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Barack Obama Health Care

Second Sign-Up Period For Obamacare Opens With Hopes And Fears

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul opened, with hopes that this time consumers will have a p...

Obama: Enough People Have Enrolled For Stable Health Care

AP | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says enough people have signed up for health care to make his signature law work. Obama tells medical web ...

Obama Promoting Health Care Measure Amid Uncertainty

Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is launching a new effort to rally the public around his hotly disputed h...

State Considers Health Care Move That Would Cost U.S. Millions

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

OLYMPIA, Wash. — In a quest to save money, political leaders in Washington state are exploring a proposal that would shift some government worke...

Howard Fineman

The Silence Around Obamacare Is Deafening | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remember Obamacare, the president's grandest achievement and the Tea Party's worst nightmare? Voters in swing states are seeing megatons...

Reflections on 'Fast and Furious' and Supreme Court Decision on Health Care

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The conflict between Attorney General Holder and Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is occurring against the background of a larger canvas.

More Than a Victory, the Decision Today Was a Mandate for Us to Act

Michael Moore | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

So, yes, the bill is highly flawed and somewhat wrong-headed -- but what it IS is a huge step in the right direction. And today's court decision cements that.

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Predicts 6-3 Supreme Court Vote In Favor Of Health Care Law | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was just last week that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she had "no idea" how the Supreme Court would come down on...

These Americans Are Left Behind By Obama's Health Reform Law

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

Extending health care to twenty-somethings is one of the signature accomplishments of Barack Obama's health care reform law. Yet young adults cont...

The Economic Case Against Obamacare's Constitutionality

Steven A. Engel | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Steven A. Engel

It is rare for hundreds of distinguished economists to have their day at the Supreme Court, but then again, few laws have the reach of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court Justice Wades Into Ethics Debate

AP | By JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer waded into a recent debate over ethics on the nation's highest court Saturday, defending the way he...

Newt: 'I've Made Mistakes'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich is trying to preserve his rapid rise in the GOP presidential race by defending his most controversial stands without ...

'The Administration Has Really Got To Be Cautious'

Washington Post | By Ezra Klein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

A seemingly obscure regulatory battle in Florida could upend efforts to implement health-care reform nationwide....

Health Care's Big Constitutional Test Looms

Lyle Denniston | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

America's constitutional debate over health care enters a new and critical stage this morning: the U.S. Supreme Court is set to begin a process that could lead to a final decision on the fate of the massive new federal law.

Obama Shelves Care Plan For Workers

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has shelved a financially troubled long-term care insuranc...

Health Care Law Sees Nearly 1 Million Young Adults Gain Coverage

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — At least one part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has proven popular. With the economy sputtering, the number of y...

Obama Administration Looks To Ease Pain Of Medicare Cuts

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Millions of seniors in popular private insurance plans offered through Medicare will be getting a reprieve from some of the most co...

Obama Sizes Up Options For Health Care Cuts

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plans to curb health care costs that drive the deficit would mean less taxpayer money for providers and mo...

Obama Administration Reverses Decision On End-Of-Life Counseling

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Reversing a potentially controversial decision, the Obama administration will drop references to end-of-life counseling from the gr...

Obama Gives Tour Of New Health Care Website (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an exclusive video released by WebMD on Wednesday, President Barack Obama explored the new health care website,, giving viewers a li...

Obama To Announce Regulatory Framework For New 'Patient's Bill Of Rights'

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce new health insurance benefits for consumers, marking the first 9...

Christian Convictions And The Health Care Law

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

It has been a week since the historic vote to pass health care reform. Here are a few clear convictions I have developed on what has transpired, offered from the perspective of a Christian ethicist.

Obama's Working Weekend Wear (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

As the President Barack Obama worked on Saturday and Sunday to pass the health care vote, his weekend wear came out to play! Obama opted for navy pant...

Ryan Grim Discusses Obama's Final Health Care Push On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Ryan Grimm appeared on MSNBC today to talk about Obama's final push for health care reform. "Democrats are ready to move," Ryan says, citing Nancy Pe...

Sam Stein

McConnell Hints That GOP Will Campaign On Repealing Health Care Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hinted on Sunday that Republicans would campaign for office in the months ahead on a pledge to undo health care...