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  • Lawsuits to undo key parts of health-care law move forward, so far

    Challenges to the new health-care law have met with some sympathy in court. Twenty-one states argue it's unconstitutional to require individuals to buy health insurance, as the law requires. Here's a guide to the cases.

  • Opinion Health-care reform: Why I'm suing to get back my freedom

    A small-business owner and former Iraq war combat medic explains why he's challenging the new health-care law's requirement that everyone buy insurance.

  • Four ways New Orleans is better than before Katrina

    Four ways New Orleans is better than before Katrina

    The Katrina floodwaters that drowned New Orleans caused many to wonder if the city could ever recover. Five years later, recovery is evident in spades. January's Super Bowl win helped set the tone for what recently elected mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling “the new New Orleans.” Here’s a look at four signs of progress that could be models for cities nationwide:

  • Health insurance premiums subject to scrutiny in Arizona

    Health insurance premiums subject to scrutiny in Arizona

    Health insurance rates will be the subject of a study in the state. Arizona is one of 45 states receiving federal money that will take a closer look at health insurance premiums.

  • Top 5 most stressful jobs

    Top 5 most stressful jobs

    JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater – who quit and made a dramatic exit down an aircraft emergency slide on Aug. 9 – is the latest symbol of stress on the job. But he's hardly alone. With more employees electronically tethered to their jobs 24/7, greater competition in the workplace for fewer jobs due to a sluggish economy, and other factors may create more job-related anxiety. On the other hand, some of the jobs considered most stressful are also the most coveted. Here's a short list of the most stressful jobs of 2010, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Careercast.com.

  • Fatherhood, not marriage, is focus of Obama family policies

    Fatherhood, not marriage, is focus of Obama family policies

    'Good fatherhood' initiatives are at the center of President Obama's family and welfare policies. It is a different approach than the one taken by the Bush administration, which focused more on promoting marriage.

  • Social Security: Are we at a tipping point?

    Social Security: Are we at a tipping point?

    Social Security and Medicare are facing strains from an aging population and an economy that can't seem to get out of low gear. For the first time since the 1980s, Social Security will pay out more money in benefits this year than it collects in payroll taxes.

  • Health insurance: a push to restrict choice in 2014?

    The New Economy Health insurance: a push to restrict choice in 2014?

    Health insurance reform will give consumers one-stop shopping to compare and sign up for insurance plans. But in states like New Mexico, not all plans may be included.

  • Elena Kagan denies 'substantive' discussion of health-care case

    Elena Kagan denies 'substantive' discussion of health-care case

    Senate Republicans are worried that, as solicitor general, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan advised President Obama about litigation against health-care reform – a potential issue if the litigation makes it to the Supreme Court.

  • Medicare scams totaling $251M result in 36 arrests

    Medicare scams totaling $251M result in 36 arrests

    Medicare fraud pushes authorities to conduct the largest fraud bust ever in five different states and arrested dozens of suspects accused in scams totaling $251 million.

 
 
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