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Interest In Obamacare Is Rising Despite Website Problems

The glitches have crippled HealthCare.gov, the new online insurance marketplace meant to serve people in 36 states, frustrating millions of would-be applicants since it opened for enrollment on October 1.<p>The poll's findings are good news for Obamacare supporters who worry the problems and bad press …

Health insurance cancellations are no surprise | Salon.com

To get behind the headlines, we reached out to a leading expert on the law: Kip Piper, who advises large health care organizations on Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform policy, finance and business strategy.<p>Among other roles, Piper has worked as senior adviser to the administrator of the Centers …

Stop the faux outrage over Obama's 'healthcare lie'

There's something verging on unseemly in the glee so many journalists have taken in the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act and in the incontrovertible fact that the Obama administration knowingly misled the American people about "keeping your plan". Magazine covers! Feuds! Late night …

Gore: Snowden exposed crimes against Constitution

The former VP predicts the NSA leaks will lead to a reining in of mass surveillance<p>Natasha Lennard<p>November 6, 2013 3:44pm (UTC)<p>Former Vice President Al Gore stressed the significance of Edward Snowden's NSA leaks in remarks Tuesday at McGill university. Gore predicted that, owing to Snowden's …

Obamacare Improvements by the Numbers, as Told to Congress

In a hear­ing be­fore the Sen­ate Health, Edu­ca­tion, Labor and Pen­sions Com­mit­tee on Tues­day, Cen­ters for Medi­care and Medi­caid Ser­vices …

Obama’s New and Improved Health Care Pledge

Pres­id­ent Obama’s new ex­plan­a­tion for can­celed in­sur­ance plans isn’t as catchy as his old “If you like what you have, you can keep it” line — …

The Infinite Bewilderment of Signing Up for Obamacare Subsidies

You thought there was nothing worse than doing your taxes. You were wrong.<p>Having spent quite some time last week deep in the weeds of Obamacare, whacking my way through the burrs and brush of its extensive questionnaires with a story subject, I am here to tell you two things. First, it is …

Obama says he's got one more campaign in him: the fight for Obamacare

WASHINGTON– PresidentObamaput a new shine on hisObamacarepitch Monday night and asked his most loyal supporters to help him sell it to the American people.<p>Obama urged<p>Organizing for Actionvolunteers to help him spread "far and wide" the good news of the Affordable Care Act, which he said had always …

Senate Dems to W.H.: Fix Obamacare

Democratic senators have a warning for the White House: Fix Obamacare’s problems or put Senate seats at risk next year.<p>In interviews, Democratic senators running in 2014, party elders and Senate leaders said the Obama administration must rescue the law from its rocky start before it emerges as a …

8 Headlines Showing Medicare's Launch Was A Lot Smoother Than Obamacare's

The popular entitlement program signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson had a way more graceful start than the troubled launch of Obamacare.

Time for the truth about 'targeted' killings and US drones' civilian victims

A year ago almost to the day, on 24 October 2012, a US drone strike killed a 68-year-old woman named Mamana Bibi. She was gathering vegetables in her family's large, mostly vacant fields in north Waziristan, Pakistan. We don't know whom the US intended to target, but it is hard to imagine that a …

Reports: U.S. Drone Strikes Violate Laws of War

Two prominent human rights groups released reports today examining the on-the-ground effects of the continuing, semi-covert U.S. drone wars in Yemen …

The Myth That Obamacare Is Destroying Full-Time Jobs Just Got Debunked

According to the BLS household survey, part-time jobs fell 594,000 in September while full-time workers were <i>up</i> 691,000.<p>This was one hopeful nugget in an otherwise lackluster jobs report.<p>Workers are considered to be "part time" if they work under 35 hours a week.<p>Earlier this summer, when part-time …

U.S. drone strikes may constitute war crimes

Amnesty, Human Rights Watch highlight civilian deaths in Yemen, Pakistan, question legal framework for drone kills<p>Natasha Lennard<p>October 22, 2013 2:35pm (UTC)<p>Two reports released in conjunction Tuesday claim that U.S. drone programs in Pakistan and Yemen have carried out war crimes.<p>The detailed …

White House admits revelations of NSA French surveillance raise “legitimate questions” | Salon.com

White House admits revelations of NSA French surveillance raise “legitimate questions”<p>Leaked documents showing millions of French communications intercepted prompt Obama to call Francois Hollande<p>Natasha Lennard<p>October 22, 2013 3:43pm (UTC)<p>Revelations that the NSA has been intercepting millions of …

If You Like Your Health Plan, You Probably Shouldn't Be Able To Keep It

But here's the thing: One of the key reasons that America needed health care reform is that a lot of existing health plans were bad. There are a lot of health plans that Americans <i>shouldn't</i> be able to keep.<p>Some old plans were bad because they had big holes in coverage, like plans with annual and …

Obama on healthcare sign-up glitches: 'It's going to get fixed'

President<p>Obamaon Monday pitched his healthcare overhaul as a good “product” that is simply having problems at the check-out line. He urged Americans to call an 800 number or shop in person while his team works out kinks in the federal insurance marketplace's online sign-up.<p>"Nobody's madder than me …

Obamacare and the shutdown: rightful stand or neoconfederate obstruction?

Matt Rinaldi: 'Cruz's courageous stand exposed Quisling Republicans'<p>Senator Ted Cruz is the biggest threat to business as usual in Washington in the last 25 years – and that is a great thing for America.<p>His grassroots campaign for Senate in 2012 promised action, not mere talk, in addressing …

You Can't Resist The Medicaid Expansion — Another Republican Governor Wants In

According to various publications including Politics PA, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) will announce on Monday a plan for his state to expand Medicaid. The federal government will pay for 100% of the cost of expanded Medicaid until 2016 and then 90% thereafter. Generally, expanded Medicaid will …

Vladimir Putin Pens Op-Ed to Say Strike on Syria Would 'Unleash a New Wave of Terrorism'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has written a New York Times op-ed "to speak directly to the American people," warning that a U.S. military strike …

Newly Discovered Android Malware Was Downloaded Millions Of Times

Security firm Lookout has detailed a clever new bit of Android Malware lurking in the Google Play store. The good news: unless you’re downloading questionable Russian clone apps, you’re probably not affected. The bad news: that hasn’t kept it from being downloaded a few million times.<p>The new …