What Jane Says: Family

UPDATE: Three more stories in the past two days: All careless-gun-owner shooting deaths are tragic, but this one really got me. In Panama City, Fla., a young couple gathered with relatives to welcome home their 3-day-old baby. The guy next door picked up his gun by the trigger and, no surprise, it fired. The bullet […]

Researchers at the Chicago Federal Reserve took a look at how health care reform in Massachusetts, in 2006, affected consumer finances. Turns out, it made people better off. Your financial life has a better chance of working out if you’re protected from the devastating effect of high and unexpected medical bills. No surprised, but it’s nice […]

No one is safe from people who pack guns, even if they’re neighbors and friends. You never know where a bullet might be coming from. 1. A Kentucky state Representative Leslie Combs discharged her pistol in her office while trying to unload it. Luckily, the rep who was talking with her dodged the bullet. Combs […]

In Colorado Springs, a father shot and killed his 14-year-old stepdaughter, apparently mistaking her for a burglar. I don’t know if there’s more to this story, but police got a report that there was a “burglary in progress.” http://bit.ly/19dHcmy In North Carolina, a 3-year-old shot another 3-year-old with a .22 rifle. The dad and his […]

Rep. John Boehner is shocked, shocked, that his insurance premiums will rise, now that he he’s out of the government’s health plan and shopping the market for individual policies. Well, guess what? The premiums you have to pay as an individual have always been higher than those group plans charge for similar coverage. That is, […]

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