CBO Weighs In On Health Care Bill, Google Slapped With Huge Fine, and More
The bipartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million people would lose coverage with the Senate bill. That includes 15 million people on Medicaid, as well as others who could no longer afford insurance.
The plan would cut taxes to save $541 billion for wealthy Americans, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the 10-year window. Overall, the plan is estimated to save $321 billion in federal spending over a decade. Read the story from Mic.
Google Hit With Big Fine
The European Commission has fined Google 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion), saying that the company “abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors.” Google says it will review the fine and is considering an appeal. Read the story from NPR.
White House Issues Warning to Syria
In a press release, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S. “has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.” He then warned that if “Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price.” Read the story from The AP.
Shakeup at Pandora
Tim Westergren, the company’s CEO and co-founder, is stepping down. Read the story from NPR.