In 2009, when President Obama ordered federal agencies to be more open and err on the side of releasing material to the public, this can't be what anyone had in mind: thousands of pages of HealthCare.gov public business conducted via email by public officials yet somehow deemed so sensitive, so secret in nature, that we […]
Obamacare official in California: 'Avoid using public email'
Part two of my investigation into Covered California, Obamacare's biggest state experiment: Aiden Hill’s introduction to the secretive culture at Covered California came in his first days on the job. He had just been hired to head up the agency’s $120 million call center effort when he emailed a superior April 18, 2013 and got […]
Why the Left Wing Blog Media Matters Gets So Worked Up About Facts
Why the liberal blog Media Matters works itself up into such a tizzy over any reporting (and reporters) that it perceives as a threat to its interests. But I think most anybody who's even heard of them already knew this. Read article on Hillary Clinton's mention of Media Matters
Obamacare Used to Register Voters
Last spring, John* purchased health insurance through the Washington State healthcare exchange. He was surprised when, last month, he received an email from the exchange at the address he’d provided when he signed up. The email was entitled, “Voter Registration Information.” It read, in part: [quote]“ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you would like to […]
"Most Transparent Administration Puts Gag Order on HealthCare.gov Testing"
Health policy strategist Robert Laszewski is out with his latest analysis of news that insurers are being required to keep strict confidentiality surrounding what should be the wholly public business of HeathCare.gov. Apparently, the administration doesn't want word getting out if things don't go as smoothly as they hope in new testing prior to the […]
HealthCare.gov insider: "I am tired of cover ups"
The General Accountability Office is out with a damning new report flagging serious risk to personal information on HealthCare.gov. I reported on some of these risks, based on insider accounts, for CBS News last year. At the time, the Obama administration, Democrats and Hillary Clinton's front group Media Matters vehemently denied them. According to the […]
Ten More Under-served Stories Covered by Attkisson
1. Cost of Illegal Immigrant Minor Crisis, Aug. 6, 2014 https://sattkisson.wpengine.com/cost-of-illegal-immigration-minors-crisis 2. HHS Also Lost Subpoenaed Documents, Aug. 7, 2014 https://sattkisson.wpengine.com/no-kidding-hhs-likely-lost-subpoenaed-docs-too 3. Another Fast and Furious Indictment, Aug. 7, 2014 https://sattkisson.wpengine.com/another-fast-and-furious-murder-indictment-in-brian-terry-case 4. Did Bank Help Reward Suicide Bombers? Aug. 11, 2014 http://dailysignal.com/2014/08/11/terrorism-lawsuit-accuses-arab-bank-helping-reward-hamas-suicide-bombers/ 5. IG: Obama Administration Released 600+ Convicted Criminal Illegal Immigrants, Aug. 12, 2014 […]
HHS HealthCare.gov Official: "Delete this email"
An email obtained by Congress shows the top official for Healthcare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Department of Health and Human Services, Marilyn Tavenner, instructed the agency's top spokesman to "Please delete this email." The instruction appears significant for several reasons: First, the email to be deleted included an exchange […]