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2013-11-13 16:24:47

CMS Administrator Touted HealthCare.gov on Eve of Troubled Rollout PLAINSBORO, N.J., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Precisely one week before the October 1, 2013, opening of state and federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confidently described the steps in place to enroll members of the public, offering no hint of the problems she would apologize to Congress for a month later. (Photo:...

2013-11-13 08:27:38

Policy Brief Features Stories of Struggling Borrowers And Spells Out Urgently Needed Reforms WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the policy division of Consumer Reports, called on Congress today to adopt a number of reforms urgently needed to restore fairness to the student loan system. The consumer group spelled out its reform agenda in a policy brief highlighting recent research on the mounting student loan debt crisis and stories from consumers...

2013-11-08 08:25:40

ISTANBUL, November 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This is how the 8200 attendees from 103 countries, the 300 speakers, exhibitors and 300 media perceived the Global Webit Congress. Over 160,000 people watched the Congress online. The Global Webit Congress made its way among the biggest and most attended international forums for the digital and technology industry. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/652838 )...

2013-11-07 08:29:06

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LAC Group, the Leader in Information Curation and Knowledge Management(SM), is proud to announce that the Library of Congress (LC) has awarded a five-year contract to LAC Group to help manage the Library's collections, including the orderly integration of new acquisitions, which are growing at a rate of approximately 2.25 million pieces annually. The 12+ million dollar award will have 50+ LAC staff supporting the Library's Collections...

2013-11-06 16:30:44

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delaying the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate or extending the open enrollment period for obtaining coverage could have negative consequences for health insurance coverage and costs, the American Academy of Actuaries' Health Practice Council warned in a letter sent to members of Congress on Nov. 5, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100322/AAALOGO) Those consequences could include...

2013-11-05 08:41:19

"Smart Shoppers: The End of the 'College for All' Debate" Unveiled at Panel Discussion in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- College Summit, a national nonprofit organization seeking to increase college enrollment rates from low-income communities, today released a position paper entitled "Smart Shoppers: The End of the 'College for All' Debate," detailing the need for educators, colleges, nonprofits, and the business community to better equip high school...

2013-11-01 20:22:26

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the D.C. Circuit Court ruled in favor of the Gilardi brothers who own Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics, an Ohio-based company, in its lawsuit against the Obama administration's abortifacient and contraceptive mandate. Unfortunately, they did not overturn the lower court ruling against the company itself. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins made...

2013-10-31 23:29:34

Terry Boch, Wellcentive senior vice president of sales and marketing, will co-present with Michael Madden, president and CEO of The Physician Alliance (TPA) at the Fourth Annual National Accountable Care Congress in Los Angeles on Nov. 5. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Terry Boch, Wellcentive senior vice president of sales and marketing, will co-present with Michael Madden, president and CEO of The Physician Alliance (TPA) at the Fourth Annual National Accountable Care Congress...

2013-10-31 16:26:07

Senate Committee Reauthorization of the Debbie Smith Act Passes Unanimously WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a strong show of bipartisan cooperation, today the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved S. 822, the Justice For All Reauthorization Act of 2014. The bill reauthorizes several important forensic DNA programs, most notably the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Elimination Act which provides vital funding for public crime laboratories throughout the country. However, if...

2013-10-30 23:33:40

Solid Concepts collaborated with Ray Civello, CEO of Aveda Canada, and designer Stephen Ma to manufacture 3D printed headpieces for AVEDA Congress 2013. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Solid Concepts was honored to partake in the celebration of art, fashion and beauty that is AVEDA Congress. The event, which takes place every few years, attracted visionaries of the beauty world to an unveiling of new trends, styles and artistic expression. Solid Concepts was responsible for...