Many Big Employers Plan To Offer Skimpy Health Options Despite Law : Shots – Health News : NPR

“Why don’t these ordinary citizens have the right to support their candidate as strongly as people who support candidates for one of the major parties?” asked Melissa Hewey, an attorney for the plaintiffs. Maine Assistant Attorney General Phyllis Gardiner, arguing on behalf of the state on Tuesday, said the Maine legislature had clearly distinguished between individual elections and election cycles, and that restrictions on each apply equally to all donors. “We see no evidence of Cutler supporters being unfairly discriminated against,” Gardiner said. “This may be a policy question for the legislature, but there’s no constitutional requirement here.” Cutler donors, Gardiner said, were also free to continue to contribute to the candidates political action committee.
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Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Stan Smith said although the law was created to address a problem, it is presenting some challenges for drivers. Related Tags school bus new law Neil Abramson MEANT TO KEEP KIDS SAFE…. BUT IT’S CREATING SOME CHALLENGES. .
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Community members said the problem needs to be addressed, whether that happens with the citys Gun Down initiative or some other plan. WREG spoke with a young man who turned to school sports to avoid getting into trouble.
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The survey also showed a continued move by large companies toward high-deductible, “consumer-directed” health plans and tools for workers to shop around for care. Consumer-directed plans, often paired with a tax-favored health savings account, feature deductibles of thousands of dollars. Deductibles are what consumers pay for care before the insurance kicks in.
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