena Gudger is the type of person health insurance companies need on the books as the federal Affordable Care Act begins to roll out: Young, relatively healthy and hungry for coverage.
    Helena Gudger is the type of person health insurance companies need on the books as the federal Affordable Care Act begins to roll out: Young, relatively healthy and hungry for coverage.
  • SELF-EMPLOYED: Health costs likely rising for many self-employed

    SELF-EMPLOYED: Health costs likely rising for many self-employed

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    President Obama's health care reforms will be a huge boost to the working poor but are likely to make life more expensive for Aaron Brethorst and others like him.
    President Obama's health care reforms will be a huge boost to the working poor but are likely to make life more expensive for Aaron Brethorst and others like him.
  • SMALL BUSINESS: Health care law perplexing to business owners

    SMALL BUSINESS: Health care law perplexing to business owners

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Colleen and Tim Holmes were considering opening a third business, but decided against it in part because of the risk from expanding staff and having to provide them federally mandated health coverage.
    Restaurant owners Colleen and Tim Holmes were considering opening a third business in a growing upstate New York suburb but decided against it. One factor was the risk from expanding their staff beyond 50 full-time employees and having to provide them federally mandated health coverage.
  • FAMILY: Middle class family braces for higher premiums

    FAMILY: Middle class family braces for higher premiums

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    As many as nine in 10 Texans buying health insurance on the new federally run exchange will get a break on costs, according to federal health officials.
    As many as nine in 10 Texans buying health insurance on the new federally run exchange will get a break on costs, according to federal health officials. Steve and Maegan Wolf won't be among them.
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  • Rowers will take on river in pair of weekend races

    Rowers will take on river in pair of weekend races

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:23:18 GMT
    Organizer Ray Thomas is not concerned about the recent rise of the Mississippi River and how it could affect the Quincy Five Miler and the Bear Creek Grunt on Sept. 20-21. The race is open to all types of watercraft, such as rowboats, kayaks and canoes.
    Organizer Ray Thomas is not concerned about the recent rise of the Mississippi River and how it could affect the Quincy Five Miler and the Bear Creek Grunt on Sept. 20-21. The race is open to all types of watercraft, such as rowboats, kayaks and canoes.
  • Aldermen approve purchase of equipment to paint airport runways

    Aldermen approve purchase of equipment to paint airport runways

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:25:46 GMT
    Staff at the Quincy Regional Airport can now repaint runaways and taxiways after the Quincy City Council approved the purchase of equipment Monday. The city will spend $15,447 for a Graco LineLazer IV 250SPS striping...
    Staff at the Quincy Regional Airport can now repaint runaways and taxiways after the Quincy City Council approved the purchase of equipment Monday. The city will spend $15,447 for a Graco LineLazer IV 250SPS striping...
  • Cause of fire in Veterans Home coffee shop remains under investigation

    Cause of fire in Veterans Home coffee shop remains under investigation

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:11:07 GMT
    The investigation into what caused a fire in the Smith Hall Coffee Shop at the Illinois Veterans Home Monday continues. Quincy firefighters were dispatched the scene at 6 p.m. after a report of smoke coming from the building. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. One concern firefighters had was the potential for the fire to spread in the ceiling, which was checked with thermal imaging cameras.
    The investigation into what caused a fire in the Smith Hall Coffee Shop at the Illinois Veterans Home Monday continues. Quincy firefighters were dispatched the scene at 6 p.m. after a report of smoke coming from the building. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. One concern firefighters had was the potential for the fire to spread in the ceiling, which was checked with thermal imaging cameras.
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