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The difference in health insurance premiums for rural and urban

Rural Americans are really getting a terrible, unaffordable deal under Obamacare. (And I supported the ACA). This would be an easy story to do since all you need to do is enter a few facts into esurance.com and then "edit" the zip code to see what the same family would pay in rural vs urban areas. These are my facts: Premium increase of $633 per month under Obamacare. Facts: Family of three in Colorado, zip code 81321. ...more »

Submitted by (@stevesandor)

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What will happen to Obamacare's Sponsered PCIP Insurance Coverag

I, like Millions others, signed up for the Obamacare PCIP Insurance which is a Government Sponsered Policy that provides Insurance for people with Pre-Existing Conditions. That coverage ends December 31, 2013 and we have all been told it can NOT be renewed past that because of no more Government funding. Is that going to be extended past December of this year because of all the on-going delays?? No one is mentioning this ...more »

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Monopoly Of Auto Insurance Rates Ripoff

Auto premiums have been skyrocketing for years. If one collects data on the number of accidents along with the number of autos within an area an investigation is needed. In my area less than 1% result in accidents. Even if each accident resulted in both autos being totaled it shows huge profits. I've never been able to review an annual report but I've also never seen an investigative story on this topic. I suspect ...more »

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Dermatologists overcharging....

When you go to some ( most) dermatologists they walk into the exam room and immediately spray CO2 on a spot on your arm or someplace. Most insurance companies and Medicare consider this "surgery" and it immediately increases your bill by $200-300. This is wrong and why dermatologists are in the top of highest paid specialties. This needs to stop and I haven't found a specialist that doesn't do this, particularly in ...more »

Submitted by (@kimgarrison)

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Educational Disaster Looming

Could you please look into the Common Core Educational initiative and ties to the tech companies that will insanely profit from the same? Basically every school system in the entire nation will be expected to buy computers for every student in the nation at taxpayer’s expense, so that students will be better prepared for the future. However there has never been a single test case regarding the efficacy of the program ...more »

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College professors requiring students to purchase books

College professors and the colleges requiring students to purchase books the has been authored or contributed to by the teachers or others in the college for the courses. Often I hear from my children and other kids about the requirement for the latest editions that have only minor changes in the book, but because the changes were authored by the teachers, the teachers require the students to purchase the latest edition. ...more »

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Student loan collections

Please research who the company is that does its private collections - The only name I've heard floating around was CollectCo, but I can find no information on it. I want to see who owns it, why they were awarded the contract and how much they are making "collecting" on defaulted student loans. I think you and I will be surprised at the outcome. Thx

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Big Pharma Raises Prices 1500%

I am a practicing pharmacist. In the last few months I have seen prices of most generic drugs cost go up several folds without any apparent reason. Example in case Doxycycline, a common antibiotic went up 65 times or 6500% .. what was once $20 is now $1300.. any there are many more examples. Talk about price gouging.. government wants to investigate corner gas station for raising prices by pennies and nobody including ...more »

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Public Outcry: Gov't. Must Ban Practice of 'Selling Lemon Autos'

'Lemon' does not just apply to old cars today. The term also applies to 'used/slightly-used' autos with some damages or recall issues. Yet, retailers are, ahem, "allowed" to resale these same cars after an auction/car rental-lease stint to unwise consumers for nearly same price as a 2-3 yr. older car than the current year. Egads, folks! Do you truly think this is a FAIR practice? Than write/call/email your State ...more »

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