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Healthcare Headlines - Nov. 5th

7:47 PM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
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(WUSA9) --- We're checking out today's healthcare headlines on the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

1. USA Today editorial:
    White House: Affordable Care Act adds many protections

This editorial-opinion piece gives the other side: Americans who were dropped from the healthcare plans because they didn't meet the minimum requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

The writer of the article is Chris Jennings, the deputy assistant to the President for health policy.

He claims that the Affordable Care Act will give those people better plans for nearly the same cost.

2. Politico: "Crisis of confidence" in Obamacare

According to the article, Senate Democrats were "worried and critical about what it would take to change the trajectory of a disastrous rollout."

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski mentioned that enrollment problems sparked a "crisis of confidence that the administration can get enough young and healthy people to enroll once the website is repaired."

3. Fox News: The government awards more contracts to company that created glitchy Obamacare website

CGI Federal received hundreds of millions to create the glitchy Affordable Care Act website.

Now, it's been revealed since the website launched, the company has been rewarded even more government contracts.

In fact $7 million more, according to USASpending.gov, a government website that lists government contracts.

The contracts were for computer and software development at the EPA, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Commerce.