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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 […]

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Ten More Under-served Stories Covered by Attkisson

1. Cost of Illegal Immigrant Minor Crisis, Aug. 6, 2014 http://sharylattkisson.com/cost-of-illegal-immigration-minors-crisis 2. HHS Also Lost Subpoenaed Documents, Aug. 7, 2014 http://sharylattkisson.com/no-kidding-hhs-likely-lost-subpoenaed-docs-too 3. Another Fast and Furious Indictment, Aug. 7, 2014 http://sharylattkisson.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 […]

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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 […]

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Updated: Why I’m Suing HHS for HealthCare.gov Documents

Update: Squeezing public documents from federal officials hasn’t been easy for me under any administration. But, like many journalists, advocacy groups and members of the public, I’ve found out the hard way that the Obama administration has taken obstruction and secrecy to new heights. Take HealthCare.gov. From the moment Health and Human Services falsely denied it […]

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Six Serious Questions Regarding Elusive Federal Documents

When it comes to accountability questions, one owes the benefit of the doubt to the U.S. government, whoever may be in charge. Managing the massive federal bureaucracy isn’t easy. Responding to the demands from the public, the press and Congress for public information can be time consuming.  However, it becomes increasingly difficult to suspend disbelief […]

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No Kidding? HHS Likely Lost Subpoenaed Docs, Too.

Two federal agencies “losing” subpoenaed documents in major investigations may not exactly be a trend–but it certainly doesn’t look good. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presented the House Oversight Committee with disturbing news that some subpoenaed documents in the Congressional investigation of HealthCare.gov “might not be retrievable.” This revelation comes on […]

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HealthCare.gov’s Costly Flubs

The federal government’s botched handling of HealthCare.gov cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, according to a new report by the General Accountability Office (GAO). The report will be officially presented tomorrow to a House subcommittee. The GAO report faults the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), […]

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Six Under-Served Stories Covered by Attkisson

1. Questionable Spending of Federal Disaster Relief Funds After Super Storm Sandy While Residents Still Await Help, Money Spent on Tourism Ads. July 9, 2014 via Sinclair Media   2. Military Injustice? Marine Corps Commandant James Amos and the Urinating on Taliban Video Case What Happened to the U.S. Marines Urinating on the Taliban Case? July 16, […]

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Good News for Obamacare; Insurance Analyst Weighs In

UnitedHealthcare is expressing confidence in Obamacare by expanding its presence next year to sell policies “in nearly half the exchanges,” according to Kaiser Health News. That’s good news for the government health insurance initiative, especially coming from a company that had expressed caution. Health insurer analyst Robert Laszewski has some thoughts on what might have motivated […]

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Judicial Watch Obtains Healthcare.gov Docs Withheld by HHS

Judicial Watch may be first to know the most about healthcare.gov information that the government has been keeping secret. Under court order, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has begun giving documents to the conservative watchdog group. Like Judicial Watch, I filed numerous Freedom of Information (FOI) requests with HHS last fall when […]

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