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News Briefing for Thursday, January 22, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: GOP Slams Obama's SOTU Speech as Divisive, Confrontational (Quote by Jenny Beth) “Republicans Tuesday charged President Barack Obama with putting forth a highly divisive State of the Union speech that offered no new proposals and included a plan to raise $320 billion in new taxes that had no chance of passing Congress. "He's just being confrontational," Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, told Newsmax, focusing on Obama's tax plan. "He knows that's not going to pass either chamber of Congress. "In putting these policies forward, the president has shown that he has no interest in seeking common ground ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, December 23, 2014

HEALTHCARE: He beat that Obamacare deadline. Did you? “New York City resident Nicolas Karlson was happy to be one of at least 2.5 million people who beat a major Obamacare enrollment deadline last week, but he's going to be paying a lot more for health insurance next year because of it. To cover himself, his wife, Monica, and their three children, 45-year-old Karlson will go from paying $1,805 every three months for their long-standing Aetna plan, to a new one from New York State's Obamacare exchange that will cost them $1,221.60 per month, or more than 100 percent more than his old plan cost. That steep bump in price is a result of Aetna's ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Insurers Are Delaying Obamacare Payment Deadline Again “Obamacare insurers that are part of the industry’s top trade group are voluntarily giving customers more time to pay their premiums this year.  Premiums for Jan. 1 coverage are usually due by Dec. 31; the deadline to sign up for coverage in most states was Monday, although a growing number delayed that date as well. But insurers are giving customers an extra grace period to pay for their coverage, which varies by each company, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans. Insurers will still provide health insurance beginning on Jan. 1, even for those who haven’t paid ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

HEALTHCARE: McConnell: Repealing Obamacare Could Be ‘Number One’ For New Senate “Incoming Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell is set to make repealing Obamacare one of the first votes of the new, Republican-controlled Senate. “Number one: We certainly will have a vote on proceeding to a bill to repeal Obamacare,” McConnell told Roll Call on Monday. “It was a very large issue in the campaign.” That doesn’t mean repeal will actually go through — McConnell was sure to note that while Republicans control the Senate, bills still end up on President Obama’s desk. “It is a statement to the obvious, however, that Obama — ...

News Briefing for Monday, November 24, 2014

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare 2016: If you like your plan, you’ll love it when we pick a different one “Alternate headline: HHS Decides to Make Plan Choices for the Grubes. In a Friday afternoon filled with document dumps, HHS announced that its controversial auto-enrollment plan would be significantly changed in 2016. This year, enrollees who allowed their plans to auto-renew risked running up big tax bills, thanks to annual recalculation of subsidies and base rates. To solve that problem, HHS wants people to allow the Obama administration to auto-enroll them into the lowest-cost plan in their 2016 tier, regardless of what the coverage or deducti...

Sheriffs Unite to Send a Message about Border Security to Congress

Far removed from the current border crisis and the grave effects it’s having across the nation, the White House continues to sugarcoat its pitch for executive amnesty, claiming it will be “good for the country” and “good for the economy.” Yet, those who deal with the issue day to day know that any type of deferred deportation action will only escalate the flood of immigrants coming into our country illegally. For law officials like Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts, who have a keen understanding of the situation, it’s easy to shift through the spin and see what really needs to be fixed – our porous border. ...

TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Obamacare May Not Have Enough Enrollees to Stay Solvent The administration on Monday said fewer than 10 million Americans will enroll in Obamacare’s health exchanges this go-around, well short of the 13 million target congressional scorekeepers deemed critical to its economics, suggesting another rocky rollout in the law’s second year of full operation. Policy advisers at the Health & Human Services Department estimated that 9 million to 9.9 million people would enroll through the exchanges — or only a slight increase over the 8 million that the administration says were active at the end of the first enrollment period this April. The ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Obama administration predicts significantly lower health-care enrollment “The Obama administration predicted Monday that the number of people with health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces will be significantly lower by the end of next year than previous government estimates. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced that, by the end of 2015, 9 million to 9.9 million Americans probably will be in health plans sold through the federal and state insurance exchanges created under the health-care law. The administration’s expectations are as much as roughly 30 percent ...

News Briefing for Monday, October 27, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Insurers’ Consumer Data Isn’t Ready for Enrollees “With health insurance marketplaces about to open for 2015 enrollment, the Obama administration has told insurance companies that it will delay requirements for them to disclose data on the number of people enrolled, the number of claims denied and the costs to consumers for specific services. For months, insurers have been asking the administration if they had to comply with two sections of the Affordable Care Act that require “transparency in coverage.” In a bulletin sent to insurers last week, the administration said, “We do not intend to enforce the transparency ...