USA Today says there’s no easy administrative fix to letting people had their insurance keep it. "‘I just can't see an administrative fix that doesn't make things worse,’ said Timothy Jost, an expert on health care law at the Washington and Lee University law school in Lexington, Va.” More: “The situation was further complicated for Obama when former president Bill Clinton weighed in during an interview Tuesday with the website OZY.com. Clinton said people should be allowed to keep the insurance they have — even if it means Obama has to make changes to the law.”
USA Today: “Some counties in the U.S. have almost 30 times more choices of health insurance plans than others do, a stark example of the lack of competition in many parts of the country as consumers try to shop for affordable coverage on the new federally run exchanges. USA TODAY analyzed data from HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance exchange selling plans for 34 of the states that didn't set up their own exchanges. The analysis clearly shows the impact of insurers' hesitancy to move into states where they aren't already doing business.”
“American Indian leaders are gathered in Washington, D.C., to talk directly with officials in President Barack Obama’s administration about their needs,” AP writes. “The White House Tribal Leaders Conference is scheduled for Wednesday. Obama is set to deliver remarks to representatives invited from 566 tribes across the country at the U.S. Department of the Interior.”
Coming soon… “A steady stream of abortion cases are heading toward the Supreme Court, making it only a matter of time before the justices are likely to consider a new wave of state restrictions,” USA Today writes.
First published November 13 2013, 6:18 AM