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Vulnerable Democrats Face High-Stakes Straddle On Obamacare

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit with a multimillion-dollar barrage of televised attacks, Democrats in tough re-election races want credit for trying to fix th...

Sam Stein

Democrats Are Getting Uncomfortably Angsty Over Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Frustration with the botched, politically uncomfortable rollout of the president's health care law is beginning to mount to unsustainabl...

House Democrats Air Concerns Over Health Care Rollout

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats lamented Wednesday that persistent problems with new health care exchanges have inflicted ...

Don't Expect GOP to Back Congressional Boost to Voting Rights Act

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

For the time being, though, the harsh reality is that five judges essentially nullified what two GOP presidents and Congress with overwhelming bi-partisan support for the past near half century have routinely done.

Dems Go On Health Care Offense

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama's health care law and now face re-election in GOP-leanin...

False Health Care Debate Drives Narrow Election-Year Dialogue

Michele Swenson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Rather than serious consideration of how to provide health care access to all, discussion of U.S. health care reform has frequently been reduced to political calculation, driven by big-money stakeholders.

Michael McAuliff

White House To Dems: Go On Offense On Taxes, Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is telling Democrats to go on offense over health care and taxes. That's after the Supreme Court upheld the constitut...

Sam Stein

What Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three years after Democrats began crafting health care reform, nearly 18 months after the president signed it into law, and eight months...

Despite Major Warnings, Controversial Health Care Program Was Added

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, government experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insura...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Push Back On Reid Over Health Care Fix Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disagreements have broken out within the Senate Democratic caucus over Majority Leader Harry Reid’s endorsement of a proposed change t...

Sam Stein

Senate Dems Consider Health Care Fix That Could Hit Poor Consumers The Hardest

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the Hill are growing increasingly convinced and, in some cases, concerned that in an effort to offset the cost of repealing...

Sam Stein

Dems Growing Convinced That GOP Will Try To Force Shutdown Over Health Care Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats expressed a rare touch of nonchalance Wednesday as House Republicans voted to repeal last year's health care ove...

Dems' New Message On Health Care Reform: 'Improve' Legislation, Don't Talk 'Costs And Deficit'

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Key White House allies are dramatically shifting their attempts to defend health care legislation, abandoning claims that it will reduce costs and def...

In The Public Interest: Healthy Ways to Cut the Deficit

Larry McNeely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry McNeely

The Affordable Care Act is affordable not just for consumers; it's also affordable for taxpayers. The Deficit Commission should not have to re-fight last year's health care debate.

In The Public Interest: Health Care Reform - A Down Payment, Not "Broken Promises"

Larry McNeely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry McNeely

Health reform opponents want to spook policy-makers into backing down from implementing the new law and thereby delivering to American health care consumers the new rights and options they deserve.

Democrats Unveil $125 Million Program To Sell New Health Care Law

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle and Victoria Kennedy, the late senator's wife, are expected to be named co-chairs this week of a $125 mill...

What's Happening to America? Lies, Threats, and the Health Care Vote

Tom Halsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Halsted

Now the challenge will be to keep the focus and energy on improving the situation so that some day the US will have a health care system comparable to that existing in every other civilized country.

In The Public Interest: Health Reform's Trump Card

Larry McNeely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry McNeely

Congress has a responsibility to ensure consumers have the information they need under the new law. Every American consumer should know they will have substantial new protections this year.

In The Public Interest: High Noon for Insurance Industry Rip-Offs?

Larry McNeely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry McNeely

Pop Quiz: You're a law-abiding citizen whose family is completely at the mercy of a band of ruffians who do whatever they want, whenever they want. Ar...

Leadership in the Time of Obama

Peter T. Coleman, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter T. Coleman, PhD

President Obama is today negotiating for his political life. The pundits claim he is "all-in" on the health care bill, and that its defeat would be the practical end to his presidency. So here's a pop-quiz.

Sam Stein

Dems Scared Into Action By Everyone From Donors To The Base

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers, from the leadership on down, are facing what many describe as an unprecedented amount of political pressure as the party scrambl...

Sam Stein

Obama To Meet With Progressives, Centrist Dems In Health Care Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House begins its campaign to get skeptical Democrats on board health care reform on Thursday afternoon when the president plans to sit down ...

Sam Stein

Matthew Dowd: To Hurt Dems, GOP Should Want Health Care To Pass (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A longtime Republican adviser suggested on Monday that the GOP should switch tacks on health care reform -- rather than continue to vilify the process...

Ryan Grim

Lamar Alexander: Health Care Bill A 'Political Kamikaze Mission'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said on Sunday that if Democrats push health care through under the majority only process known as reconciliation, it w...

Democrats, Republicans Still Can't Agree On Remedy For Ailing Health Care System

washingtonpost.com | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the aftermath of President Obama's White House health-care summit, it's clear that both sides are certain they are right on substance. Where they d...