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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday July 25, 2014:
Two federal court rulings have many wondering about the future of a significant aspect of the Affordable Care Act. One court said residents of states that purchase health insurance through the federal marketplace may not receive government subsidies for their premiums. Then later the same day, another court ruled they could.
The bottom line – for now – is almost 260,000 Pennsylvanians will continue to be able to take advantage of subsidized premiums while the court cases are appealed.
Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network appears on Friday’s Smart Talk to shed light on the situation.
Also, a business closed in downtown Harrisburg recently saying the changes in parking that include higher rates and fines, were partly to blame. Are businesses being impacted by customers not wanting to pay more for parking?
Tara Leo Auchey from Today's the Day Harrisburg and Staci Basore, owner of the restaurant Mangia Qui
Today’s the Day Harrisburg’s Tara Leo Auchey and Staci Basore, owner of the restaurant Mangia Qui will provide some insight.
Finally on Friday’s program, architectural photographer Matthew Christopher of Mt. Gretna photographs abandoned structures for a series he calls Abandoned America. We’ll talk with him about his
Courtesy Matthew Christopher
unique view through a camera lens.
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