Some Minnesota Democrats 'jittery' over health care woes It's clear at some Democrats are starting the view the Affordable Care Act as a potential political liability.
The fallout from the problems with the federal health care law has some Minnesota Democrats suggesting that they would support Republican legislation that could significantly roll back parts of the 2010 law.November 14, 2013
Obama admin. posts low health care signups Fewer than 27,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on the problem-filled federal website, the White House administration says.November 13, 2013
Insurance cancellations: The price of mending a broken system? Statistics aren't available yet, but millions of Americans whose health insurance is being canceled because their policies don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The cancellations are making some people angry, many anxious and opponents of the law feeling righteous.November 6, 2013
White House sidesteps on 'Obamacare' change Under growing pressure, the administration refused repeatedly to state a position Tuesday on legislation formalizing President Barack Obama's oft-stated promise that people who like their existing coverage should be allowed to keep it under the new health care law.November 5, 2013
Human Rights Watch: drones and surveillance need curbs An October 2, 2013 University of Minnesota speech by Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. Roth says drones are leading to unnecessary civilian deaths and the US drone program has supplanted Guantanamo as the major complaint against US policy in the fight to combat terrorism. He says terrorists thrive on their ability to generate animosity toward the US.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, October 28, 2013
Westminster Forum: Valerie Plame Wilson on security, surveillance and privacy Nationally recognized expert on national security and counter-proliferation. A former covert operations officer in the CIA, Valerie Plame Wilson's identity as a CIA operative was revealed in a nationally syndicated column, resulting in her resignation from the CIA. She is the author of the memoir, "Fair Game" and the first in a series of spy novels, "Blowback." She speaks at the Westminster Town Hall Forum in Minneapolis on October 15, 2013.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, October 15, 2013
Insurance brokers look for relevance as health exchanges grow When states and the federal government rolled out online marketplaces to help people buy health insurance on Tuesday, you'd think that old-fashioned insurance brokers would have been worried. Many brokers work for small independent businesses. Are they at risk of becoming the next travel agents, whose ranks were thinned by online shopping?October 4, 2013