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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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  • Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

    Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

    Sunday, November 23 2014 12:02 AM EST2014-11-23 05:02:21 GMT
    QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.
    QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.

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    Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

    Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:18 AM EST2014-11-21 16:18:34 GMT
    As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
    As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
  • Culver-Stockton group gearing up for 10-day educational trip to London

    Culver-Stockton group gearing up for 10-day trip to London

    Sunday, November 23 2014 12:29 AM EST2014-11-23 05:29:58 GMT
    Twenty-two students, three educators and one staff member will represent Culver-Stockton College on a 10-day educational tour of London next month. David Carrothers, an assistant professor of criminal justice taking part in the trip, said a wide array of academic and cultural experiences is being arranged for the group each day.
    Twenty-two students, three educators and one staff member will represent Culver-Stockton College on a 10-day educational tour of London next month. David Carrothers, an assistant professor of criminal justice taking part in the trip, said a wide array of academic and cultural experiences is being arranged for the group each day.

  1. QUINCY -- The Rev. Ivan Greuter is admittedly excited about beginning his third year as president of the Quincy Area Ministerial Association.

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