Fears that insurance exchanges that are the linchpin of President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul wouldn’t attract the young, healthy people needed to make them financially viable are being heightened by the early results of signups in several states.
Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.
If passed by more than 50 percent of voters, Measure A would increase Stockton’s sales tax to 9 percent. Measure B would tell city leaders to spend 65 percent of that new revenue on law enforcement, and 35 percent on getting out of bankruptcy.
One came more than a week ago, when both Democrats and Republicans say the seeds of the solution were planted – a serious proposal from Republican House Speaker John Boehner – but they took nearly a week more to bear fruit.
The Obama administration’s internal projections called for strong enrollment in the states in the first year of new health insurance markets, according to unpublished estimates obtained by The Associated Press. Whether those expectations will bear out is unclear.
New numbers out on Tuesday show there have been nearly 1 million visitors to its website, nearly 60,000 phone calls, and more than 16,000 applications processed.
Tea party activists made an energetic showing Saturday at a California Republican Party convention, promoting resolutions to block the state’s high-speed rail project and require voters to show photo identification at the polls as part of a push to influence the direction of the struggling state organization.
While congressional leaders have been summoned to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown, a group of Stockton students on a trip to see the nation’s monuments has been left locked outside.
“We’re going home, and we’ll be back when they call us,” she said. “I’ve packed up my plants in case it’s a long time, and I’m going to go home and figure out where I go from here.”
“It’s devastating because you may have a community of 3,000 people and 300 of them are working in or related to the saw mill,” said David Bischel with the California Forestry Association.
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Today, the guys spend most of the show talking about the awful tragedy at the Boston Marathon yesterday, in which two bombs exploded at the finish line, injuring over a hundred and killing at least […]