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  • Mar 07, 2017 01:57 PM
    Last: 6yr
    It appears that Senate Republicans are a lot closer to an agreement than a lot of people thought. It's shocking how low on the radar this is in the media considering it is something that will directly affect tens of millions of peoples healthcare.
  • Mar 04, 2017 02:39 PM
    Last: 6yr
    I'm happy to see that many states are beginning the discussion of expanding Medicaid now that Congress wasn't able to pass the AHCA. I've always found it odd how states would refuse to expand the program if the Federal government was guaranteeing the money to help them expand it.
  • Feb 02, 2016 04:33 PM
    Last: 7yr

    I'm really surprised how tight the Democratic caucus was. Secretary Clinton might have been exuding confidence, but I'm sure she was really caught off guard with how close the caucus was.

    Senator Cruz's victory didn't surprise me at all. He spent countless hours crisscrossing Iowa and I'm actually surprised he didn't win by a larger margin. That likely shows how weak he actually is. He put everything he had into Iowa and barely won. Trump hardly did anything and came in a close second.

  • Feb 01, 2016 05:03 PM
    Last: 7yr

    Are you already enrolled in Medicaid? If so, then you should automatically have your Part B deductible and coinsurance taken care of. If you are not enrolled in Medicaid then I encourage you to contact your local office and see if you are eligible.

  • Jan 31, 2016 06:49 PM
    Last: 7yr
    I agree with some of your argument, but it's hard to overlook the fact that Iowa picked four of the last five Presidents we've had. I know that's a short history, but it's still something to think about.
  • Apr 01, 2015 11:36 AM
    Last: 7yr
    Larry E. Jones Sr. Wrote: How does the government justify what they call a windfall when you have worked for the government and worked in the public industry? How is it fair to take the money that you paid into social security and not give it to you when you retire because you also worked for the government & private industry.
    I'm not sure I understand. Did the government withhold money that you thought you should have receive?
  • Jan 20, 2016 09:23 PM
    Last: 3yr

    If your position was recently terminated or you are concerned that you will be unemployed in the near future then now is the time to make sure you understand everything you will need to do in order to begin receiving your unemployment insurance as quickly as possible.

    First and foremost, you will need to contact your state unemployment office to begin the application process. Unemployment benefits are handled by states and many will allow you to apply online, over the phone, or in person at your local unemployment office. If you have recently moved to another state or live in one state and work or worked in another then you will file your claim with the state you recently worked in.

    When you file your claim you will need certain documents in order to move forward. The states vary in their requirements, but you will generally need to provide a:

    • Mailing address, including zip code
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    • Employer information for the last two years.

    You will be asked if you left the job on your own free will, were laid off, or fired. If you were fired by your employer for violating your company policies or quit then you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. Each state has their own guidelines, so it is important to contact state authorities for further guidance.

    If your claim is approved then it's also important to understand that your benefits are considered taxable income. You can choose to have the tax deferred and pay them when you file your taxes or you can have them withheld from your benefit payments.

    If you're ready to get started then contact your state unemployment office to begin the application process. States vary on the length of eligibility and the amount you can receive.

  • Jan 15, 2016 05:15 PM
    Last: 7yr
    J.K.Logic Wrote: SO the question is, being so close to the first caucus that kicks everything off for the Republican party presidential nominee process, do you think any one of these candidates did enough to push past Donald Trump in polling to overtake him in the Iowa caucus? If so, who do you think it was?
    I think Iowa is Senator Cruz's to lose. Trump has hardly spent any time there and if Iowan's like anything, it's being catered to by the candidates. Cruz has built a considerable operation in Iowa and I would be very surprised if Trump wins. I may be proven wrong, but I just don't see it happening.
  • Jan 12, 2016 02:53 PM
    Last: 7yr

    I'm really looking forward to his speech. It sounds like he won't spend much time asking Congress for things he knows they won't give him and instead focus on giving a speech about what he wants America to be like moving forward.

  • Nov 14, 2015 04:24 PM
    Last: 7yr

    The two parties couldn't be more opposite when it comes to how their debates are conducted. The Republicans have to fight for as much speaking time as possible in a finite amount of time, but the Democrats don't have that issue because there is far fewer people running on the Democratic side. That means the three Democrats participating in tonight's debate will have plenty of time to try to convince Americans why they should be the nominee.

    I think it's a great thing that there will only be three people on the debate stage. Each candidate will be able to give in-depth answers instead of 30 second sound bites and each candidate will be forced to explain their positions in far more detail than they would if they were competing with nine other people for air time. That (hopefully) will lead to a more substantive debate that focuses on ideas instead of "one liners."

    Is anyone else planning on watching the debate tonight? If so, do you agree with me that it's a good thing there will only be three people on the stage or would you like to have more options since we are still so far away from officially selecting the next nominee?