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  • California is putting disability benefits on debit cards instead of checks

     
    Checks are no longer in the mail for about 10,000 Californians a day who are getting new state-issued Visa debit cards to access disability benefits. The California Employment Development Department expects to have the cards in the hands of 400,000......
  • Healthcare reform: Does the individual mandate empower or enslave U.S. citizens?

     
    In Sunday's Opinion pages, Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed Amar took Judge Roger Vinson to task for declaring "Obamacare" unconstitutional. "When uninsured Connecticut residents fall sick on holiday in California and get free emergency room services,...
  • State spent $90 million a day on unemployment benefits

     
    California's Employment Development Department spent $22.9 billion on unemployment benefits in 2010, a record amount, the EDD said Thursday. The benefits, paid to 1.7 million Californians, average out to about $90 million each business day. "The numbers...
  • Movie Review: Cedar Rapids

     
    There aren't many things in this world as funny as simple, clueless sincerity. The TV series “The Office” gets this.  “Cedar Rapids,” the new insurance salesman convention comedy starring Ed Helms, may be “The Office”....
  • Senate Dems Meet With Blues, Private Insurers To Try To Save adultBasic.

     
    Democratic Leaders In The State Senate ... ... met with Pennsylvania's four Blue Cross/Blue Shield carriers and a handful of private insurers yesterday to talk about saving Pennsylvania's soon-to-expire adultBasic insurance program for low-income adults....
  • Anti-federal-health-care amendment clears last Senate committee

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A state constitutional amendment intended to throw a wrench into the federal Affordable Care Act that passed Congress last year appears ready to steam through the Florida Legislature for the second time. The amendment, SJR 2, cleared ...
  • $500 million spent on lobbying the Legislature last year

     
    Special interest groups with business before the state government spent $538 million on professional lobbyists to influence the passage or defeat of bills during the 2009-10 legislative session. Though slightly less than the $550 million spent on lobbying...
  • Stanford’s Andrew Luck insured for $5 million

     
    Stanford's Andrew Luck insured for $5 million Stanford's Andrew Luck has an insurance policy in place that will the quarterback $5 million if he suffers a catastrophic injury this season....
  • 13th and Allen Street neighbors soldiering on

     
    Residents of Allentown's 13th and Allen blast zone continue to slowly recover from the Feb. 9 explosion, but it is a difficult road for many. Employees of businesses in the area told an especially disturbing tale of a woman seeking donations for victims...
  • Disasters always create opportunities for scammers

     
    Today's Morning Call report about the fundraising efforts for victims of last month's suspected natural gas explosion in Allentown notes the state attorney general's office is warning people to be cautious about possible scams that sadly seem to pop up......
  • Initial unemployment claims dropped last week to lowest level since 2008

     
    Initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped last week to 368,000, the lowest level since May 2008, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The decrease is another sign that the recovery might finally be producing sustained, if moderate, job growth....
  • Monday Morning Coffee: adultBasic Ends Today.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, and that means that, for 42,000 Pennsylvanians, coverage under adultBasic, the state's health insurance program for low-income residents, ends today. As you've all read by now, some...