ADMINISTRATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ADMINISTRATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Obama: Young adults push health care enrollment past targets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833676-68/insurance-obama-health-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833676-68/insurance-obama-health-percent.html.csp">Obama: Young adults push health care enrollment past targets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK LANDLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T19:32:25.662-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and that 35 percent are younger than 35, countering the criticism that it would attract mainly older and sicker people. In detailing the statistics, the White House said that 18- to 34-year-olds made up 28 percent of enrollees. The 35 percent number included children who would typically be covered by a parent’s policy. While the number of younger appl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57833676@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:32:25 MDT Immigration activists warn Obama, Dems to limit deportations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824025-68/obama-activists-immigration-deportations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824025-68/obama-activists-immigration-deportations.html.csp">Immigration activists warn Obama, Dems to limit deportations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T20:44:25.224-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578240252014-04-15T20:44:25.224-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T20:44:25.224-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57824025@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:44:25 MDT White House to Iran: No visa for U.N. envoy pick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57807516-68/aboutalebi-visa-united-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57807516-68/aboutalebi-visa-united-state.html.csp">White House to Iran: No visa for U.N. envoy pick</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T20:16:04.285-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States will not grant a visa to Tehran’s controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, the Obama administration said Friday. “We’ve communicated with the Iranians at a number of levels and made clear our position on this — and that includes our position that the selection was not viable,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. “Our position is that we will not be issuing him a visa.” Denying visas to U.N. ambassadorial nominees or to for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578075162014-04-11T20:16:04.285-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T20:16:04.285-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807516@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:16:04 MDT Sebelius resigns as health and human services secretary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804276-68/sebelius-health-obama-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804276-68/sebelius-health-obama-insurance.html.csp">Sebelius resigns as health and human services secretary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael D. Shear</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T20:18:55.858-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington - Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Obama accepted Sebelius’ resignation this week, and Friday morning he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her, officials said. The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move bey...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57804276@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:18:55 MDT Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804085-68/mckeon-administration-committee-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804085-68/mckeon-administration-committee-military.html.csp">Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T19:51:07.645-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Republicans are pressing ahead with multiple congressional investigations, but Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., said the military did what it reasonably could during a chaotic night of two separate attacks on Sept. 11, 2012. The assault killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578040852014-04-10T19:51:07.645-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T19:51:07.645-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57804085@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:51:07 MDT Kerry slammed on foreign policy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57792626-68/kerry-mccain-syria-iran.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57792626-68/kerry-mccain-syria-iran.html.csp">Kerry slammed on foreign policy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNYA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:06:11.225-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration’s response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war. Defiant before the committee he once chaired, Kerry dismissed arguments that his globe-trotting attempts to broker a deal between the Israelis and Palestinians was a futile exercise and that the U.S. has been ineffective in ending the three-year ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577926262014-04-08T22:06:11.225-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T22:06:11.225-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792626@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:06:11 MDT Survey confirms health insurance coverage growing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787983-68/coverage-gallup-insurance-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787983-68/coverage-gallup-insurance-health.html.csp">Survey confirms health insurance coverage growing</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T19:49:01.556-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 07:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released Monday has found. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index provides independent validation for White House claims that the law is expanding access, particularly for working people with no coverage on the job. But the improvement, while substantial, doesn’t appear as large as some of the numbers claimed by the law’s suppor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577879832014-04-07T19:49:01.556-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T19:49:01.556-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787983@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:49:01 MDT Suit over deadly drone strikes is tossed by judge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779740-68/court-awlaki-collyer-executive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779740-68/court-awlaki-collyer-executive.html.csp">Suit over deadly drone strikes is tossed by judge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE YOST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T17:56:15.289-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said Friday the case raises serious constitutional issues and is not easy to answer, but that “on these facts and under this circuit’s precedent,” the court will grant the White House request. The suit was against then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, then-CIA Director Davi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779740@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:56:15 MDT Rallies in cities across US decrying deportation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779465-68/obama-deportations-cities-organizers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779465-68/obama-deportations-cities-organizers.html.csp">Rallies in cities across US decrying deportation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TERRY TANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T15:59:01.538-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • Dozens of immigration advocates and supporters are rallying in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama to put a freeze on deportations. Organizers of Saturday’s “Day of Action” demonstrations say Obama has the executive power to stop deportations that separate immigrants living in the country illegally from their loved ones. In Eloy, Ariz., numerous supporters have converged in front of a federal detention center after journeying more than 60 miles ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779465@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:59:01 MDT Letter: NRA opposition to surgeon general nominee justified http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771601-82/health-guns-obama-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771601-82/health-guns-obama-public.html.csp">Letter: NRA opposition to surgeon general nominee justified</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:06.015-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bagley’s March 25 cartoon, “The medical benefits of guns,” distorts the controversy over the NRA’s opposition to the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general. While bright, Murthy’s resume shows that his main attraction for Obama is political rather than professional. He only finished his residency in 2006 and unlike past surgeons general he doesn’t have any major administrative experience with a hospital, medical school or the Public Health Service. He did, however, help found Doctors...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57771601@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:06 MDT Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp">Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Three million Americans signed up for Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s new health care law as of the end of February, the administration said Friday, offering its first full accounting of how much the safety-net health program has grown since implementation of the law. Many were newly eligible because of the law’s Medicaid expansion, while others already eligible but not yet enrolled came forward due to publicity around the law and its requirement for individuals to carry in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577758152014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775815@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:48:05 MDT NASA cuts most ties with Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766901-68/nasa-russian-space-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766901-68/nasa-russian-space-officials.html.csp">NASA cuts most ties with Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KENNETH CHANG</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER BAKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T21:40:05.674-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NASA said Wednesday that it was suspending most contacts with Russian space-agency officials, underscoring just how rapidly the Russian-American relationship is deteriorating in the wake of the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. The one exception, NASA said, would involve operations of the International Space Station, the primary space collaboration between the two countries. Otherwise, the extent of NASA’s break in relations is broad and includes “travel to Russia and visits by Russian government ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57766901@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:40:05 MDT Deadline brings high interest for health insurance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758466-68/health-insurance-enrollment-deadline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758466-68/health-insurance-enrollment-deadline.html.csp">Deadline brings high interest for health insurance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUDY LIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T09:03:01.744-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 09:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sacramento, Calif. • A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative. In Louisiana, wait times for callers lasted up to two hours. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee received nearly 1,900 calls by midday compared with about 800 the previous Monday. And in California, where enrollments surged toward...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577584662014-04-01T09:03:01.744-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T09:03:01.744-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758466@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:03:01 MDT Letter: U.S. foreign-affairs bungling dating to Reagan has hurt U.S. credibility http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753492-82/bush-george-ground-reagan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753492-82/bush-george-ground-reagan.html.csp">Letter: U.S. foreign-affairs bungling dating to Reagan has hurt U.S. credibility</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T14:23:11.924-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contra and CIA meddling in South America that continued into the George H.W. Bush administration, and George W. Bush’s illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq, Abu Ghraib and torture have all contributed to the loss of the United States’ moral high ground. Whenever our president takes a stand on human rights or sovereignty issues, I hear the world resounding, “Who the hell are you to talk?” Dan Bunch Sandy</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753492@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:23:11 MDT Health care website stumbles on last day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57752664-68/website-health-site-sign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57752664-68/website-health-site-sign.html.csp">Health care website stumbles on last day</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T08:49:12.297-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 08:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration’s health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups. After it was fixed, officials plowed ahead with a nationwide promotional drive, almost like getting out the vote on Election Day. Early visitors to HealthCare.gov on Monday morning saw messages that the site was down for maintenance. At times the visitors were also directed to a virtual waiting room — a feature designed to ease the strain ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577526642014-03-31T08:49:12.297-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T08:49:12.297-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57752664@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:49:12 MDT Hunt: A GOP Senate would be a big deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752004-82/senate-republicans-president-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752004-82/senate-republicans-president-republican.html.csp">Hunt: A GOP Senate would be a big deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Albert R. Hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T05:09:04.753-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 05:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate in this year’s elections, it will be, as Vice President Joe Biden might put it more graphically, a big deal. Last week, elections handicapper Nate Silver gave a 60 percent probability that the Republicans would gain at least the half-dozen seats required for a majority. This wasn’t news to top party strategists. But it produced a palpable panic among Democrats along Pennsylvania Avenue, from the White House to Capitol Hill. Rationalizations followed...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57752004@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:09:04 MDT Lowry: Obamacare’s master of false assurance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57742574-82/administration-enrollment-period-authority.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57742574-82/administration-enrollment-period-authority.html.csp">Lowry: Obamacare’s master of false assurance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T06:03:01.605-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 06:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A core competency of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is issuing false assurances. An administration about-face has left the Cabinet official looking like the Baghdad Bob of American health insurance. When Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, asked her at a hearing two weeks ago whether the administration would extend the Obamacare enrollment period beyond March 31, she responded with a crisp and direct: “No, sir.” To the uninitiated, that sounded like an unmistakable denial of any in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57742574@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:03:01 MDT Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741174-68/million-enrollment-law-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741174-68/million-enrollment-law-care.html.csp">Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T21:38:46.107-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama’s heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets. The announcement — four days before open enrollment season ends Monday — fulfills a revised goal set by the Congressional Budget Office and embraced by the White House. Like much else about Obama’s health care law, it comes with a caveat: The administration has yet to announce how m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577411742014-03-27T21:38:46.107-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T21:38:46.107-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741174@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:38:46 MDT Herbert: Feds seem softer on Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57740596-90/administration-curriculum-federal-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57740596-90/administration-curriculum-federal-governor.html.csp">Herbert: Feds seem softer on Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T21:10:50.417-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he’s confident Utah will be given wide latitude to provide health care to the state’s poorest residents, and hopes to have an agreement with the Obama administration on a program by this summer. “There’s clearly a growing understanding in the Obama administration of the need for states to have more flexibility to be able to address their own unique demographics, address their own situations as opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach,” Herbert said during his month...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57740596@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:10:50 MDT Obama seeks quick end to NSA phone records program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739776-68/program-obama-phone-records.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739776-68/program-obama-phone-records.html.csp">Obama seeks quick end to NSA phone records program</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EILEEN SULLIVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T15:45:19.42-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 03:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to end quickly the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, which could be a big ask for lawmakers who don’t often move quickly without a looming deadline. Responding to public outrage over the program of the National Security Agency — which operates a massive data center in Draper, south of Salt Lake City — the Obama administration came up with a new program that it says would address privacy concerns and preserve t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577397762014-03-27T15:45:19.42-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T15:45:19.42-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739776@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:45:19 MDT