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Feds Ease Rules On Same-Sex Health Care Tax Breaks

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is letting legally married same-sex couples claim some health care tax benefits for this year. A notice ...

Starbucks CEO Takes Firm Obamacare Stance

Reuters | Atossa Araxia Abrahamian | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Coffee Co will not follow the lead of other companies that are cutting health insurance benefits or reducing hours for...

Kodak, Under Bankruptcy Protection, Still Wants To Shell Out Huge Bonuses

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. is seeking permission to pay about 300 executives and other employees a total of $13.5 million in bonuses to p...

A Birthday We Can All Celebrate

Emily Spitzer | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

Like all two-year olds, the ACA is still growing, and some of its happiest days are still a year or two away. And also like many two-year olds, some observers can only see the growing pains, not the progress.

Healthcare Works

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Rather than trying to repeal the healthcare law that that has bettered the lives of Americans, Republicans should join Democrats in finding ways to expand it so that no American is without access to affordable healthcare.

Court Rules In Favor Of Gay Couple, Says Government Can't Deny Health Benefits

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Wednesday that the U.S. government cannot deny health benefits to the wife of a lesbian c...

Essential Benefits -- Who Decides?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, we have been reassured that the benefits that are "essential" would be comprehensive yet affordable. But what is an essential benefit and who gets to decide? Tough questions. No easy answers.

Employers Consider Ending Health Benefits

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — A new survey from a large benefits consultant says nearly one of every 10 mid-sized or big employers expects to stop offering hea...

William Alden

Out Of Service: Budget Cuts Hit Bus Lines -- And Keep Residents From Jobs | William Alden | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Peggy Schulz was fed up. In March, after being unemployed for nearly two years, she performed an experiment: She went to a jo...

Health Care Bill Contains Specific Benefits For Montana Asbestos Victims

The New York Times | Robert Pear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Buried in the deal-clinching health care package that Senate Democrats unveiled over the weekend is an inconspicuous proposal expanding Medicare to co...

Many Workers Face An Erosion Of Health Benefits Next Year

Washington Post | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though Americans who already have medical coverage may be wary of change, a new survey indicates that they may be hard-pressed to escape it -- even in...

Soldier Who Re-enlisted For Health Care, Killed In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Army Spc. Gregory James Missman died in Afghanistan after suffering wounds from an improvised explosive device in July. Missman, 36, re-enlisted i...

Ryan Grim

Health Benefits For Unemployed Stripped From Stimulus, HuffPost Readers Find | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reading even a single page of a Senate bill is often no simple task, with legislative-ese obscuring the purpose behind the language. Reading 736 pages...

One VP Candidate Sticks Around To Answer Questions

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin Medlicott

Greensburg, PA: Speaking to a packed house in the Greensburg Salem High School gym Thursday, Democratic VP nominee Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) criticized t...