Friday, March 7 2014 6:35 PM EST2014-03-07 23:35:21 GMT
By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Adam Dunn hit a pair of RBI singles and the Chicago White Sox beat a split squad of Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Friday. Dunn returned to the White Sox thisFull Story >
Former Red Adam Dunn hit a pair of RBI singles and the Chicago White Sox beat a split squad of Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Friday.Full Story >
Friday, March 7 2014 6:30 PM EST2014-03-07 23:30:50 GMT
The owner of Mahogany's at The Banks now has three days to pay up or move out. Owner Liz Rogers made a partial $26,000 payment on Tuesday, which was the original deadline to escape eviction.Full Story >
The owner of Mahogany's at The Banks now has three days to pay up or move out. Despite financial troubles, some council members say they have full confidence owner Liz Rogers will come through. Full Story >
Friday, March 7 2014 6:23 PM EST2014-03-07 23:23:46 GMT
Two men have been arrested following a police chase in Mt. Healthy on Friday afternoon. Witnesses say that a small business owner tackled one of the suspects as he fled the scene of a crash. OfficersFull Story >
Two men have been arrested following a police chase in Mt. Healthy on Friday afternoon. Witnesses say that a small business owner tackled one of the suspects as he fled the scene of a crash.Full Story >
Friday, March 7 2014 6:07 PM EST2014-03-07 23:07:12 GMT
Police say that one person is dead following a shooting in Over the Rhine on Friday afternoon. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Friday on Hamer Street. Little information is known at this time.Full Story >
Police say that a 33-year-old man was shot and killed in Over the Rhine while fixing his car on Friday evening. Full Story >
Friday, March 7 2014 5:19 PM EST2014-03-07 22:19:04 GMT
Jeff Ruby's Waterfront restaurant is currently docked in Hebron, Ky. Where it awaits repairs. The Ruby family stated on Friday that the restaurant will re-open and move back to the banks of Covington byFull Story >
Jeff Ruby's Waterfront restaurant is currently docked in Hebron, Ky. Where it awaits repairs. The Ruby family stated on Friday that the restaurant will re-open and move back to the banks of Covington by early 2015.Full Story >
(RNN) - If you haven't already been hearing a lot about the federal health reform lately, chances are you will soon.
Several major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, are taking effect in the coming months. Some within days, such as the exchange websites launching Oct. 1.
Here are details on what's happening, how it works, and what it means for you.
Q: What is Obamacare?
A: In 2010, President Barack Obama enacted a law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The stated purpose is to "increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance and decrease the cost of health care."
Q: Will coverage change if I'm insured already?
A: If you have private group insurance, chances are it won't change. If you buy your own insurance and it meets the minimum requirements, you likely won't see change either. If it doesn't meet requirements, you may have to pick a new plan.
Q: Do all the plans have to cover certain things?
A: Yes, all plans sold on and off the Obamacare Health Care Exchange must include the following to be considered a Qualifying Health Plan:
Ambulatory patient services.
Maternity and newborn care.
Mental health and treatment of substance abuse disorders, including behavioral health treatment.
Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices.
Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management.
Pediatric services, including oral and vision care.
Q: What is the Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange?
A: The health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges) are estimated to provide up to 29 million people with affordable health insurance by 2019. Open enrollment for Obamacare's health insurance marketplace began on Oct. 1, 2013, and runs to March 31, 2014.
Q: What type of plans are available on the Exchange?
A: In the state-run health insurance marketplaces, the government-approved health insurance plans are divided into four tiers.
They range from lower quality, but more affordable "Bronze plans," to "Silver plans" to a more expensive plan with better coverage called a "Gold plan." There is also a "Platinum plan," the highest quality and cost plan.
Lower premium plans will have higher deductibles, fewer benefits and larger out of pocket costs.
Q: How big are the penalties if I don't purchase insurance as required?
A: For 2014, the yearly penalty is $95 for an adult, $47.50 per child, and up to $285 per family, or one percent of family income, whichever is greater. That will rise in coming years.
Q: Which individuals are exempt from paying a penalty?
The Congressional Budget Office estimated in March 2012 that the ACA would newly insure 30 to 33 million people, leaving 26 to 27 million uninsured in 2016.
You can be exempt if the lowest priced coverage available to you would cost more than 8 percent of your household income. Those who do not file a tax return because of low income ($10,000 for an individual, $20,000 for a family in 2013), or those who are uninsured for fewer than three months of the year are also exempt.
A few other reasons for exemption include, being an undocumented immigrant, an incarcerated individual, a member of an Indian tribe, and those who belong to a religion opposed to acceptance of benefits from a health insurance policy.
Q: How can I save money by reducing healthcare costs?
Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:08 PM EST2014-03-07 04:08:39 GMT
An outbreak of the norovirus illness is spreading throughout a local assisted living center. We've been reporting on this for the past couple of weeks. There's currently 118 residents on the assistedFull Story >
An outbreak of the norovirus illness is spreading throughout a local assisted living center. The Hamilton County Public Health Department says Atria Northgate Park has seen roughly 63 cases of norovirus.Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 6:34 PM EST2014-03-06 23:34:31 GMT
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A man is charged with aggravated arson after police say he intentionally poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire. Donnell Goodbread, 34, appeared before a judge on Thursday afternoon. WitnessesFull Story >
A man is charged with aggravated arson after police say he intentionally poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire.Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:56 PM EST2014-03-06 21:56:48 GMT
Hamilton Police say they seized a significant amount of drugs, money, guns and a bulletproof vest after serving four search warrants throughout the week. Officers arrested five individuals on TuesdayFull Story >
Hamilton Police say they seized a a significant amount of drugs, money, guns and a bulletproof vest after serving four search warrants throughout the week.Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:04 AM EST2014-03-06 16:04:16 GMT
Batkid, the cancer patient who thrilled San Francisco with his efforts to save the city, was scheduled to appear at the Oscars but was scratched at the last minute, his mother said. Natalie Scott toldFull Story >
The 5-year-old Batkid who saved San Francisco was scheduled to appear on the Oscars, but his segment was cut before the show. Full Story >
Friday, March 7 2014 4:11 AM EST2014-03-07 09:11:28 GMT
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. On Thursday, the school board met as part of a planned safety workshop to review their current safety and emergency plans.Full Story >
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. For one local man, having an armed school employee has a different meaning.Full Story >