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FOR MOTIVATION: Is Obamacare Working?
One year after its historically flawed rollout, healthcare analysts are debating whether or not Obamacare is working. There is no denying that this one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare has seen dropped coverage and decreased access to healthcare providers. With access to care restricted, quality of healthcare under the federal law has struggled to meet the mark as well. Check out some excellent commentary here on how Obamacare is doing one year later.
FOR INSPIRATION: Attorney General Pruitt Wins Important Court Victory
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt won an important victory this week when a federal court struck down the rule that would allow the use of Obamacare subsidies for states with federally managed exchanges. This is the second federal court to strike down this IRS rule. The judge wrote that such a rule was “capricious, arbitrary, an abuse of discretion or other not in accordance with the law.”
FOR FUN: What’s Your State’s Signature Dish?
Check out this fun state-by-state map illustrating the diverse culinary specialties each state has to offer. How well is your state represented and which state boasts the best dish? Some states are unsurprising like the Florida key lime pie and Pennsylvania’s Philly cheesesteak, but did you know the “funeral potatoes” are Utah’s signature dish or that Nebraska’s favorite dish is a “handheld meat pie”?
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