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2013-12-31 12:22:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several key pieces of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, and may include changes to your healthcare coverage. Pennsylvania wants to ensure that individuals who have applied, or are planning to apply, for healthcare know their status and where to go for assistance. If you applied for healthcare coverage through the federal government's website, HealthCare.gov, technical issues may impact your...

2013-12-30 23:20:30

Affordable Care Act Least Affordable to Middle and Lower Income Groups Warns Author and Physician Mark Davis on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Show Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Middle and lower income groups who swung the 2012 Presidential election to Barak Obama, according to author Mark Davis, MD, will likely be the hardest hit when the new Affordable Care Act, also called ACA or ObamaCare, is fully implemented. Dr. Davis is concerned that even with government subsidies,...

2013-12-23 23:04:35

From implementation of the Affordable Care Act to a government shutdown, small business owners look back on 2013. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 With the end of the year fast-approaching, America’s small business community looks back over the past 12 months of enormous changes and gridlock in Washington that has left them closing the books on 2013 with mounting uncertainty. The small business community across the country continues to face these challenges with 2014 on the...

2013-12-20 23:04:37

A Cheatsheat for Signing up for ObamaCare Coverage Park City, Utah (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on signing up for individual insurance. According to Zane Benefits’ website, here's an updated timeline that provides a snapshot of the major health care reform provisions taking effect in 2014. These health care reform provisions include essential health benefits, the health...

2013-12-19 23:03:26

December’s Policy Snapshot, Medicaid Expansion Moving Forward in Ohio: Controlling Board Decision Paves Way for 67,000 Northeast Ohioans to Gain Health Coverage, Details How the Controlling Board’s Action Made Medicaid Expansion a Reality in Ohio Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 To say that Medicaid expansion moving forward in Ohio was at the top of healthcare advocates’ holiday wish lists would be an understatement. From the moment the U.S. Supreme Court voted in June 2012...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'