“A financial crisis and recession that could echo the events of 2008 or worse.” That’s the dire warning the Treasury Department issued Thursday about the possibility the GOP forced government shutdown could tumble into a debt default by the United States.
As day three of the GOP-forced government shutdown began Thursday, more numbers from a new CBS News poll shows Americans are not pleased with the government shutdown.
Millions of people across the U.S., including South Florida, can now enroll for coverage in the new government-run online health insurance exchanges but many encountered snarled web traffic and technical glitches during Tuesday’s big launch.
After years of build-up, the Affordable Care Act’s main component, insurance exchanges, went live at midnight Tuesday.
The Republican Party gambled quite a bit on a government shutdown Monday night and the early returns show the GOP may be holding a hand of Aces over Eights, also known as the dead man’s hand.
Christmas Eve 2009 was they day when the U.S. Senate passed the Affordable Care Act along party lines; Democrats for it and Republicans against it. Four years later—and a lot of political fighting—the same is still true.
Next Tuesday millions of uninsured Americans will have access to health insurance. With the start of the new year, having health insurance will be mandatory under the Affordable Care Act.
With the government shutdown plan pitched by Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee looking less and less likely; the GOP-led House is preparing to threaten to crash the U.S. economy if President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats don’t acquiesce to Republican policy demands.
Miami-Dade County is joining Broward County in a move to ignore Governor Rick Scott’s decision to ban healthcare navigators from state health department buildings.
While the possibility of a government shutdown still remain high due to Congressional dysfunction, a more important showdown still looms large over Capitol Hill, the debt limit.