Obama To Ceos: Washington 'locked Up' In A Stalemate

Some face higher premiums with Obama’s new health care plan

Washington is stuck in a stalemate over budgets, debt and health-care costs, leaving government unable to function properly, President Barack Obama told a gathering of CEOs on Wednesday. Obama's comments came less than an hour after the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives said it would tie a government funding measure to the ongoing effort to defund the Obamacare health care reforms. not just to the current generation but to future generations," Obama said. "We're not going to set up a situation where the full faith and credit of the U.S. is put on the table every year or year-and-a-half and we go through some kind of terrifying financial brinksmanship." Obama also implored the CEOs to use their influence to try and help restore what he called "regular order" to Washington. Earlier, Speaker John Boehner said House Republicans will pass a budget bill this week that withholds funding for Obamacare, setting up a showdown that could push the government toward a partial shutdown at the end of the month. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cnbc.com/id/101037977

Most of thats because of the requirements in the health law that require essential health benefits, Morrill said. Those essential benefits include maternity coverage, although Kevin obviously doesnt need that. Tom says the higher premiums are also a result of the law requiring that everyone be covered regardless of pre-existing health conditions. Beginning October 1, Morrill will go online to the new health insurance marketplace and see if he can find less expensive coverage for McDonald and dozens of other clients in similar situations. Morrill said he is concerned he wont be able to find a much better deal for McDonald. I dont have anything in hand that says that yet, but I am concerned about it, Morrill said. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://fox4kc.com/2013/09/17/some-face-higher-premiums-with-obamas-new-health-care-plan/

Obama to promote jobs, health care plan

It starts in the Austin area, a high-tech hub in the heart of the Lone Star State. Obama will visit Manor New Technology High School, meet with middle class workers, speak with entrepreneurs and visit a high-tech company. He says his proposed spending plans for education and research will spur similar growth throughout the country. There is "the need to make sure that we have these kinds of jobs of the future here in the United States, the need to ensure that our workers have the skills they need to fill those jobs, and the necessity that those jobs pay well enough to sustain a middle-class life," Carney said. The president is likely to echo ideas he discussed in his State of the Union speech Feb. 12, in which he called for an increase in the minimum wage and more early childhood education programs. Obama is also likely to criticize congressional Republicans for the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration and the GOP's opposition to his debt reduction plan. The president is pushing for what he calls a "balanced" plan, one that includes both budget cuts and new tax revenue to be derived by closing tax loopholes that benefit the wealthy. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/05/08/obama-austin-jobs-tours-health-care/2144489/

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