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Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.

Aug 22, 2014
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LGBT advocacy within companies works

Activism in the workplace surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues is often effective at changing a company's social policies – even before government mandates bring about change, ...

Aug 20, 2014
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'Do Not Track' privacy effort at crossroads

A movement by privacy activists to curb tracking of Internet users' browsing habits scored a major victory last month when Microsoft launched its new browser with "do not track" as the default, or automatic ...

Nov 17, 2012
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US says 129 million people have health woes

As many as 129 million people in the United States, or almost half of those under 65, have a pre-existing condition that could bar them from health insurance, a government report said Tuesday.

Jan 18, 2011
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High deductible likely chosen by the healthy, educated

Healthier people are more likely to select a high-deductible health plan over a conventional plan, according to data from several employers that first offered the option in 2006. Participants choosing one of the new plans ...

Sep 16, 2010
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Germany cuts health care spending, raises premiums

(AP) -- Faced with a ballooning deficit in Germany's health care system, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government decided Tuesday to raise premiums and cut into the profits of doctors, dentists, hospitals and pharmaceutical ...

Jul 06, 2010
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Time running out for bipartisan health compromise

(AP) -- Time is running out for a two-party compromise on health care as a bipartisan group of six Finance Committee senators considers a new proposal that might be the last, best hope for an overhaul agreement.

Sep 08, 2009
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Health, life insurers hold billions in tobacco stocks

More than a decade after Harvard researchers first revealed that life and health insurance companies were major investors in tobacco stocks - prompting calls upon them to divest - the insurance industry has yet to kick the ...

Jun 03, 2009
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Obama lauds industry offer to cut health costs

(AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday portrayed the health care industry's promise to cut $2 trillion in costs over 10 years as "a watershed event" in the long search for a solution to the millions of ...

May 11, 2009
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