Category Archives: Business & Finance

Health insurers in Idaho request premium rate hikes as high as 81 percent

According to the state’s Department of Insurance, health care insurers in Idaho have requested premium rate hikes as high as 81 percent for next year. The five insurers serving the individual market in Idaho are Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Mountain Health Co-Op, PacificSource Health Plans, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, and SelectHealth.

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End of U.S. payments to health insurers would cause premiums to rise: CBO

Why should taxpayers bail out insurance companies in the first place? Health insurance premiums for many customers on the Obamacare individual insurance markets would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to stop billions of dollars of payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday. Continue reading →

Trump donates three-month salary to Department of Education

President Donald Trump is donating his second-quarter salary to the Department of Education. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump chose to give the department $100,000. His first-quarter salary donation went to the Department of Interior. Continue reading →

Feds subsidized housing for ‘nonexistent tenants’

The HUD spent over $500,000 on apartments for people who “did not exist,” according to the agency’s inspector general. Last month’s audit found that managers of Section 8 housing in Jefferson County, Texas, defrauded the government by stealing the identities of former tenants and falsifying incomes.

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Republicans dismiss Dems’ ‘better deal’ with ad targeting Pelosi

This old bat should have been booted out a long time ago. A Republican-aligned super PAC is trying to knock down Democrats’ official effort Monday to rebrand themselves as “a better deal” — launching an ad campaign that targets House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and argues her party remains mired in “the same, old liberal ideas.” Continue reading →

State GOP urges ‘civil disobedience’ over new Seattle tax, says residents should not pay

Republicans in Washington state are calling for “civil disobedience” as they openly encourage Seattle residents to refuse paying a newly passed income tax that critics claim is illegal. Continue reading →

EPA Looking at Unions’ Ideas for a Trump ‘Clean Coal’ Power Plan

According to the Washington Examiner, miners and major labor groups are pushing for a replacement version of former President Barack Obama’s climate change rules. The push has come in a series of meetings with the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House.

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Nevada marijuana supply running low, state of emergency declared, governor says

Nevada state officials declared a state of emergency after stores that sell recreational marijuana reported that their supply is running out just less than two weeks after the drug went on sale legally. Continue reading →

Seattle approves income tax on wealthy, mayor cites Trump agenda

This will teach you Seattle morons to vote for Demonrats, especially gay ones. Washington is one of seven states that does not have a personal income tax, but this week one of its cities approved one on just its wealthiest residents. Continue reading →

G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

Seventy-six police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters in Germany’s city of Hamburg, where a G20 summit starts shortly. Three of them were taken to a hospital. The clashes began when police charged at masked protesters at a “Welcome to hell” march attended by 12,000 people. Continue reading →