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November 2, 2009

What Health Care Reform Means For: The Uninsured

By Olga Pierce

(Using results from a questionnaire we did with American Public Media’s Public Insight Network, we’re looking at how the proposed health care reforms will actually affect people facing common health care coverage situations. This is the first in a series.) Anne Johnson lost coverage for herself and her 18-year-old son in February when she lost her job as a secretary at a solar energy company, where she was earning about $25,000 per year.
Find out how health care reform will impact the uninsured.


Taxpayers Lose $2.3 Billion with CIT Bankruptcy

By Paul Kiel

CIT, which specializes in lending to small and midsize businesses, got bailout money last December, a vote of confidence from regulators and the Treasury that CIT could survive and use the money to boost lending. CIT filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, and part of its plan to heal itself is wiping out the taxpayers’ $2.33 billion stake in the company.
Read the story.


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