August 14, 2012 |
Undeterred after sinking $50 million of her personal fortune into a failed Senate bid in 2010, Linda McMahon is back on the Connecticut ballot, this time to try to claim the seat of retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman. McMahon, a former World Wrestling Entertainment chief executive, is the clear front-runner to win the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary after out-spending and out-polling former Rep. Chris Shays. She'll likely face Rep. Chris Murphy, who appears poised to beat former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz in the race for the Democratic nomination.
June 28, 2012 |
Honda Motor Co.'s new electric vehicle comes with an unusual option: collision insurance without any deductible. It's the latest enticement to move electric cars off showrooms and narrow the cost gap with less expensive gasoline-powered vehicles. "It is a really interesting marketing tool," said Rebecca Lindland, an analyst with IHS Automotive. Detroit automakers have generally shied away from offering insurance for drivers. General Motors Co. experimented with the concept last year, offering a year of free auto insurance for new-car buyers in Oregon and Washington.
May 8, 2011 |
Jay Carey, 23, had the option of going back on his parents' health insurance plan when he left his last job to become a freelance graphics designer. But that didn't mean he should have. His family, and its health insurer, were based in Chicago. That meant a long commute for the Los Angeles-based Carey to see a plan physician. Besides, his dad, who probably would have to pay more for "family" coverage if Carey were to boomerang back onto the policy, wasn't wild about the idea.
September 6, 2010 |
Amy Reiley had resigned herself to joining the ranks of the uninsured. The part-time L.A. resident and owner of a boutique cookbook publishing company had a group insurance plan that for three years covered her and another full-time employee. But when Reiley's employee became eligible for Medicare, she lost the group policy and was left to search for insurance on her own. Reiley, in her 30s, has a history of headaches resulting from neck spasms, which she manages with a muscle relaxant.
December 27, 2009 |
The Senate on Thursday passed sweeping legislation to change the healthcare system. Here are some questions about what's next as the legislation continues to work its way through Congress: It seems like the healthcare debate has been dragging on for months. When will this end? Most likely in February. All signs point to the House and Senate ironing out the differences between their versions of the healthcare bill in January, with the goal of sending it to the president for his signature sometime around the State of the Union address in early February.
December 7, 2009 |
President Obama traveled to Capitol Hill on Sunday to rally Democrats on his signature healthcare initiative as the Senate moved closer to addressing two of the biggest land mines in the bill's path: the terms of a new public insurance option and limits on federal abortion funding. A showdown on the abortion issue is scheduled for early this week. An amendment to set stricter limits on federal funding is expected to be defeated. As for the public option, behind-the-scenes Democratic negotiations to satisfy both liberals and moderates quickened Sunday.