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Amanda Terkel

Romney Cites Emergency Room As Viable Health Care Option For Uninsured | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Downplaying the need for the government to ensure that every person has health insurance, Mitt Romney on Sunday suggested that emergency...

Rather Not Go Bankrupt When You Get Sick? Another Reason to Support Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians who are promising to repeal Obamacare won't find any evidence in the Kaiser Family Foundation's analysis of health insurance costs that the law has caused premiums to skyrocket, as many of those politicians have contended.

Romney Stumbles

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

A just-released poll shows President Obama with a 48 percent to 43 percent lead over Mitt Romney. Perhaps Romney's actions have had an adverse impact on his campaign. After all, you learn a lot about a person in a time of crisis.

What The Republicans Didn't Say In Tampa

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

If conventions are important anymore, and I'm not sure they are, they matter for what is not said more than what is said. The strategic and factual silences show indirectly what the party, candidate and campaign regard as their vulnerabilities -- the people, issues and themes that they know will drive away what's left of the undecided vote. As the Republican National Convention comes to a close, I'm sitting here in the hall compiling a list of the unstated. One is Romneycare. Even though Mitt brags about it selectively on the campaign trail, his health care program in Massachusetts has not received a mention here. The reason is obvious: He's running against Obamacare, which was modeled on his own.

Romney: The Speech

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This week the Republican Party will nominate their candidate for President of the United States, Mitt Romney. And when Romney takes the podium Thursday night to accept his party's nomination he will be delivering the most important speech of his life.

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney: 'I'm The Guy Who Was Able To Get Health Care' For Massachusetts | Elise Foley | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Sunday that he doesn't foresee a problem appealing to women voters, touting the fact that his Massachusetts health care law helped ma...

BOTH SIDES: Campaigns Shout "You Lie!" About Ads-nauseam, Spitzer/Matalin on Reid & Ryan

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate five new presidential ads -- which are telling, tasteless, true? Then, is Harry Reid a lying McCarthyite or brilliant Machiavellian on Romney's hidden taxes...and is Ryan right or merely far-right?

Sam Stein

Santorum Chuckles When Asked To Defend Romneycare | Sam Stein | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum couldn't suppress his laughter Wednesday morning when reminded that he had once declared Mitt Romney to be the...

Laura Bassett

GOP Congresswoman Refuses To Acknowledge Romneycare | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The morning after Mitt Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul drew heavy criticism from conservatives for invoking Romneycare as a defense against an...

Jason Linkins

Romney Spox Andrea Saul Gets Pilloried For Mentioning Candidate's Most Important Achievement | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

So, it's come to this. Today, a spokeswoman for Mitt Romney responded to an attack ad disseminated by a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama. T...

GOP: Lack of Insurance Revokes Sanctity of Life

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In the case of fetuses and rich people, Republicans insist on the sanctity of life. But in the case of destitute people, infants who imprudently choose working-poor parents and struggling young adults the GOP says there's nothing sacred about their lives.

Romney's Secret Records

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Romney has offered few specifics about what he would do to jump start the U.S. economy, and where he would cut the deficit. It's a secret, just like his taxes, his offshore accounts, his Olympic work, his term as governor and his time at Bain Capital.

Nearly Half Of American Women Afraid They Can't Afford To Get Sick

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

In England, getting sick is a health issue, not an economic one. Indeed, a full 91 percent of U.K. women are confident they could afford the costs...

WATCH: Maddow Calls Out Romney

Posted 07.07.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow called out Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday for what she called the "irreplaceable, irreversible flaw in his ca...

Health Care Was Only the Supreme Court's 2nd Most Important Decision Last Week

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Chief Justice Roberts' opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act, coupled with his rejection of limits on campaign contributions, is completely consistent with his history as a servant of America's corporate oligarchy.

Healthcare: Fear vs. Facts

Scott Blakeman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

The battle over the Affordable Care Act is the best example of Republicans using fear to scare Americans away from the real facts, with breathlessly hyped misinformation, not labeled as such in conservative media.

Romneycare: Brain Dead on Arrival

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

In truth, Romneycare is nothing more than a motley collection of Republican talking points.

Christie: Obamacare Is Both A Tax And Penalty

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) broke with the Romney campaign's official line on Tuesday morning, saying he believes the individual mandate at the...

Congratulations on Upholding Romneycare

David Issacharoff | Posted 09.01.2012 | Teen
David Issacharoff

Romney is a viable candidate to be the leader of the free world. His campaign slogan is, "Believe in America." But how can we believe in America if we can't even believe in him?

Packing My Bags for Canada

Ali MacLean | Posted 08.29.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

Who do they think they are forcing me to have health care when I don't want it? That's it. I'm packing my bags and moving to Canada. I'm really doing it this time too.

Jason Linkins

Health Care Reform Reshuffles The Presidential Race | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

Your Speculatroners knew that we'd be leading off our wrap-up of this week in the 2012 campaign with a discussion of the Supreme Court's ruling on hea...

Jon Ward

Ruling On Obamacare Stirs Up Debate | Jon Ward | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- And now we have cognitive dissonance on a profound scale. Mitt Romney's campaign advisers on Thursday heralded the fact that the Supr...

Sam Stein

Romneycare Architect: Individual Mandate 'Very Similar' In Obama, Romney Bills | Sam Stein | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few individuals who worked on health care reform under both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama said on Friday that the co...

Mitt Romney Was for Health Care Before He Was Against It

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Brian J. Siebel

The new Romneycare is essentially a buyer-beware plan where everyone is on their own, dependent on the mercy of health insurers and state governments.

Jeffrey Young

Job-Killing Health Care Reform? Not In Mitt Romney's Massachusetts | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

You've heard it a million times before: President Barack Obama's health care reform law is a job killer that will drive up costs for American business...