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2013-06-04 23:24:45

By ensuring that people can´t be discriminated against when they buy health insurance and by helping those with modest incomes cover the cost of premiums, the Affordable Care Act is expected to increase the number of self-employed entrepreneurs by 1.5 million, according to a new report. Washington, D.C (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 A team of nationally recognized researchers estimate that the number of self-employed entrepreneurs will be 1.5 million higher in 2014 because of the new health...

2010-08-30 15:12:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has raised added concern about a study released by The Urban Institute that shows more than one-half of babies in poverty are being raised by mothers living with depression - creating parenting and child development challenges. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) At least 70 percent of low-income mothers...

2010-05-13 13:37:47

In a study conducted by researchers from George Mason University and the Urban Institute, it was determined that variations in Medicare beneficiaries' health across geographic areas accounts for a significant share of Medicare costs that vary widely by region. The study of geographical differences in Medicare spending was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. "A substantial body of prior research has identified variation across geographic areas in how much Medicare spends...

2008-10-23 09:00:38

At a time when the state is struggling with increasing deficits and decreasing revenues, and many Californians are scrambling to keep their homes while balancing an array of expenses that are increasing faster than the rate of inflation, a new report finds that if California were to invest in community-based disease prevention programs both the state and private health insurance payers could save significant amounts in health care costs annually. In its report - commissioned by The...

2008-03-05 00:00:00

Researchers at the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank, claim that iPods and other portable media devices may be the cause of a noticeable "recent increase in violent crime" over the past two years, which "defies easy explanation." In a study titled "Is There an iCrime Wave?" researchers noted a rise in violent crime which came at the tail end of a relatively long period of decline. In their report, they correlated this rise with the rising public interest in Apple's iPod in 2005 and...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'