Obama’s call for Syria strike draws protests during home

(CBS News) WASHINGTON – President Obama spoke to a American people Saturday afternoon dire his box for troops movement opposite a Syrian regime and job a chemical conflict that claimed some-more than 1,400 lives in Syria 10 days ago “a threat that contingency be confronted.” But a boss also done it transparent he does not […]

Mass. firms mull cuts in health benefits

WASHINGTON — Some Massachusetts companies are considering trimming employee insurance benefits as they prepare to implement provisions of President Obama’s health care overhaul, a move that follows announcements by several national firms that they plan to cut coverage, according to business leaders. In recent weeks, UPS and Delta Airlines, among others, have said they would […]

Mental Health Cuts in Utah Leave Patients Adrift

Citing budget cuts, the nonprofit agency, Valley Mental Health, was removing Ms. Graham and some 2,200 other people from its roster and transferring them to other providers, a change that mental health advocates said was striking in its size and sweep, even in these austere times. “It was devastating,” Ms. Graham said. Officials with Valley […]

Can Fashion Clean Up Its Act?

Nearly three months after a factory collapse stole the lives of 1,129 garment workers in Bangladesh—and, along with them, our peace of mind about what we wear—progress for Bangladesh’s factory workers has been slow at best. The New York Times has described just how “disorganized and haphazard,” and in some cases entirely ineffective, the process […]

House GOP on health care: For repeal, not replace

House Republicans say their goal is to repeal President Obama’s health care law, not to present an alternative plan. “I don’t think it’s a matter of what we put on the floor right now,” said Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, who heads the party’s campaign committee. He added that what is important is “trying to […]

Speaking Out for Health Care Act, Obama Says Millions Will Get Rebates

WASHINGTON — President Obama, slipping back into his episodic role as a vigorous campaigner for his new health care act, said Thursday that thanks to the law, more than 8.5 million Americans are getting rebates this summer from their insurance providers. Mr. Obama was flanked by families who have benefited from a provision in the […]

Charities Urge Congress to Scrap Changes to Federal Charity Drive

By Doug Donovan Congress should scrap the Obama administration’s offer to renovate a sovereign government’s annual gift expostulate subsequent year with changes that could “devastate” a campaign, a United Way central told lawmakers during a conference Wednesday. Federal employees donated $258-million in 2012 to scarcely 25,000 charities by a Combined Federal Campaign’s 160 internal drives, […]

Delay of new health law could help job market

An employment sign in the window of a Steve Madden shoe store in Pasadena, Calif., in June.(Photo: Kevork Djansezian Getty Images) The job market could get a modest boost from the Obama administration’s decision to give large employers a one-year extension to provide health coverage to their employees or face fines. Some consultants and economists […]

Health-Law Penalty Delay Clouds Individual Mandate

Article Excerpt Health-Law Penalty Delay Clouds Individual Mandate BY LOUISE RADNOFSKY, ANNA WILDE MATHEWS AND CHRISTOPHER WEAVER The Obama administration’s surprise decision to delay penalties for some employers who don’t offer health insurance led to a new debate Wednesday over whether the move could undermine efforts to expand access to health insurance for individuals. Supporters […]

Choice of Health Plans to Vary Sharply From State to State

Her counterpart in California, however, will have a much wider variety of choices: 13 insurers are likely to offer plans, including the state’s largest and best-known carriers. With only a few months remaining before Americans will start buying coverage through the new state insurance exchanges under President Obama’s health care law, it is becoming clear […]