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Marietta Daily Journal
Upcoming events at Freeman Poole Senior Center - The Freeman Poole Senior Center 4025 S. Hurt Road SW in Smyrna will have the following upcoming events and programs in September for seniors ages 55-plus: ♦ Sept. 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. will be ...The Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 S. Hurt Road SW in Smyrna, will have the
Upcoming events at Freeman Poole Senior Center - The Freeman Poole Senior Center 4025 S. Hurt Road SW in Smyrna will have the following upcoming events and programs in September for seniors ages 55-plus: ♦ Sept. 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. will be ...
Marietta Daily Journal / Posted 2 days ago
The Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 S. Hurt Road SW in Smyrna, will have the following upcoming events and programs in September for seniors, ages 55-plus: ♦ Sept. 3, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., will be Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations. Al... Read more
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FOX Business
Medicare’s Maze - How to Maximize BenefitsOnce you reach that golden age of 65 Medicare steps in to take care of most of
Medicare’s Maze - How to Maximize Benefits
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
Once you reach that golden age of 65 Medicare steps in to take care of most of your healthcare needs. Part A covers your hospitalization and Part B your doctor visits. You can purchase a supplemental plan to offset some of your out of pocket expenses... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Blue Cross Blue Shield NM to pull out of NM exchange; current individual policies will end Jan. 1Updated: 08/26/2015 6:22 PM | Created: 08/26/2015 6:11 PM By: Blair Miller, KO
Blue Cross Blue Shield NM to pull out of NM exchange; current individual policies will end Jan. 1
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 3 days ago
Updated: 08/26/2015 6:22 PM | Created: 08/26/2015 6:11 PM By: Blair Miller, KOB.com The president of Blue Cross Blue Shield New Mexico announced Wednesday that BCBSNM is pulling out of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, potentially leaving... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Medicare at 50 years: Popular, but needs bolsteringThis year is the golden anniversary of Medicare, the U.S. government's sprawlin
Medicare at 50 years: Popular, but needs bolstering
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
This year is the golden anniversary of Medicare, the U.S. government's sprawling health care initiative, which President Lyndon Johnson signed into law in 1965. Today, Medicare covers more than 55 million people, including 9 million beneficiaries who... Read more
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Investopedia
How to Choose the Best Medicare Advantage PlanWhen it's time to sign up for Medicare, one choice you have is whether to stay
How to Choose the Best Medicare Advantage Plan
Investopedia / Posted 3 days ago
When it's time to sign up for Medicare, one choice you have is whether to stay with original Medicare or opt for one of the healthcare plans offered under Medicare Advantage (Part C of Medicare). Medicare Advantage plans provide a Medicare-approved... Read more
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The News & Observer
BCBS says it spent $365M more than required on claims in 2014 | News & Observer August 26, 2015 Insurer is issuing data to justify a pen
BCBS says it spent $365M more than required on claims in 2014
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
| News & Observer August 26, 2015 Insurer is issuing data to justify a pending 35 percent rate increase request in... Read more
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Business Wire
Humana and King’s Daughters’ Health Partner to Launch Accountable Care Program in Madison, Ind.LOUISVILLE, Ky. & MADISON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Improved health and more coor
Humana and King’s Daughters’ Health Partner to Launch Accountable Care Program in Madison, Ind.
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. & MADISON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Improved health and more coordinated services for a growing number of Humana Medicare Advantage (MA) members in Madison, Ind. is the goal behind a new Accountable Care agreement between King’s... Read more
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Quartz
Health insurance is staggeringly uncompetitive in America, and is poised to get even worse for everybody - Quartz come together With two major...
Health insurance is staggeringly uncompetitive in America, and is poised to get even worse for everybody
Quartz / Posted 3 days ago
- Quartz come together With two major... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Medicare: Where’s the competition?The ignorance about Medicare plus the ignorance about market analysis plus the
Medicare: Where’s the competition?
Bankrate.com / Posted 3 days ago
The ignorance about Medicare plus the ignorance about market analysis plus the ignorance about Medicare market analysis in this article is breathtaking. Looking at just the market penetration of just the public Part C “Medicare Advantage (MA) health... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Medicare: Where’s the competition?Just a few players are vying for business among Medicare Advantage customers, c
Medicare: Where’s the competition?
Bankrate.com / Posted 4 days ago
Just a few players are vying for business among Medicare Advantage customers, creating an illusion of competition. The managed care supplemental Medicare insurance plan known as Medicare Advantage was dreamed up to give greater competition to this... Read more
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The Advocate
Report finds little competition in Medicare Advantage marketsThere is little or no competition in Medicare Advantage insurance markets in 97
Report finds little competition in Medicare Advantage markets
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
There is little or no competition in Medicare Advantage insurance markets in 97 percent of U.S. counties, including East Baton Rouge and Orleans parishes, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The report, “Competition Among Medicare’s Private... Read more
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Providence Business News
Dr. Amal Trivedi is associate professor of health services, policy and practice and associate p
Dr. Amal Trivedi
Providence Business News / Posted 5 days ago
is associate professor of health services, policy and practice and associate professor of medicine at Brown University. He recently authored a study showing that when Medicare Advantage plans waive their three-day stay requirement... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Molina eyes growth in revenue, members with HealthPlus dealChristine Surdock: Adding HealthPlus an opportunity to expand. Seeing a perfec
Molina eyes growth in revenue, members with HealthPlus deal
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 6 days ago
Christine Surdock: Adding HealthPlus an opportunity to expand. Seeing a perfect opportunity for growth, Molina Healthcare of Michigan, the state's second-largest Medicaid HMO, is expected to add $300 million in annual revenue as it absorbs the... Read more
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Philly.com
Independence Blue Cross grows by partnering, not merging"We believe that we are of a size that if we continue to go it alone, we will b
Independence Blue Cross grows by partnering, not merging
Philly.com / Posted 6 days ago
"We believe that we are of a size that if we continue to go it alone, we will be very successful, but we are very open to exploring strategic alliances, collaborations, and who knows what that means in terms of consolidations down the road," said... Read more
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Business Insurance
Health Net considered takeover options since 2013Health Net, the Woodland Hills, California-based insurer that is being acquired
Health Net considered takeover options since 2013
Business Insurance / Posted 8 days ago
Health Net, the Woodland Hills, California-based insurer that is being acquired, had explored the market for almost two years before inking its sale to Centene Corp. this summer, a regulatory filing shows. Further, when Centene and Health Net were... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Medicare's three-day rule is outdatedFifty years ago hospital stays were longer, patient outcomes weren't as good an
Medicare's three-day rule is outdated
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 9 days ago
Fifty years ago hospital stays were longer, patient outcomes weren't as good and health care in general was riskier business. So why does Medicare cling to a rule from 1965 that requires people to stay in the hospital for three days as an inpatient... Read more
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The Morning Call
Daniel Banks: In 50 years, Medicare, Medicaid have positive impact on nation's healthOn July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that
Daniel Banks: In 50 years, Medicare, Medicaid have positive impact on nation's health
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In the late '50s and early '60s, it was recognized that many people over the age of 65 could not afford the high cost of... Read more
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The Advocate
Aetna adds Baton Rouge General to provider networkBaton Rouge General and its affiliated physicians will be part of Aetna’s provi
Aetna adds Baton Rouge General to provider network
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
Baton Rouge General and its affiliated physicians will be part of Aetna’s provider network for the first time since 2011. Members of Aetna plans and Coventry-branded plans will be able to receive covered benefits, at in-network rates, from Baton... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
ArroHealth included in Inc. Magazine's list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.ArroHealth, a full-service provider of risk adjustment and HEDIS services for h
ArroHealth included in Inc. Magazine's list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
News-Medical-Net / Posted 9 days ago
ArroHealth, a full-service provider of risk adjustment and HEDIS services for health plans and provider groups, has been named to Inc. Magazine's 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.... Read more
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Flint Township View
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races kicks off todayRace week news conference features awards, local track star Flint, Mich., Aug.
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races kicks off today
Flint Township View / Posted 10 days ago
Race week news conference features awards, local track star Flint, Mich., Aug. 19, 2015 – The seventh annual Crim race week news conference today set the stage for the 39th running of the famous 10-mile Crim race this weekend. The news conference... Read more
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Grand Blanc View
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races kicks off todayFlint, Mich., Aug. 19, 2015 – The seventh annual Crim race week news conference
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races kicks off today
Grand Blanc View / Posted 10 days ago
Flint, Mich., Aug. 19, 2015 – The seventh annual Crim race week news conference today set the stage for the 39th running of the famous 10-mile Crim race this weekend. The news conference was held at HealthPlus’ headquarters in Flint. After opening... Read more
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Swartz Creek View
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races kicks off todayRace week news conference features awards, local track star Flint, Mich., Aug.
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races kicks off today
Swartz Creek View / Posted 10 days ago
Race week news conference features awards, local track star Flint, Mich., Aug. 19, 2015 – The seventh annual Crim race week news conference today set the stage for the 39th running of the famous 10-mile Crim race this weekend. The news conference... Read more
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Senior Journal
Medicare drug program premiums expected to stay about the same in 2016Medicare & Medicaid News Rates threatened by high cost of specialty drugs; g
Medicare drug program premiums expected to stay about the same in 2016
Senior Journal / Posted 10 days ago
Medicare & Medicaid News Rates threatened by high cost of specialty drugs; growth in per-enrollee spending continues to be historically low Aug. 19, 2015 - The monthly premium... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
HealthPlus nears turnaround as it prepares for business unit sale to MolinaPhoto by HealthPlus of Michigan Mike Genord, currently chief medical officer, w
HealthPlus nears turnaround as it prepares for business unit sale to Molina
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 10 days ago
Photo by HealthPlus of Michigan Mike Genord, currently chief medical officer, will succeed CEO Nancy Jenkins on Sept. 1. HealthPlus of Michigan, a Flint-based HMO under state supervision for financial losses since March, expects to complete its... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Wednesday's Letters: Leadership? What leadership?SNIPE SIGNS Don’t give up I appreciated the recent Times-Union editorial on s
Wednesday's Letters: Leadership? What leadership?
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 11 days ago
SNIPE SIGNS Don’t give up I appreciated the recent Times-Union editorial on snipe signs. In particular, the “Buy Your House” signs in the Regency area continue to be placed each weekend — without fear — by the lawbreaker. Recently, the city used... Read more
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Roll Call
Ahead of Obamacare Repeal Rollout, Scott Walker Stocks Up On Policy Advisers Familiar With Capitol Hill Scott Walker has been hiring experienced policy hands from Capitol Hill as he
Ahead of Obamacare Repeal Rollout, Scott Walker Stocks Up On Policy Advisers Familiar With Capitol Hill
Roll Call / Posted 11 days ago
Scott Walker has been hiring experienced policy hands from Capitol Hill as he gets ready to unveil his health care proposal. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Anthem, Aetna and Other Health Insurers Throw Caution to the Wind With New DealsThe tacit acknowledgement that the merging parties have little to fear from tra
Anthem, Aetna and Other Health Insurers Throw Caution to the Wind With New Deals
TheStreet.com / Posted 12 days ago
The tacit acknowledgement that the merging parties have little to fear from traditional antitrust review of insurance mergers shows that companies have thought their transactions through. "The parties have picked their dance partners pretty... Read more
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The Advocate
The long gray line that turns out to voteJindal gave his pat answer about his willingness to make tough decisions that s
The long gray line that turns out to vote
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
Jindal gave his pat answer about his willingness to make tough decisions that some people don’t like. Whatever, says Baton Rouge pollster Bernie Pinsonat. Statistics are succinct: Jindal lost the old folks. Pinsonat’s semiannual polls charted the... Read more
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Business Insurance
How Humana hitched with Aetna (and drove Cigna to Anthem)The back story behind Aetna Inc.'s acquisition of Humana Inc. reads like a soap
How Humana hitched with Aetna (and drove Cigna to Anthem)
Business Insurance / Posted 17 days ago
The back story behind Aetna Inc.'s acquisition of Humana Inc. reads like a soap opera in which each of the “big five” health insurance companies were involved and multiple deals were hanging in the air at the same time. At multiple points, Aetna was... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Medicare options discussed at VFWLast Wednesday morning, about 15 people gathered at the Pine Island VFW to hear
Medicare options discussed at VFW
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 17 days ago
Last Wednesday morning, about 15 people gathered at the Pine Island VFW to hear a presentation about Medicare, Medicare Supplements and Medicare Drug Plans from Insurance Options representative Todd VanOyen. Asking for a show of hands of everyone on... Read more
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Alaska Public
NPR Story | Alaska Public MediaWhistleblower Says Medicare Advantage Plans Padded Charges In Home Visits A wh
NPR Story | Alaska Public Media
Alaska Public / Posted 17 days ago
Whistleblower Says Medicare Advantage Plans Padded Charges In Home Visits A whistleblower case in Texas accuses a medical consulting firm and more than two dozen health plans for the elderly of ripping off Medicare by conducting in-home patient... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Whistleblower Says Medicare Advantage Plans Padded Charges In Home VisitsA whistleblower case in Texas accuses a medical consulting firm and more than t
Whistleblower Says Medicare Advantage Plans Padded Charges In Home Visits
KPBS San Diego / Posted 17 days ago
A whistleblower case in Texas accuses a medical consulting firm and more than two dozen health plans for the elderly of ripping off Medicare by conducting in-home patient exams that allegedly overstated how much the plans should be paid. The Texas... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Savvy Senior: Retirees who travel have Medicare optionsDEAR ALMOST: The best Medicare options for retirees who travel extensively depe
Savvy Senior: Retirees who travel have Medicare options
The Oklahoman / Posted 19 days ago
DEAR ALMOST: The best Medicare options for retirees who travel extensively depend on your destination. Let’s start with a quick review of the different coverage choices Medicare offers beneficiaries today. One option is Original Medicare, which has... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Godzilla vs. Mothra vs. You: The Health Care Industry ConsolidatesAnd the great fleas, themselves, in turn Have greater fleas to go on; While t
Godzilla vs. Mothra vs. You: The Health Care Industry Consolidates
Naked Capitalism / Posted 20 days ago
And the great fleas, themselves, in turn Have greater fleas to go on; While these again have greater still, And greater still, and so on. —The Siphonaptera Two salient characteristics of the huge and hugely complex health care industry — which... Read more
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Victor Post
Ready to retire? Strategies for saving, spending and Social Security in Ontario County Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM It’s been the
Ready to retire? Strategies for saving, spending and Social Security in Ontario County
Victor Post / Posted 21 days ago
Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM It’s been the American Dream for generations: work at a fulfilling job; own a nice home; and raise... Read more
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Henrietta Post
Ready to retire? Strategies for saving, spending and Social Security in Ontario County Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM It’s been the
Ready to retire? Strategies for saving, spending and Social Security in Ontario County
Henrietta Post / Posted 21 days ago
Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM It’s been the American Dream for generations: work at a fulfilling job; own a nice home; and raise... Read more
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Fairport - East Rochester Post
Ready to retire? Strategies for saving, spending and Social Security in Ontario County Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM It’s been the
Ready to retire? Strategies for saving, spending and Social Security in Ontario County
Fairport - East Rochester Post / Posted 21 days ago
Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM It’s been the American Dream for generations: work at a fulfilling job; own a nice home; and raise... Read more
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Wayne Post
Ready to retire? Strategies for saving, spending and Social Security in Ontario County Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM It’s been the
Ready to retire? Strategies for saving, spending and Social Security in Ontario County
Wayne Post / Posted 21 days ago
Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM Posted Aug. 9, 2015 at 2:01 AM It’s been the American Dream for generations: work at a fulfilling job; own a nice home; and raise... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Upcoming City Council Agenda For TuesdayHere is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order. II. P
Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday
The Chattanoogan / Posted 21 days ago
Here is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Hakeem). III. Minute Approval. IV. Special Presentation. V. Ordinances – Final Reading: (None) VI. Ordinances – First... Read more
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citybizlist Dallas
HMS Holdings Corp. Announces $75 Million Share RepurchaseIRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) today announce
HMS Holdings Corp. Announces $75 Million Share Repurchase
citybizlist Dallas / Posted 22 days ago
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $75 million of its common stock, on a discretionary basis, for a period of up to two years.... Read more
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citybizlist Dallas
HMS Holdings Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2015 ResultsIRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY) today announc
HMS Holdings Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results
citybizlist Dallas / Posted 22 days ago
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2015. Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $5.4 million or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to $3.5 million... Read more
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Philly.com
Who has the most to lose from health insurance mergers?Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D., Professor of Health Care Management, Business Economics a
Who has the most to lose from health insurance mergers?
Philly.com / Posted 22 days ago
Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D., Professor of Health Care Management, Business Economics and Public Policy at The Wharton School Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015, 5:00 PM We may hope that insurers selling to small employers will not respond to decreases in... Read more
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Poinsett County Democrat Tribune
Medicare otions for retirees who travelPosted Friday, August 7, 2015, at 12:06 PM What are the best Medicare coverage
Medicare otions for retirees who travel
Poinsett County Democrat Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
Posted Friday, August 7, 2015, at 12:06 PM What are the best Medicare coverage options for retirees who travel a lot? The best Medicare options for retirees who travel extensively depends on your destination.... Read more
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KCEN-TV
Fact Check: The GOP DebateEugene Kiely, Brooks Jackson, Lori Robertson, Robert Farley, Dave Levitan and D
Fact Check: The GOP Debate
KCEN-TV / Posted 22 days ago
Eugene Kiely, Brooks Jackson, Lori Robertson, Robert Farley, Dave Levitan and D’Angelo Gore, FactCheck.org The first prime-time Republican presidential debate featured the top 10 candidates, according to polling, and they twisted some facts. •... Read more
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Philly.com
FactChecking the late GOP debateRubio: [W]e need to repeal Dodd-Frank. It is eviscerating small businesses and
FactChecking the late GOP debate
Philly.com / Posted 22 days ago
Rubio: [W]e need to repeal Dodd-Frank. It is eviscerating small businesses and small banks. Twenty — over 40 percent of small and mid-size banks that loan money to small businesses have been wiped out over the — since Dodd-Frank has... Read more
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Washington Post
Fact Checking the first GOP presidential debates(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Welcome to our first edition of fact
Fact Checking the first GOP presidential debates
Washington Post / Posted 22 days ago
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Welcome to our first edition of fact checks of the debates for the 2016 presidential election cycle. Fox News aired two debates on Thursday: a prime-time event starring ten candidates and an earlier debate... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Fact Checking The Prime Time Republican Presidential DebateThe first prime-time Republican presidential debate featured the top 10 candida
Fact Checking The Prime Time Republican Presidential Debate
The Huffington Post / Posted 22 days ago
The first prime-time Republican presidential debate featured the top 10 candidates, according to polling, and they twisted some facts. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said that “over 40 percent of small and mid-size banks … have been wiped out” since the... Read more
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Independent
Republican 2016 debate: Fact-checking the candidates' claimsNot every candidate uttered facts that are easily fact checked, but following i
Republican 2016 debate: Fact-checking the candidates' claims
Independent / Posted 22 days ago
Not every candidate uttered facts that are easily fact checked, but following is a list of 20 suspicious claims. As is our practice, we do not award Pinocchios when we do a roundup of facts in debates. But astute readers should be able to figure out... Read more
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Washington Post
Fact Checking the first GOP presidential debates(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Welcome to our first edition of fact
Fact Checking the first GOP presidential debates
Washington Post / Posted 23 days ago
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Welcome to our first edition of fact checks of the debates for the 2016 presidential election cycle. Fox News aired two debates on Thursday: a prime-time event starring ten candidates and an earlier debate... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
BlueCross Selects Eiselstein for Expanded Role in Product DevelopmentBlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Michael Eiselstein as director o
BlueCross Selects Eiselstein for Expanded Role in Product Development
The Chattanoogan / Posted 23 days ago
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Michael Eiselstein as director of insured products and exchanges. In this expanded role, he will be responsible for group insured products as well as overseeing individual products, including the... Read more
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