he biggest mistake the Obama administration made when promising the government's health care website would be fixed by the end of November was making ...
The stalemate seems irreconcilable. Neither party wins, but 58,000 eligible New Hampshire residents lose, because someone has to pay and in this case it's they who will pay as a result of inaction.
You've probably heard the scuttlebutt about the U.S. allegedly "closing" its embassy at the Vatican. It's a lie.
There are a number of important issues at play in these cases, but a central one should be this: must the law accommodate those whose religious beliefs lead to conclusions that are scientifically incorrect?
Now that November is history, will the Obamacare website work flawlessly from now on? Or, as the president has said, will it at least work for the "vast majority" of people who need to buy insurance on their own?
Even if Obamacare does help a lot of people, my question is: at what political cost and at what long-term cost to effective social insurance? Both the conception and the roll out of The Affordable Care Act will set back the effort of liberal Democrats to persuade regular people that government can be a force for the broad public good (Social Security has no such problems). The ACA is the social-policy equivalent of the Pentagon's apocryphal $800 hammer. Even with a great deal of catch-up and good luck, it will take a miracle for Obamacare not to be a net loser for Democrats in the 2014 mid-term elections.
George Will proved once again in his column Saturday that he is perhaps the most intellectually dishonest "intellectual" in a city awash with intellectual dishonesty.
That's a lot of numbers, but they all tell the same story: The United States has the most complicated, most expensive and most frustrating health care system in the industrialized world -- and none of that is due to Obamacare.
Activists trying to help the uninsured should also bring to the public arena a conversation about the lousy care that's offered to people with insurance -- not simply the costs or deductibles but also the ways we're diminished in so many of our everyday interactions with a system that too often treats us with indifference.
In a lawmaking utopia, legislators might read and understand every piece of legislation before voting on it. And in this place, the most grandiose to the most banal of statutes would receive thorough consideration by each chamber and undergo inspection down to the last detail.
Instead of surfing the web for videos of costumed cats riding Roombas this Thanksgiving, take our special Thanksgiving Week to Week News Quiz to see what others are thankful for this holiday.
As I sit down to a Thanksgiving feast I ache and pray for millions of Americans who won't be able to obtain health coverage because, as Pope Francis notes, we treat people as "leftovers."
This week's decision by the Supreme Court to examine a challenge to President Obama's ACA corporate mandate to provide insurance coverage for contraception, provides a fascinating deep legal issue, once one gets beyond the understandable political cacophony
Another Thanksgiving. Family, friends, food, and hopefully some time off to sleep off your turkey-induced tryptophan daze. And yes, that pesky brother-in-law who's especially revved up this year for an aggressive incoming attack well before the gravy boat reaches you.
Since the ACA passed three years ago, the House of Representatives has voted to repeal or defund the law more than 45 times. House members clearly care little that millions of Americans have gone without healthcare for generations.