Category Archives: politics

Changes in cost of monthly health insurance premiums

A while back, I wrote about the need to shop around on the private insurance marketplaces for individuals purchasing insurance for 2015.  Everyone knew that the average price of monthly premiums would change if you purchased the benchmark silver plan … Continue reading

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Alabama gets hitched!

So I’m a little behind on this post… and if you are too then let me catch you up to speed. On January 27th, U.S. District Court Judge Callie V. Granade struck down the ban on marriage equality in Alabama, … Continue reading

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jerk of the week

I don’t know that this one needs any additional explanation…

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Medicare: at a glance

Considering the reasons that Medicare was created, the opposition to its creation, and the continued funding battles that are fought over it in the halls of Congress, Medicare has accomplished quite a lot since its inception.  See the graphic from … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality hits the Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court today announced that it plans to take up cases regarding bans on marriage for same-sex couples, ultimately meaning that the Court will decide  whether the U.S. Constitution allows for states to discriminate against gay and lesbian couples … Continue reading

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Marriage equality meets South Dakota

Moments ago, United States District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in South Dakota, declaring the state’s ban on marriage between same-sex couples unconstitutional.  Judge Schreier’s decision was a summary judgment, meaning she … Continue reading

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New year… new raise?

If you live in Washington DC or in one of another 20 states, you may notice a little bump in your paycheck. That’s because the minimum wage was set to increase in due to a slew of new laws passed … Continue reading

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