President Obama has announced changes in the Affordable Care Act so he can keep his promise to people who like their current health insurance policies. Republicans say Obamacare can't be fixed. Also, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, and that's raised a challenging question at this week's Warsaw conference on climate change: should industrialized nations compensate more vulnerable nations in a world of rising oceans and super storms?
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President Obama spent almost an hour with reporters today, announcing a change in Obamacare. Conceding that his personal credibility is on the line because his promises about the Affordable Care Act didn't come true, he's telling insurance companies they can re-issue those cancelled policies people liked, even if they didn't comply with new rules for benefits. Will that smooth the way for a program mired in computer problems and political controversy?
Noam Levey, Los Angeles Times (@NoamLevey )
Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner (@susanferrechio)
Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News (@maryagnescarey)
Jerry Flanagan, Consumer Watchdog (@jerryflanagan)
Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines and that's raised a challenging question this week at a little-noticed conference on climate change being held in Warsaw: should industrialized nations compensate more vulnerable countries in a world of rising oceans and super storms? The cause of global warming remains controversial, and there's no science that connects a specific storm to climate change. But there's no doubt that icecaps are melting while oceans rise — and that super-storms are more common than they've been before.
Alister Doyle, Reuters (@AlisterDoyle)
Gerry Arances, Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (@PMCJ_ph)
Elliot Diringer, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (@C2ES_org)
Jorn Birkmann, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (@UNUniversity)