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Employer tax for Medicaid is dead as tobacco bill stalls

Gov. Kate Brown is not moving forward with a proposed tax on employers that don't adequately cover employees' health care. House Bill 2269, called the Employer Health Care Responsibility Act, was projected to raise $120 million, though that project.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2019

Oregon lawmakers take public comments on a $2 cigarette tax hike to fund Medicaid

Gov. Kate Brown today urged state lawmakers to increase the tobacco tax in Oregon to generate $346 million for the Medicaid program and combat a public health problem. House Bill 2270, which would raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, is part o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 10th, 2019

The number of uninsured American residents in every state

Millions of Americans receive healthcare insurance through an employer-based plan, Medicare, Medicaid or other type of program, but more than 27 million Americans remain uninsured.... The post The nu.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkMay 7th, 2020

Anthem sees more people opting for govt plans as coronavirus hammers job market

Anthem Inc said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger a big shift in business mix and push more people into Medicaid or Obamacare health plans from employer-sponsored ones due to job losses across industries......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 29th, 2020

Key Words: Bill O’Reilly plays down coronavirus deaths in chat with Sean Hannity: They were ‘on their last legs anyway’

“The [U.S. death toll] projections that you just mentioned are down to 60,000, I don’t think it will be that high — 13,000 dead now in the USA,” O’Reilly said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 9th, 2020

Europe Markets: European stocks slump after U.S. stimulus bill stalls

European stocks traded sharply lower in early action Monday, after the U.S. Senate failed to advance a motion to provide stimulus to counter the economic effort of shutdowns......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 23rd, 2020

Stocks poised to extend losses Monday as stimulus bill stalls in Congress

Stocks were poised to extend losses Monday as investors awaited govern.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus Bill Stalls As GOP Lawmakers Demand Corrections, Transparency

Coronavirus Bill Stalls As GOP Lawmakers Demand Corrections, Transparency Ho.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 17th, 2020

The Cryptocurrency Act of 2020 Is ‘Dead on Arrival,’ Washington Tells Sponsors

The 'Youngest Bitcoin Millionaire' and Metal Pay CEO worked on an omnibus crypto regulatory bill introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ). This is what the industry thinks......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskMar 10th, 2020

House Passes Antismoking Bill Eliminating “Racist” Loophole

House Passes Antismoking Bill Eliminating “Racist” Loophole.  Law Would End “Menthol Slavery” Involving African Americans Using Tobacco Going Back Many Years WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 28,... The.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkFeb 29th, 2020

Capitol Report: House OKs bill banning all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, but Trump promises veto

In a 213-195 vote on Friday, the Democratic-led House of Representatives approves a bill that aims to ban all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 28th, 2020

Health Committee chairs urge Legislature to pass bill that extends Medicaid eligibility after giving birth

State Sen. Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried on Wednesday gathered with women's health care providers and advocates in Albany to call on the Legislature to pass the "Beyond the Fourth... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 19th, 2020

Vaping Products Treated Like Tobacco Under New Michigan Senate Bills

A six-bill bipartisan package that includes treating vaping like a tobacco product and taxing it at 24% was introduced this week in the Michigan Senate.....»»

Category: earningsSource: benzingaFeb 14th, 2020

The House just passed a bill designed to strengthen worker rights. Here"s an astounding chart showing how the death of the union worsened economic inequality.

Mark Rightmire/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The House voted on Thursday to pass one of the most sweeping pro-worker bills in decades, but it's likely dead on arrival.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 7th, 2020

Sales-tax referendum needs to be higher priority

It may not be a surprise, but it is still disappointing to hear that a bill to hold a Milwaukee County referendum in April on implementing a 1-percentage-point tax increase to support local government capital projects and reduce property taxes is dead......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 31st, 2020

Raising the legal tobacco age from 18 to 21 could save 50,000 lives

Nearly nine in 10 cigarette smokers had their first cigarette by age 18, but a new report says a new bill to raise the legal would make significant strides in changing that......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 24th, 2019

Congress Voted to Raise the Tobacco-Buying Age to 21. Here’s What That Could Do to the Vaping Industry

Congress this week passed perhaps the most dramatic change to U.S. tobacco regulation in a decade, raising the federal legal age of purchase from 18 to 21. That provision, part of a spending bill that must still be signed into law by P.....»»

Category: topSource: timeDec 20th, 2019

Congress Passes Spending Bill That Raises Tobacco, E-Cigarette Buying Age To 21

The age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes will rise from 18 to 21 in the United States under a budget measure passed by Congress Thursday. Trump Plans To Si.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaDec 19th, 2019

A newly proposed spending bill would ban tobacco sales to Americans under 21

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Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 16th, 2019

Paid vacation stalls despite mayoral push

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill effective Jan. 1, 2022 to prohibit the sale of household cleaning products that contain a chemical often used as an industrial solvent. Democratic Assembly Member... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 15th, 2019

Capitol Report: Democrats target Silicon Valley with privacy bill as bipartisan effort stalls in Congress

Four Democratic senators on Tuesday rolled out a bill that aims to provide better protections of personal data in Washington’s latest response to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and other Silicon Valley foul-ups......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 27th, 2019