Category Archives: Health

The Obamacare Deadline Is Just Days Away

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Affordable Care Act

The Obamacare deadline for this year is almost upon us. If you don’t have health insurance yet and you want coverage, it’s time to get moving. Here’s what you need to know:

March 31 Is The Deadline — Really

We understand if you think this deadline isn’t real. There have been a lot of Obamacare deadlines since open enrollment started on Oct. 1, and many tweaks and delays to the law over the last four years. (more)

Source: Huffington Post

ObamaCare Premiums to Skyrocket

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Affordable Care Act

Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration.

The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs. The sticker shock would likely bolster the GOP’s prospects in November and hamper ObamaCare insurance enrollment efforts in 2015.  Read More:

Source: The Hill

Contributor: Joseph St. John

News Tracker:   US Politics

Company will provide medication for dying 7-year-old Josh Hardy

Josh Hardy

A pharmaceutical company that produces medication needed to save a dying 7-year-old boy will begin a pilot trial for the drug – with the child to be the program’s first patient beginning on Wednesday, the firm said Tuesday night.

The announcement comes after the company, Chimerix, faced intense media scrutiny after it reportedly denied the medication brincidofovir to Josh Hardy, a Fredericksburg, Va. boy who developed a bone marrow disorder as a result of his cancer treatments late last year.

Source: Fox News            Contributor: Joseph St. John
News Tracker:  Health

Conservative Republicans Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Conservative Republicans Vote to Legalize Marijuana

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In a surprise vote by conservative republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), 41% voted that marijuana should be fully legalized. 

This was a stunning reversal of what has often been described as an ultra-conservative group in regard to social issues.  The straw poll was taken at the conference on Saturday, March 8, 2014.  

While 41% said it’s time to change the law and tax it, another 21% said it should be legalized only for medicinal purposes, while just 31 percent said it should remain illegal in all cases.  That’s a stunning 62% of conservative Republicans wanting to legalize it.

Source:  Washington Times