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  • Tesla Model 3 Pitched As An 'Affordable' Electric Car

    03/31/2016 10:52:07 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/01/2016 | Leo Kelion
    Tesla has unveiled its much-anticipated Model 3 electric car - its lowest-cost vehicle to date. The company's chief executive Elon Musk said the five-seater would start at $35,000 (£24,423) and have a range of at least 215 miles (346km) per charge. He added that his goal was to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year once production got up to full speed. The California-based company needs the vehicle to prove popular if it is to stay in business. The first deliveries of the vehicle are scheduled to start in late 2017, and it can be ordered in advance in dozens of...
  • Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Made Health Care Affordable, Study Finds

    12/30/2015 10:46:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/30/15 | Millie Dent - The Fiscal Times
    Despite its name, the primary goal of the Affordable Care Act was to expand health care coverage to millions of Americans who had been uninsured. And while it's done that - 15 million non-elderly adults have gained coverage - making that insurance "affordable" remains a significant challenge. Government subsidies for enrollees with incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level were designed to help with that, but rising premiums and high deductibles mean that getting health care coverage and treatment remains a financial burden for many Americans. A new study from the Urban Institute shows just how high the...
  • State approves 27% Obamacare rate hike for HMSA; 34% for Kaiser

    10/06/2015 11:10:07 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Monday, October 05, 2015 | Kristen Consillio
    The state approved a 27.3 percent rate hike for Hawaii Medical Service Association members and 34.4 percent increase for Kaiser members in Obamacare plans for 2016. HMSA, the state's largest health insurer, had proposed an average 49.1 percent rate hike -- the highest it has ever requested -- for 20,935 members in Obamacare plans next year. . . .
  • NC Small Business Will Be "Hit Especially Hard" By ObamaCare, May Drop Insurance For Workers

    06/04/2014 9:51:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    WCNC: NC Small Business Will Be "Hit Especially Hard" By ObamaCare, May Drop Insurance For Workers (June 4, 2014)
  • Oregon Mother: I Can’t Afford Obamacare For Myself, 1-Year-Old Son

    01/02/2014 8:34:20 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 152 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | January 2, 2014
    PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle/AP) — One Oregon mother says that she is unable to afford health insurance for her and her 18-month-old son because it’s too expensive. Kate Holly, 33, tells KOIN-TV that she originally championed President Barack Obama’s signature health care law because she thought it would help people in her situation. “I’ve been a cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act since I heard about it and I assumed that it was designed for people in my situation,” Holly, a freelance yoga instructor, told KOIN. “I was planning on using the Affordable Care Act and I had done the...
  • My cancer 'mind torture':Tony Dunbar, hits out at hospital delay (UK)

    12/16/2013 7:06:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Hull Daily Mail ^ | Dec 15, 2013
    My cancer 'mind torture': Hull pub landlord Tony Dunbar, of Hessle Road's Alexandra Hotel, hits out at hospital delay By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: December 15, 2013 A HULL landlord undergoing treatment for "aggressive" prostate cancer received a letter informing him his hospital check-up was being delayed three months. Tony Dunbar, 66, who runs The Alexandra Hotel in Hessle Road, west Hull, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. Earlier this week he received a letter from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust informing him his appointment at Hull Royal Infirmary, which was booked for December 30, had...
  • Oregon signs up just 44 people for Obamacare despite spending $300 million

    12/11/2013 10:42:54 AM PST · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 11, 2103 | Philip Klein
    Oregon, once touted as a model for President Obama's health care law, signed up just 44 people for insurance through November, despite spending more than $300 million on its state-based exchange. The state’s exchange had the fewest sign-ups in the nation, according to a new report today by the Department of Health and Human Services. The weak number of sign-ups undercuts two major defenses of Obamacare from its supporters. One defense was that state-based exchanges were performing a lot better than the federal website servicing 36 states. But Oregon's website problems have forced the state to rely on paper...
  • Team Obama Takes "Affordable" Out of Latest Obamacare Campaign

    12/06/2013 2:52:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 12/6/13 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama hit the campaign trail again this week in an effort to reboot support for Obamacare as the failed rollout continues with a broken website and broken promises. Speaking from the White House Tuesday, Obama declared "Obamacare is working," and that we "aren't going back." But for Obamacare to truly be "working" for the American people as promised when the Affordable Care Act was passed, it must in fact be affordable. We've seen the opposite. Young people will pay double under the ACA, young women will see their health insurance premiums increase on average by 193 percent and five...
  • President Obama nominates Vivek Hallegere Murthy for surgeon general

    11/15/2013 5:31:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/12013 | By JENNIFER HABERKORN
    President Obama nominates Vivek Hallegere Murthy for surgeon general By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 11/14/13 6:16 PM EST The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy to be the next surgeon general. He is the co-founder and president of Doctors for America, which began as Doctors for Obama in 2008. He is a hospitalist attending physician and instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He would succeed Regina Benjamin, who announced her resignation from the post in July.
  • The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon!

    11/08/2013 6:36:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 51 replies ^ | Nov 7, 2013
    The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon! The Affordable Aircraft Act, a new program under development which if enacted will allow every American to own a new approved (and in many cases cost subsidized) airplane. nickname: "Obamaplane". The U.S. government is contemplating new legislation called "The Affordable Aircraft Act" which declares that every citizen MUST purchase a new aircraft, by April 2016. These "affordable" aircraft will cost an average of $154,000 - $355,000 each. This does not include taxes, hangar fees, licensing and registration fees, nor ongoing costs of fuel, docking, hangar and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs or pilot...
  • Americans Plan To Pay Obamacare Fine (Husseincare's 'affordable' part)

    10/19/2013 2:38:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/13
    Selling the American people on ObamaCare was always going to be a big challenge. That's why it was passed all but in the middle of the night. Now, with the number of people who say they will opt out of ObamaCare and pay the fine instead growing - the selling of ObamaCare is only going to become more difficult, not less.
  • The Myths of Single-Payer Health Care

    10/11/2013 4:57:40 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 24 replies
    Free Market Cure ^ | recent | David Hogberg
    A single-payer health care system is one in which a single-entity -- the government -- collects almost all of the revenue for and pays almost all of the bills for the health care system. In most single-payer systems only a small percentage of health care expenses are paid for with private funds. Countries that have a single-payer system include Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Single-payer is popular among the political left in the United States. Leftists have emitted tons of propaganda in favor of a single-payer system, much of which has fossilized into myth. Here are some of...
  • Doctors claim to offer affordable health care without insurance

    10/02/2013 8:33:08 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 69 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10-02-13 | JANET ST. JAMES
    COLLEYVILLE — The clinic under construction in Colleyville has all the trappings of an ordinary doctor's office. But Dr. Kevin Wacasey is planning something revolutionary here. He’s offering what he says is truly affordable health care. "It's a cash clinic," Dr. Wacasey said. "That's just like it used to be in the good old days back before managed care took over."
  • Cleveland Clinic to cut $330 million from next year's budget, may cut jobs

    09/18/2013 12:22:34 PM PDT · by EBH · 45 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 9/18/2013 | Brie Zeltner
    About 60 percent of the hospital system’s costs are in labor, salaries and benefits, said spokeswoman Eileen Sheil, and “there’s only so much you can do with non-staff cost cutting. “Healthcare reform has really changed things, and the burden of cost is going to be falling on patients,” she said. “We want to make sure we can keep care affordable....” ...Sheil said the Clinic has not been filling vacant positions in many departments for a while, and some departments may be able to meet their targeted cuts by attrition and non-staff cuts. “Other places might have to look at reducing...
  • Need purchasing advice (vanity)

    09/08/2013 2:59:43 PM PDT · by sauropod · 189 replies
    Self | 8 Sep 2013 | Self
    Hello all, I need some advice on purchasing a handgun. I live in the People’s Republic of MD and the new gun control laws are about to take effect (Oct 1st). I am in the market for a .45. I was looking at cheaper than dirt at several models and would appreciate any hints you can give regarding a purchase. Have you dealt with buying guns from cheaper than dirt? Do you have a better source/way to do this? What is the proper procedure for completing this purchase from an on-line retailer? I would also like recommendations for handguns in...
  • Budget request denied, Sebelius turns to health executives to finance Obamacare

    05/14/2013 3:58:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark health-care law, two people familiar with the outreach said. Her unusual fundraising push comes after Congress repeatedly rejected the Obama administration’s requests for additional funds to set up the Affordable Care Act, leaving HHS to implement the president’s signature legislative accomplishment on what officials have described as a shoestring budget. Over the past three months, Sebelius has made multiple phone calls to health industry executives, community organizations...
  • Reid: More funding needed to prevent ObamaCare from becoming 'train wreck' (Mo Money!) |

    05/02/2013 7:12:11 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he shares colleagues’ concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a “train wreck” if it’s not implemented properly. Reid warned that people will not be able to choose health insurance plans on government health exchanges if federal authorities lack the resources to set them up and educate the public.
  • Costly mandates advance to Colorado House - ACT NOW for affordable electricity

    04/27/2013 1:12:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Colorado Senate Bill 252 and the multibillion-dollar economic burden it would impose on .. Colorado. ... SB 252 is being fast tracked to limit public debate. The bill squeaked through the Senate by just one vote and now will be heard in the House. Coloradans: It's time to contact your representative to say how critical it is to stop this costly bill. ... It will just take a minute or two to make your voice heard and your representative needs to hear from you today.
  • Some Small Businesses Opt for the Health-Care Penalty (Oh Really!)

    04/09/2013 4:05:41 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 4/9/2013 | By EMILY MALTBY And SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN
    Small-business owners across the U.S. are bracing for the health-care law that kicks in next year, fearing it will increase the cost of providing insurance to employees. But Rick Levi, a business owner in Des Moines, Iowa, is among those considering the government's escape hatch: paying a penalty to avoid the law's "employer mandate." Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with 50 or more full-time workers will be required to provide coverage for employees who work an average of 30 or more hours a week in a given month. An alternative to that mandate is for business owners to pay...
  • Health Insurance Costs Skyrocket For College Students Due To Obamacare

    08/27/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 25 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ron Meyer
    Can we stop calling ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act now? A Young America's Foundation activist forwarded an email from the Vice President for Finance at his school, Guilford College (Greensboro, NC), informing him that, "For the 2012-13 academic year, the annual cost of the student health insurance is increasing from $668 to $1,179. This insurance premium has been charged to your student account." Why the increase? "Our student health insurance policy premium has been substantially increased due to changes required by federal regulations issued on March 16, 2012 under the Affordable Care Act." Guilford College has been forced to raise...
  • Affordable Care? New Obamacare Fee Coming to Health Insurance in 2012

    12/27/2011 3:05:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/27/11 | Publius
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. But what will Americans do with the answers? The goal of the research, part of a little-known provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law, is to answer such basic questions as whether that new prescription drug advertised on TV really works better than an old generic costing much less. But in the politically charged environment surrounding health care, the idea of medical effectiveness research is eyed with...
  • The Latest Health Care Court Case [from]

    08/12/2011 3:45:47 PM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    The White House Blog ^ | August 12, 2011 | Stephanie Cutter
    There has been no shortage of court cases regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Before today, four courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, examined the health reform law and found it constitutional. Today, a different court ruled against the Affordable Care Act’s individual responsibility provision. We strongly disagree with this decision and we are confident it will not stand. The individual responsibility provision – the main part of the law at issue in these cases – is constitutional. Those who claim this provision exceeds Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce are incorrect. Individuals who choose to...
  • HUD’s “affordable housing” wasteland

    05/16/2011 5:07:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/16/11 | Michelle Malkin
    No one knows more about the massive failure of public housing “revitalization” than Team Obama and its hapless Chicago social engineers and architects. In 2009, I put the spotlight on Altgeld Gardens and the unfulfilled promises of Richard Daley and Valerie Jarrett’s “Plan for Transformation.” Flashback: For decades, the public housing boondoggle has provided lucrative jobs and windfalls for Daley cronies and developers. The failure to make the communities safe for families and kids touches not only Obama, but his closest advisers — including real estate mogul/Daley operative/consigliere/city planning commissioner/Habitat Company chief Valerie Jarrett. Daley/Jarrett’s “Plan for Transformation” for Chicago...
  • Where can I find the 1,000 companies and unions given waivers from ObamaCare?

    03/07/2011 11:19:57 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 14 replies
    March 7, 2011 | ReleaseTheHounds (Vanity)
    VANITY: I tried doing a search to find the list of the 1,000+ companies/unions/etc. that have been granted waivers from the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." Needless to say, it is not a featured link on the website. I'm sure there are some great Freeper sleuths who know where we should be able to find this -- Google and Bing don't seem to want to help. Maybe HHS doesn't want people to know who is being granted waivers... Maybe HHS doesn't want people asking the question. I think it should be a FAQ on the HHS website because...
  • Seniors in Rochester(Mn) Area Flock to Affordable Housing

    10/04/2010 8:13:01 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 10/3/2010 | By Christina Killion-Valdez
    Market research showed a need for more low-income senior housing in Rochester, but the numbers of people applying for 53 new rent-subsidized independent living apartment units brought that need home. As of several weeks ago, more than 80 people had applied to live at Kenosha Drive Apartments, a new low-income senior housing facility for those age 62 and older in northwest Rochester, which is set to become the flagship property for Accessible Space, a national nonprofit affordable housing provider based in St. Paul. That's the most applications the non-profit has received for a new facility, said Devin C. Vander Schaaf,...
  • Caption: Obama at the Wheaton, Maryland Town Hall Meeting on Super Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    06/08/2010 12:44:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 84+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/10 | Reuters
    U.S. President Barack Obama holds a town hall meeting at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center to discuss the Affordable Care Act in Wheaton, Maryland, June 8, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
  • Obama Determined To Save “Affordable Housing”

    03/01/2009 1:44:52 PM PST · by Neil Braithwaite · 617+ views
    The Truth Will Prevail ^ | 2/27/2009 | Neil Braithwaite
    Obama is already showing mental and emotional fatigue - won't last another term with this weak display of performance. There is no doubt he wouldn't last another term of the presidential spotlight. The democrats will have pay a high price for his lack of 'savvy skills' thus the demise of the party.
  • John Edwards Calls on ACORN to Organize Change in America

    10/14/2008 7:41:49 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 36 replies · 718+ views
    Gather ^ | Oct 10, 2008 | Delores Williams
    Former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards called it a "moral shame" that 37 million Americans live in poverty, but committed to lifting them out by working with ACORN to raise wages and supporting Sen. Barack Obama for president. "We can walk together and end the great shame of poverty in the United States," Edwards told nearly 2,000 ACORN members Monday, June 23, the final day of the group's National Convention at the Cobo Center. Edwards serves as chair of the ACORN-affiliated "Half in Ten" campaign to cut poverty in half in the U.S. within 10 years. Edwards called the...
  • The affordable, 100mpg, carbon-composite passenger car (Free Market is Way Ahead of Gore)

    07/17/2008 4:54:18 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 27 replies · 136+ views ^ | 07/17/08 | Staff
    July 17, 2008 Britain's Axon claims that its newly patented mass-production techniques will make carbon composite car frames and bodywork even cheaper than their metal counterparts - and only 40% as heavy. What a revolutionary technology this could be - the power to weight ratio of any vehicle on the planet could be dramatically increased for no extra cost! The company plans to release a highly affordable 500cc Review-of-Three-Wheeled-Vehicles Mar-08 passenger car making at least 100mpg from a basic petrol engine in 2010, and Axon is confident its simple, lightweight solution to the fuel economy challenge will be...
  • Most Affordable Places To Live Well (Ten Most Affordable Cities)

    11/10/2007 4:58:04 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 271 replies · 1,436+ views
    Forbes ^ | 6 November 2007 | Matt Wolsey
    Triple-digit monthly parking fees, $12 movie tickets, clogged intersections and weekly grocery bills that rival some mortgage payments. Welcome to life in the Big Apple. And Los Angeles. And Chicago. But, it's possible to enjoy such amenities without the hassles. Step one? Look for more affordable spots that offer a similar or better quality of life, and where the dollar goes far. The Cities are: Minneapolis Indianapolis Cincinnati St. Louis Houston Milwaukee Dallas Pittsburg Columbus Atlanta
  • The Hypocritical Ingratitude of Christian Affordable Housing Advocates

    07/10/2007 1:17:41 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 8 replies · 846+ views | July 10, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The Hypocritical Ingratitude of Christian Affordable Housing Advocates The Pasadena Pundit - July 10, 2007 National talk radio show host and Jewish theologian Dennis Prager is most perceptive in his comment: "Of all the ugly human traits, ingratitude ? the refusal to acknowledge the good that has been done for us ? is probably the ugliest. Yet its awfulness is only exceeded by its ubiquity." Paradoxically, the scope of ingratitude and a sense of entitlement has apparently pervaded even the Christian community in its self-righteous political and media advocacy for affordable housing for the poor, most notably by both Protestant...
  • Report: Climate change plan affordable ("It's stunning in its brilliance and relevance," ...)

    05/04/2007 8:45:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 931+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/07 | Joseph Coleman - ap
    BANGKOK, Thailand - Delegates from 120 countries approved the first roadmap for stemming greenhouse gas emissions Friday, laying out what they said was an affordable arsenal of anti-warming measures that must be rushed into place to avert a disastrous spike in global temperatures. But a U.S. official raised concern about the economic costs. The report, a summary of a study by a U.N. network of 2,000 scientists, said the world has to make significant cuts in gas emissions through increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and vehicles, shifting from fossil fuels to renewable fuels, and reforming both the forestry and...
  • Making Room For Defense (Defense only

    02/06/2007 2:33:19 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 356+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6 February 2006 | Staff
    In the never-ending game of Whack-A-Mole the media play with the Bush administration, the alarms over defense spending take the cake. The Times story, for instance, notes that projected spending is “near historic highs, even when adjusted for inflation.” True enough, in rough dollar terms. That $481 billion planned for defense is a lot of money. But defense spending as a share of GDP — the most meaningful measure for how much of our nation’s resources we devote to government — is actually way below historic norms and expected to go even lower. Last year, as the Pentagon notes, we...

    07/23/2006 2:42:46 AM PDT · by Hostage · 70 replies · 2,669+ views
    Physicians Practice ^ | July/August 2006 | Nancy J. Morgan MD
    Nearly five years ago, my husband and I left a university clinic practice to explore ways to spend more time with our patients. Denied the right to provide services to my patients because the patients' insurer did not deem it necessary, we felt we were losing personal control of the practice of medicine. Much of my practice was women's care, and the idea of providing comprehensive women's care in 12-minute visits was absurd. Furthermore, to maintain an "efficient" patient flow, my schedule was typically filled weeks in advance with physicals and Pap smears, so that acute care was frequently shunted...
  • Club offers affordable weekly condos to DoD ID cardholders

    07/05/2006 5:31:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 410+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Luke Elliott
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 5, 2006) – Department of Defense ID cardholders are eligible for weekly condominium rentals at 3,500 resorts in 80 countries worldwide. Provided by Morale, Welfare and Recreation and sponsored by Resort Condominium International, the Armed Forces Vacation Club offers space-available condominiums for $299 a week. The program gives Soldiers and other DoD workers affordable accommodations in condominiums that would otherwise go empty, according to Verlin Abbott, RCI director of AFVC. While the program provides low-cost accommodations to vacation resorts across the globe, Abbott stressed that the condos are “space available” only. “Don’t expect to go...
  • MWR travel packages make Australian vacations more affordable

    05/18/2006 8:53:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 404+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 17, 2006 | Tim Hipps
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, May 17, 2006) – Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons will be hard-pressed to beat the cost of an Australian vacation purchased through their Information, Ticket and Reservation office. A five-night stay in Sydney or Melbourne is available for $838 per person based on double occupancy. The “G’Day Good Deal” packages include three- or four-star accommodations for five nights, round-trip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco aboard Qantas Airways and a 15-hour calling card that can be used to dial the United States. Taxes and surcharges are not included in the base price. “Normally, when...
  • One Quarter Of Californians: "We're Outta Here"

    11/20/2004 1:29:58 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 42 replies · 1,167+ views
    Realty Times ^ | November 19, 2004 | Broderick Perkins
    The high cost of housing in California is prompting nearly a quarter of the Golden State's residents to seriously consider moving to cheaper digs elsewhere. What's more, when Californians buy a second home, more and more of them are buying out of state in cheaper housing markets. California has the nation's third fastest rate of home price appreciation this year, behind Nevada and Hawaii, rising more than 18 percent compared to last year, 84 percent in the past five years and a whopping 338 percent since 1980, according to the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's Home Price Index. Nationwide...
  • Affordable-housing law OKd

    08/27/2003 9:47:27 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 7 replies · 295+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/27/03 | Amanda Vogt
    Affordable-housing law OKdHighland Park puts requirement on developers By Amanda Vogt, Tribune staff reporter. Freelance reporter Julie Ewart contributed to this report August 27, 2003 Prompted in part by complaints that young people cannot afford to raise families in the community where they grew up, the North Shore city of Highland Park has approved what an observer called a "precedent-setting" zoning ordinance requiring a portion of new multifamily developments to be reserved for affordable housing. The ordinance, passed unanimously by the City Council Monday night, requires 20 percent of new multifamily residential construction with five or more units to be...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 10-26-02

    10/26/2002 10:22:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies · 319+ views
    The White House ^ | 10-26-02 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryOctober 26, 2002 Radio Address by the President to the Nation      Audio THE PRESIDENT: America's health care system has advantages no other nation can match, but also challenges we cannot ignore. The quality of American medicine is excellent, yet too many Americans live in communities lacking good clinics and basic health care; others are forced to wait for new medical devices that are delayed in an overburdened approval process. And the high cost of prescription drugs is placing a heavy financial burden on many Americans, especially our seniors. This week, we are taking steps...
  • Report: Maine's affordable housing crunch intensifying BRING EM ALL IN! SLEEP ON THE RUGS!!

    09/20/2002 5:27:16 PM PDT · by SheLion · 29 replies · 398+ views ^ | 20 September 2002
    <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) David McCusker spent several months living in a homeless shelter when he moved to the city last year. He slept on a floor mat while looking for a good job and a decent place to live.</p> <p>Now the 36-year-old taxi driver, who can no longer afford to share an $800 per month apartment in Gorham, is again feeling the squeeze of Maine's affordable housing crunch.</p>