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Supreme Court hears Obamacare challenge: If it’s ambiguous, does government win? Roberts finally speaks. 4.3.2015 Washington Post
The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in a major challenge to the Affordable Care Act. No electronic devices are allowed in the court, so we’re presenting a time-delayed report on what has taken place inside the courtroom. Time stamps reflect when the events took place inside the court.Read full article >>
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Paul Ryan can't fool us again on Obamacare 4.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Paul Ryan can't fool us again on Obamacare
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Obamacare challengers' ridiculous claims head to the Supreme Court 4.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Having saved the 2010 Affordable Care Act from a legal assault in 2012, the Supreme Court again finds itself holding the fate of Obamacare in its hands. The court is slated to hear arguments Wednesday in King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit that claims federal insurance subsidies should be available...
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Stylish Low-Cost Houses Designed for Singles 4.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
Stylish Low-Cost Houses Designed for Singles

The idea is that the ONE houses will be constructed outside of city centers as a way to make use of underdeveloped plots of land.

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Yampa Valley Housing Authority close to applying for permit to build 48 affordable apartments 4.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa Valley Housing Authority is moving swiftly with its development partner, Overland Property Group , to prepare a “shovel-ready” plan to build 48 affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments on Steamboat’s west side. Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley said during a Tuesday work session he hopes to submit a development permit application to the city of Steamboat Springs early this month. YVHA members are eager to be prepared to apply to the Colorado Housing Finance Authority this spring for its next round of federal income tax credits to be used by local housing agencies to leverage equity that they can then bring to a housing project. YVHA Board President Kathi Meyer told Steamboat Today in early January that the Housing Authority had chosen Kansas-based Overland Property Group from among three proposals to develop the apartments that would be built on 10 acres the YVHA owns on lower Elk River Road. The site is roughly opposite the Colorado Department of Transportation shop and ...
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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell 4.3.2015 NPR News
The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.
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Courting Disaster: To Keep Health Coverage, House Painter Would Work Himself Sick 3.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Press play to hear Joe Lucas tell his story. Joe Lucas paints houses, and he’s worked for decades to set himself up for retirement. He paid off his house early, and now that he’s in his 50s, he hopes to start winding down his career and getting ready for the next phase of his life. But thanks to the looming Supreme Court decision, he might have to scrap those plans. Health care costs were the big wild card, a fact driven home in 2010 when Lucas, who had no insurance, suffered an aortic aneurysm. The $69,000 hospital bill got paid in the end when Lucas learned he’d become eligible for Medicaid, but the episode was a wake-up call. That’s when he ran into the pre-Affordable Care Act health insurance market. “I can’t let this happen again, so I was looking to purchase insurance,” said Lucas, 52. But his history of heart problems made him too much of a risk for the insurance companies serving his home city of Pittsburgh. “I was finding out that nobody wanted to sell me insurance.” Lucas later signed up for a ...
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Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health 3.3.2015 NPR: Healthcare
Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot.
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How to end child poverty in America 3.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
California's Silicon Valley is one of the most prosperous places in the United States -- home to tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.
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U.S. Bank provides financing for Hamline Station project 3.3.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The $30 million development will produce more rental homes for people with low incomes.
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The Twisted, Tortured Path Obamacare Took Back To The Supreme Court 3.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The stakes were high three years ago when the Supreme Court heard NFIB v. Sebelius, the case challenging Obamacare’s individual mandate and threatening to undermine President Barack Obama’s signature policy achievement. For three days, attorneys argued about some of the most important controversies in constitutional law –- the boundaries between federal and state power, the limits of congressional authority, the very meaning of personal liberty. Had the court ruled in favor of the lawsuit, the Affordable Care Act might not have extended insurance to millions. In the end, it survived thanks only to a 5-to-4 majority, with Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, reportedly switching his vote during deliberations. The stakes will be high again on Wednesday, when the court hears King v. Burwell , although lofty constitutional principles are not the issue this time. The case is largely about how to interpret four words in the Affordable Care Act statute. The plaintiffs claim that those words effectively ...
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People with low incomes say they pay a price in poor health 2.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.
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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health 2.3.2015 NPR News
People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.
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Why six words might hold the fate of Obamacare before the Supreme Court 2.3.2015 Washington Post: Politics
When the Supreme Court takes up the latest challenge to President Obama’s health-care law this week, how the justices interpret a six-word phrase in the bill could determine its fate. The law, adopted in 2010, says the federal government can pay subsidies to help people afford insurance bought through “an Exchange established by the state.” Read full article ...
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Germantown woman has big ideas on affordable housing 2.3.2015 Philly.com News
Nora Lichtash has lived in Germantown for more than 40 years. Now she is pitching a development project there for affordable housing that would allow renters to convert their units into equity and home ownership.
Twin Cities suburbs aim to increase lure of split-levels 1.3.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Aging suburbs eager to stay competitive in a housing market where tastes are shifting back to the central city are trying to revive the reputation of the split-level — and in doing so, of suburban life itself.
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Twin Cities suburbs aim to increase lure of split-levels – and all that goes with them 1.3.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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10 Best States For Business 1.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. While the United States was founded on the principle of equality for all people, the 50 states are decidedly unequal in providing opportunities for business. For companies choosing to locate in the United States, deciding the state in which to base their operations can be very difficult. To determine America’s best states for business, 24/7 Wall St. identified nearly 50 measures that contribute to the business climate and reviewed them in each of the 50 states. The measures were classified into eight larger categories that independently measured various risks and benefits of doing business in each state. ( Click here for a complete methodology. ) The health of a state’s economy, the result of a confluence of factors, is perhaps the most important consideration for businesses choosing a location. The growth of economic output in 2013 in seven of the 10 best states for business was greater than the national GDP growth rate of 1.8%. Another indication of ...
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Entrepreneur with Asperger's peddling affordable electric bike 28.2.2015 LA Times: Business
Storm Sonders has a house in Malibu, a daily surfing routine and one of the hottest crowd-funding campaigns on the Internet.
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36K apply for 2,000 spots on metro-wide Section 8 wait list 28.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Metropolitan Council opened the Section 8 waiting list earlier this week for the first time in eight years.
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