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Drone sites may trigger windfall

The drone industry is hoping for a windfall after the Federal Aviation Administration announced six U.S. test sites for unmanned aircraft on Monday.<p>The site selection is an important step toward tapping into the economic and job creation potential of drones over U.S. soil, said the leader of the …

Exclusive: Inside Hangouts, Google's big fix for its messaging mess

<i>By Ellis Hamburger and Dieter Bohn</i><p>Skydivers equipped with futuristic glasses live-broadcasted their descent into the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco during last year’s Google I/O. Developers lined up to receive not one, but four free devices costing $300 or more. Google announced the Nexus …

All the president's hitmen: tracking Washington's secret army

<i>Additional reporting by Jesse Hicks and Janus Kopfstein</i><p>In the 1960s there was a saying: "Suppose they gave a war, and nobody came?" We'll probably never know the answer to that particular American koan, but a recent book and documentary film sets out to answer a more important question: "What if …

Insurance Companies Use 'Misleading' Cancellation Notices On Obamacare

Some insurance companies are sending cancellation notices or other "misleading" letters to customers in an attempt to push them into pricier alternatives, according to new reports.<p>Reporters at Talking Points Memo found at least two instances where insurance companies canceled policies, but provided …

Labor Unions May Get Health Law Tax Relief

Weeks after denying labor’s request to give union members access to health-law subsidies, the Obama administration is signaling it intends to exempt …

Insurance Firms Forced To Cancel Many Individual Policies

More than 12 million Americans buy health insurance on their own, and many are getting cancellation notices because their individual coverage does not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act. This is causing anxiety and anger — especially since most of these people can't get onto the …

Sebelius hearing: More bad news

<b>3. Democrats can’t settle on a message</b><p>If you needed any reminder of how painful the Obamacare rollout has been for Democrats, all you had to do was listen to them veer back and forth between scolding Sebelius and throwing her softballs — never quite finding the right mix.<p>Baucus, whose warning of a …

Sebelius on Healthcare.gov: 'A Miserable Five Weeks'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While appearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, Health and Human Services …

Interest In Obamacare Rises Despite Website Problems: Poll

By Lewis Krauskopf<p>Nov 6 (Reuters) - Uninsured Americans are showing more interest in the coverage offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare law despite technical problems that have hindered enrollment through a government website, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.<p>The glitches have crippled …

Dems give W.H. tight ACA deadline

Democratic senators facing voters next year are willing to give the White House time to resolve the glaring problems with Obamacare.<p>Very little time.<p>At the pleading of senior White House officials, Senate Democrats are holding off on demands to delay major aspects of the health care law until the …

How The Affordable Care Act Pays For Insurance Subsidies

The new health care law will provide around $1 trillion in subsidies to low- and middle-income Americans over the next decade to help them pay for health insurance.<p>Johanna Humbert of Galien, Mich., was pleasantly surprised to discover that she qualifies for an insurance subsidy, since her current …

Tech chief in Obamacare spotlight

President Barack Obama’s chief technology officer didn’t build HealthCare.gov, but he’s busy trying to fix it.<p>Todd Park, one of the most accomplished health IT entrepreneurs in the country, is just the kind of techie Obama needs to save the botched website — so much so that many wonder why Park …

Healthcare.gov Has Enrolled At Least 40,000 in Private Plans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to "people familiar" with Healthcare.gov, the struggling website enrolled 40,000 to 50,000 …

House Subpoenas Todd Park, Marks Him as Next Healthcare.gov Scapegoat

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Everyone seems to agree that someone should get fired over the Obamacare launch, though no one can …

How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

New Rules Mandate Mental Coverage

With Pressure From All Sides, Obamacare Vise Tightens On Dems

Democrats at the White House and in Congress find themselves in an ever-tightening vise over all those canceled health insurance policies.<p>House Republicans plan a vote as soon as Friday on a bill that would allow people to keep health plans they like, just as President Obama said they'd be able to …

Making of ACA management failure

In the days after HealthCare.gov went live, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough quietly dispatched Jeff Zients, a favorite West Wing fixer, to assess the operation and report back.<p>When Zients did, President Barack Obama learned the project was in worse shape than suspected — riddled with …

What Consumers Need To Know About The Obama Plan For Canceled Health Policies

<i>Updated at 11:00 a.m.</i><p>President Barack Obama’s pledge to Americans that they could keep their health plans if they liked them began to backfire last …

DC insurance commissioner fired a day after criticizing Obamacare steps

Washington, D.C.'s insurance commissioner confirmed Sunday that he was fired after questioning President Barack Obama's proposed fixes to his troubled health-care law.<p>William White told NBC News that Mayor Vincent Gray's office didn't explicitly link his dismissal to his comments. But he strongly …

Obamacare's threat to liberalism

From the moment of his improbable emergence as a presidential contender seven years ago, Barack Obama has always positioned himself as something better than a politician. And he has always presented his goals for progressive change as something bigger than the bare minimum a Democrat might hope for …

Up To 40 Percent Of Obamacare Website Hasn't Been Built Yet: Official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Up to 40 percent of the technology needed to run the new Obamacare health insurance marketplace has not yet been built and will not be ready when insurance companies start sending in bills when coverage begins January 1, the project manager of HealthCare.gov told the U.S. …

Obama: It's 'on me'

President Barack Obama came to the White House podium Thursday to apologize. And apologize. Then apologize some more.<p>The press conference was the kind no president ever wants to have: admitting his political enemies have a point. He conceded that a project his administration spent years on is …

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