By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog
DES MOINES, Iowa — On the last Friday of 2013, almost 16,000 Iowans who believed they had enrolled in Obamacare and would begin receiving health care coverage Jan. 1, received an unwelcome surprise — an email telling them they needed to enroll again.
They were instructed to the use the Iowa [...]
By Jon Street | Vermont Watchdog
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont taxpayers will lose out on $4.1 million this year, and it’s all because the Department of Corrections had one less employee keeping an eye on the budget, says the state’s director of health services.
Vermont’s director of health services says the reason there was a $4.1 million shortfall [...]
By Adam Ulbricht | Watchdog.org
New York City could be the latest city large and small to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in some form.
The New York City Council is scheduled to decide Thursday whether using e-cigarettes should be banned in all buildings. Call it a parting gift for outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It will [...]
By Tom Steward/Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure‘s top official resigned Tuesday following a Watchdog Minnesota Bureau report that she took a two-week Costa Rica vacation in late November, during the rocky rollout of the state $150 million health insurance exchange.
April Todd-Malmlov‘s abrupt resignation came during a closed emergency session of the agency’s board of directors. Subsequent reports revealed that Todd-Malmlov was accompanied on [...]