House Republican leaders on Thursday wrote to President Obama voicing their “deep concern” over expected cuts to the Medicare Advantage program that they blame on the president’s healthcare law.
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The director of Colorado’s health exchange has been placed on administrative leave after the state discovered she had been indicted for stealing from a non-profit, the Denver Post reports:
The Massachusetts Obamacare exchange has been awarded a three-month extension from the Obama administration to fix its broken website and get customers enrolled, exchange officials announced Thursday.
According to a Rasmussen poll administered Monday and Tuesday, 57% of those polled felt that the best way to deal with the debt ceiling would be to raise it only if the raise were accompanied by spending cuts.
The debt of the U.S. government has increased by $2.678 trillion in the 2.5 years since House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) completed his first deal to put legislation increasing the debt limit through a Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Obamacare enrollment update: Administration STILL stonewalling on paid enrollees, previously uninsured
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius touted the new Obamacare enrollment figures in a conference call Wednesday: 3.3 million Americans in exchanges by the end of January, still significantly less than original targets.
On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that enrollment in the Obamacare private exchanges increased by 1,146,071 in January. In December, HHS reported 1,788,000 enrollees in the month of December. That suggests a drop-off of approximately 500,000, or 29 percent.
HHS announced Wednesday that a cumulative total of 3.3 million people have now signed up for private insurance through the Obamacare exchanges but that figure includes hundreds of thousands of individuals who have failed to make their first premium payment.
Hint: Probably fewer than expected
Three days after announcing that the U.S. Justice Department will recognize same-sex marriages in all legal matters, even in states that forbid it, Attorney General Eric Holder took a swipe at states that don’t allow felons to vote.
On Hugh Hewitt's radio show on Tuesday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reported he felt certain cuts to cost of living adjustments agreed upon on the previous budget deal would be repealed on Wednesday.
Most employers won't face a fine next year if they fail to offer workers health insurance, the Obama administration said Monday, in the latest big delay of the health-law rollout.