Sign Up for Health Care Coverage? ‘Absolutely,’ Experts Say

THE final deadline for enrolling in health insurance for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act is on Tuesday. But with so much turmoil and uncertainty surrounding the law’s future, should consumers bother to shop for coverage? Yes, say policy experts and consumer advocates. Health plans — and subsidies to help low-income consumers pay for premiums — are in place for this year. Healthcare.gov and the state-based insurance marketplaces are open for business, for consumers who do not have job-based coverage and are seeking individual policies. “They absolutely should sign up,”…

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Slovenia: education union urges parliament not to sign EU free trade agreement with Canada

With the possible signing of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement looming, the Education, Science, and Culture Trade Union of Slovenia has warned the national parliamentarians of the negative impact of this agreement.   On 6 September, the Education, Science and Culture Trade Union of Slovenia (ESTUS), along with other trade unions, non-government organisations (NGOs), and consumer associations held a press conference where they presented their warning letter addressed to members of the national Parliament. The parliament will have the final say and vote on the official position of…

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Blast Heard Near Rio Olympics Cycling Track, No Sign Of Injuries

RIO DE JANEIRO: A small blast shook the area near the finish line of the men’s cycling road race Saturday with about 70 kilometers to go in the race. No one was injured, and the event went on unaffected. Reporters heard a loud boom on the press tribune and felt the ground shake. An officer assigned to the event said it was a controlled explosion of an unattended bag. He did not give his name because he was not authorized to speak. A half dozen military police cordoned off the area….

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