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Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Deadline Safety Valve Comes In Handy As Website Buckles

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business

The latest tweak to the Obamacare deadline came in handy Monday when HealthCare.gov buckled during the rush by millions to sign up for health insuranc...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Enrollment Surging With Last-Minute Sign-Ups

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

On the last day to sign up for Obamacare, evidence appears to be mounting that what started as a disaster may turn out a success. Monday is the dea...

Jeffrey Young

What You Need To Know About Obamacare's Individual Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

The big Obamacare deadline looming on March 31 isn't just the last chance for most Americans to buy health insurance this year. It's also the last ch...

Jeffrey Young

What's Up With Matt Drudge's Weird Tweet About Obamacare?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business

That Matt Drudge, proprietor of The Drudge Report, is a lusty hater of Obamacare isn't a revelation. And the mercurial man behind the mammoth aggregat...

Jeffrey Young

The Obamacare Deadline Is Just Days Away. Here's What You Need To Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business

The Obamacare deadline for this year is almost upon us. If you don't have health insurance yet and you want coverage, it's time to get moving. Here's ...

Jason Linkins

WSJ Editors Seem To Think Widely Reported Obamacare Extension Is A 'Secret'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

On Wednesday, the editors of The Wall Street Journal filed a diatribe about "ObamaCare's Secret Mandate Exemption," bragging about unearthing a closel...

CBO: Five-Year Individual Mandate Delay Means 13 Million More Uninsured, Higher Premiums

Edwin Park | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Edwin Park

Delaying health reform's individual mandate for five years, as a House bill would do to offset the cost of permanently cancelling scheduled cuts in Medicare payments to physicians, would mean about 13 million more uninsured Americans in 2018 compared to current law, with similar increases in most years that the mandate isn't in effect.

Opponents Float Another 'Replacement,' but Most Americans Want to Keep, Fix ACA

Bob Semro | Posted 03.09.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

The Affordable Care Act is likely to dominate the political debate leading up to the national midterm elections. The Republican message will concentrate on popular dissatisfaction with the law, but it appears there will be little talk about a practical alternative.

Republicans Want to Replace Obamacare With...Obamacare-Lite?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Astonishingly, the Republicans have simply taken the provisions of Obamacare and made them temporary -- and called it "reform"! We'll give you fair prices, but only for a little while. We'll require you to sign up for insurance, but only until you back out.

Will Obama Slip Obamacare Mandate Deadline One Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The signup numbers are good, but they will likely fall short of the overall goal of 7 million signed up by the deadline, currently set for the end of March. This will leave the White House with a rather obvious path to make up the difference: slip the individual mandate deadline by one month.

Sam Stein

White House Forcefully Defends Latest Health Care Law Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the president's top advisers on Tuesday accused Republicans of being transparently political in their criticisms of delays made t...

America's First Priority for 2014

Linda McMahon | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Linda McMahon

Democrats and Republicans didn't find a lot to agree on in 2013, but the first and most important action they should agree on in 2014 is to delay -- perhaps indefinitely -- the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Eloquent Errors

Neil McCarthy | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Though George Will obsequiously derides the progressives for their "limitless faith in their own cleverness," whatever faith they had was not in their cleverness. It was in Governor Romney's.

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Know Obamacare Means They Must Have Health Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans are aware of the Affordable Care Act's mandate that they have some form of health insurance beginning in 2014, but many d...

Here's Every Argument You'll Need To Know To Win Your Obamacare Debate This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari & Ryan Grim | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

We've all got a crazy uncle we love. He might not even technically be an uncle -- it's not something the family likes to get into -- but he's there at...

Why Was Your Health Insurance Plan Cancelled and Not Upgraded?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Regardless of your general disposition toward the president, let's make sure your anger isn't just a little bit misguided.

Lawmakers Aim To Fulfill Obama's Health Care Pledge

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both par...

Some Democrats Now Want Obamacare Delayed

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

BY LAURIE KELLMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of the president's allies are worried about political fallout from gli...

Manchin: 'Let's Get Together And Fix Things'

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan and Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The contractors for the government's troubled healthcare website so...

Dem Senator Calls For Obamacare Enrollment Extension

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) called on the White House Tuesday to extend the open enrollment deadline for Obamacare because of the government's glitch...

Jeffrey Young

White House Hints At Way Around Obamacare Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Americans anxious they'll get fined for not having health insurance because they can't buy any on Obamacare's broken website might be in for some reli...

Rubio Offers Obamacare Bill

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says he'll introduce legislation to delay the penalty that can be assessed on individuals who don't...

Time Out!

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

Politics has become a childish blame game. Right now led by Republicans pointing fingers at everyone but yourselves, in the U.S. Congress. So We The People want you to go to the Time Out corner.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Isn't Communism, And 13 Other Questions Answered

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.10.2013 | Business

Like most Americans, you've probably heard of "Obamacare," but you're not exactly sure what it is. According to your uncle's Facebook posts, it sounds...

Jeffrey Young

The Biggest Myth About Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

The biggest part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is just days away from its debut, and the American public remains confused. For many...