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Washington State rates going way up in 2017 for individual health-care plans

Shocker, not.

From the Seattle Times: Health insurers in Washington are requesting a sharp jump in rates for individual plans next year — up 13.5 percent, on average — and fewer options will be offered through the state-run insurance exchange… 465 more words


Give a Legislator a Cookie and His Staff Will Tell You to Give Up Your Rights And Get Paid

So what happens when you reach out to a Maryland legislator who is running for Congress after seeing his commercial on television about how he helps the little guy – in this case the little guy with a sick baby? 876 more words

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Bayh-Dole Threat Sits Idle

By: Marcus J. Hopkins, Blogger

In January 2016, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) led a group of over 50 House Democrats in asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to open the door to using “march-in rights” to break patents whenever drug manufacturers set prices for their drugs prohibitively high. 992 more words

HHS awards $94 million to health centers to help treat the prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic in America

In this post, I am addressing opioid addiction even though the article addresses heroin addiction as well.

Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M.

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Obama picks ACA passage as best moment of his presidency

Think about your professional career and what was the best moment you ever achieved?

For me one moment sticks out: When my firm won a large contract for a project (worth $25 million). 414 more words


Lawmakers tell Obama that Ft. Hood is not a daycare center

Last time I checked, Ft. Hood wasn’t a daycare center.

Last week, two Texas lawmakers wrote President Obama this week to oppose a possible plan to use Fort Hood military base to house unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed into the U.S. 470 more words

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CBO says ObamaCare to reduce workforce by 2 million full-time jobs

We’ve been Gruberized….

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says ObamaCare will reduce work hours equivalent to 2 million jobs in the next decade amid a host of incentives not to work or to work less… 365 more words