- Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
is running a series of ads in Iowa and South Dakota
mocking the government’s healthcare.gov problems and suggesting
consumers try the company’s website instead. In Colorado, a
14-year-old Yorkie named Baxter was
enrolled through Obamacare. California, meanwhile, is
looking to dial back the Obamacare rule that will prohibit
insurance companies from dropping policy holders before three
consecutive months of non-payment. California will continue to
apply its own rule, which prohibits companies from dropping
policyholders within a one-month grace period.
- Senator Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate
warned that in response to Democrats altering filibuster rules
in a party-line vote, Republicans would expand the rollback of the
judicial filibuster when they regain power.
- The parent company of blogging website WordPress.com is
joining two lawsuits by its users against alleged abusers of
the DMCA copyright infringement take-down process.
- A federal indictment unsealed today
alleges that a drug dealer in Thailand boasted of being able to
exprt to the United States a form of methamphetamine with “Breaking
Bad” purity levels, and that the North Korean government was
protecting the manufacturing operation in that country.
- The LA Unified School District
admitted the software licenses they purchased as part of their
iPad acquisition will expire within three years, just six months
before most students expected to participate in the program will
have the devices. Renewal may cost up to $60 million a year after
- A celebration putting San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in the
spotlight when the Make-a-Wish Foundation helped a boy play Batkid
for a day means the act of charity will
cost the city $105,000.
- The University of Nicosia in Cyprus
announced it would accept Bitcoin as payment for tuition and
other school fees.
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