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Financial Times Washington Correspondent and FishbowlDC Co-Editor — The Fiscal Times, Mediabistro

Washington Correspondent @TheFiscalTimes behley@thefiscaltimes.com blogger for @FishbowlDC FishbowlBrianna@gmail.com likes: politics, coffee and tips.

Obamacare Deductibles, Already High, Climb in 2015

thefiscaltimes.com — Now that Obamacare's health exchanges have been open for nearly a week, consumers have had time to shop around and get a better look at their options. While much attention is focused on the price of Obamacare's premiums, a new analysis by HealthPocket takes a look at how deductibles on these policies compare to last year-as well as how they stack up against other types of coverage -like employer-based plans.

Oops: Obama Administration Inflated Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

thefiscaltimes.com — The Health and Human Services Department has some explaining to do. In September, federal health officials announced that 7.3 million people had signed up for health insurance on the state or federal exchanges. This was big news-as it meant Obamacare had beaten the White House's goal of enrolling 7 million people in the first year of the program.

Politico Nets Tampa Bay Times’ Duo Bill Duryea and Michael Kruse for New Enterprise Project

mediabistro.com — Award-winning Tampa Bay Times' journalists Bill Duryea and Micheal Kruse are leaving the Sunshine state and taking their talents to Washington. Politico's Susan Glasser sent out a staff-wide email yesterday announcing the new hires for the publication's brand new enterprise project. Duryea, who will lead the project, has served as the Times' national editor for nearly a decade.

Medicare Doles Out $45B in Improper Payments

thefiscaltimes.com — It's not news that the federal government has a serious issue with improper payments. During each of the last five years, agencies have doled out more than $100 billion in erroneous payments from various major benefit programs. Even knowing this, the problem only seems to be getting worse.

What could happen if the Supreme Court rules against ObamaCare

theweek.com — When the Supreme Court takes up yet another challenge to the president's health care law in March, the outcome could have a devastating impact on millions of Americans receiving subsidized health coverage through its exchanges. Almost immediately after the court announced it would hear King v.

Federal Workers Goof Off, Get Paid When They Don’t Have Enough to Do

thefiscaltimes.com — For years federal auditors have called attention to the government's widespread problem of employees abusing their work from home privileges, known as telework. Though agencies have insisted they'll improve their oversight of employees, the issue remains prevalent.

Small Business Obamacare Solution Hasn’t Worked Yet

thefiscaltimes.com — Obamacare's Small Business health exchanges have fallen short of expectations on enrollment, functionality and cost - leading many to wonder if they'll be able to survive in the years ahead. The Small Business Health Options, or SHOP exchanges, are a key provision of Obamacare intended to give small firms more options and potentially cheaper insurance policies.

CNN’s Don Lemon Demonstrates How Not to Interview Someone About Sexual Assault

mediabistro.com — Last night, CNN's Don Lemon sat down for what turned into a super uncomfortable interview with Joan Tarshis, the woman who recently accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her 45 years ago. The moment got weird when Lemon awkwardly asked why she hadn't thought to stop the alleged sexual assault from happening by biting the comedian...

SNL’S Cecily Strong to be Fourth Female Performer at WH Correspondents’ Dinner

mediabistro.com — Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong will headline next year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 25, White House Correspondents Association President Christi Parsons announced this morning. Strong joined SNL in 2012 and is best known for her "Weekend Update" character as well as "The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation with at a Party."

A Shutdown Over Immigration - Are Agencies Ready?

thefiscaltimes.com — When Congress shut down the government for 16 days last year following a brutal spending battle over Obamacare funding, agencies were forced to make tough decisions, including which services to stop and which employees to furlough. Now, with the potential for another government shutdown looming over Obama's threatened executive action on immigration, some agencies may still be unprepared to deal with such a situation.
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Nov 20, 2014

RT @brianstelter: While the nets aren't officially airing Obama, local stations can choose to air it. In DC, 3 are. (via @HardySpire) pic.twitter.com/q0lallSSJL

Nov 20, 2014

RT @sahilkapur: Rand Paul: “I will not sit idly by and let the President bypass Congress and our Constitution.” Doesn’t say what he’ll do.

Nov 20, 2014

RT @RiverfrontTimes: Dear everyone: your comments about our Nickelback/Ferguson story fill us with jolly cheer. Please continue.

Nov 20, 2014

RT @SecBurwell: The mistake we made is unacceptable. I will be communicating that clearly throughout the dept.

Nov 20, 2014

RT @aawayne: Scoop! Obama administration included dental plans in recent #Obamacare enrollment figures without telling anyone, raising totals. Story TK.

Nov 20, 2014

RT @aawayne: UPDATE: @HHSGov spox confirms that ~380,000 dental plan subscribers "erroneously" included in 7.3. million #Obamacare total.

Nov 20, 2014

Ok but Repubs still shut the gov down despite not being able to stop Ocare funding...so how would this be any diff? politicalwire.com/2014/11/20/def…



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