In our news wrap Tuesday, House Republicans seized on a Washington Post report that says private consultants warned the White House in March of the risk that HealthCare.gov might not be ready for its October rollout. Also, Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., was charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession after being arrested in October. Continue reading
The House passed a bill putting into law President Obama’s fix to let Americans keep their canceled insurance policies. But the bill goes a step further, reports Kwame Holman, allowing insurers to sell new plans to customers that are not ACA-compliant. Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News. Continue reading
Aaron Macholl-Stanley, a 25-year-old culinary arts student from California, is in the process of enrolling in Medi-Cal, that state’s insurance program for the poor. Health policy analyst Susan Dentzer joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid has made 400,000 additional Americans eligible to enroll. Continue reading
President Obama made a move to keep his promise and put out a political firestorm by allowing people to keep their recently canceled health care plans for at least one year. His response came after millions of Americans received cancellation notices for existing insurance policies that were not compliant with the ACA. Continue reading
Summit County, Colo. has an estimated 6,000 uninsured residents, and none of them have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Why? Because premiums there are sometimes twice as high as other parts of the state because of a discrepancy in Colorado law. Mary Jo Brooks reports on what’s behind the imbalance. Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, the White House remained on the defensive over health care reform. Insurers have canceled thousands of policies despite the president’s promise that Americans could keep their existing plans. Also, HHS released findings revealing 21 states do not require annual inspections at day care facilities. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top political news including Virginia’s gubernatorial race and the state’s political future, the cost of NSA surveillance revelations and the deepening hole that health care reform is digging for itself. Continue reading
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“Hold me accountable for the debacle. I’m responsible.” – Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov.
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