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Obama administration quietly extends health-care enrollment deadline by a day
www.washingtonpost.com-December 24, 2013
Obama administration officials acknowledged Monday that they made an 11th-hour change in rules for the federal health insurance exchange to allow Americans to enroll in health plans through Christmas Eve — 24 hours later than advertised — and still get coverage that begins on New Year’s Day.
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Continued Obamacare changes means an evolving price tag
www.cbsnews.com-December 24, 2013
After President Obama in 2009 promised a health care law that cost less than $1 trillion over 10 years, congressional Democrats drafted one that did just that -- in spite of concerns it could compromise the policy.
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Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission’s accomplished
www.washingtonpost.com-December 24, 2013
The familiar voice on the hotel room phone did not waste words. “What time does your clock say, exactly?” he asked.
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The PR nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue
www.politico.com-December 24, 2013
Just when everything seems settled and people are starting to catch their breath, all of a sudden, it’s back. That’s pretty much any disaster or monster movie. It’s also the story of the Obamacare rollout the past few months. Over and over again, Obama administration officials have promised that they’re finally getting everything under control.
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ObamaCare deadline is a milestone and marker of uncertainty
www.foxnews.com-December 23, 2013
Today is the deadline for most Americans to have ObamaCare insurance beginning Jan. 1, but a series of administration fixes and delays is turning the milestone into a day that for many Americans will underscore the uncertainty about the future of the law.
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Last-minute scramble on critical Obamacare deadline day
www.cbsnews.com-December 23, 2013
The administration is scrambling to get as many people as possible signed up for health care coverage by the end of the day Monday, the final day people can enroll in insurance plans through the federal and state exchanges to receive coverage starting Jan. 1.
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Health Plan Sticker Shock Ahead for Some Buyers
www.realclearpolitics.com-December 23, 2013
As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one.
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Manchin: Obamacare Fails If Cost Becomes More Than We Can Absorb
www.realclearpolitics.com-December 23, 2013
SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-WV): At the end of the day, if it's so much more expensive than what we anticipated and if the coverage is not as good as what we've had, you've got a complete meltdown that time. So this transitional year gives you a chance to adjust the products to the market and to see if the market will absorb and buy the product. You can't tell someone give me all your vitals and then I'll let you shop a couple of plans.
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Obamacare's signup deadline on Monday has its exceptions
www.reuters.com-December 23, 2013
For most Americans who don't have health insurance, Monday is the deadline to sign up for coverage starting on January 1 under President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
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Administration faces backlash over new ObamaCare exemptions
www.foxnews.com-December 20, 2013
The Obama administration, in an 11th-hour change, announced significant exemptions for people who recently lost their insurance coverage and are struggling to get a new plan -- drawing immediate criticism from the insurance industry and Republican lawmakers.
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Obama administration relaxes rules of health-care law four days before deadline
www.washingtonpost.com-December 20, 2013
The Obama administration on Thursday night significantly relaxed the rules of the federal health-care law for millions of consumers whose individual insurance policies have been canceled, saying they can buy bare-bones plans or entirely avoid a requirement that most Americans have health coverage.
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Exclusive: Security Risks Seen at HealthCare.gov Ahead of Sign-Up Deadline
www.abcnews.com-December 20, 2013
Nearly three months after its launch and as millions of Americans log on to shop for health plans, HealthCare.gov has still had serious security vulnerabilities, according to documents and testimony obtained exclusively by ABC News.
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Congress Sends Sweeping Defense Bill to Obama
www.realclearpolitics.com-December 20, 2013
The women of the Senate who led the fight to change how the military deals with sexual assault in its ranks are hailing passage of a comprehensive defense bill that now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.
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Obama Weighing Security and Privacy in Deciding on Spy Program Limits
www.nytimes.com-December 20, 2013
If President Obama adopts the most far-reaching recommendations of the advisory group he set up to rein in the National Security Agency, much would change underneath the giant antennas that sprout over Fort Meade, Md., where America’s electronic spies and cyberwarriors have operated with an unprecedented amount of freedom since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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ObamaCare blitz coming to an end Thursday
www.thehill.com-December 19, 2013
The White House will conclude its sixteen day media blitz designed to promote ObamaCare on Thursday with the release of a series of reports touting state-specific benefits of the president’s signature law, according to an official familiar with the plan.
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