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The Coming Storm in ACA Implementation

Had the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the poorly-named Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell, almost 500,000 Alabamians could have been spared the cost of the program's individual mandate.  Premiums for a healthy 21-year-old would have dropped by ...

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Governor is Right to Take Gambling off the Table

Supporters of expanding gambling in Alabama often hype the opportunities missed by our state to "keep Alabama gambling dollars in Alabama."  Given the economic and social damage that would come with establishing a compact with the Poarch Creek Indian ...

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The White House’s War on Wildfires

Seeing an opportunity to buttress the Administration’s call to action on climate change, the White House’s science czar, John Holdren, recently linked the large number of wildfires currently burning in California to climate change.  “The evidence is ...

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How the ACA Will Affect Alabama Labor

Photo from al.com As the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to be implemented, there are now more signs that the Administration’s labyrinthine healthcare program has the potential to cripple the vulnerable populations it had originally ...