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NEWS: Senators call for 12-cent gas-tax increase to replenish highway fund

The Los Angeles Times reports some members of Congress are now urging a 12 cent gas tax increase. Proponents argue the tax increase is necessary to replace for revenues lost due to increases in fuel efficiency. However, the Club for Growth, a national taxpayer advocate, opposes the idea and says the plan represents a $164 billion tax increase on consumers.

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NEWS: VA Audit Finds Thousands of US Veterans Waiting for Care

Newsmax reports an internal audit by the Department of Veterans Affairs found many veterans face excessive wait times, with over 57,000 waiting longer than 90 days for an appointment. Due to problems with the system, up to 40 veterans may have died while waiting to see a doctor.

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NEWS: ‘Obamacare’ Cost Can't Be Determined, Says Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office recently revealed it can no longer estimate how much Obamacare will cost taxpayers. Unanticipated costs have resulted from difficulties in implementing the law, including highly publicized failures related to the website. In addition, some plans that were supposed to save taxpayers money have been abandoned.

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News: Now application 'inconsistencies' vex health law

In yet another setback for Obamacare, the Associated Press reports over 2 million people could lose their new coverage over issues found in their applications. Officials believe some of those affected may not have reported their incomes or immigration status accurately.

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NEWS: Months after applying, legions stuck waiting for Medi-Cal

Although California spent nearly $500 million taxpayer dollars on a website for Covered California, the state's Obamacare exchange, some are now saying the system has turned out to be a fiasco, reports Southern California Public Radio. 900,000 applications are currently stuck in "enrollment purgatory," some of which belong to people who are sick and don't know what to do.

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