When the Xbox One launched on November 22, it required new owners download a day one system update in order to use their console, which reportedly took 20 minutes. We’re now almost three weeks on from launch, and a second system update has been released. This one is all about fixing bugs.Having millions of gamers start using their Xbox One consoles on a daily basis and for a wide range of different activities is inevitably going to throw up a few issues. This latest system update, which became available late yesterday, addresses 6 key bugs that have been plaguing gamers.Here’s the list:Addresses SmartGlass issues for some users when coming in and out of connected standbyAddresses multiplayer issues for some users when re-joining gamesAddresses issues with inconsistent notifications for some usersAddresses dashboard performance for some usersOffers improvements for Xbox One’s TV, system update, and content update services for scaling over timeUpdated wireless networking driver to improve connectivity issues for some usersHow you apply the system update depends on how your Xbox One is setup to function. If you leave it in the Instant On state when not in use, then the update will have already been downloaded and your console will now be in an off state. Turning it back on will begin the installation process, which takes no more than 5 minutes.If you have turned the Instant On feature off, then the update is available as a manual download and install. Your console should inform you of its availability next time you turn it on.
How Much Will The Health Law Cost? Depends On Whom You Ask This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Some restaurant chains now say the health law may not cost them so much after all — mostly because many employees either won’t qualify for coverage or may decline it. Meanwhile, analysis continues of a Society of Actuaries projection of big increases in medical claims costs for insurers in the individual market. And the Associated Press examines President Barack Obama’s promises regarding health care. The Wall Street Journal: Restaurant Chains Cut Estimates For Health-Law CostsRestaurant owners have been fierce critics of the health-care overhaul law, fearing that its mandate for employers to offer insurance more broadly will drive up costs and deter hiring. Now, some operators say the law may not be that costly after all. They say many employees won’t qualify for coverage, and many of those who do qualify will decline company-offered insurance (Thurm, 3/27).Kaiser Health News: FAQ On The Latest Study: Obamacare’s Impact On Insurance Claim CostsIt’s too early to know how much individual health insurance policies will cost once the online marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act launch Jan. 1. But that hasn’t stopped experts and interest groups from making predictions. The latest analysis comes from the Society of Actuaries. It’s attracting attention because of the group’s expertise and nonpartisanship. What actuaries do for a living — predicting future expense based on multiple squishy factors — is at the core of figuring out what will happen under Obamacare (Hancock, 3/28).The Associated Press: Promises, Promises: Obama On Health CareThe issue: Health care was the defining political battle of President Barack Obama’s first term, and — after the economy— it remains his most complicated policy challenge at home, central to his place in history. Fixing the system is a tall order as “Obamacare’s” major coverage expansion takes effect this year and next (Alonso-Zaldivar, 3/28). National Journal: The Secret Republican Plan To Repeal ‘Obamacare’A few minutes after the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision upholding President Obama’s health care law last summer, a senior adviser to Mitch McConnell walked into the Senate Republican leader’s office to gauge his reaction. McConnell was clearly disappointed, and for good reason. For many conservatives, the decision was the death knell in a three-year fight to defeat reforms that epitomized everything they thought was wrong with Obama’s governing philosophy (Frates, 3/27).In California – Los Angeles Times: Low-Income California Seniors To Move Into New Managed Care PlanIn a major shift triggered by the national healthcare law, nearly half a million low-income California seniors and disabled patients will begin moving into a new managed care program this fall. The patients, who receive both Medi-Cal and Medicare, are among the most costly in the state. Officials believe that the program, Cal MediConnect, will reduce spending and improve care by shifting the patients out of a fragmented system and into one that is more coordinated (Gorman, 3/27).