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Sam Stein

White House Buoyed By Health Care Numbers But Prepping For Critical Week Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama White House is painting a rosier picture of the Affordable Care Act after a surge of sign-ups in December and a calm first day...

Sam Stein

White House Confident Obamacare Glitches Are A Thing Of The Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

Though many political and implementation hurdles remain on the horizon, White House officials seem increasingly confident that the website malfunction...

Sam Stein

White House Gears Up For Health Care Enrollment Rush

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is gearing up for a late-stage rush of individuals seeking to purchase health insurance coverage that will take...

Sam Stein

Obama Has A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Right, And Here's How He's Going To Do It

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Contrary to the cliché, there are second acts in politics. They just don’t usually come two months after the first. On Nov. 30, t...

Sam Stein

White House Weighs Health Care Without The Individual Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health care reform advocates are growing more confident in the idea that the Affordable Care Act can remain viable even if the Supreme C...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Spokesman Recasts Obama's Comments On Possible 'Unprecedented' Health Care Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spent Wednesday parsing words in defense of President Barack Obama's claim that it would be "unpr...

Jason Linkins

Horse-Race Obsessions Occlude Health Care Reform Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.30.2011 | Media

Yesterday, the Sixth Court of Appeals provided a lift to proponents of health care reform when it ruled that the Affordable Care Act was constitutiona...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Spokesman Knocks Press For Distorted Coverage Of Health Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney praised Wednesday's "very significant" court ruling upholding health care reform and hit the pres...

Sam Stein

White House Reacts To Romney's Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, on Friday, continued to apply a veritable death hug to likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, p...

Sam Stein

White House Tries Hand At Yet Another Health Care Sales Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the next week, a large number of progressive groups, health care advocacy organizations and high-profile administration officials a...

Sam Stein

Robert Gibbs: Obama Interested In Speaking To Chamber Of Commerce

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed reports on Monday that the president was entertaining the idea of making a big speech...

Sam Stein

The White House, Chamber Of Commerce Attempt Rapprochement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The relationship between the Obama White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has always been too complicated to define as simply acri...

Sam Stein

Health Care Advocates Deny They've Lost The Messaging War

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Key White House allies are pushing back against a report that they've abandoned their initial efforts to sell health care reform and are instead tryin...

The Hidden Winners of Healthcare Reform: Women Over 40

Lesley Jane Seymour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lesley Jane Seymour

The New York Times proclaimed that uninsured Americans are the biggest beneficiaries of health care reform, but the measure will also be a boon to a less obvious group: women over 40.

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Will Support Health Care Despite Last-Minute Setback

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The powerful union conglomerate AFL-CIO will fully support the health care bill and campaign for its passage despite a last-minute setback over a chan...

Sam Stein

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO Chief, Called To White House Over Last Minute Health Care Flare Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a health care reform proposal being patched together for final consideration in the House of Representatives, gripes over a key element of the le...

Sam Stein

David Axelrod: Health Care Lobbyists Descending Like 'Locusts' On Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod warned on Sunday that health care industry lobbyists were descending on skeptical Democratic lawmakers "like ...

Sam Stein

Barack Obama, Campaign Manager: How The 2008 Playbook Passed Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shortly before 11 a.m. on a Sunday in mid-December, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was driving through Washington D.C. when he received a nervous p...

Sam Stein

White House Optimistic That House Has Health Care Cover

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration believes it gained a valuable boost last week in getting health care passed when a 50th Democratic senator informally announc...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: House Will Pass Senate's Bill By March 18

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration predicted on Thursday that the House of Representatives will pass the Senate's health care bill by the time the president tra...

Health Care Deadline In TWO WEEKS: Dems Want Bill Finished By March 18

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deadline for accomplishing health care reform, which for months has been a moving target, has moved yet again. This time to March 18, before Presi...

Ryan Grim

Steny Hoyer: House Must Move First On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Sunday that the House must move on a package of fixes to the health care bill before the Senate...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: The Public Plan Doesn't Have The Votes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House made it official on Tuesday: the president doesn't think the votes are there to get a public option passed through reconciliation and ...

POLL: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Americans Want Congress To Keep Trying On Health Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A large majority of Americans still want Congress to pass health care reform, according to early results from a Washington Post-ABC News poll released...

Sam Stein

White House Warns Against Dropping Health Care As Party Grows Skittish

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic officials were roiled by the news on Tuesday night that the supermajority they held in Congress, and the legislative possibilities that cam...