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  • Utah to Expand Medicaid, Governor Signals

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said yesterday that his state will expand its Medicaid program to cover more of those who don’t have health insurance. Talking with reporters at a monthly news conference, broadcast live by KUED Channel 7, the Republican governor said:  “Doing nothing…I’ve taken off the table. Doing nothing … More

    Moody’s Downgrades Insurers over Uncertainty from Obamacare

    Credit rating conglomerate Moody’s today lowered its outlook for U.S health insurers today from “stable” to “negative,” citing Obamacare’s implementation as continuing to create uncertainty for the industry. “While we’ve had industry risks from regulatory changes on our radar for a while, the ongoing unstable and evolving environment is a … More

    Parents Pay More After Disabled Twins Lose Health Plans to Obamacare

    A Michigan family of four, all with disabilities, unexpectedly lost some of their health coverage when Obamacare came online last fall, leaving them with $8,000 more in medical bills, The Bay City Times reports. Ken and Melissa (“Missy”) Davert of Bangor Township are covered under Medicare. Their 15-year-old twins, who … More

    Industry Jitters: Obamacare Not Enrolling Enough Uninsured

    Obamacare isn’t enrolling enough uninsured Americans, according to an early industry report’s findings that were highlighted today by Mark Bertolini, CEO for the health insurance giant Aetna. Speaking with CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Bertolini said, “We see only 11 percent of the population [enrolled in Obamacare’s state or federal-run exchanges] is … More

    Yet Another Obamacare Delay

    As most Americans kicked off a three-day holiday weekend, The New York Times reported late last week that the Obama administration had implemented yet another delay for Obamacare—this time halting a provision that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than to other employees. Obamacare states that … More

    Obamacare Official: Website Still Being Built, Needs More Money

    In an at times combative oversight subcommittee hearing in the House Energy & Commerce Committee today, a top official in charge of Obamacare’s implementation admitted the website’s automated payment is still being built. “The automated process for payments is still being built, but we have a process in place that … More

    Sebelius Visits Bankrupt Detroit to Promote Obamacare

    Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Detroit today to encourage Michiganders to enroll in Obamacare before the March 31 deadline. It’s her second visit in three months to the bankrupt city that has been a bastion for liberal policies. According to The Detroit Free Press, Sebelius, at an event … More

    House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. The 1,582-page bill was released late Monday night, giving lawmakers less than two days to read it. The bill passed 359 to 67. It will … More

    The $1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill Is Out: Now Find Out What's In It

    Late yesterday, Washington lawmakers dropped a massive, 1,582-page spending bill that will fund the entire government for fiscal year 2014. Known as the omnibus spending bill, the gigantic legislative text works off a budget deal that set spending at $1.012 trillion—$45 billion more than previous spending caps that were agreed … More

    Read the Bill: Congress Releases Massive Omnibus Spending Bill

    Washington appropriators today dropped a massive, 1,582-page spending bill that will fund the entire federal government for FY 2014. The omnibus works off a budget deal that set spending at $1.012 trillion, $45 billion more than previous spending caps were agreed upon by a bipartisan majority in 2011. The omnibus … More