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A common critique of the federal Obamacare health insurance marketplace has been that people aren't able to look at their coverage options without completing a cumbersome and glitchy application that's left many consumers stranded. If you want to encourage people to sign up, the critics have said, make it as easy as possible for them to see what their choices are and what they'll pay -- before they have to go through the entire application process.
After President Obama's Thursday meeting with House Republicans, the White House said "no specific determination" was made on what to do next regarding the House's proposal for a temporary debt-limit increase in exchange for budget negotiations.
President Obama has rejected the House GOP's proposal for a temporary debt-limit increase in exchange for budget negotiations because it didn't include a plan to re-open the government, according to the New York Times.
The top economic adviser to President Barack Obama sought Thursday to put to bed any doubts that a breach of the debt ceiling would be anything less than catastrophic.
The default demon appeared staved on the same day -- House Republicans proposed a temporary increase, which the White House seems amendable to -- but that just means it's likely to rear its head again next month.