Special Report: How the New York Fed fumbled over the Bangladesh Bank heist
Jupiter. That single word, by a stroke of luck, helped stop the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from paying nearly $1 billion to the cyber-criminals behind a notorious bank heist earlier this year,…
Obamacare’s sinking safety net, Politico
Obamacare’s sinking safety net
As millions get covered, a POLITICO investigation finds that dozens of the insurers that the health care law depends on are losing money and even abandoning the system. Can it be fixed?
Obamacare’s greatest example of success can likely be found in North Carolina, where “more than 600,000 people signed up for coverage this year,” but the Tar Heel State might be home to the health care law’s biggest failure as well. According to this investigation, Obamacare is a “financial sinkhole” for many insurance companies. In fact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina reported Obamacare losses totaling more than $400 million in 2014 and 2015.
The Secret Documents That Detail How Patients’ Privacy is Breached
Poor cancer care for Native Americans might be a treaty violation
Tribal health systems are poorly funded. And the Indian Health Service—charged with care of Native American communities—usually blows through its meager budget by summer time. This deep-dive explores cancer care in Native American communities, and how a lack of coverage for preventative services often means that cancers are not discovered until it’s too late.
Obama’s Interrogation Methods, Buzzfeed
Documents Raise Disturbing Questions About Detainee Abuse Under Obama
Right after he took office, Barack Obama promised to do away with torture. But documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show for the first time how a harsh interrogation tactic thrived on his watch in A…
When President Barack Obama assumed office, he promised to do away with torture. But these documents reveal that at least one interrogation tactic survived. Separation, which human rights activists say is just another name for solitary confinement, was “authorized for at least 58 detainees over a 16-month period in 2009 and 2010” at one detention facility in Afghanistan. And according to this investigation, requests to “separate” a detainee were only denied once.