10 States With The Worst Health Coverage

from 24/7 10. Arizona> Pct. without health insurance (2012): 17.6%> Unemployment rate (2012): 8.3% (16th highest)> Poverty rate: 18.7% (8th highest)> Pct. aged 65 and over: 14.8% (13th highest)  An estimated 17.6% of Arizona residents lacked health insurance in 2012, well above the national rate of 14.8%. Children living in the state were also less likely than minors nationwide…

A Guide to the New Exchanges for Health Insurance

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD from NYT Robert Neubecker But after much anticipation, the curtain will finally rise on the exchanges next week, providing millions of consumers with an online marketplace to compare health insurance plans and then buy the coverage on the spot. The exchanges are likely to be most attractive to people who qualify for…

SHUTDOWN IMPACT: TOURISTS, HOMEBUYERS HIT QUICKLY

By SAM HANANEL from AP A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail would be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow. But vacationers would be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.…

Who U.S.-born Children Are Living with?

By Brigid Schulte from Washington Post American families are becoming increasingly polarized along race, class and educational lines, according to a new report released Wednesday, a sign of growing economic inequality that was exacerbated by the Great Recession. The report, “Divergent Paths of American Families,” found a widening gap in recent years between families that are…