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More Than 1 Million Cancelled (And Counting); GOP Floats ‘Keep Your Health Plan’ Bill; Doctors Resist Obamacare; Maybe White House Did Authorize Merkel Eavesdropping; Lipo Boot Camp – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 10-29-2013

October 29, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you are aware that many policyholders are receiving cancellation notices from their insurance companies. Turns out that these policies don’t meet Obamacare requirements. But how many people have received these notices? The tally adds up to 1,492,000 cancellations. Source: National Center Blog…

 

  • Last night, Fred Upton, the Republican chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced the “Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013.” The goal is simple: To allow people who like their health care plans to keep them for the next year under Obamacare. Source: The Weekly Standard…

 

  • New York doctors are treating ObamaCare like the plague, a new survey reveals. A poll conducted by the New York State Medical Society finds that 44 percent of doctors said they are not participating in the Nation’s new health-care plan. Another 33 percent say they’re still not sure whether to become Obamacare providers. Only 23 percent of the 409 physicians queried said they’re taking patients who signed up through health exchanges. Source: New York Post…

 

  • The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said Monday, pushing back against assertions that President Obama and his aides were unaware of the high-level eavesdropping. Professional staff members at the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies are angry, these officials say, believing the President has cast them adrift as he tries to distance himself from the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that have strained ties with close allies. Source: Los Angeles Times…

 

  • The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast. A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which can determine their future prospects in the military. Source: Daily Mail…

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