NewYork Times: Push to Renew Health Plans Finds Unlikely State Allies
By KATIE THOMAS, SUSANNE CRAIG and KAREN YOURISH
President Obama is getting surprising support among some states on allowing the renewal of canceled health insurance plans: Of the 13 states that have said they will allow it, all but four are led by Republicans.
Washington Post: Tech problems trip up Md.’s health exchange
Lena H. Sun
The state, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the new health-care law, is struggling with unexpectedly weak enrollment in its insurance exchange.
Philadelphia Inquirer’s value has gone from $515 million to $55 million in six years, reports Ralph Cipriano. (bigtrial.net)
Really?!? It’s 2013. The ‘new environment’ began, arguably, around 2001. More openness and transparency have been around and growing ever since. CBS News isn’t even in the 21st century.
This voluntary program is limited to full-time employees in three groups – photo, the copy desk and columnists/critics. All eligible employees will be contacted by their supervisors this morning. — More.
It’s ironic the direction newspapers are headed. For decades local radio stations have had lean staff where about everyone does about everything, from reporting to traffic to promos to selling ads. Specialization is a rarity in radio with perhaps the exception being the kind of music played and, of course, UT football. News like the Herald’s is just the latest example. The paper is moving away from what used to be considered critical specializations. They’re not the first, and won’t be the last. You might say they are becoming the 21st century model of 20th century radio.