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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Marilyn Tavenner
Several U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers after some Missouri media outlets reported that employees at a center processing applications for health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul were paid to do nothing.
An Obama administration official who supervised the balky rollout of the health care law is retiring, the nation's Medicare agency said Monday.
The Obama administration says more than 1 million people have signed up for private insurance through the federal marketplace, a December-heavy surge in enrollment following the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov that began in October and bled into November.
Marilyn Tavenner, President Obama's point woman in implementing the new health care law, told Congress on Tuesday the new health care law is salvageable and that repairs to the federal Obamacare website will coincide with an expected rush of enrollees by early December, even as GOP lawmakers declare Obamacare a failure.
President Obama's point person in implementing the new health care law assured senators Tuesday that the federal Obamacare website is salvageable and secure, even as her agency acknowledged it had to fix software code after a man in North Carolina reported he stumbled upon another man's personal information.
The head of the agency in charge of the new health care law apologized Tuesday to people who've tried to use the flawed federal Obamacare website, but she said she still has faith that the site will be working for most Americans by the end of November.
The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved President Obama's pick to lead the federal agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid, giving her a bipartisan boost amid the fiery debate over health care and entitlement spending.
It would take a mighty big pill box to hold them. A pharmacy in Kansas billed Medicare for more than 1,000 prescriptions each for two patients in a single year, part of a pattern of questionable billings at 2,600 drugstores nationwide uncovered by federal investigators in a report Thursday.
President Obama's nominee to run the nation's Medicare and Medicaid agency can count on receiving more than $160,000 a year in retirement pay for the rest of her life from the country's largest private hospital chain, records show.
Don Berwick is resigning his temporary appointment as director of Medicare and Medicaid at the end of next week, making way for the Obama administration to nominate a candidate with a better chance of Senate confirmation.
"CMS is using the best of private sector technology to move beyond the 'pay-and-chase' approach to protect the Medicare Trust Funds," CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said. "While CMS is continuing to enhance the Fraud Prevention System we have demonstrated that investing in cutting-edge technology pays off for taxpayers and Medicare beneficiaries."
"The Affordable Care Act is helping millions on Medicare save billions of dollars on care and prescription drugs," said Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "The Affordable Care Act gives people on Medicare the relief they need from medical costs and more resources to stay healthy."