Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

CBS News aired a misleading report on Monday about security issues concerning the federal health insurance exchange website based on leaked partial transcripts of a health care official's testimony, according to the Washington Post.

CBS reported that Henry Chao, lead project manager of at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, had been unaware of two major security holes in the website that could lead to identity theft.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) highlighted Wednesday that demand for health coverage through the federal marketplaces mandated by the Affordable Care Act has been high.

"In just the first month of enrollment, nearly a million Americans have completed the eligibility process for the quality, affordable coverage available on the health insurance marketplaces," Pelosi said in a statement.

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White House Spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Obama wasn't sweating how the plagued rollout of his signature legislative achievement would affect the 2014 mid-term elections.

"The president looks at this as a matter of policy first and politics second," Carney said during a press briefing. "The Affordable Care Act continues to deliver on the promise of bending the cost curve."

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Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday will introduced a bill that would prevent states from creating standards for abortion clinics that would make it more difficult for women to obtain an abortion, according to the Huffington Post

The Women's Health Protection Act of 2013 would keep states from passing Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws -- legislation that makes it more expensive or harder to provide or obtain an abortion.

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