Several million people are expected to buy insurance next year via Healthcare.gov so an error rate of 10% could theoretically impact hundreds of thousands of people. Of course the administration will continue to make real improvements to the system before more people sign up and the insurers are going to catch many of these problems as well, but it is likely thousands will be or have been negatively impacted by this back end problem.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 6, 2013 5:01 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 6, 2013 3:59 pm|
AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, has informed shareholders it will not disclose any details on its dealings with the National Security Agency.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a “shareholder proposal” with AT&T after it was revealed in the news that the company is sharing data with the US government. It demanded that AT&T “publish semi-annual reports, subject to existing laws and regulation, providing metrics and discussion regarding requests for customer information by US and foreign governments, at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information.”
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday December 6, 2013 2:59 pm|
Nelson Mandela is truly a person of the ages whose impact cannot be understated.
|By: msmolly Friday December 6, 2013 2:00 pm|
What if Google, the most widely used search engine in the world, could just make people and information “disappear”? What if Google “disappeared” all of the NSA documents Edward Snowden released, his interviews, the carefully documented evidence that our national security state is wildly out of control? What if this inconvenient information, or Snowden himself, could “disappear” down a memory hole?
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday December 6, 2013 12:54 pm|
FDL’s superlative policy analyst Jon Walker (whose analysis of the health care bill over the past 3 years has been as spot-on as the Oracle of Delphi) has now written a book on the future of marijuana. Sort of a Future Shock for pot if you will.
If you’d like to help pay for the cost of publishing the book, which will come out at the end of December in time for Colorado’s implementation on January 1, please consider pre-buying a copy by pledging your support to the Kickstarter campaign!
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 6, 2013 11:58 am|
The ‘grand bargain’ appears dead for the time being and the Overton window shifts to the left. The idea of expanding Social Security benefits is not just being openly discussed but is now seen as a way for politicians to prove they are good Democrats.
|By: DSWright Friday December 6, 2013 11:06 am|
Patriot Act author Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) wants DNI James Clapper fired and prosecuted for lying to Congress. During testimony under oath Clapper lied to Senator Ron Wyden about the NSA’s spying programs that involved scooping up information from Americans.
“Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it,” the Wisconsin Republican said
|By: DSWright Friday December 6, 2013 10:16 am|
The European Union has reached a settlement with bankers on what may be the most far-reaching fraud case yet. The manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) shocked the financial world as the LIBOR rate is used for financial products all over the globe and in many different markets from car and home loans to complex derivatives. Rigging this key rate for profit meant numerous people and institutions received altered rates on their loans.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 6, 2013 9:27 am|
The majority of people on the right and on the left want to see the Affordable Care Act changed or repealed, only a tiny sliver thinks it should remain in its current form.
|By: DSWright Friday December 6, 2013 8:34 am|
Before Mandela advocated truth and reconciliation he was not a pacifist. He was not like Gandhi or Martin Luther King. He did not value non-violence for its own sake. He saw violence as a tool to be used or discarded pending the layout of the political battlefield.