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"That Mail Box Is Full"

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.22.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

"I'm sorry but that mail box is full." That's what you get when you call the Washington DC line of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), even though a recor...

How to Replace Repealed Obamacare: Use Medicare

Robert C. Hockett | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Robert C. Hockett

From President-elect Trump on down, the Republicans taking charge of our country are determined to make good on their pledge to repeal the Affordable ...

McConnell Makes Magical Promise To Insure More People Than Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In his final Senate press conference of 2016, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) renewed his pledge to start repealing the Afforda...

GOP Obamacare Strategy Could Unravel Markets Quickly, Report Warns

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

Republicans who think their “repeal and delay” strategy for Obamacare won’t cause serious and immediate insurance disruptions should read a new ...

Poll: Only One-Fourth Of Americans Actually Want Full Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.03.2016 | Politics

The first major post-election survey on Obamacare suggests that repeal is a lot less popular than President-elect Donald Trump and other Republicans m...

Trump's Pick For HHS Signals He Is Dead Serious About Repealing Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump will name an ultra-conservative surgeon, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), to run the Department of Health and Human Services. The ...

Obamacare Benefits Plenty Of People In States Donald Trump Won

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics

One reason Republicans may be eager to repeal Obamacare is that they figure it won’t affect too many of their constituents adversely. They may want...

Republicans Who Think Nobody Would Miss Obamacare Should Ask People Who Depend On It

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics

Some of the Republicans agitating to repeal Obamacare say they aren’t worried about taking health insurance away from more than 20 million people. T...

GOP Toys With The Lives Of Millions By Keeping Obamacare Plan A Mystery

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump and the Republicans swear they won’t simply repeal Obamacare. They say they will replace it, too. Let them prove it. On Jan. 20, when T...

Obamacare's Defenders Are Organizing To Save It From Repeal

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics

Within hours of the networks declaring on Nov. 9 that Donald Trump would be the next president, officials at the health care advocacy group Families U...

GOP's New Plan To Repeal Obamacare Is Missing One Obvious Thing

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

Republicans would like Americans to believe they’ve come up with a kindlier, gentler way to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They haven’t. The Sena...

Obamacare Haters Are Getting Harder To Find

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

Obamacare isn’t popular. But it may be getting less unpopular. On Thursday morning, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released a new survey show...

Mark Blumenthal

Why So Many People Still Don't Like Obamacare | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court could issue a ruling in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit threatening to undermine a key part of the Affordable Care Act, as early as Thu...

Jonathan Cohn

The Clock Is Ticking And Republicans Still Have No Serious Obamacare Alternative | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

Republicans keep saying they’ll be ready to act if the Supreme Court upholds the big legal challenge to Obamacare, thereby wiping out financial assi...

Jonathan Cohn

There's A Huge Reality Gap On Obamacare, And This New Poll Proves It | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

In a new survey, more than half of self-identified Republicans said they didn’t think the Affordable Care Act is increasing the number of people wit...

Big Winners and Big Losers in the House and Senate Republican Budgets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners and big losers. The big winners are defense spending and contractors and very wealthy people and powerful special interests. The big losers are children, our poorest group in America, and struggling low- and middle-income families.

Jonathan Cohn

Obamacare Is Turning 5 Years Old, And The Debate Has Barely Changed | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

A big f***ing deal happened five years ago Monday. On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act -- a law designed to m...

Terri Lynn Land Campaign Is a 'Silly Sideshow'

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Earlier this month my colleague Josh Pugh wrote a piece which talked about a questionable political ad aimed at Democratic Senate hopeful Gary Peters....

Democrats Should Launch Pro-Obamacare Ad Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no shortage of personal stories like this out there. The Democrats should be actively seeking such stories and presenting them to the public. Vetting the stories will be important, to avoid the egg-on-face nature of many of the anti-Obamacare ads, but this shouldn't be all that hard to accomplish.

The Legacy Of Prohibition On Wine 80 Years Later

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Can't get wine shipped to your house? Blame it on Prohibition. Can't buy wine on Sunday? Another legacy of Prohibition.

Why Republicans Suddenly Care -- Deeply! -- About All Those Canceled Health Policies

Joe Conason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Conason

The outpouring of noble sentiment would be laudable -- indeed, long overdue -- if only there was any reason to believe these protestations are sincere.

Is Obama Careless? What If the Health Reform Is Un-fixable?

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Deferral can't be the all-purpose formula for fixing reform. It's better than doing nothing because it should result in a small number of companies continuing to offer policies, but more is needed.

Conservative Media's Obamacare Glitch

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Perhaps instead of finding every possible way to tear the system down conservatives can offer some solutions -- any solutions -- that could make the ACA a law that at least 51 percent of Americans could be proud of.

Republicans Say They're Not to Blame for Shutdown -- Except They Really Are

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Suggesting we are in a shutdown because the Democrats won't compromise ignores the rhetoric from Republicans over the past few years threatening to shut down the government.

Republicans Want Smaller Government? Opt-Out of Those Dirty Socialist Programs - What Is Stopping You?

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We know the shutdown is not about fiscal responsibility. If it was, Republicans would not have run up the deficit under W by trillions of dollars with two unpaid wars, unpaid Medicare prescription plan, and the Bush tax cuts.