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Archive: March 24, 2014

PHOTO:Uninsured Illinoisans who have not yet signed up for health insurance through the marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act still have time, but not much. Picture

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - It's down to the wire for those who still need to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. There's just one week remaining to enroll for 2014 and avoid penalties under the individual mandate. According to the associate state director of AARP in Illinois, Courtne ...Read More

PHOTO: ODE estimates 3.65 percent of Oregon public school students are homeless. How schools can help them, and others in poverty, more effectively is the focus of an OEA Education Symposium in Salem. Photo credit:

SALEM, Ore. - When one in four children in Oregon lives in poverty, the effects cannot help but ripple through schools across the state. At the Oregon Education Association (OEA) annual symposium today, the topic is how to cope with those effects. More than 100 educators and community leaders will h ...Read More

NEW YORK - It is happening all too often and driving some New Yorkers into bankruptcy, according to consumer advocates. The problem is "surprise" medical bills, and state lawmakers are being urged to act now. Chuck Bell, programs director, Consumers Union, said far too many New Yorkers end up with ...Read More

PHOTO:  President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Deadline for enrolling for health insurance through the ACA is March 31st. Photo credit: Wikipedia

NEW YORK - While it has enrolled a half a million New Yorkers through the Affordable Care Act, New York has not done a good job of reaching out to Latinos, Hispanics and immigrants, according to Jackie Vimo of the New York Immigration Coalition. Just look at the state health care exchange website, s ...Read More

PHOTO: The first open enrollment period under Obamacare is coming to a close, with a deadline of March 31st for those who want coverage this year. Photo credit: John Michaelson

BISMARCK, N.D. - Time is quickly running out for North Dakotans who are uninsured to get health coverage, or they will face possible penalties. Millions nationwide and thousands across the state have signed up since the health insurance marketplaces opened last fall. However, Janis Cheney, state d ...Read More

PHOTO: The hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center is the latest in a series of protests about living conditions and federal deportation policies. National rallies will take up the cause on April 5. Photo credit:

TACOMA, Wash. - Negotiators say they made some headway this weekend for hunger-strikers at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. In a meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, they outlined concerns, which range from bad food to high commissary and phone prices. However, the ...Read More

INDIANAPOLIS - Uninsured Hoosiers have less than one week to meet an important health insurance deadline. The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period to apply for coverage for this year through the Health Insurance Marketplace ends March 31. According to the executive director of Covering Kids ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds climate change is causing Ohio's beloved buckeye to move northward, and even into Wolverine territory. Photo credit:OSU.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University (OSU) loss in the first round of March Madness is not the only thing troubling Brutus the Buckeye. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says Ohio's iconic buckeye forests may also be losing out to climate change. Ohio State University associ ...Read More

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