In the past two months, Medicare spending has been lower than in October and November of 2012, according to the Congressional Budget Office. It’s an extraordinary feat that continues a several-years-long streak of deceleration in health costs.
More than 1 million visitors gave the Obamacare website another chance yesterday as the government continued to work on software repairs, including a fix to the system that sends customer data to insurers.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service needs to make changes to prevent fraud and improve security in systems it is building to deliver health insurance subsidies, according to an audit by the tax agency’s inspector general.
The 10-year interest-rate swap spread will swell to the widest since 2009 as traders boost bets the Federal Reserve will reduce its bond purchases and the U.S. government deficit will shrink further, according to Intesa Sanpaolo SpA.
President Barack Obama urged the Republican-led U.S. House to pass changes to immigration law, focusing on an issue that may benefit his party as the flawed rollout of his health-care law hurts his popularity.
Oil companies, manufacturers, advertisers and real estate investors warned that a proposal from Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus to slow down deductions for capital assets could raise the cost of investment.