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Harris Meyer is a senior reporter providing news and analysis on a broad range of healthcare topics. He served as managing editor of Modern Healthcare from 2013 to 2015. His more than three decades of journalism experience includes freelance reporting for Health Affairs, Kaiser Health News and other publications; law editor at the Daily Business Review in Miami; staff writer at the New Times alternative weekly in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; senior writer at Hospitals & Health Networks; national correspondent at American Medical News; and health unit researcher at WMAQ-TV News in Chicago. A graduate of Northwestern University, Meyer won the 2000 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

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Iowa’s ACA waiver plan would redistribute subsidies from the poor to wealthier people

By eliminating cost-sharing reductions, Iowa’s Medicaid waiver proposal would expose lower-income consumers to much higher deductible costs, potentially reducing enrollment and access to care.

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Collins, McCain and Murkowski are Modern Healthcare’s most influential people in healthcare

The trio of Sens. Susan Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski jointly were named the most influential in healthcare for their votes that prevented a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

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With Congress deadlocked, Iowa and Oklahoma seek to reform the ACA through waivers

It’s widely expected that if HHS gives Iowa and Oklahoma the green light on their ambitious redesigns for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges, other states soon would follow with similar proposals.

The switcheroo that could give McConnell enough votes to repeal Obamacare

Just when you thought the Republican drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act was finally dead, there is a plausible new scenario being discussed on how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could resuscitate it.

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As outpatient surgeries grow, hospitals look to claim piece of ASC market

Some hospitals and health systems have acquired ambulatory surgery centers or formed joint ventures with surgeons, allowing hospitals to keep a piece of the revenue.

Bipartisan fever: Conservative and liberal experts offer Congress a plan to reform ACA

The group urged Congress to take bipartisan action by the end of September to stabilize the individual insurance market until a longer-term resolution can be achieved and to protect healthcare access and coverage.


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MSNBC – s Melissa Harris-Perry Fallout Continues After Racial Joke (Video)


MSNBC s Melissa Harris-Perry Fallout Continues After Racial Joke (Video)

UPDATE: CNN, Sarah Palin and conservative commentors have rebuked the network and the host, who said on-air that Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson could grow up to marry Kanye West’s daughter. Harris-Perry offers tearful apology.

MSNBC, the cable news network that in recent months has parted ways with Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir. started the New Year with one of its weekend hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry. apologizing for making racially insensitive remarks during her last show of 2013. A Drudge Report link certainly got the ball rolling, but several days later the controversy seems only to have grown larger as competitors like CNN and the Fox News Channel have weighed in multiple times and Twitter and other social media continue to spread news of the MSNBC segment.

The segment had Harris-Perry showing newsworthy photos of 2013 to a panel and asking them to come up with clever captions. The one photo that didn t include an image of President Barack Obama was a Mitt Romney Christmas card that featured a photo of the former Republican candidate for president surrounded by his wife and grandchildren. On his lap sat infant Kieran Romney. the adopted black son of one of Romney s sons.

On seeing the photo, one panelist, actress Pia Glenn sang, One of these things is not like the other and that little baby, front and center, would be the one, as Harris-Perry laughed. Another panelist, comedian Dean Obeidallah joked that the image sums up the diversity of the Republican party. Harris-Perry cracked up the panel of four with the notion that Kieran could some day marry North West. the child of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws? she asked.

On Saturday, a week after the original segment, Harris-Perry offered a tearful, on-air apology that MSNBC.com has since attached to the original video. See the combined video below.

The rebuke from the right began soon after the Sunday show ended. MSNBC racists mock Romney family for adopting a black child, read a headline at Gateway Pundit the next day. We all saw media/left go after Sarah Palin s family. This attack on Mitt Romney s grandson is who these evil scumbags are, tweeted John Nolte of Breitbart.com. Investors Business Daily used the MSNBC segment as evidence that the real bigots are on the left. Palin wrote on her Facebook page. You really need a conscience, yellow journalists. May your 2014 New Year s Resolution be to find one. Thank you, Romney family, for giving a child a family full of love.

Gaining traction on Thursday was a scathing rebuke from the Washington Times Charles Hurt where he writes: Since you, like most Americans, do not watch MSNBC and have never heard of these thuggish characters, I will describe what they did. He then belittles Harris-Perry as a silly woman who apparently hosts a show on the network and her panel as Neanderthal guests.

National Review called Harris-Perry s comments extraordinarily backward and hateful, and Crystal Wright noted at the Guardian that Harris-Perry has a white mother and black father, then derided her for displaying the height of hypocrisy. Referring to Glenn singing one of these things is not like the other, Wright wrote: Imagine if an innocent black baby had been referred to as a thing by Republicans. But since a liberal television show does it, we should accept it and move on? Wright continued her assault on Thursday night while a guest on Hannity on Fox News.

Conservative talk radio has also been on the case, but perhaps the most sustained criticism has come from conservative actor Nick Searcy. who has an adopted son who is black and tweeted on Monday, Yo Melissa! Mock me too! Searcy followed with a barrage of tweets aimed at Harris-Perry and her panelists, including: They ridicule transracial adoption because they are afraid the child won t hate whitey, and, I m not going to sit by pretend it s not happening. She and her leftist drones hurt transracial adoption society.

Prior to her on-air apology Saturday, Harris-Perry had apologized via several tweets and an article at MSNBC.com. Glenn also addressed the controversy in tweets. and Obeidallah went into a lengthy explanation in an article at the Daily Beast. where he writes that he s disappointed Palin and others haven t leapt to his defense as they did with Duck Dynasty sPhil Robertson after he was attacked for saying politically incorrect things during a GQ interview. In response to Obeidallah s piece, Howard Portnoy of the conservative NewsBusters penned an article headlined: MSNBC comedian slightly less of a jerk than Melissa Harris-Perry.

But MSNBC, which did not respond to a request for comment, is also taking heat from its not-so-conservative competitor CNN, which, in turn, is being attacked from the left.

On Wednesday, CNN ran a segment where journalist Fredricka Whitfield claimed that some are calling for Melissa Harris-Perry to be fired, though the report was light on evidence that that, in fact, was the case. See the CNN video below.

At the left-wing PoliticsUSA. Jason Easley wrote that CNN ran what amounts to a hit piece on Melissa Harris-Perry that is designed to get her fired. He added: CNN s story was a deplorable piece of television that was intended to pander to the right, and prop up a scandal that is already dead.

Fox News, meanwhile, has mentioned the MSNBC segment numerous times on air and at its website. Liberal Fox News contributor Alan Colmes used his blog to defend the MSNBC crew because, as he saw it, they were mocking adult Republicans and not an innocent baby. But that was a minority view at Fox News, where even liberal Bob Beckel advised his competitors at MSNBC to shut your mouth. Be happy that child s got a place to be. Be happy they ve got a good place to live, some food on the table and they re being housed and clothed and given the kind of education they need.


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    Our mission is to keep your taxes as low as possible.We accomplish this by:

    • filing property tax protests
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    • checking for any missing exemptions
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    With over 17 years experience in Property Tax Consulting and Real Estate Appraisal, Roberts Tax Appeals can efficiently and effectively handle all your property tax needs – for commercial, residential, and personal property.

    Hearings start end of April

    Although the deadline to protest account is May 31st every year for most properties, Harris County appraisal district starts scheduling hearings the last week of April.

    They have done this for the past several years. They even schedule hearings on accounts that have not yet been protested. If you are a potential new client, it is best to contact us before mid April to make sure that your hearing date is not already past.

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    Colleen Roberts has over 17 years of success in the property tax field. She has handled thousands of property tax hearings in Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Brazoria and other surrounding counties. Her experience includes preparing and handling appeals on all types of property including retail, warehouses, apartments, office buildings, vacant land, residential, and business personal property.

    Robin Woodward is our hearing specialist.

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