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At the Huffington Post, writing on health care & social welfare. Come for the journalism, stay for the Billy Joel references. Email CitizenCohn-at-gmail-dot-com

Key Obamacare Official Stepping Down — Posted: A senior government official with almost unparalleled authority over the U.S. health care system is stepping down, ending a tenure that included one highly publicized, highly consequential failure on Obamacare as well as significant, if less heralded, successes.

Five great @CitizenCohn stories — Like so many folks, I was sad to see the shakeout at The New Republic - partly out of self-interest. As someone who tracks and writes about health care, I've spent years relying on regular updates from Jonathan Cohn, one of the nation's best health care and policy journalists, and among my favorite writers for his easy, balanced prose.

CMS National Health Expenditures Estimate for 2014 Is 17.4 Percent — There's more good news about health care spending today-although, as always, it's hard to know how good the news really is, or for how long it will last. On Wednesday, actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their annual estimate of national health expenditures -that is, all the money that Americans spent on medical care last year, whether directly or through insurance plans and government programs like Medicare.

GOP Congressional Staffer Posts on Facebook About Sasha, Malia Obama — A Republican congressional staffer who wrote a nasty, disrespectful Facebook post about the Obama kids has said she will resign from her position. I sincerely hope she reconsiders. The staffer is Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Rep. Steven Fincher of Tennessee.

Ferguson Prosecutor and Witness Testimony: Bias And Lots of Ambiguity — Journalists and legal analysts have now had several days to sift through the witness testimony from Ferguson, Missouri. Based on their analysis-which you can read via the New York Times , National Public Radio, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch , among others-two things seem pretty clear.

Ferguson Grand Jury: Chart of What the Witnesses Say They Saw — Michael Brown charged Officer Darren Wilson's car. Or maybe he didn't. Wilson didn't fire his gun at Brown while Brown was on the ground. Or maybe he did. Brown was looking at Wilson when he was shot and had his hands in the air, although neither things are quite certain.

Ferguson Grand Jury: No Indictment of Darren Wilson, Evidence Murky — The Ferguson Grand Jury has finished its deliberations and it's not the outcome that local activists or their supporters had wanted. Nearly four months after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, the Grand Jury decided not to indict Wilson on any charges. The St.

Ferguson Grand Jury Makes Issues No Charges for Officer Wilson — Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The news came on Monday evening, when prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a twelve-member Grand Jury had declined to deliver an indictment.

SNL and Obama Immigration Order: Did He Expand Presidential Power? — President Obama's executive order on immigration was the big topic on the weekend shows. And I don't just mean the ones that run on Sunday morning. " Saturday Night Live " opened with a spoof of the old "I'm Just a Bill" cartoon from Schoolhouse Rock.

HHS Overstated Obamacare Enrollment by 400K, GOP Cries Deception — Yikes. Enrollment in Obamacare insurance plans this fall was lower than the Department of Health and Human Services reported at the time. The difference was about 400,000 people, or about 6 percent of the total. Conservative critics say it's proof that Obama is "cooking the books," just as they have claimed all along.
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Jan 27, 2015

Mike Huckabee has a f***ing problem with women swearing at the workplace -- by @mollieclare…

Jan 27, 2015

HHS announces push to "bundle" Medicare payments, tie to quality -- @sarahkliff explains why it's a big deal…

Jan 27, 2015

MT Several GOP officials tell @ThePlumLineGS they never thought ACA subsidies would depend upon exchange decisions…

Jan 24, 2015

RT @umhoops: Looks like Wolverines will come up short in overtime, but they gave it a hell of an effort. Young team grew up today.

Jan 24, 2015

RT @charlesornstein: Medicare giveth, Medicare taketh. @jordanrau tells us how hospital penalties wipe out bonuses. via @khnews

Jan 24, 2015

RT @jrovner: good read for wonks RT: @xpostfactoid1 The ACA provision that should kill King (updated from government's brief)

Jan 23, 2015

Ebola cases in W. Africa plummeting -- is the end of this epidemic in sight? Via @juliaoftoronto…

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