Obamacare http://ketr.org en Truth Teller: Fact-checking Cruz on Obamacare http://ketr.org/post/truth-teller-fact-checking-cruz-obamacare <p>Last year, the Washington Post released a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ask-the-post/wp/2013/09/25/announcing-truth-teller-beta-a-better-way-to-watch-political-speech/">beta version of Truth Teller</a>, the latest iteration of its fact-checking platform. Eventually, the Post hopes its technology can provide instant, real-time fact-checking of politicians. For now, the platform works best for pre-recorded speeches.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:22:35 +0000 Aman Betheja - The Texas Tribune 49915 at http://ketr.org Truth Teller: Fact-checking Cruz on Obamacare Local governments pursue 'Obamacare' enrollment http://ketr.org/post/local-governments-pursue-obamacare-enrollment <p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">To coordinate education and outreach efforts associated with the Affordable Care Act, the Houston Department of Health and Human Services is taking an approach that mirrors how the Federal Emergency Management Agency might react to a catastrophe. <o:p></o:p></font></font></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:37:54 +0000 Becca Aaronson - The Texas Tribune 48668 at http://ketr.org Local governments pursue 'Obamacare' enrollment Hospital district helps patients sign up for health care http://ketr.org/post/hospital-district-helps-patients-sign-health-care <p>Debbie Ottwell, a certified application counselor with the <a href="http://www.huntregional.org/">Hunt Memorial Hospital District</a>, says she's assisted&nbsp;up to &nbsp;75 people in applying for health care through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.&nbsp; To receive assistance, contact her at: dottwell@huntregional.org or call (903) 408-5888.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 48559 at http://ketr.org Hospital district helps patients sign up for health care Volunteer fire departments exempt from Obamacare http://ketr.org/post/volunteer-fire-departments-exempt-obamacare <p>Volunteer fire departments and other volunteer emergency-response organizations will be exempt from one central mandate of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Employers with 50 or more employees must offer health insurance coverage to its workers, according to new federal rules. However, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has said that volunteer emergency organizations will have an exemption from that provision.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:45:13 +0000 Mark Haslett 48177 at http://ketr.org Volunteer fire departments exempt from Obamacare Charles Elliott: President not well served by advisors http://ketr.org/post/charles-elliott-president-not-well-served-advisors <p>Former A&amp;M-Commerce/East Texas State political science department head Dr. Charles Elliott says it appears President Obama is not being well-served by his advisors in the recent problems with the Affordable Care Act.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 46202 at http://ketr.org Charles Elliott: President not well served by advisors HMHD will help citizens sign up for 'Obamacare' http://ketr.org/post/hmhd-will-help-citizens-sign-obamacare <p><a href="http://www.huntregional.org/">Hunt Memorial Hospital District </a>chief executive officer Rich Carter says the HMHD will soon be ready to start assisting&nbsp;Hunt County citizens&nbsp;sort through the options of the <a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/">Affordable Care Act</a>, also known as "Obamacare."&nbsp; When the service is ready around Dec. 1, the number to call will be (903) 408-5888.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 46149 at http://ketr.org HMHD will help citizens sign up for 'Obamacare' Jim Ainsworth: Alternatives to Obamacare http://ketr.org/post/jim-ainsworth-alternatives-obamacare <p>Longtime Northeast Texas resident and author Jim Ainsworth,&nbsp;one of our occasional&nbsp;commentators at-large on the political scene, offers several alternatives to Obamacare.&nbsp; Jim is a certified public accountant, certified financial planner and chartered life underwriter.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 45733 at http://ketr.org Jim Ainsworth: Alternatives to Obamacare Foes of Obamacare fight policy by discouraging enrollment http://ketr.org/post/foes-obamacare-fight-policy-discouraging-enrollment <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 21px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;">The new Health Insurance Exchanges - </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 21px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;">where people without health insurance can pick a plan - go</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 21px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;"> live online on Oct. 1.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:15:50 +0000 David Martin Davies 43242 at http://ketr.org Foes of Obamacare fight policy by discouraging enrollment