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!
Board Strife as Colorado Exchange Far Behind Projected Enrollment
The shortfall could compromise the exchange’s “ability to deliver on promises made to Colorado citizens” and threatens the funding stream for the exchange itself.
Woman Battling Kidney Cancer Losing Company Health Plan Due to Obamacare
Debra Fishericks, who has been working for the past 10 years at Atkinson Realty in Virginia Beach, has been scouring HealthCare.gov for a plan that fits her, but is finding that current premiums and plans are out of her price range.
69 Percent of Americans Satisfied With Personal Health-Care Plan
A new Gallup poll finds that 69 percent of Americans rate their personal coverage as excellent or good, but only 32 percent say the same about health-care coverage in the country.
Obamacare Slams Smokers With Sky-High Premium Costs, Could Backfire
Obamacare may have backfired in its goal of making smoking so expensive that users quit, public health experts say, as sky-high insurance premiums force smokers to drop coverage altogether and lose smoking-cessation programs along with it.
Cover Oregon Exposes Users’ Information in Erroneous Mailing
Vermont isn’t the only state-run health-care exchange that has exposed a consumer’s private information; Cover Oregon, that state’s health-insurance exchange, has managed to do the same.
The Invisible Island Where New York Buries Its Poor and Unidentified
Nearly 1 million people are buried in mass graves near the Bronx. But the city prefers you know nothing about it.
New Law in Egypt Effectively Bans Street Protests
Egypt’s military-backed government has issued a law that all but bans street protests by applying jail time or heavy fines to the public demonstrations that have felled the last two presidents and regularly roiled the capital since the Arab Spring revolt.
D.C. Cops Go ‘Nuclear’ With Traffic Cameras
In addition to combating what police call “aggressive and dangerous driving habits,” the cameras will also generate income for the city through new fines ranging from $50 to $250 per violation.
FBI to Roll Out National Facial Recognition System
“The more people get out of it, the more they’ll surrender to it,” says Manolo Almagro, senior vice president of digital for TPN Inc. Almagro believes that people will only embrace a technology if the benefits outweigh privacy concerns.
Pro-Life Display Vandalized at Public University
“I think that it’s sad that people can’t just disagree and the only way they can express themselves is by silencing our message,” said Sarah Donetti, a member of Students for Life chapter.
Obama Makes Immigration Plea to Nation
During a token policy appearance Monday in San Francisco, President Obama railed against Republicans for standing in the way of his ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform plans that would extend an amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
Obama: ‘Sometimes People Forget I’m Not Running for Office Again’
The president was talking about Republicans in Congress and the immigration reform that he is trying to get through the House.
President Obama Confronted Over Deportations
A protester cut off Obama’s speech on immigration reform and asked him to use his executive authority to stop undocumented immigrants from being deported.
Sen. Sessions Slams Obama on Immigration
“America is not an oligarchy. … A Republic must answer to the people,” Sessions said in a direct response to President Obama’s latest effort to get wealthy California CEOs to increase their support for his unpopular push for increased immigration.
Obama Hides Aid for Criminals in Immigration Bill
The White House is trying to hide unpopular provisions in the Senate’s immigration bill that would allow immigrant criminals to stay in the country and would increase the inflow of low-skill refugees from war-torn countries, says a top White House official.
The Money and Markets Team