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Lawmakers are once again pushing legislation in Congress that would require employers with 15 or more employees to provide workers with at least seven days of paid sick leave each calendar.  With Republicans now controlling the House, odds are strongly against passage of the “Healthy Families Act”.

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The Denver Post reports “GettingUsCovered” is signing up a lower-than anticipated number of patients, but is spending a larger-than anticipated amount of money.   $90 million was given by the federal government to run the high-risk pool, expecting at least 4,000 patients to join.  Instead, just over 800 patients have taken the insurance since the program began a year ago.

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