WASHINGTON Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That will stoke another "ObamaCare" controversy days before a presidential election.
Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less.
Moreover, about 1 in 5 consumers will only have plans from a single insurer to pick from, after major national carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna scaled back their roles.
DENVER (FOX) -- A grieving family was horrified when they learn the body of their loved one was missing.
"They lost my father's body," said Sara Sandoval, as she sat in her mother's living room.
Anthony Sandoval spent his last days at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care center.
After he died on Oct. 2, Anthony Sandoval's remains were sent to one mortuary, while another man's remains were sent to Sandoval's family for cremation.
The Navy veteran's remains were misplaced for five days, leaving his family with feelings of guilt and a lot of unanswered questions.
They learned the VA had mixed up Anthony's remains with someone else after Newcomer Mortuary alerted them the VA had delivered the wrong remains for cremation.
"I understand they were short staffed," said Sara Sandoval. "But this wasn't an old pair of boots, this was two human bodies that they mixed up. This is my father. He wasn't garbage. This was my dad."
AMHERST, Wis. - Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally.
WSAW-TV reports that investigators say the Monday night conservation group gathering in Amherst had nothing to do with politics.
Authorities say the 23-year-old woman was drunk when she entered the meeting and began yelling about how she hates Trump. She departed when asked to leave, but authorities say she then used peanut butter to write offensive symbols and profanity on vehicles outside.
Interim Democratic Party Chairwoman Donna Brazile, in an interview with Fox News, repeatedly claimed that emails released by WikiLeaks have been "doctored" as she denied the implication in one of them that she received a question and tipped off Hillary Clinton prior to a March town hall. Brazile did not provide specifics to back up her claim, but asserted Wednesday that she never sent some of the messages attributed to her. "I have seen so many doctored emails. I have seen things that come from me at 2 in the morning that I don't even send. There are several email addresses that I once used. ... This has not been verified," she said, going so far as to say "as a Christian woman" she understands "persecution" and would not stand for it.
Bill and Hillary Clinton's shady "Mr. Fix It" was at the center of a massive conspiracy to silence scandals involving the couple -- and he provided the proof to The National ENQUIRER firsthand at the 1994 wedding of Bill's brother, Roger.
There, The ENQUIRER learned just how powerful the secret Clinton bag man could be, when "Mr. Fix It" arranged a face-to-face meeting with Hillary and an ENQUIRER reporter! The cost? The ENQUIRER promised not to go public with yet another Bill sex scandal that was bubbling at the time.
"Of course," added Hillary's very secret aide, "we were not done. This was one of many in an endless string of sexual stories arising from what effectively was the Clintons' open, polyamorous marriage."