How Politics Set The Stage For The Obamacare Website Meltdown
The easy answer is that computer glitches stalled the launch of the Affordable Care Act health exchanges. But it's not as simple as that. The Obama administration lost valuable time waiting for a Supreme Court decision, a presidential election and state health exchange plans.
Why HealthCare.gov Isn't Like A Typical E-Commerce Site
The federal government's beleaguered health care exchange site, HealthCare.gov, shares little in common with the e-commerce sites consumers use every day. On most e-commerce sites, prices are simple to find. Not so on HealthCare.gov. And that may be one of the reasons relatively few visitors to the site have actually enrolled.
A Sneak Peek At Juana Molina's 'Wed 21'
NPR Music's First Listen gives you the chance to hear an upcoming album in its entirety before it's released. Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, hosts of NPR's All Songs Considered, talk about one of the new albums featured this week: Argentine musician Juana Molina's Wed 21.
Some Worry About Marijuana's Effect On Colo. Ski Tourism
Colorado ski towns are gearing up to sell recreational marijuana this winter during ski season. Resort towns overwhelmingly support legalization and say they don't see it hurting the state's multibillion-dollar tourism business. But there are those who worry pot shops will keep families away and hurt the bottom line.
Getting Federal Benefits To Gay Couples: It's Complicated
A Supreme Court ruling paved the way for same-sex married couples to receive federal benefits. Now Justice Department lawyers are working to make it happen. It's a challenge because they have more than 1,000 rules and laws to review.
Transit Strike Ends In San Francisco Bay Area
A deal was announced late Monday ending the four-day strike that had stranded riders of Bay Area Rapid Transit. BART management called the deal a good one for union members while allowing for new infrastructure spending on the rail system in the future. This was the second strike to hit BART this year alone.