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Your Friday Afternoon News Dump: Obama Admin. Admits Medicaid Expansion Costs More Than Projected - Forbes

So the Obama administration had projected newly eligible Medicaid enrollees would cost about $50 less than other Medicaid-enrolled adults, but they actually cost nearly $1,000 more.  

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Abbott and Costello's take on unemployment? Its hilarious. | PJ Wilcox, Author | LinkedIn

Let’s take a break from the Greek default saga for a day so we can prepare for the NFP number; the Non-Farm Payroll data. How many new hires are there? 88 more words

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Health Insurers Request Big Premium Hikes Under Obamacare—And One State Regulator is Pushing Rates Even Higher - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Still, this year is notably different. That’s because this is the first year in which insurers have a full year’s worth of claims data to support their rate requests.

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Buying Real Health Insurance is a Crime | MediBlog

It’s illegal to sell true health insurance in America. With true insurance, such as auto insurance, we pool our risks to reduce the financial burdens brought on with unforeseen accidents or illness.

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Over-the-Counter Contraceptives Better than a Mandate | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

OTC birth control pills is an idea that’s been around for a while. Planned Parenthood is on record as supporting the idea. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has also backed the idea in the past.

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How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech - Hit & Run : Reason.com

For the past two weeks, Reason, a magazine dedicated to “Free Minds and Free Markets,” has been barred by an order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from speaking publicly about a grand jury subpoena that court sent to Reason.com.

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