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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 […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Top Five Clashes Over Secrecy

ProPublica’s Jeff Gerth gives us another list outlining Hillary Clinton’s “clashes over secrecy.” Gerth: “Here are five examples covering the last two decades. Some are drawn from a 2007 book I did, with Don Van Natta Jr., entitled “Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton…. 1) 1992: The Commodity Trades During Bill […]

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“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 […]

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Polio-like illness claims fifth life in U.S.

At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month. (Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen using an immunoelectron microscopic technique. Courtesy: CDC) The lastest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The […]

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