A bill authored by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and signed
into law by President Barack Obama will significantly reduce, if not
eliminate, the hundreds of millions of dollars Haiti owes to
Millions of seniors signed up for popular Medicare Advantage insurance
plans don't get the best quality, an independent study found. How the private plans score on a quality rating system set up by the
government is about to have a direct impact on insurers' finances — not
to mention seniors' benefits and premiums. President Barack Obama's
health care law ties what the plans get paid by the government to the
quality they provide, for the first time. There seems to be plenty of room for improvement.
Corporations and unions would have to identify themselves on political
ads they bankroll, and the CEO or top official would have to make "I
approve this message" statements under legislation being introduced in
Even members of President Barack Obama's bipartisan fiscal commission
admit the near impossibility of their task: finding a consensus by next
fall for reducing federal deficits that threaten to erode Americans'
standard of living.