Healthcare Headlines - Nov. 6

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(WUSA9) -- We're checking out today's hottest healthcare headlines starting with our newspaper partners at USA Today.

1. USA TODAY: Why new Medicaid enrollment is soaring

According to the article,  states are reporting more people signing up for Medicaid than insurance through the exchanges.

In fact in Maryland the number of people signing up for Medicaid is 25 times more than those signing up for private insurance.

One reason for the increase-- an aggressive campaign to reach people in lower income areas.

2. Reuters: Lead author of Obamacare law criticizes administration over rollout

Democratic Senator and Chairman of the Senate Finance committee Max Baucus said he was disappointed to hear the administration didn't see the problems coming.

He said, "When we asked for updates on the marketplaces, the responses we got were totally unsatisfactory.  We heard multiple times that everything was on track. We now know that was not the case."

3. CBS News: Sebelius: Obamacare delay is not an option

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius of Health and Human Services testified to a Senate Finance committee. She said it was not worth delaying the new law or taking down the website because of its ongoing problems.

She said "Delaying the Affordable Care Act wouldn't delay people's cancer or diabetes or Parkinson's." 

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