On Super Bowl Sunday, NFL stars tweeted their support for the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," following the advice of a White House liaison, Kyle Lierman.
"Football fans, hope you're getting ready for Super Bowl XLVII, don't forget you can #getcovered at healthcare.gov," tweeted Brendon Ayanbadejo, former linebacker for last year's Super Bowl champs, the Baltimore Ravens. His first attempt only got 8 "retweets" and 5 "favorites."
Lierman, a White House Office of Public Engagement liaison, drafted that tweet and others, in an email to the NFL Players Association obtained by The Washington Free Beacon. "When folks tweet this out if they or you email me with their handle I can flag it for the @whitehouse and our other twitter handles to be retweeted, etc.," the liaison wrote. more >>
There will be about two million fewer American workers by 2017 because of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," a Congressional Budget Office report released Tuesday finds.
Overall, employment is expected to increase, though not as much as it would if the ACA had never become law. The job losses will increase to 2.5 million by 2021.
The estimate is for full-time employment, the report notes. Some of the losses will lead to unemployment while some of the losses will translate to part-time employment. more >>
A North Carolina woman claims to have seen heaven and spoken to Jesus during the time she was pronounced clinically dead while she underwent surgery to remove her appendix.
"My heart must have stopped during surgery," said Debbie Cain, reports North Carolina FOX 8. "I started feeling this love from within, it was warm and as the light I saw started clearing through, I saw Jesus standing there. He looked down at me and without saying a word, He told me, 'Not now my child.' The next thing I knew, I was waking up in a recovery room."
Before her surgery, Cain says she was not religious, however, following her near death experience, she says she no longer doubts the existence of God and heaven. more >>
The World Health Organization has alarmed the international community with a new report on cancer rates around the world, warning of an incoming "tidal wave" of cancer that will be a human disaster unless urgent efforts are taken against it.
The report, based on the latest statistics on trends in cancer incidence and mortality worldwide, "reveals how the cancer burden is growing at an alarming pace and emphasizes the need for urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies to curb the disease," according to a press release.
Dr. Bernard Stewart from the University of New South Wales in Australia, one of the editors of the report, noted that prevention had a "crucial role in combating the tidal wave of cancer which we see coming across the world," according to BBC News. more >>
S37, an Illinois management company, is now facing the wrath of the public and a lawsuit from one its former employees after it was recently revealed they fired her less than two hours after her doctors told them she would need some time off from work for cancer treatment.
Elisa Madonia told CBS 2 that she thought things couldn't have gotten any worse when her doctors told her she had stage three esophageal cancer last October, but she was wrong.
Less than two hours after S37 management -- where she had worked for four years -- received a letter from her doctors explaining she would need some significant time off for chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, she was fired. more >>
Alabama neurosurgeon Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw, 62, who is being widely praised for trekking six miles in snow to perform life-saving brain surgery on a man who only had a 10 percent chance of living said the patient's survival is a "miraculous event" and his life is now in "the Lord's hands."
Speaking with reporters at a press conference held at Trinity Medical Center Thursday, Hrynkiw explained that he was aware of the dire condition of the patient when he decided to make the six-mile trek on foot Thursday because he had been communicating with hospital staff.
"I saw the CT scans. They texted me the image and this man's gonna die. He had a 90 percent chance of death. And the nurses and the ER physician who also called me while I was walking was telling me he was deteriorated, went into unconsciousness and he was dying," said Hrynkiw in a video of the press conference posted to al.com. more >>