A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit, Michigan is indeed eligible for bankruptcy protection, giving the go-ahead to the once booming Motor City to move forward with plans to restructure more than $18 billion in debt.
Amid reading excerpts from a lengthy decision of more than 140 pages, United States Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes announced during Tuesday morning’s historic hearing that he approved of Detroit’s Chapter 9 filing, in turn authorizing the largest municipal bankruptcy ever in the US to proceed.
so both tom daley and maria bello have announced, in the past 24 hours, that they are in queer relationships and have been in straight relationships in the past, without actually labeling themselves as gay, but every headline is TOM DALEY COMES OUT AS GAY and MARIA BELLO IS A LESBIAN
Obamacare is more than just a website, but the website is critical. And now, after its glitch-filled debut, Healthcare.gov is working better. But is it working well enough that the law itself will work?
At this point, we know two things about Obamacare. First, the federal website couldn’t have been much more of a train wreck to start. And second, the law works when the website works, like it does in California and Kentucky. Those states set up their own online exchanges, so their enrollment hasn’t been held hostage by Healthcare.gov’s myriad technical difficulties. And they were myriad. As my colleague Garance Franke-Ruta points out, the administration’s latest progress report shows us just how bad things were back in October. When it launched, Healthcare.gov was only up about 43 percent of the time. Today, it’s up about 90 percent of the time (excluding scheduled maintenance).
Baby flamingo — A four-day-old Chilean flamingo chick is seen at the Himeji Central Park on October 2, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. It was born on September 29 and will take up to two or three years to fully develop the pink feathers of mature adults. (Photos by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)