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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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Associated Press – US won't reveal records on health website security

By: Jack Gillum After promising not to withhold government information over “speculative or abstract fears,” the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government’s health care website because doing so could “potentially” allow hackers to break in. The Centers for Medicare and

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