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Washington Politics: ACA, NSA, Not Okay

Monday, December 23, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks on the Affordable Care Act in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on November 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (ANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty)

Today is the deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act for coverage starting January 1, 2014. According to enrollment numbers released Friday, one million Americans have signed up for the program, still short of the projected figures for the end of the year. Susan Page, Washington bureau chief, USA Today, updates the situation in Washington. Plus: how the Obama administration will react to two strong rebukes of the NSA last week, one from a federal judge and one from an all-star panel.

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Comments [7]

Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretenious Hudson Heights

What Obamacare should do is find out
- why medicines in the US are so expensive, yet much cheaper in Canada,
- why tests are so expensive
- why fees are so high
- why insurance companies seem to have no competition that should lower fees

Why is American Healthcare so expensive and pricing people out of good health?

Dec. 23 2013 11:14 AM

Comment should read on "more than ACA requirements."

Dec. 23 2013 11:04 AM

re: Phil from Brooklyn - in NYS you have additional insurance regulation.

Have you complained to the NYS Insurance Commissioner???? Rates are dependent not only on ACA guidelines.

Dec. 23 2013 11:02 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

BRAVO, JOYCE !!!!!!!

Hear, hear!!!!

Dec. 23 2013 10:30 AM
Joyce from NYC

Can we have some journalism here?????

"Obama is a constitutional scholar and would want to object to NSA spying on citizens."

WHERE HAS HE PUBLISHED ANYTHING SAYING THIS ??????

Everything I have heard him say is that THE CONSTITUTION IS A HINDERANCE TO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO.

HAS ANYONE HEARD ANYTHING DIFFERENT ??????

Dec. 23 2013 10:24 AM
Phil from Brooklyn

Me and my wife started the enrollment process several weeks ago, and tried to go through all of our options. Well, we check again today, and all the plans we've been looking at are $100 more today?!? Are the insurance companies allowed to keep raising their rates at will?

So in states like NY, it looks like we'll end up right back where we were before the ACA - priced out and uninsured.

Dec. 23 2013 10:20 AM
Joyce from NYC

Is this disgusting or what?

We need to subsidize the poor and unhealthy, so we make Obama Care over expensive for the young and healthy.

Hey, if the government want to subsidize some people, WHY NOT PAY FOR IT THROUGH THE GRADUATED INCOME TAX????? WHY CHARGE POOR YOUNG PEOPLE JUST STARTING OUT IN THEIR LIVES??????

Dec. 23 2013 10:08 AM

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