Dominated by Republican lawmakers, Mississippi nevertheless has moved forward aggressively to implement a key part of the law: health insurance exchanges. Reacting to last week's Supreme Court's decision, Mississippi officials say they may not expand Medicaid to cover more poor residents, even though the federal government is offering to pay most of the cost.
Some industries stand to benefit now that the health care law has been upheld by the Supreme Court. For makers of medical devices, the ruling means frustration because a sales tax on their equipment stays in place.
More than 70 years ago, Samsung started as a company which sold dried fish and fruit. Now Samsung sells everything from life insurance, to hotels and chemicals. It's one of South Korea's biggest companies. And, it's still run by the same family: the Lees.
A law in Louisiana stopped monks at St. Joseph Abbey from selling their wood caskets in the state. That law is just one of dozens of antiquated and possibly monopolistic laws that pervade the nation's funeral industry. But for the first time in decades, the laws are facing new scrutiny as consumers become more aware of their rights.
If you're gaga for a Nut Goodie, we know just where you're coming from. In fact, the candy you love can say a lot about where you grew up. Americans rally around their regional treats, maybe because they take us back to a simpler, sweeter time.
At 30, Michelle Holshue is already making more than her parents do. But she graduated with $140,000 in student loan debt just as the recession hit. Like many young adults, Holshue is worried she'll never be able to own a home or raise a family.
Many medical professionals are glad people won't lose coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act. Still, they worry about whether there will be enough physicians to treat increased patient loads — and who will ultimately pay the bill.
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