The health program, funded jointly by the feds and the states, was devised to cover the poor. But if a provision in last year's health law isn't changed that could be the case for people with pretty healthy incomes.
Originally published on Thu October 27, 2011 10:51 am
<p>This NOAA GOES East satellite image shows Hurricane Rina over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. </p>
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Tourists and residents are fleeing Mexico's Yucatan peninsula ahead of Hurricane Rina, which is forecast to make landfall early Friday morning. The good news is that Rina has weakened and will continue to do so for the next two days. Right now, the Hurricane Center says Rina has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.
<p>Supporters of the moderate Islamist party Ennahda celebrate Tuesday after the party received the most votes to form an assembly that will write a new constitution. Tunisia was the first Arab country to stage a revolution this year, and the first to hold elections. </p>
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<p>A Yemeni woman in the capital Sana'a holds up a copy of the Quran while others raise their palms painted with the colors of the Yemeni (left), Libyan (center) and Syrian flags during a demonstration on Monday against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.</p>
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The heady days of the Arab uprisings have seemingly passed, and now the countries that tossed out autocratic leaders, or are still trying to, face much more difficult tasks.
Tunisians held a successful election on Sunday, but now must form a government and write a constitution. Libyans have not only purged but killed former leader Moammar Gadhafi. Now, they face enormous difficulties in unifying the country in the wake of his regime's total destruction.