First Edition: December 13, 2017

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Why Do People Hate Obamacare, Anyway?

The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” has roiled America since the day it was signed into law in 2010. From the start, the public was almost evenly divided between those who supported it and those who opposed it. They still are. The November monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 50 percent […]

These Annual Checkups Help Seniors Not Only Survive But Thrive

Bea Lipsky shuffled into her wellness coach’s office one morning this fall and parked her walker by the wall. Lipsky, 89, had had a trying year, enduring a hernia operation and two emergency room visits for heart problems. She’s losing her hearing, and recently gave up her dream of riding in a hot air balloon […]

Consumers Who Froze Their Credit Reports Could Hit A Glitch Enrolling In Insurance

Some Americans who froze their credit reports following the big data breach this year at the credit-rating firm Equifax may be in for a surprise if they try to purchase insurance on the federal health law’s marketplaces. That freeze could trigger a delay in the application process. Signing up for a marketplace plan online requires […]

State Highlights: Texas Set Spending Record For Abstinence-Only Education; Single-Payer System Cost Tempers Calif. Enthusiasm

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