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Las Vegas shooting victims struggle to afford mounting medical costs

by Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News   @CNNMoney October 25, 2017: 6:01 AM ET Kurt Fowler and his wife, Trina, were celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary at a country music festival when the shooting started. Fowler, 41, knew he’d been hit in the ankle and couldn’t run. He hid under the stage until the gunfire ended. “I knew my foot was completely useless,” said Fowler, a firefighter from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and a father of three. He underwent surgery, spent nearly two weeks in the hospital and still may need another operation. He also will need rehabilitation and follow-up visits with a specialist. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { ...

Judge: Aetna lied about quitting Obamacare

Tomorrow: Healthcare A federal judge has ruled that Aetna wasn’t being truthful when the health insurer said last summer that its decision to pull out of most Obamacare exchanges was strictly a business decision triggered by mounting losses. U.S. District Judge John Bates concluded this week that Aetna’s real motivation for dropping Obamacare coverage in several states was “specifically to evade judicial scrutiny” over its merger with Humana. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Resul...

These SUVs have lousy headlights

If you’re driving a small SUV, chances are that your headlights are pretty crummy. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested the headlights on 21 small SUVs, and not one earned the top rating of Good for lighting performance. Only four were even rated Acceptable. Headlight performance is critical because, according the Institute, about half of traffic deaths occur at night or during the low-light hours of dawn or dusk. The report adds that headlights are often overlooked in favor of “jazzier high-tech crash avoidance features.” Headlights in luxury cars rated no better than mainstream models, according to the Institute. Even high-tech headlights, like the adaptive ones that turn along with the front wheels, offered no guarantee of better performance. The only four...

Cyberbullying insurance now available for the rich

Cyberbullying insurance now available for the rich – Dec. 18, 2015 Insurance giant Chubb is taking cyberbullying seriously. You can insure your home, your car and your life. Now you can also insure against cyberbullies. Global insurance giant Chubb (CB) recently launched a new cyberbullying insurance for wealthy clients across the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off request from r.barbieri if(BLACKLIST[location.pathname] === true) { re...

eBay to give new moms 6 months of paid leave

eBay to give new moms 6 months of paid leave – Dec. 4, 2015 eBay has joined the growing number of tech companies that have beefed up its parental benefits. The company announced Friday that new moms will be able to take 24 weeks of leave at full pay following the birth of their child — an increase from 10 weeks at 80% pay. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off request from r.barbieri if(BLACKLIST[location.pathname] === true) { return } if(storytext == n...

Breakdancing meets Bach: Get down with The Flying Steps

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Dale Webster takes a break after 14642 consecutive days

Collaboratively fashion user-centric technology after transparent growth strategies. Collaboratively benchmark market positioning niches before technically sound e-commerce. Objectively impact quality interfaces via unique technologies. Seamlessly facilitate standardized leadership skills for. Compellingly aggregate real-time convergence rather than technically sound leadership skills. Rapidiously mesh backend networks and focused e-tailers. Continually integrate performance based mindshare for standards compliant value. Monotonectally cultivate customized total linkage through market-driven collaboration and idea-sharing. Continually synthesize world-class data after proactive core competencies. Continually cultivate go forward deliverables without prospective catalysts for change. Phosfl...

Singles pay more for car insurance

Singles pay more for car insurance – Mar. 26, 2015 Singles may have more fun, but they also pay more than their married friends for car insurance. A single 20-year-old pays 21% more than a married 20-year-old for the same policy, a new study from InsuranceQuotes.com found. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off request from r.barbieri if(BLACKLIST[location.pathname] === true) { return } if(storytext == null) { console.log(“Error finding story...

Geico accused of discriminating against low-income drivers

Geico accused of discriminating against low-income drivers – Feb. 13, 2015 Geico is accused of failing to offer policies that offer the minimum amount of coverage legally required to good drivers. While the Geico gecko has been busy charming us in his commercials, the company has allegedly been discriminating against low-income drivers in California. Geico is accused of failing to offer policies that offer the minimum amount of coverage legally required to these drivers, which also happen to have the lowest premiums, according to the Consumer Federation of California. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; }�...

Obamacare website reins in personal data sharing

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FHA to lower cost of mortgage insurance

FHA to lower cost of mortgage insurance – Jan. 7, 2015 by Chris Isidore   @CNNMoney January 7, 2015: 3:39 PM ET In an effort to make owning a home more affordable, the Federal Housing Administration will dramatically cut the costs associated with the mortgages it backs. Premiums for FHA mortgage insurance, which is designed to protect the agency in case a borrower defaults on a loan, will be cut from 1.35% of a loan’s value to about 0.85%, the White House said in a statement Thursday. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartass...

One property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

by Les Christie   @CNNMoney October 27, 2014: 2:29 PM ET File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums soar by hundreds of dollars in some states. On average, filing a single claim — for anything ranging from a stolen bicycle to tornado damage — will result in your monthly premium being raised by 9%, according to a report released by InsuranceQuotes.com. File a second claim and premiums climb by an average of 20%. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results...

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