Another ObamaCare Gap in Coverage Exposes Tangled Safety Net
How big is a "gap" in coverage when it affects 840,000 people?
The Los Angeles Times says that California is racing to pass a “bridge” program into law that helps individuals and families likely to be caught between qualifying for Medi-Cal (the state’s version of Medicaid), and ObamaCare’s new state-based health insurance exchange.
In California, residents earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level, or about $15,000 a year, will be eligible for Medi-Cal next year. Individuals earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level, or about $46,000, will be eligible for subsidies through the exchange, known as Covered California.
The Covered California board approved a plan in March to help patients expected to jump between the two. The "bridge plan" would enable patients now on…[more]
If the Obama Administration can’t be bothered to secure the border with Mexico, then congressional Republicans should oppose any deal on comprehensive immigration reform.
It all comes down to one word: integrity.
For three years, members of Congress have been waiting for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to produce a border security measure called the “Border Conditions Index,” or BCI.
Originally, BCI was supposed to improve on the traditional measure of “operational control,” which was mainly a subjective estimate by section chiefs who…
"What’s the difference between keeping President Obama 'updated throughout the night' on a deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi and keeping him 'updated throughout the night' on a deadly tornado in Oklahoma? The president could have actually done something about Benghazi."…[more]