The Census Bureau is changing the way it conducts its annual survey on health coverage in a way that will make it nearly impossible to measure the impact of Obamacare.
My must read of the day is “More Good News on Obamacare, Just When Democrats Need It,” in the Bloomberg Businessweek.
My must read of the day is “Advice and Obamacare Consent,” by the Wall Street Journal editorial board.
Obamacare has reportedly enrolled 7.1 million individuals since its exchanges opened in October. However, according to a recently released RAND report, just 1.4 million of those individuals were previously uninsured.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke out on Sunday for the first time following the announcement that she would step down, and maintained that she alone decided to leave the post.
President Obama on Friday formally nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) following the botched resignation of Kathleen Sebelius.
Burwell served in several positions under the Bill Clinton administration, including as a deputy aide to then-budget director Jack Lew. In July 1995, Burwell (then Sylvia Mathews) was one of several key aides questioned by the Senate Whitewater Committee regarding the death of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster.