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Federal food programs are now feeding more than 100 million Americans. The number of recipients has soared in recent years, thanks in part to Barack Obama's 2008 campaign pledge to abolish childhood hunger by 2015.
Those visiting HealthCare.Gov still are experiencing delays, a fact that demonstrates how the private sector simply is better than the government when it comes to building a functional website, according to the White House.
The Obama administration said a surge of users flocked to a revamped HealthCare.gov on Monday, but tech specialists worried that many are still waiting in line and said errors buried deep in the system could still sour those new customers taking a second look at the Obamacare marketplace.
Obamacare is failing because the basic premise of an ideological, politically driven health care system without physician input can never succeed. The multitude of problems with broken promises, lies, higher costs, fees and taxes, limited patient access and services, and restrictions on physicians and hospital facilities are real and significant. But my bigger concern is what Obamacare is doing to the practicing physicians, who have taken on years of education and have accrued a large debt to provide care for their patients.
The Obama administration said Sunday the flawed federal website that threatened to undo President Obama's health care law in its infancy "is night and day from where it was on Oct. 1."
A lessening demand for blood products, in part reflecting advances in medicine in general, appears to be causing the blood-banking industry to become even more selective of donors.
A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy.
Uninsured college students generally have less money and more debt than most, but they'll need to pay for insurance or opt-out soon just like everyone else.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget office is bracing for a wave of Medicaid recipients due to Obamacare. In one year, New York's Medicaid rolls are predicted to jump from 5.3 million to 5.6 million members, the New York Post reported Friday.