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Ebola Crisis in Africa Spurs Calls for Greater Response

bloomberg.com — Western Africa's raging Ebola crisis needs a better coordinated response from government and health officials to stem an outbreak that may produce more victims than the tally of all previous epidemics of the deadly virus, the head of the U.S.'s disease tracking agency said. Thomas Frieden, the director of the U.S.

Obama Confronts Opiate Abuse Epidemic as Death Toll Mounts

bloomberg.com — State Medicaid programs for the poor would have to cover treatment for drug abuse under a rule the Obama administration will issue today, as the U.S. government grapples with an epidemic of painkiller and heroin abuse that kills tens of thousands of Americans a year.

Safe (bounds-checked) array lookup in Swift, through optional bindings?

stackoverflow.com — If you really want this behavior, it smells like you want a Dictionary instead of an Array. Dictionaries return nil when accessing missing keys, which makes sense because it's much harder to know if a key is present in a dictionary since those keys can be anything, where in an array the key must in a range of: 0 to count.

Obama Says U.S. Should Take Advantage of Cheap Fuel with Oil Tax

accountingtoday.com — (Bloomberg) President Barack Obama defended his proposal to levy a new $10-per-barrel tax on oil, arguing that low gasoline prices afford the U.S. an opportunity to finance dramatic improvements in its transportation systems. "Right now, gas is $1.80 and gas prices are expected to be low for the forseeable future," Obama told reporters at the White House last Friday.

Obama Says U.S. Should Take Advantage of Cheap Fuel With Oil Tax

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama defended his proposal to levy a new $10-per-barrel tax on oil, arguing that low gasoline prices afford the U.S. an opportunity to finance dramatic improvements in its transportation systems. "Right now, gas is $1.80 and gas prices are expected to be low for the forseeable future," Obama told reporters at the White House.

Recession Not Health Law May Be Responsible for Cost Curb

bloomberg.com — The four-year slowdown in U.S. health-care spending will end next year, and there is no sign the Affordable Care Act will significantly curb the acceleration in costs, government actuaries said in a report. President Barack Obama has said the 2010 health-system overhaul helped curb national medical spending, which that year rose 3.9 percent, or about half pre-recession levels.

Premium Increases Under Obamacare May Be Overstated

bloomberg.com — Predictions of sharp increases in health-insurance premiums for people getting coverage under the U.S. Affordable Care Act have been overstated and many states will see little to no change, researchers at Rand Corp. found. Out-of-pocket premiums for most individuals who buy health plans through new insurance exchanges will decline because of federal subsidies, the Santa Monica, California-based nonprofit research group said today in a report.

Obama to Hold First Meeting With House Speaker Ryan Next Week

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama will meet next week with the U.S. House speaker, Republican Paul Ryan, for the first time since his ascension to the post in October, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Friday. "The president is looking forward to the conversation," Earnest told reporters.

Sanders Releases 'Medicare for All' Health Care Plan Hours Before Democratic Debate

bloomberg.com — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders laid out an ambitious $1.3 trillion plan to remake the U.S. healthcare system, in which the government would pay most Americans' medical bills in place of private insurers. Sanders' plan, released hours before he confronts Hillary Clinton in a Democratic primary debate, would go far beyond the Affordable Care Act that she supports.

Bloomberg Politics

bloomberg.com — Hillary Clinton's attorneys decided without her assistance which e-mails from the private server she used as secretary of state were business-related and would be made public, she said Sunday. "When my attorneys conducted this exhaustive process, I did not participate, I did not look at them," Clinton said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."
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Apr 28, 2016

RT @RichardRubinDC: @aawayne Actually if this happened in DC, everyone would write about it.

Apr 28, 2016

Nobody cares when the trains run on time, Mr. President.Nobody cares when the trains run on time, Mr. President.

Apr 28, 2016

Two televised press briefings in one day. I've reached the nadir of White House editing.Two televised press briefings in one day. I've reached the nadir of White House editing.

Apr 28, 2016

Republican offers "protest" amendment to conscript women; votes against it. It passes anyway. #derp By @rtiron bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 28, 2016

Road warrior @justinsink is with Joe Biden in Iraq, where everything is shit, as usual. bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Apr 28, 2016

RT @KevinWhitelaw1: So, Cruz says he barely knows Boehner. bloom.bg/1SSVjGk Strange thing to say about a former client. https://t.wapo.st/1SSVl1bo/mYFLNQ8Cby


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