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ObamaCare's premium grace period may end up costing doctors, hospitals

Thursday, 24 April 2014 03:30
While the debate continues over how many ObamaCare enrollees are actually paying their premiums, one aspect of the law temporarily rewards those who actually stop paying – and doctors may wind up bearing the cost. “This law provides a 90-day grace period for people who have subsidized ObamaCare exchange plans and stopped paying their premium," said Betsy McCaughey, health care author and former New York lieutenant governor.
AP sources: Taliban signals it'll free US soldier but doesn't know who in US could OK any deal
Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:45
This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The nearly five-year effort to free the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan is scattered among numerous federal agencies with a loosely organized group of people working on it mostly part time, according to two members of Congress and military officials involved in the effort. An ever-shrinking U.S. military presence in Afghanistan has re-focused attention on efforts to bring home Bergdahl, who…
Tissue from aborted fetuses used to power Oregon homes
Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:45
PORTLAND, Ore. – An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia. Sam Brentano, chairman of the Marion County board of commissioners, said late Wednesday the board is taking immediate action to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries at the plant that has been turning waste into energy since 1987.
MARITIME MYSTERY Whales revealed to be source of ocean 'quack'
Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:15
A mysterious quacking noise in the ocean that has baffled scientists for decades has finally been identified, researchers say. Acoustic recorders placed on Antarctic minke whales have produced what NOAA experts say is "conclusive evidence" that the sound is their chatter, the BBC reports. The sound was dubbed the "bio-duck" when it was first picked up by sonar operators on submarines in the '60s. It's since been heard in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica and…
ObamaCare's premium grace period could cost doctors and hospitals
Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:15
While the debate continues over how many ObamaCare enrollees are actually paying their premiums, one aspect of the law temporarily rewards those who actually stop paying – and doctors may wind up bearing the cost. “This law provides a 90-day grace period for people who have subsidized ObamaCare exchange plans and stopped paying their premium," said Betsy McCaughey, health care author and former New York lieutenant governor.
Video: Dog bathroom in airport
Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:30
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Florida citrus crops at risk
Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:30
Florida’s citrus growers are fighting to keep their trees alive. Since 2005, when the deadly citrus greening disease was first discovered in Dade County, it has become the single largest threat to Florida’s entire $9 billion industry. The exotic disease, carried by the microscopic Asian citrus psyllid, kills the tree's entire root and branch system and doesn’t allow fruit to grow beyond the green stage. The scarred fruit usually falls off the tree and rots…
Men feed shark to town
Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:30
Three Florida Fishermen made the catch of a lifetime, an 805-pound shark, but it won’t be put in record books, according to the new rules of the International Land-Based Shark Fishing Association. Joey Polk, along with his cousins Earnie Polk and Kenny Patterson spent over an hour reeling in the 11-foot-long Mako Shark on April 15, but tried to keep their discovery a secret. "We just want to save our sport. The more people that…
Video: Obama visits Japan
Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:30
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Chlorine attacks in Syria raise questions
Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:30
While Syria has pledged to rid itself of chemical weapons by the end of this week, an alleged chlorine attack has raised questions about what chemical tricks Bashar Assad might still have up his sleeve. The U.S. government said this week there were “indications” that a “toxic industrial chemical,” possibly chlorine, was used in Syria during the last month and that it was examining claims Assad's regime was responsible. Some accounts also suggest the possible…