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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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  • From 'grease monkeys' to electrical engineers: Auto tech program at Vatterott blossoming

    From 'grease monkeys' to electrical engineers: Auto tech program at Vatterott blossoming

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-10-28 14:13:32 GMT
    Emiko "Emmy" Wagner of Fowler is probably not following the same path as most 23-year-old single moms trying to raise two young children. Emmy is attempting to turn her love of working on cars into a future for her and...
    Emiko "Emmy" Wagner of Fowler is probably not following the same path as most 23-year-old single moms trying to raise two young children. Emmy is attempting to turn her love of working on cars into a future for her and...
  • Enterprise zone approval heads to stakeholders

    Enterprise zone approval heads to stakeholders

    Thursday, October 30 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-10-30 16:53:38 GMT
    Approval of a map and incentives for the renewal of the Quincy/Adams County Enterprise Zone now lies in the laps of the four stakeholders. The Enterprise Zone Board unanimously approved draft ordinances for Quincy, Mount...
    Approval of a map and incentives for the renewal of the Quincy/Adams County Enterprise Zone now lies in the laps of the four stakeholders. The Enterprise Zone Board unanimously approved draft ordinances for Quincy, Mount...
  • Veteran House members seek Senate seat

    Veteran House members seek Senate seat

    Thursday, October 30 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-10-30 15:43:39 GMT
    Voters in Missouri's 10th Senate District may have felt cheated when redistricting maps gave them a lawmaker from Kansas City a couple of years ago. That strange arrangement is ready to end as two Missouri state...
    Voters in Missouri's 10th Senate District may have felt cheated when redistricting maps gave them a lawmaker from Kansas City a couple of years ago. That strange arrangement is ready to end as two Missouri state...
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