By Susan Ferrechio | 11/06/13 12:54 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a Senate panel Wednesday that there are no safeguards in place that would prevent convicted felons from becoming "navigators" for the new health care law implementation. "That is possible," Sebelius told Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/06/13 05:19 AM
The Senate on Wednesday is set to question Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the problematic rollout of the new health care law, but Senate Democrats have already begun to question the new program and push for changes or delays.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/05/13 02:06 PM
An internal investigation of the U.S. Marshals Service determined that lax oversight allowed the agency to spend nearly $800,000 on "swag" items like silk scarves, blankets and Christmas ornaments.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/04/13 08:44 PM
The Senate late Monday advanced legislation that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers, putting pressure on reluctant House Republicans to take it up. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, advanced in the Senate on...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/04/13 01:18 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Monday that he won't take up a Senate bill intended to increase workplace protections for gay and transgendered workers. Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said the Employment Non-Discrimination Act repeats protections provided by existing laws and pointed...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/04/13 12:15 PM
Hadley Heath's health insurance plan seemed to have it all. A low deductible, low monthly premium, and comprehensive coverage that even included free preventative care. But Heath's insurer, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield just sent her a letter, announcing they will terminate her plan because...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/01/13 05:13 AM
The House and Senate have just begun formal budget talks that many hope will lead to the previously elusive "grand bargain" on spending, taxes and entitlement programs.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/31/13 10:28 PM
There were only six health insurance enrollments on the first day of the health care exchanges under Obamacare, according to notes taken during "war room" meetings conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The disastrously low sign-up numbers didn't improve much the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/30/13 04:22 PM
– What crash? The healthcare.gov website has never crashed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress Wednesday. "It is functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability, and has continued to function," she said. – The buck stops with Sebelius....
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/30/13 11:02 AM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took responsibility Wednesday for the botched health care law website at a much-anticipated House hearing on the troubled rollout of Obamacare.
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