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  • Senators announce bipartisan deal on unemployment benefits

    Senators announce bipartisan deal on unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON -- Key senators struck a bipartisan agreement Thursday to extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million jobless Americans whose benefits have run out, though approval is not certain in the Republican-controlled House. The proposal for...
  • Audit of EDD ordered over thousands of denied unemployment claims

    Audit of EDD ordered over thousands of denied unemployment claims
    SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers on Wednesday ordered a formal audit of the troubled Employment Development Department and how it may have botched the handling of thousands of unemployment insurance claims. By a unanimous vote, a legislative committee...
  • Consumers can keep old health plans into 2017, administration says

    Consumers can keep old health plans into 2017, administration says
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don’t meet consumer standards set by the Affordable Care Act will be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years later than...
  • The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget

    The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget
    Wouldn't you know it: Just as social insurance advocates were breathing a sigh of relief that President Obama had dropped the obnoxious chained-CPI idea from his proposed budget, he sneaked another noxious idea into it. This one undermines the Social...
  • How the GOP's Obamacare alternative is designed to fail

    How the GOP's Obamacare alternative is designed to fail
    Evidently fed up with accusations that their "repeal and replace" plan for Obamacare has consisted of a whole lot of "repeal" and not even a tiny bit of "replace," Senate Republicans last week unveiled an actual, detailed healthcare reform proposal. The...
  • Anthem to raise some premiums as much as 25%

    Anthem to raise some premiums as much as 25%
    Thousands of Anthem Blue Cross individual customers with older insurance policies untouched by Obamacare are getting some jarring news: Their premiums are going up as much as 25%. These increases, 16% on average, are slated to go into effect April 1 for...
  • Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare

    Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare
    Ever since the housing market collapse, nothing stokes the flames of public outrage quite like the phrase "government bailout." It's become the condemnation of choice for both parties when faced with a policy they don't like. Lately, conservatives have...
  • Hey 'Bette,' you can buy insurance outside an Obamacare exchange

    Hey 'Bette,' you can buy insurance outside an Obamacare exchange
    The tale of "Bette," the beleaguered health insurance consumer highlighted in the (official) GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address, has drawn a lot of blowback from liberal pundits in recent days. But one point left out is how...
  • Another bogus Obamacare story: The GOP's 'Bette'

    Another bogus Obamacare story: The GOP's 'Bette'
    The centerpiece of the Republican party's attack on the Affordable Care Act following President Obama's State of the Union address this week was the story of "Bette." Bette was an otherwise unidentified Washington state resident featured in the official...
  • Who really cost Mrs. Blackwood her cancer medicine?

    Who really cost Mrs. Blackwood her cancer medicine?
    Stephen J. Blackwood is utterly, unalterably convinced that his mother has lost access to her cancer medicine because of Obamacare. That's the theme of his passionate op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal. The piece currently tops the most-read list over...
  • What's behind Anthem's huge premium increase? Not Obamacare.

    What's behind Anthem's huge premium increase? Not Obamacare.
    Insurance companies, bless their hearts, seem determined to remind us why we need the Affordable Care Act. The latest example comes from Anthem Blue Cross, which has just hit 306,000 customers in California with premium increases of up to 25%. As...