The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated just for Money and Markets readers: Obamacare, personal security and freedom, immigration and more!
‘Time’ Is Running Out for Obama
Obama’s supporters can decry a “feeding frenzy,” but this is a critical moment for a president whose agenda for a second term amounted to little more than being not as lame as the other guy.
Obamacare Then, Affordable Care Act Now
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has referred to the law as Obamacare in the past, told Meet the Press host David Gregory that she “always” referred to it as the Affordable Care Act during an interview Sunday, and other Democrats are backing off the term as well.
Pittsburgh Diocese Wins Delay Against Affordable Care Act
Bishop Zubik told the court: “The issue with the services in the mandate is that they either go against preservation of human life or involve the actual taking of human life.” Churches are exempt from the mandate, but charitable organizations, including Pittsburgh Catholic Charities, were not.
New Health Plans Sold Through Exchanges Not Accepted at Some Prestigious NY Hospitals
As of this week, not one of the plans for sale on New York’s health benefit exchange would cover treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s largest and most respected cancer hospitals.
Impact of Obamacare: Loss of Hospital Access
One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act was to keep health-care insurance prices low. But to do that, insurers are leaving some of the nation’s top hospitals out of their covered networks for policies offered on government exchanges. This is putting some families in a bind. Zoe Newton’s family is one of them. Here is their story.
Congresswoman Attacked in D.C. May Have Been Victim of Deadly ‘Knockout’ Game
Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) may have been the victim of the “knockout” game that is spreading across the nation where young blacks try to knock out unsuspecting people with sucker punches.
Attacks Around U.S. Probed for Link to ‘Knockout’ Game
While some of those attacked have been white, and some suspected attackers black, experts said the incidents are more about preying on the seemingly helpless than race or religion.
Could “Knockout” Game be Spreading to DC?
Police say they are investigating the two women punched in the head in Columbia Heights on Thursday and Friday as simple assaults. But the victims wonder if they were targets of the “knockout” game.
Man Sneaks Past Police, Kills Self at Scene of Brother’s Suicide
Following the second suicide at Joe’s Mobile Home Park in Almeda Genoa at Donegal Way, Houston police were re-evaluating protocol for containing active crime scenes.
Man Steals FedEx Truck, Leads Philly Police on Wild Chase
The driver eventually ended up crashing the truck at 25th and Willard Streets in the city’s Nicetown section. The truck ended up wedged between a utility pole and a fence in the rear of a home.
Boehner: Immigration Reform ‘Absolutely Not’ Dead
“I was encouraged that the president said he wouldn’t stand in the way of a step-by-step immigration reform,” he said. “The only way to make sure immigration reform works this time is to address these complicated issues one step at a time.”
Immigration Activists Storm Eric Cantor’s Condo
The protestors used bullhorns despite police orders, chanting: “What do we want? Racial justice! When do we want it? Now!”
Zuckerberg: Immigration Is ‘One of Biggest Civil Rights’ Issues of Our Time
With the movement on immigration reform at a standstill in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top Silicon Valley executives joined together on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to press ahead with their work on fixing the country’s immigration system.
Only 2.1 Percent of ‘DREAMers’ Denied Work Permits in DHS Reviews
Whistleblowers have reported that the officials who adjudicate the applications are under pressure to approve as many as possible as quickly as possible. It’s practically an honor system.
Broader Lessons in Obama Immigration Reform
Immigrant advocates say the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has worked relatively well. Still, many nonprofits and even some school districts reported serious growing pains as they stretched to accommodate the avalanche of requests related to the application process.
The Money and Markets Team