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Health Care for Millions at Risk Under House Republican Bill

Health Care for Millions at Risk Under House Republican Bill

Workers who thought their employers might be incentivized to provide health care coverage by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are out of luck if a bill that just passed the House (248-179) makes it any further. 

The ACA imposes penalties on larger employers that do not offer affordable, adequate health care coverage to employees who work 30 hours a week or more. 

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Republican Bill Threatens Health Care for 1 Million Workers

Republican Bill Threatens Health Care for 1 Million Workers

House Republicans are expected to hold a vote next week on a bill that could cost as many as 1 million workers their employer-based health care. The Affordable Care Act imposes a penalty on larger employers that do not offer affordable, adequate health care coverage to employees who work 30 hours a week or more. The Republican bill would kick the threshold up to 40 hours a week.

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What Would You Do if You Had to Live 'Paycheck to Paycheck'?

What Would You Do if You Had to Live 'Paycheck to Paycheck'?

What would you do if your paycheck wasn't enough to cover the rent, day care, car insurance, phone and other bills?

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today: (after the jump)

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What We’re Reading Today: Friday News Roundup

What We’re Reading Today: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Republican House Bill Could Cost 1 Million Workers Their Employer Health Care

The Affordable Care Act imposes a penalty on larger employers that do not offer affordable, adequate health care coverage to employees who work 30 hours a week or more. But a Republican House bill (H.R. 2575) would kick the threshold up to 40 hours a week, and a new report from the Congressional Budget Office finds that move could cost about 1 million people their employment-based health insurance.

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy

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U.C. Health Care Workers Strike, Charge Harassment, Intimidation

Today, some 22,000 surgical and X-ray technicians, custodians, servers, cooks and other workers at nine University of California campuses and all of U.C.’s medical centers are on a one-day unfair labor practice strike over what they say is intimidation and harassment of workers who took part in an earlier strike over patient safety in May.

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You Won't Believe that Doctors Are Denying This Exists

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You don't have to be a doctor at Johns Hopkins to know black lung disease when you see it. I know firsthand because I've seen it. I've seen it kill my father, my grandfathers and uncles. They were all coal miners who breathed coal dust for years until their scarred lungs could no longer work and they suffocated.

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Peabody, Patriot Settle with UMWA on Retiree Health Care

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After nearly a year of protests, rallies, marches and court battles demanding “Fairness at Patriot,” a settlement has been reached that will help cover future health care benefits for the retired coal miners affected by the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal.

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