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THE GREENSBORO TIMES Greensboro, North Carolina


Free Vol. 1 No. 143


The African-American Voice-“Setting the Record Straight” greensborotimesonline.com


Maxine Waters implores Blacks to get ‘controversial’


BY THEGRIO


BY NATHANIEL MARSHALL Two African


Americans are running for Mayor in two major Triad cities in the November 7th 2017 municipal elections.


general Rev. Diane has


Representative Maxine Waters called


for the impeachment of


President Donald Trump, and she told a Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall on Civil Rights that she expects other Black leaders to back her in her efforts.


“Don’t come here and tell me,


‘Maxine, you keep on doing what you do.’ But when you gonna give me some support?” she asked. “How many of you in your organizations have said, ‘Impeach 45’ ?”


She added that it wasn’t necessary to focus on what crime to charge Trump with or what law to invoke to get the impeachment process started.


the Congress says it is. There is no law that dictates


“Impeachment is about whatever impeachment. What the


Constitution says is ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ and we define that,” Waters said.


“Bill Clinton got impeached because


he lied. Here you have a president, who I can tell you and guarantee you is in collusion with the Russians to undermine our democracy. Here you have a president who obstructed justice. And here you have a president who lies every day,” she added. “Thank God that the special counsel is


Maxine Waters > page 4


Moffett is running for Mayor in Greensboro and Former Guilford County Commissioner


Bruce


running for Mayor of High Point.


Rev. Diane Moffett came in second place for Mayor of the City of Greensboro in the October 10th primary


The Incumbent is October 2017


© Copyright 2017 The Greensboro Times


African Americans Moffett and Davis Vy for Mayor in Two Major Triad Cities


elections. Nancy


Rev. Diane Moffett


Vaughan came in first place with 61 percent of the vote. Moffett, who is the pastor of St. James Presbyterian church, placed second, with 21 percent of the vote. The third candidate for Mayor was local businessman John Brown and was eliminated from the contest for Mayor and received 16 percent of the vote. Moffett and Vaughan will contest for Greensboro Mayor against each other in the November


Bruce Davis


7th General Elections. Moffett’s stated priorities are economic development, public safety, health education and wellness. She believes that every resident should expect equal protection under the law. She has stated she is committed to improving relations between residents of Greensboro and police. Moffett plan to create strategies that confront the issues of poverty, and hunger that impact the physical and mental wellbeing of Greensboro.


Moffett and Davis > page 4


All You Need to Know to Get Health Insurance This Year


BY D.L. CHANDLER


Open enrollment is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health insurance coverage for the upcoming year. Additionally, for those who receive other benefits through their employers—such as life and unemployment insurance, or child care assistance —this is often when you can make changes to these offerings as well. Barring some specific life events, you only have the option of adjusting your coverage once a year, so it is important to understand your options and needs ahead of time.


When is the open enrollment period this year? Is it the same for everyone?


those


It is not the same for everyone. For getting


health through the Affordable


insurance coverage Care Act, or


Obamacare, open enrollment runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Outside of this period, you are usually only able enroll in a health insurance plan if you qualify for a special enrollment period. You’re eligible if you have certain life events, like getting married, having or adopting a child, changing jobs or losing other health coverage.


provided


For employer- health


insurance and other benefits, the timing can vary. It is generally in the fall, between October 1 and December 31. If your company offers health insurance and other benefits but you do not know when your company’s open enrollment period is, contact your HR department.


What should we keep in mind when choosing our healthcare coverage?


First, understand your options. If you get health


insurance through your job, speak with an HR representative about the plans available to you. If your job doesn’t provide a health insurance benefit, shop on your state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace or the federal marketplace to find the lowest premiums. You can do so by going to healthcare. gov.


Health Insurance > page 14


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