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Doomsday Preppers star Jay Blevins was inspired to educate others after his appearance on the National Geographic hit show. Blevins is once again playing host a prepper expo rooted in self-reliance training and informational presentations. Blevins is...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara Dodrill | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Mark Bittman on the true cost of producing a hamburger, after accounting for externalities like carbon generation and obesity. Cheeseburgers are the coal of the food world, with externalities in spades; in fact it's unlikely that producers of cheeseburgers...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The number of displaced Palestinians seeking shelter in UNRWA schools in Gaza has now equaled the peak number from the 2008/9 conflict, and exceeds 50,000 in 44 schools. UNRWA is extremely concerned that a more intensive military operation will see these...
From: Palestine Telegraph | By: PT Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Earlier today the US Court of Appeals dealt Obamacare a blow.  The 4th Circuit likewise issued a ruling, favorable to Obamacare, but when the issue ends up in the lap of the US Supreme Court, it could mean bad news for Obamacare….and bad news that...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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For 25 years, Dr. Nikita Levy ran an obstetrics and gynecology practice out of the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community clinic run by the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. Last February, Johns Hopkins authorities discovered that Levy had...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Hess | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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As Peter Suderman noted earlier, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled today in Halbig v. Burwell that the plain text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act trumps an I.R.S. rule granting insurance subsidies...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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I'm going through for a marketing gig at a startup - but my idea of a job is influenced by my family's idea of a job, which tends to be very working class hourly wage stuff. Please help me figure out fitting in and working well with what I've had presented...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Phalene | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Jo Marchant meets a Nobel Prize-winner who thinks so....
From: Miller McCune | By: Jo Marchant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The hospital will maintain it’s Catholic affiliation and Tenet looks like they are just an investor from what I read here with controlling interest over the assets.  We have due diligence going here for sure and who’s going to participate in who’s...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Last month, the FDA released draft guidance on social media and internet platforms with character space limitations and a separate draft guidance for correcting misinformation posted online. Some of us had been waiting for these guidelines for five years...
From: HealthBlawg | By: David Harlow | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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There's some sensible thinking behind the trendy diet, but it's fueled by a "press reset" mentality that distracts us from more realistic solutions to food problems....
From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Southwest continues to earn dismal marks for child well-being, with New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada ranking in the bottom five of an annual national report that grades states on education, health care and poverty. New Mexico,...
From: Palestine Telegraph | By: PT Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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When politics and justice collide, there are major concerns about the outcome, a News Channel 5 report said in spotlighting Justice at Stake’s concerns about the run-up to Tennessee Supreme Court retention election Aug. 7. A TV ad critical of three...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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There are 29 states that have no laws to protect gay, lesbian, or bisexual employees…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson filed to stop members of Congress and their employees from getting subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges. U.S. District Judge...
From: Palestine Telegraph | By: PT Editor | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that "ObamaCare is over" if a court ruling that said health care subsidies may be given only to residents of states that set up their own insurance exchanges is upheld....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that people who bought health insurance from the federal insurance marketplace aren't eligible for tax subsidies in 36 states. The court ruling deals a big setback for President Barack...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Affordable Care Act received conflicting rulings in federal courts Tuesday. One U.S. appeals court tossed out an IRS regulation governing subsidies, while another three-judge panel issued unanimous verdict saying just the opposite.
From: NPR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.
From: NPR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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How much longer can the kingdom support a million refugees?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Alice Su | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Oregon hopes that it can dodge any Supreme Court ruling against subsidized premiums in federal exchange states. Legal experts are split on the state's interpretation.
From: OregonLive | By: Nick Budnick | nbudnick@oregonian.com | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Today, we received dueling circuit court decisions on Obamacare’s tax credit component. The D.C. Circuit held (2-1) that the tax credits do not apply to health insurance purchases through an exchange established by the federal government, whereas...
From: The Independent Institute | By: Melancton Smith | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On Tuesday, July 22, two federal appeals courts ruled in different directions over the constitutionality of tax subsidies given to individuals who purchase health insurance through the federal ObamaCare exchange. At issue, was language in the law where...
From: NewsBusters | By: Jeffrey Meyer | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Earlier today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated a major provision of Obamacare, ruling 2-1 that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 34 states are not eligible for tax subsidies. No doubt, cheers...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In the aftermath of a DC circuit court ruling today that would effectively end ObamaCare as we know it in the 36 states with federal exchanges, MSNBC's The Reid Report feared the worst, and attempted to rally the troops, so to speak. Host Joy Reid played...
From: NewsBusters | By: Connor Williams | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The GOP’s dastardly plot was foiled again! In just a little over two hours, Obamacare was back intact after two Republican judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered much of the Affordable Care Act defunded....
From: Liberaland | By: Anomaly100 | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On Tuesday two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on a subject that’s important to millions of people:  the availability of subsidies to help purchase coverage under the health-care law.  KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Mary Agnes Carey | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Two appeals courts on Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace.The conflicting rulings,...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Doyle, Tony Pugh | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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by Meaghan O'Connell Yesterday morning my family and I found ourselves 40 minutes deep into Brooklyn — Midwood, people! — for an appointment with an audiologist. I blame our socialist healthcare, which ironically doesn’t even go into effect until...
From: The Billfold | By: Meaghan O'Connell | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Senate liberals--a mix of almost all Democrats and a few Republicans--missed by a hair last week in a bid to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which ruled unconstitutional the Obama administration’s heavy-handed requirement that...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.But the split rulings don't necessarily...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Contradictory rulings from two Federal Courts of Appeal show that statutory construction isn't a simple thing.
From: Gone Hollywood | By: Doug Mataconis | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It's been a day of Obamacare whiplash in the federal courts, so let's sort out what just happened. The federal appeals court in the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 this morning that the Affordable Care Act doesn't authorize the federal government to provide...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Earlier today, a panel of federal judges in the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 that the plain text of Obamacare requires states to set up their own health care exchanges in order for their residents to be eligible for Obamacare subsidies. Thus, the court...
From: Weekly Standard | By: John McCormack | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Boston Scientific Corp.  are up 2.87% to $12.91 as the medical solutions company initiated its full commercial launch today of the new POLARIS Imaging System.The system offers enhanced ease-of-use and more powerful...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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"You don't need a fancy legal degree to understand that Congress intended for every eligible American to have access to tax credits that would lower their health care costs regardless of whether it was state officials or federal officials who are running...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog)** * Afternoon Must-Read: Bob Laszewski: Halbig Decision Puts Obamacare Back on the Menu | Washington Center for Equitable Growth * The 4th Circuit...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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By David Morgan and Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two federal judicial panels on Tuesday delivered conflicting rulings on how the government subsidizes premiums through President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, creating more uncertainty...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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This week, respected high-brow magazine The New Yorker announced plans to become accessible. The publication will produce more web-exclusive content, redesign their site and, most excitingly, let everyone read digitized content of all issues of the...
From: Animal New York | By: Sophie Weiner | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Talk about a David and Goliath case. On Monday, a guy from West Virginia who doesn't want to pay $21 a year for health insurance scored a victory over the Obama administration in a lawsuit that could deprive nearly 5 million Americans of their newly...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Less than an hour after an appeals court in Washington ordered the Obama administration to turn off the spigot of federal subsidies to consumers through U.S.-run health-care exchanges, an appeals court in Virginia ruled that the subsidies should be allowed...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Jacob Gershman | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The federal US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled 2-1 today against the Obama administration in the case of Halbig v. Burwell, reports Politico. This ruling effectively axed Obamacare subsidies for the citizens of those states that never established...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Vivek Saxena | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Hey, remember how we told you just a little while ago about how the DC Circuit Court had done nonconsensual ear sexing to Obamacare? Well that story is still a True Thing, but today’s news cycle is determined to mess with our blood pressure, and so...
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Two federal courts, two conflicted rulings. What does it all mean?
From: Time | By: Kate Pickert | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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An exciting day for ACA-watchers! This morning a three-judge panel from The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Obamacare’s federal subsidies to help people afford health insurance can be offered to people who buy their insurance...
From: Alas a blog | By: Ampersand | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Two contradictory appeals court rulings - one striking down tax credits available under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the other upholding them - makes it more likely the issue will eventually go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
From: Detroit Free Press | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Tom Goldstein: "The Affordable Care Act took a potentially serious hit today when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rule that extended the law's health-care subsidies to residents of the three-dozen states where the federal government runs...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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After a federal court ruled on Tuesday that the Obama administration exceeded its statutory authority when it decided to grant Obamacare subsidies through state and federal exchanges, Dr. Ben Carson said Chief Justice John Roberts is probably having...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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As the D.C.'s Circuit's ruling was done with reluctance, so was the Fourth's, which said that "the court is of the opinion that the defendants have the stronger position, although only slightly."
From: Mediaite | By: Evan McMurry | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Congratulations, wingnuts! One of those longshot legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act finally found a sympathetic venue! The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that, thanks to a technicality in the way the law is written, subsidies for...
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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