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How It's Made: Leica M Camera by Surface Magazine

Motorola Migrate can now shepherd iOS users (and their data) to a new life on Android

If a Motorola device has recently charmed you away from the iPhone, make sure to check out the company's Migrate app. Moto just refreshed the transfer tool to add iOS support (similar to the one found on MotoMaker), making it easier to transfer iCloud data to Google's services -- so long as you …

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare

The botched rollout of the federal insurance exchange and the stream of media coverage surrounding the Affordable Care Act have left many Americans …

Some Americans Say They Support the Affordable Care Act but Not Obamacare

The idea that ignorance is the root of much disagreement—that if Americans understood the healthcare law, more would support it—seems condescending, but not invalid.<p>"So you disagree with Obamacare?"<p><i>"Yes, I do."</i><p>"Do you think insurance companies should be able to exclude people with preexisting …

The Year In Feminism

Be proud of everything we've achieved, but beware of what's still to come.<p><b>January</b><p>was covered<p>Opposition was already brewing from the religious right, with churches and for-profit companies seeking religious exemptions. Still, on an individual level, it made everyone's trip to the drugstore just a …

Revisiting the Politics of the Affordable Care Act

One of the chief rationales for the Affordable Care Act was that while it would expand coverage to tens of millions of Americans, it would reduce the …

Health Care

Using 8 TV shows to understand Obamacare

Americans have started shopping for coverage on the new health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges, ahead of more big changes from the Affordable …

Demystifying Obamacare Exchanges in 5 Easy Steps

Don't know much about the Obamacare health-insurance exchanges? If so, you're in good company.<p>According to the Kaiser Family Foundation's June …

What We Hear When NPR Refers To 'Obamacare'

Three years ago, as ombudsman for <i>The Miami Herald</i>, I wrote a column criticizing use of the term "Obamacare" in a headline because it had pejorative implications.<p>But I added this kicker at the end:<p>Word decisions are necessarily subjective. The tone you hear in a word may be different from how I hear …

Still Undecided About Obamacare? Here's What You Need to Know

Obamacare is here to stay. President Obama's health care reform law, also know as the Affordable Care Act, was temporarily threatened during the debate over the federal budget; House Republicans tried to bargain their votes in exchange for restrictions on Obamacare. Their efforts, though, were …

Obamacare's Accountable Medicare Effort Gathers Steam

A new health care delivery system that rewards doctors and hospitals for working together to improve quality continues to gather momentum in the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly.<p>The Obama administration said today that the voluntary program has attracted 123 new groups of medical …

Obamacare Medicare Taxes -- Increasing Your 2013 Tax Bill

Several years ago Warren Buffett made his opinion clear about how he felt wealthy Americans should pay more in federal income taxes. Specifically he cited income from investments, which are subject to a lower tax rate. He also held the opinion that it is unfair our tax code provides a tax break on …