Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:56 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:56:55 GMT
Emergency crews were called to a reported fire at a Burger King Wednesday evening in Pleasant Ridge. A caller reported the smell of something burning in the restaurant, just after 9 p.m. Upon arrival,Full Story >
A caller reported the smell of something burning in the restaurant, just after 9 p.m. Upon arrival, crews reported smoke and visible fire, which was put out within approximately 15 minutes. The cause of the fire was due to smoking materials discarded just outside of the building.Full Story >
Jay Bruce ended Jason Grilli's saves streak with a solo homer in the ninth, and Brandon Phillips singled with the bases loaded in the 13th inning on Wednesday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory...Full Story >
Jay Bruce ended Jason Grilli's saves streak with a solo homer in the ninth, and Brandon Phillips singled with the bases loaded in the 13th inning on Wednesday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the...Full Story >
(FOX19) - The debate over the new healthcare law went to a new level this week when opponents of the law began to say that politics are shaping how the Department of Health and Human Services are giving out waivers.
Those waivers are actually "Mini-Med Waivers". The White House explains that waivers are granted if conforming to the rules of the new healthcare law "would effect premiums or cause people to lose coverage."
The Mini-Med waivers are only temporary and bridge from current insurance coverage until the health insurance exchange becomes available in 2014.
So far, 1,372 waivers have been approved by the Obama administration. Among those who have received them, McDonalds, hotels, construction companies, unions, grocery stores, and many many more. As of right now, 3.1 million workers have received a Mini-Med waiver with approximately half of them being union workers.
One of the big fire-storms has been that the conservative site, The Daily Caller reported this week that 20 percent of all the waivers approved in the month of April went to former house speaker Nancy Pelosi's district.
That is not quite accurate.
It is true that Pelosi's district secured 20 percent of the latest batch of waivers. That is going to raise flags. That is a large percentage of waivers to go to one congressional district. The actual number is around 38.
But, lets look at the facts.
The waivers in the Congresswoman's district were submitted to directly to HHS from Flex Plan Services.
On March 23, Flex Plan Services say they submitted applications for waivers for their client's health plan, including 69 businesses in California, 20 in Washington state, 2 in Georgia, and 1 in Alaska.
On April 4, HHS approved the waiver request for all of Flex Plan Services' clients. Not just the ones in Pelosi's district.
Here's what you need to know.
If you look at the debate over these waivers, the biggest problem seems to be that the HHS is not giving any specific criteria for how they are giving out waivers for healthcare.
The argument from pundants appears to be that these waivers are going to companies that really need them. But how do we know? Until 2014 should everyone get a waiver?
Until there is a clear, written protocol for who qualifies for the waiver and who doesn't, and why, this issue will only become more contentious.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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