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“Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies”

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This June 25, 2015 New York Times article talks about the supreme court ruling upholding the subsidies to low and middle class people for healthcare insurance.

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“Reasonable Accommodations”

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This March 25, 2015 Slate article talks about questions raised by the Supreme Court about the number of mentally ill people shot by police as it compares to the number of police shot by mentally ill people and asks if the ADA should be applied more often to mitigate  a less violent approach to dealing with people with mental health issues as opposed to creating a society where the mentally ill are killed on sight.

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English: Commemorative plate of mentally ill victims of German crimes in Fort VII in Poznań Polski: Tablica upamiętniająca chore psychicznie ofiary niemieckich zbrodni w Forcie VII w Poznaniu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“What the Hobby Lobby Decision Means for People with Mental Illness”

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This July 1, 2014 Healthy Place blog post talks about the potential domino effect of issues that could occur as a result of the Hobby Lobby ruling by the Supreme Court.  I truly hope that this doesn’t occur, but the impact could reach beyond birth control and impact other things like medications used to treat mental illness or  other forms of mental health treatment.  In short we need to ask what door has the Supreme Court ruling about Hobby Lobby not being required to pay for birth control due to a sincere religious belief opened and what will the fallout of this ruling look like?

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US Supreme Court (Photo credit: dbking)

“Here’s why voter ID will be requested, not required, in November elections: PennLive letters “

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d'Octobre 2008, Jèrri

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d’Octobre 2008, Jèrri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 15, 2013 article found on the Patriot-News powered Penn Live website in Central Pennsylvania, explains why voters will be asked for ID at the coming election, but NOT required in most cases to present it.  the long-standing rule about someone who is a first time voter at their assigned polling place will still apply.  Voters who have voted at their assigned polling place before will be asked for id, but NOT required to show it.  The new Voter ID law is still on hold by order of the state Supreme Court. Here’s a link to an August 16, 2013 article that talks about the court ruling on Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law found on the HuffPost website

 

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