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GOP Seizes On State Woes To Highlight Health Care

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans intent on highlighting the woes of President Barack Obama's health care law need to look no further than their o...

GOP Leaders Line Up To Trash Obamacare As Reports One Million Visitors On Monday

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One by one, House Republican leaders lined up on Tuesday to trash the president's health care law. The Affordable Care Act "continues...

Internal Divisons Spark GOP Uncertainty On Key Issue

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Three years after campaigning on a vow to "repeal and replace" President Barack Obama's health care law, House Republicans have yet...

GOP Obamacare Proposal Met With Veto Threat, Conservative Backlash

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- After dozens of attempts to overturn the new health care law, House Republicans on Wednesday took a different...

GOP Now Rejecting Their Own Ideas On Health Care

The Washington Post | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

We know that the House of Representatives has been unable to reach a sensible deal to avoid unnecessary fiscal trouble at the first of the year becaus...

GOP Votes To Repeal Obamacare Again

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the nation's two-year...

GOP To The Uninsured: You're On Your Own

The Washington Post | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

The House is voting (again) to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. Meanwhile, six Republican governors (so far) say they won’t go along ...

GOP's Health Care Plan Remains A Mirage

New York | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

How long can the Republicans keep up the pretense that they plan to come up with their alternative health-care-reform plan? I'm going to go with "fore...

GOP To Embrace New Tactics In Fight To Repeal Health Care Law

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans are revamping their strategy against President Barack Obama's health care law: If they can't repeal the whole thing, th...

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...

Health Care Reform Taking Root In Divided Nation

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One year after President Barack Obama signed his historic health care overhaul, the law is taking root in the land. Whether it bear...

For GOP-Led States, Fighting Health Care Proves A Complex Battle

The Washington Post | N.C. Aizenman and Amy Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With battles over the president's signature health legislation underway in the courts and on Capitol Hill, a third line of attack is forming in the st...

Corporate Contributions Surging For New Republican Leaders In House

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The new Republican leaders in the House have received millions of dollars in contributions from banks, health insurers and other major business intere...

Sam Stein

Ad Campaign: Netroots Turns Its Sights From Obama To The GOP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of Democratic groups and progressive bloggers launched a new campaign on Thursday focusing attention on Republican members o...

Chuck Schumer Calls Out GOP Leadership On Health Care Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took aim at GOP leadership Tuesday, asking if incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) would ask Republicans see...

GOP Rep.-Elect Joe Walsh To Reject Federal Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Incoming GOP Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois has decided to put his money where his mouth is and turn down the federally funded health insurance package pr...

Lies, Damned Lies and Republican Hypocrisy

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Republicans will say and do anything to help their rich friends. In the world of post-shame politics, they're the poster children -- they just don't seem to care how extreme and unconscionable their hypocrisy is.

Democrats Ask Anti-Health Care Reform GOPers To Forgo Their Own Coverage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive Democratic legislators are crying foul at recent reports that GOP Congressman-elect Andy Harris (R-Md.) complained about the limitations o...

Howard Fineman

GOP's Health Care Strategy: Fight Shadow War Rather Than Make Painful Cuts | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even though Republicans won a share of power because of voters' concerns about the economy, GOP leaders want to put something other than jobs, taxes or budget cuts per se at the center of their plan to retake the White House. It's repeal of the health-care law. Having watched Obama spend a year's worth of political capital on the measure -- a move that even many Democrats regarded as questionable -- the GOP seems eager to do the same. But for a number of reasons, the GOP thinks it can get more mileage out of the issue than almost anything else they can try.

GOP Has No Clear Path For Health Care Repeal

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans say they'll repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, but tinker and tweak is as far as they're like...

Dems Adopted Conservative Cost-Control Principles In Health Care Bill, GOP Ceded Control Of Their Own Debate

The New Republic | Neera Tanden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By unilaterally ceding control over the contents of the health bill, Republicans have also ceded any claim to the policy innovations therein. Ideas th...

Paul Ryan: The GOP's Smooth Talker on Health Care

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

If you don't like the ingredients listed on the cereal box, you can buy something else. With private health insurance, you and your medical record essentially lock you into the company that provides your policy.

Senate Parliamentarian Rejects First GOP Complaints On Health Care Bill

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The parliamentarian ruled that changes to a proposed excise tax on high-cost plans would not violate the 1974 Budget Act by changing contributions to ...

Many, But Not All, Republicans Call For Health Care Bill Repeal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since the passage of the health care reform bill in the House of Representatives on Sunday, many GOP lawmakers -- though not all of them -- began...

Senate GOP Launching New Campaign Against Health Care Law

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans are poised to try to reignite the health care debate by launching a coordinated political messaging offensive to target Democrats a...