Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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There were between an estimated 39 million and 80 million cases of H1N1 from April through Dec. 12, 2009, and about 7,880 to 16,460 H1N1-related deaths. Source: CDC
There is no accepted method of predicting when, where and how great in magnitude an earthquake will occur. Source: U.S. Geological Survey
The deadliest recorded earthquake in history killed 830,000 people in Shensi Province, China, in 1556. Source: U.S. Geological Survey
On Nov. 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill declaring that the third Monday of January, starting in 1986, would be recognized as the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday. Source: The King Center
Haiti declared its independence from France on Jan. 1, 1804. Source: CIA World Factbook
Thirty-eight percent of Haiti’s 9,035,536 people are aged 14 and younger. Source: CIA World Factbook
In Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, only 20 percent of the population lives above the poverty line. Source: CIA World Factbook
Haiti is slightly smaller than the state of Maryland. Source: CIA World Factbook
About 25 percent of adults aged 19 to 64 have ever received a pneumococcal vaccination, and 60 percent of adults aged 65 years and older have received the vaccine. Source: CDC
The largest category of salt sales by use in the U.S. is highway salt. Source: Salt Institute