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URGENT: U.S. appeals court guts most Obamacare subsidies

URGENT: U.S. appeals court guts most Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 – In a stunning rebuke to seat-of-the-pants legislating and activist lower courts, a U.S. Federal Appeals Court, in a three-judge panel ruling Tuesday, overturned a lower court’s interpretation of a key portion of the vastly complicated “Affordable Care Act” (ACA). In a 2-1 ruling, the panel observed that “Section 36B [of


4 simple tips to start losing weight

BETHESDA, Md., June 28, 2014 — Overweight and unfit Americans know they are fat. They must, because memberships to gyms and fitness centers have reached 54.1 million, which represents a 6.4% year-over-year increase for the past five years. Yet, this increase in gym memberships has not correlated with a decrease in the percentage of overweight and


Senior and elderly depression

VIRGINIA, June 25, 2014 — Of the 35 million Americans aged 65 years or older, at least 6.5 million suffer depression. The majority of those with symptoms of depression have experienced the disorder over their lifetime, but others begin their ordeal in later years of life. Older folks have unique circumstances that may trigger depression.