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GOP Throws Big Party About Losing

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans just passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 62nd time, and it's going to get vetoed. That calls for a...

Jonathan Cohn

The Real Reason Republicans Lack A Contingency Plan For Obamacare | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

If you want to know about the Republican Party’s priorities for health care, pay close attention to what transpired -- and what didn’t transpire -...

Republican White House Hopefuls Attack Obamacare But Take Money

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars...

Samantha Lachman

Koch-Funded Group Says GOP Responsible For Pushing Policy In New Congress | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the the flagship organization of the political network backed by industrialist billionaires Charles and David Koch presented ...

John Boehner, Mitch McConnell Pledge Renewed Commitment To Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Wednesday th...

Sabrina Siddiqui

A Top Republican Admits Obamacare Repeal Is Unlikely | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

Even as the GOP looks poised to retake the Senate next week, a repeal of Obamacare remains unlikely, a top Republican senator conceded Wednesday. D...

GOP Governors Don't See Obamacare Going Away

AP | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some versions of a story published Oct. 20, 2014, The Associated Press reported that Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in an AP interv...

GOP Senator Admits Obamacare Repeal Is A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) thinks it's time for Republicans to let go of their efforts to repeal Obamacare. Speaking to an NBC affiliate in Portl...

Ted Cruz Continues His Push To Repeal 'Every Bloody Word' Of Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is encouraging fellow Obamacare opponents to take their sentiments to the campaign trail. Cruz said Tuesday the upcoming m...

Republicans Find New Avenue For Campaign Attacks Against Dems

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans sought to portray Obamacare subsidies for low-income familie...

GOP Straight Up Bribes Democratic Senator In Effort To Block Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Ashley Alman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

The Republican Party in Virginia has resorted to what appears to be outright bribery in its ongoing effort to deny low-income residents in the state a...

House GOP Conflicted On Alternative To Obamacare

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

BY ERICA WERNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are united as ever in their election-year opposition to "Obamacare," but th...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP's Anti-Obamacare Message Doesn't Always Come Through On Members' Websites | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In public, House Republicans show few to no cracks in their anti-Obamacare platform. They say they want the law repealed and -- if they ...

Republicans Aren't Moving On From Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

The Republican National Committee sent a message to President Barack Obama Friday: the GOP is not moving on from Obamacare. The Republicans' messag...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Oregon GOP Senate Candidate Has Confusing Stance On Obamacare Repeal | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has spent months positioning herself as the moderate, establishment cand...

Republicans Seek Coverage Choices In Health Law They Hate

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health la...

House Republicans Just Made Another Attempt At Undermining Obamacare

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undim...

The Debate Is Over on Repealing Obamacare

Brian Normoyle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Ten million Americans who didn't have health insurance now do and there is much more work to do moving forward. Why should we step back from that and what would conservatives like to go back to?

A Tale of Two Siblings, the ACA, and the Supreme Court

Drew Altman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Drew Altman, Ph.D.

There is a part of the Affordable Care Act that is not at all working as originally envisioned, because the Supreme Court dramatically altered the structure of the law when it ruled that the expansion of Medicaid should be voluntary for states.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was the homestretch for Obamacare enrollment, with the deadline to sign up without penalty arriving tomorrow. On Thursday, the White House announced that enrollments had exceeded the CBO's estimate of 6 million. No doubt, furious debate over the program will continue into the midterm election, even as one poll finds 53 percent of Americans are tired of the endless back and forth. But now that this phase is done, how about instead of debating health insurance we focus on actual health care? Let's start with the fact that 75 percent of health care spending, and two-thirds of doctor visits, are for preventable chronic stress-related conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. As important as it is, extending access to a flawed notion of health care isn't enough. Sick care is a lot more expensive than true health care. So what if we now redirect all this energy into finding ways to prevent as many people as possible from needing treatment, whether they have insurance or not?

Sam Stein

Scott Brown Awkwardly Finds Out That Obamacare Is Also Helping Republicans | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As former Sen. Scott Brown barnstorms through New Hampshire in a likely prelude to another Senate run, he has dusted off a familiar play...

Sam Stein

Former GOP Chair Saves $1,000 A Month With Obamacare | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party will save $1,000 a month in premiums for his family's health care package after s...

Democrats And Republicans Split On The Effects Of Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

When it comes to opinions on the effects of Obamacare, Democrats and Republicans might as well be living in different worlds. According to a survey...

Republicans Say Obamacare Helped Clinch Florida Victory

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., March 12 (Reuters) - The Republican Party's leadership was quick to claim their win in Tuesday's spec...

Can We Ever Have an Honest Conversation About Fixing Obamacare?

D. Taylor | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

A promise was made and a promise has been broken. And it has been broken to the very people Obamacare should be helping. The people that asked for our help to support them and their cause now need to fix the devastating consequences of their actions. It is quite simple.