10 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss
Start your week off with a round-up of important stories from today and the weekend.
- Repealing Health Care Law Would Mean Higher Costs: The consequences of repeal, health care officials and industry analysts say, go beyond the fact that 9 million people would suddenly lose their insurance or that anyone with a pre-existing condition would either lose insurance or pay much higher premiums. All consumers would take a huge financial hit, because health care costs would continue to rise, and insurers would probably recoup their losses by charging higher premiums.
- National Abortion Rate Sees Huge Drop As More Women Are Using Birth Control: Anti-choice groups claim that the data proves more women are deciding against abortion. In fact, researchers found that fewer women are getting pregnant in the first place.
- Inside The Plan To Get More Young Americans To Enroll In Obamacare: Outreach efforts to enroll people aged 18 to 34 in the Affordable Care Act are in full swing.
- The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World. As politicians and pundits in Washington continue to spar over whether economic inequality is in fact deepening, in corporate America there really is no debate at all.
- Obama Calls Out Fox News In Pre-Super Bowl Interview: ‘You And Your TV Station’ Keep Scandals Alive: In response to questions on the IRS and Benghazi, Obama told Bill O’Reilly, “these kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them.”
- GOP’s Obamacare Fiction Series: Latest Horror Story A Creation From Start To Finish: Republicans keep coming up with flimsy Obamacare horror stories, because they created the “victims.”
- 7 Facts That Weren’t In The New State Department Report On Keystone XL: With the release of State’s final environmental report, the clock starts running on a 90 day public comment period, after which President Obama will have to make a decision.
- GOP Prepares To Take Economy Hostage Unless Democrats Vote To Raise Obamacare Premiums: The GOP is demanding to repeal an Obamacare provision in exchange for increasing the debt limit — even though they’ve embraced it before.
- Top Christie Aide Says Governor Was Aware Of Bridge Lane Closures: Former Port Authority official David Wildstein — the former director of interstate capital projects — said in a letter released by his lawyer that the Christie administration ordered the closure of the traffic lanes and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures.”
- Missouri Senate Committee Votes To Jail Federal Agents Who Enforce Gun Laws: Apparently, Missouri lawmakers don’t think that the Constitution applies in their state.