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Associated Press – Government Hackers Try To Crack Healthcare.gov

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The government’s own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability – but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site’s security features… Read the full article here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEALTH_OVERHAUL_CYBERSECURITY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-09-23-01-41-07  

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Associated Press – Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don’t expect a repeat of last year’s website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.

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Washington Examiner – IRS scandal needs a special prosecutor

Editorial We have heard the phrase “phony scandals” applied this summer to several important developments in President Obama’s administration. Obama would now love to place in this category even the IRS scandal, in which Lois Lerner’s division of that agency targeted and harassed conservative non-profit groups. Last summer, Obama had called that scandal “inexcusable” and

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Baltimore Sun – Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe, Rep. Harris says

By John Fritze and Meredith Cohn A federal inspector general looking into Maryland’s troubled health insurance exchange has issued subpoenas in connection with the probe, Rep. Andy Harris said today. Harris, who first called for the investigation in February, said subpoenas had been issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of

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Washington Examiner: Democrat fortunes go down as Obamacare drives premiums up

Editorial … Obamacare is working only in the unlikely event that its goal is to deliver the Senate to Republicans this fall. Disapproval of Obamacare hit an all-time high last month, in part because premiums keep rising. PriceWaterhouseCoopers finds that the average insurance premium in the Obamacare exchanges will rise by 8 percent this year… Read

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