Obamacare remains our lead today.
The New York Times reports Healthcare.gov is improving, but
not fast enough for most users.
There remain thousands who can’t complete the application
The Washington Post reports many of the nation’s best
hospitals are being excluded from most Obamacare plans.. as a cost containment
The Post also reports on the President’s attempts to shift
some of the blame for Obamacare on the Republicans attempts to stop it.
The New York Times has a piece out detailing the extremely
successful GOP strategy of targeting the Affordable Care Act with stories of
those affected. “The idea is to gather stories of people affected by the health
care law –through social media, letters from constituents, or meetings during
visits back home – and use them to open a line of attack, keep it going until
it enters the public discourse and forces a response, then quickly pivot to the
So far they’ve had a lot of ammunition.
Today, House Republicans are holding a Google+ Hangout with
constituents who they say have been harmed by Obamacare.
There was a bit of good news from the White House on the
President’s signature achievement.. Polls show while most Americans oppose the law
the numbers haven’t changed that much.
There’s also news that overall Health Care costs are
continuing to slow. The White House says that’s because of the ACA.
And the Los Angeles Times reports that states with their own
health care exchanges (like California) “are on track to hit enrollment targets
for 2014 because of a sharp increase in November.”
In other news..
We get weekly jobless numbers today, as stocks continue to
There’s a bond hearing in Sanford Superior Court for Michael
Skakel. He’s likely to be release ahead of a new trial in the murder of
neighbor Martha Moxley. Skakel is the nephew3 of Robert F Kennedy’s widow Ethel
Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the
assassination of President John F Kennedy. Casey Stegall and Eric Shawn have
Nuts! There’s a dramatic new study out that suggests eating
a small serving of tree nuts everyday leads to significant reductions in
disease and early death.
Afghan elders will vote on whether to approve a pact that
would allow U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan past 2014.