Obamacare

Texas Politics
1:35 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Ratcliffe pledges to focus on spending, health care

John Ratcliffe
Credit KERA

One can forgive John Ratcliffe and his supporters for looking ahead to the former federal attorney's role in Washington, D.C.

Not only does the new Republican nominee for the Texas 4th congressional district seat come from a GOP-dominated district, but he also won't even be facing a Democratic opponent in the general election in November. Instead, Ratcliffe will be on the ballot with Libertarian J.P. Raley and independent Kenneth Lee Kammer in a contest that Democrats have decided to sit out.

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Texas Politics
1:22 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Truth Teller: Fact-checking Cruz on Obamacare

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
NPR

Last year, the Washington Post released a beta version of Truth Teller, 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.

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Texas Health
4:37 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Local governments pursue 'Obamacare' enrollment

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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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Hospital district helps patients sign up for health care

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Debbie Ottwell, a certified application counselor with the Hunt Memorial Hospital District, says she's assisted up to  75 people in applying for health care through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  To receive assistance, contact her at: dottwell@huntregional.org or call (903) 408-5888.

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Texas Health
8:45 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Volunteer fire departments exempt from Obamacare

NPR

Volunteer fire departments and other volunteer emergency-response organizations will be exempt from one central mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Charles Elliott: President not well served by advisors

Dr. Charles Elliott
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Former A&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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

HMHD will help citizens sign up for 'Obamacare'

Hunt Memorial Hospital District chief executive officer Rich Carter says the HMHD will soon be ready to start assisting Hunt County citizens sort through the options of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."  When the service is ready around Dec. 1, the number to call will be (903) 408-5888.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Jim Ainsworth: Alternatives to Obamacare

Jim Ainsworth

Longtime Northeast Texas resident and author Jim Ainsworth, one of our occasional commentators at-large on the political scene, offers several alternatives to Obamacare.  Jim is a certified public accountant, certified financial planner and chartered life underwriter.

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Texas Health
8:15 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Foes of Obamacare fight policy by discouraging enrollment

Community meeting for Affordable Care Act information on the West Side of San Antonio, a low-income area of the city.
David Martin Davies Texas Public Radio

The new Health Insurance Exchanges - where people without health insurance can pick a plan - go live online on Oct. 1. 

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