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Vermont Abandons Single-Payer Healthcare Plan

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced on Wednesday that his state will not pursue a single-payer healthcare plan amidst higher-than-expected costs. The plan would have called for a payroll tax of nearly 12 percent as well as higher personal income taxes.


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The CDC, Obamacare, & Ebola

by Dan Barrett / /

Watching the news these days, it's clear that there's a lot of anxiety about Ebola. Nightly news segments speak of the mysterious virus spreading through western Africa, sounding like a chapter of The Hot Zone or a narrative in The Coming Plague. While Co
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"Yes" on H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act. This legislation would permit insurers to continue offering currently available group health insurance plans. Roll call votes on H.R. 3522 will be significa
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Indiana Can Challenge Obamacare Tax Credit Rule; Canadians Suing Over FATCA Law

by jihun han / /

A U.S. district judge ruled that Indiana can challenge an Obamacare tax credit rule. Indiana claims that enrolling for Obamacare through the federal exchange and gets tax credits is illegal.
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