This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) House hearings on the rollout of the Obamacare website reviewed; details given about Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services administrator’s Marilyn Tavenner’s blaming of IT firm CGI. [TAVENNER - apologizes for the website.] [Representatives Dave CAMP, Kevin BRADY- question Tavenner.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(White House: Major Garrett) The White House response to the system crash 2 weeks before the launch featured. [White House advisor David SIMAS- says there wasn’t enough testing.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The cancellation of policies that don’t meet the standards of the new health care law noted; cancellation figures for California, Michigan, Florida & New Jersey cited.
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The impact of Obamacare on insurance companies examined; details given of concern about the “death spiral.” [Evergreen Health Cooperative CEO Dr. Peter BEILENSON- comments on having to switch his marketing strategy.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) The defense of the surveillance programs from intelligence officials reviewed; scenes shown from Congressional hearings. [Director of National Intelligence James CLAPPER, National Security Agency director Gen. Keith ALEXANDER - defend the programs.] [Senator Susan COLLINS – criticizes the monitoring of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.] [Representative Michele BACHMANN- questions Alexander.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The stock market rally discussed; the big winners for the Dow listed.
(Afghanistan: Charlie D’Agata) The bomb-clearing efforts of Ft. Hood, Texas combat engineers in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of victims killed by a roadside bomb. [Sgt. Keenan ROBERTS- says we’ll be running missions until we go home.] [Capt. Andrew ELLIOTT – says route clearing will always be in Afghanistan.] The Taliban’s tactic of placing bombs behind US troops to target them on their return noted.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The outrage in Santa Rosa, California after the shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by police who thought a toy gun he was carrying was real reviewed; scenes shown of a protest and a demonstration comparing the fake gun to a real AK47; details given about state senator Kevin de León’s consideration of re-introducing a bill to require toy guns to be translucent or brightly colored. [de LEÓN – comments on opposition to the bill from toy makers.] The NRA’s position noted.
(Breezy Point, New York: Elaine Quijano) The slow pace of rebuilding in Breezy Point featured; details given about the delay linked to FEMA’s flood zone maps and the requirement that houses be elevated for homeowners to quality for flood insurance. [Resident Cathy O'HANLON- says it’s a disgrace that we’ve waited this long.] [Resident Janice GILMARTIN- says they were lucky and had enough insurance.]