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February 14, 2014 Mercury News editorial: No easy answers for solving state's water shortage problemSource: Mercury News
Unless the president has found a way to issue an executive order to make it rain, the residents of Fresno are largely in for disappointment Friday when President Obama comes to town to discuss the drought. There are no easy...
Source: Washington Post
THE OBAMA administration on Monday announced that it was delaying, once again, enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “employer mandate.” Yes, Republicans have done everything they can to impede implementation of this law....
February 6, 2014 An Olympic Shame: Vladimir Putin Plays Host To Winter Games - audioSource: NPR
“How is it possible that the IOC could have done so little due diligence as to award the games to a Soviet throwback bent on putting on a show in an out-of-the-way place where poverty and payoffs thrive, where terrorism and...
January 30, 2014 New Republican Plan For Healthcare Reform Is "Hail Mary" TaxSource: Forbes
Certainly one of the bigger healthcare stories this week was the unveiling of a new plan by three Republicans to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. As the President’s signature legislation actually takes hold, the reality and...
January 30, 2014 Taper II and Goodbye Mr. BernankeSource: Forbes
While I wasn’t surprised that the FOMC accelerated their taper today, I wouldn’t have been surprised had they hit the pause button this time. The December jobs report plus other recent weaknesses in the data had provided...
January 27, 2014 Let’s Talk About the Wealth GapSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — Much of the substance and tone of President Obama’s State of the Union address this week are predictable. So is the reaction: It won’t change many minds or political stands.
January 23, 2014 ObamaCare's Missing UninsuredSource: Wall Street Journal
his newspaper reported Saturday that between 65% and 80% of those who have signed up for health insurance through the federal or state ObamaCare exchanges previously had coverage, according to insurers. A survey by McKinsey & Co....
January 6, 2014 Janet Yellen's 2014 To-Do List: Climate ChangeSource: Huff Post Blog
On January 6, Janet Yellen will likely be confirmed as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve System. Her to-do list will be full of things like the interest rate, the bank bailouts, the unemployment rate, and in general, running...
December 19, 2013 Health Care Reform: Views From The Hospital Executive SuiteSource: Health Affairs Blog
Pessimism pervades the national dialogue surrounding healthcare reform. Despite fixes to the federal exchange website and marked improvements in enrollment, politicians and pundits continue to assail the Affordable Care Act...
December 17, 2013 We need more accurate information about healthcare reformSource: Fierce Health
Despite all the attention the federal health insurance exchange website, HealthCare.gov, has received, confusion and misinformation abounds. Just the other day, my mother-in-law called me based on some news coverage she watched...
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