October 5, 2010
NYC Gives Up $300,000.00 & Health Care Exchanges For California
New York Daily News is reporting that two Queens men cleared by a security video of bogus drug charges are settling with the city of New York for $300,000. The two cops accused of setting them up, Detective Stephen Anderson and Officer Henry Tavarez have resigned and face a number of corruption charges related to setting up brothers Jose Colon and Maximo Colon who lost their grocery store business and incurred substantial debt directly resulting from the criminal drug case fabricated against them by the NYPD narcotics officers.
New America Media is reporting that California is the first state setting up a health insurance market. Individuals and small businesses can now buy affordable health coverage through an online exchange which is a component of the new health care reform act enacted by Congress earlier this year. The insurance exchange will allow consumers to compare and buy plans from five different categories ranging from so-called “Cadillac” plans to more modest policies.