Biden and Obamacare: One Sentence in Stimulus Plan Reveals Health Care Approach

Tucked into President-elect Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is a one-sentence provision that could drive billions in federal subsidies to help people afford to buy health insurance. The proposal would do two things: make upper-middle-income Americans newly eligible for premium subsidies on Obamacare marketplaces, and increase the financial help that already goes to lower-income enrollees.…

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One Sentence in Biden Stimulus Plan Reveals His Health Care Approach

Tucked into President-elect Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is a one-sentence provision that could drive billions in federal subsidies to help people afford to buy health insurance. The proposal would do two things: make upper-middle-income Americans newly eligible for premium subsidies on Obamacare marketplaces, and increase the financial help that already goes to lower-income enrollees.…

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Go Ahead. Fantasize.

Imani Baucom, 29, a teacher in Washington, D.C., has been fantasizing about taking a trip to the Dominican Republic to see a class of fifth graders she taught some seven years ago. They’ll be graduating from high school this spring. Jordan Firstman, a television writer who has found some celebrity this year doing impersonations on…

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Why Isn’t Kelp Catching On?

In the past year and a half, Ms. Warner said, Atlantic Sea Farms has been able to scale up production of kelp to a million pounds from 30,000 pounds. “And so when I hear things like, ‘Oh, the seaweed industry is not growing,’ I’m like, ‘Oh, really?” she said. Some of the company’s high-profile partnerships…

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Weddings: A Data-Driven Courtship

The spreadsheet that Nicole Alison Woon and Jeffrey Ryan Chheng use to record the restaurants they’ve patronized in Seattle, nearly over 500 and counting, can be read as an oblique diary of the couple’s developing relationship. It contains Umi Sake House, the sushi spot where Ms. Woon and Mr. Chheng had their second date; RN74,…

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Weddings: Yes They Met Online

Rachel Jennifer Heyman did some quick-fire swiping on the Tinder dating app at her apartment in Manhattan one Saturday evening in January 2019 with her friend over glasses of wine, a variety of Trader Joe’s appetizers and reality TV. “At points we would take each other’s phone,” she said, and swiped right for each other…

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Weddings: Finding a Second Wind

For Dr. Mariann Channell and Benson Woo, life is good. “We have thoroughly been enjoying each other’s company,” said Dr. Channell, as she strolled around Maui with her new husband, Mr. Woo, one recent night during their Hawaiian honeymoon. “We are fortunate to have found each other.” Dr. Channell, who lives in St. Clair Shores,…

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