Politics

    • First Edition: September 30, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including preview stories regarding the launch of the Open Payments database -- a federal government website which will provide information on drug company payments to tens of thousands of physicians.

      (Daily Report) 7:12AM ET

    • Majority Of Americans Find The Health Law Hard To Understand, Poll Finds

      An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that nearly 75 percent of Americans find the overhaul "difficult" and nearly half say it is "very hard" to understand. However, health care remains a key issue. In California, there's an effort, for instance, to target messages that include access to health care in outreach to the much-sought-after female voters. Meanwhile, efforts to undo the health law will remain high on the GOP to-do list if Republicans gain control of the Senate.

      (Daily Report) Sep 29

    • During First Debate, Iowa Senate Candidates Ernst And Braley Clash On The Health Law

      News outlets offer updates on how the Affordable Care Act is playing in Iowa, Arkansas and Minnesota races.

      (Daily Report) Sep 29

    • Viewpoints: Hospitals Helped By Medicaid Expansion; Why GOP Candidates Back OTC Contraceptives

      A selection of opinions and editorials from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Sep 29

    • Report: Finding Care Is Difficult For Some New Medicaid Enrollees

      State standards for access to care for Medicaid recipients vary widely and are rarely enforced, says a soon-to-be released report by the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general. Meanwhile, Tennessee's governor pursues Medicaid expansion talks, and confusion continues in Pennsylvania about what benefits will be available to enrollees in that state's expansion plan.

      (Daily Report) Sep 29

    • Scrambling To Prove He’s Eligible For Obamacare

      An Italian man is among thousands of people in California facing a Sept. 30 deadline to prove they are in the country legally, as required to receive coverage through insurance exchanges.

      (Daily Report) Sep 29

    • First Edition: September 29, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the health law's continuing implementation and issues such as narrow networks.

      (Daily Report) Sep 29

    • Scrambling To Prove He’s Eligible For Obamacare

      Fabrizio Mancinelli is among thousands of people in California facing a Sept. 30 deadline to prove they are in the country legally, as required to receive coverage through insurance exchanges.

      (Story) Sep 29

    • Medicaid Expansion Concept Gains Momentum In Initially Reluctant States

      Reuters reports that this development has to do with financial pragmatism -- especially in GOP-led states that were at the forefront of opposition to the health law. The Associated Press provides a status check on Indiana's expansion request.

      (Daily Report) Sep 26

    • Texas Rep. Brady Ready To Brawl For Ways & Means Top Spot

      Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, announced he will seek the chairmanship of this powerful House panel. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was expected to have a smooth path to that position.

      (Daily Report) Sep 26