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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Money & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Will States Allow Obamacare to Bring Universal Coverage?

One of the primary goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare,  is to make insurance available to as many consumers are possible. Now, as the law gears up toward full implementation in 2014, states are grappling with how to balance near-universal care with protecting their pocketbooks. Close to 50 million people lacked health insurance before the law’s passage, with tens of millions more who had insurance that was inadequate to cover their needs. The ACA aimed …

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Smokers Could Pay Big Bucks For Obamacare

Waiting for Obamacare to bring affordable and comprehensive insurance to the masses? Consumers who enjoy the sweet, sweet drag of an American Spirit or Marlboro Red might be waiting in vain. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will mandate that nearly everybody carry health insurance starting next year, will allow insurers to charge smokers at a rate of up to 1.5 times what their non-smoking peers pay. The increased premium could mean that older smokers could see bills …

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Newsbreak: Surprising Results in Three Cases [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine broadcasts today’s Newsbreak, a round-up of legal news you can use. Why did the Indiana Supreme Court cut $7 million out of a jury award? You’ll find out as Larry reports on an Indiana man whose wife died a painful death due to medical malpractice. You’ll learn about the effects of tort reform, an anti-consumer law. You be the judge of whether the outcome was unfair. The Newsbreak also visits a wild party in Ohio. …

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Can Employers Dodge Contraception Coverage? [Poll]

As reported in Lawyers.com some employers including a Hobby Lobby and the owners of an Illinois construction firm, Korte & Luitjohan Construction are defying the federal healthcare mandate (Obamacare) citing religious beliefs. Lawsuits are challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s requirement that for-profit companies offer employees healthcare coverage for contraception and other methods of birth control. Take our poll and tell us what’s your opinion?

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Employers Defy Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 28 said the owners of an Illinois construction firm deserved a reprieve from the Obamacare mandate that for-profit employers provide contraception coverage in their health plans.   Temporary Reprieve The owners, Cyril and Jane Korte, are claiming that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) allows them to avoid the mandate because it violates their religious freedom, according to Reuters. The Kortes violated the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) by …

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