Premiums are even lower for workers and families qualifying for tax credits. For example, in Texas, an average 27-year-old with income of $25,000 could pay $83 for the lowest-cost bronze plan, $133 for the lowest-cost silver plan, and $145 per month for the second lowest-cost silver plan after tax credits. For a family of four in Texas with income of $50,000, they could pay $57 per month for the lowest bronze plan, $239 for the lowest silver plan, and $282 per month for the second lowest-cost silver plan.
And based on the law’s provisions (the premium tax credit and Medicaid expansion), nearly 6 in 10 of the uninsured will pay $100 or less per month for health coverage.
via Delivering on the Affordable Care Act: Marketplace Premiums Lower than Expected | SBA.gov.
Settlers attacked two teenage Palestinian girls in the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday, locals said.
Abu Yousef Abu Irmeleh told Ma’an that three settlers attacked his daughter, Thikra Ahmad Abu Irmeleh, 13, and his niece, Ghada Mahmoud Abu Irmeleh, whose age was not given.
He said that the two girls were passing through the Jewish Quarter of the Old City when they were punched in the face.
Abu Irmeleh filed a complaint to the Israeli police, who subsequently began an investigation. The attack was caught on camera.
Another witness, Abu Jamal said that he saw the two girls near the Chain Gate crying and visibly frightened. He asked them why they were crying and they said that they had been attacked by settlers.
Another witness, Abu Yousef, said that Palestinians are attacked on a daily basis by Israeli settlers while passing through the Jewish quarter.
These attacks take many forms, including verbal assaults, throwing of garbage, or physical attacks.
via Settlers attack 2 Palestinian girls in Jerusalem | Maan News Agency.
A new poll published on Saturday finds a whopping 77 percent of French people agreeing with a recent statement by Socialist Interior Minister Manuel Valls, who said that Roma immigrants are inherently “different” and “will have to return to Bulgaria and Romania” .
via Majority of French believe Roma should leave France – FRANCE – FRANCE 24.
The French,Brits and Germans have always feared /hated Roma.
Living outside of China won’t keep you safe either, Chinese hornets gained a foothold in France in 2005 when they arrived in a pottery shipment, and have already spread to Spain, Portugal and Belgium. The European Environment Agency expects them to arrive in the UK and Italy soon. Sightings of Chinese hornets have also been reported in the US.
Kill them. Kill them with fire.
via Hornets have killed at least 28 people in Shaanxi this summer: Shanghaiist.
A 13-year-old was accidentally shot in the arm at her house in Warren, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon. Police found a rifle at the scene, along with a magazine for .22-caliber ammunition and nine .22-caliber bullets.
via The Gun Report: September 27, 2013 – NYTimes.com.