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Tomas Mega, our U.S. correspondent from Las Vegas, Nevada, learns what it means to wake up to his now invalid insurance policy, which was changed against his will

His name is Jonathan Gruber and he seems to be a very smart man. He works at one of the most exalted universities in America; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Heretofore unknown by Americans, his name is now on the prickly tipped tongues of conservatives who have cast him as the new bogeyman of Obamacare. In a recently surfaced year old video, Mr. Gruber credits “the stupidity of the American voter” for the passage of Obamacare, known as the Affordable Care Act. He also implied that Obamacare was a re-distribution of wealth, because “if you had a law which…made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed.”

Addis Abeba – The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) announced that it has successfully piloted a voucher input sales system in the Amhara Regional State. In the pilot program, 156, 000 farmers were reached in five rural districs, said the ATA on 15th of Dec., in the regional state’s capital, Bahir Dar, a lakeside city located 578km north of Addis Abeba . The Voucher system is said to benefit farmers in meeting thier credit needs.