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UnitedHealth To Exit California’s Obamacare Market

UnitedHealth Group Inc. is leaving California’s insurance exchange at the end of this year, state officials confirmed Tuesday.

The nation’s largest health insurer announced in April it was dropping out of all but a handful of 34 health insurance marketplaces it participated in. 585 more words

The Health Law

Back to Basics

I’ve been home for a week now and it feels like nothing has changed here. The family is doing well, Hinsdale is filled with familiar faces, and summer is beginning to make its appearance. 565 more words

OAS chief moves against Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Organization Of American States on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela’s respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country’s suspension from the hemispheric body. 379 more words

International News

Free access to scientific papers should be default by 2020, say European ministers

(Source: arstechnica.co.uk)

EU research ministers have published a commitment to make “open access to scientific publications as the option by default by 2020.” The decision was taken during a meeting of the Competitiveness Council, which is made up of ministers from the EU’s member states. 522 more words

Technology

The Crown Jewel of an Empire City

It’s not really important, but I think I should mention that 20 minutes after departing my apartment for this trip I obsessively thought about whether or not I turned off a burner on the stove and had to turn around just to confirm that. 646 more words

Oregon Retailers Start Targeting Tourists

The dispensary market in downtown Portland is becoming saturated, and retailers want to stick out from the rest. What’s the solution? According to William Simpson open a dispensary you would expect to hold wine tastings in. 311 more words

Medical Marijuana