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Dare to Be 100: Obamacare -- Wishful or Mandate of a Civil Society?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Abraham Lincoln on government, July 1, 1854: "The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, ...

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.

5 Reasons Republicans Should Embrace Obamacare... and Take Credit for It

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Republicans would be far better served embracing Obamacare, labeling it correctly, taking credit for it, and using it to "prove" the virtues of free market competition.

Indiana University Circumvents ACA by Eliminating Full-time Hourly Employees

Dan Bimrose | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

While we know and recognize Indiana University as a learning institution capable of providing an excellent education, we must accept that Indiana University is also an employer only willing to provide to their employees just that which they can get away with.

Jon Ward

GOP Adviser Reveals Health Care Plan: 'Hope Obamacare Falls On Its Face'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– It was a cold day in the nation's capital when I visited Yuval Levin at his downtown office to talk about a subject of mutual interest...

It's Time to Make a Deal

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Indeed, the worst thing for all Americans is no action addressing our fiscal imbalances. Our leaders do not need calls from constituents who urge them to hold to their party lines. What our nation desperately needs is those who press leaders to find a path to the win-win.

A Fiscal Cliff Compromise?

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The fiscal cliff is quickly approaching and unlike what Americans were hearing for the previous four years, it looks as though Congress and the presid...

A Mandate for Bipartisanship

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

I believe the voters did send a mandate -- a mandate for bi-partisanship. For the most part, extremists were rejected, particularly in Senate races.

The Two-Mandate Myth: An Ohio Perspective

Peter M. Shane | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

In gerrymandering the state, Ohio's Republican legislature and governor not only gave the party an unearned gift of four congressional seats, but probably made it harder to recruit the strongest Democratic candidates for all contested elections.

An Election Message for the Lame Duck Congress: Fair Taxes, No Cuts

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Richard Trumka

After a hard-fought and divisive election year, it's time to rebuild America's middle class -- but to do it we need to make sure the lessons from this campaign stick.

Obama's Victory -- A Mandate for Liberal Government

Ari Melber | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Ari Melber

President Obama's reelection marks the most decisive mandate for an assertive, progressive governing model in well over a generation.

Revenge of the Pot-Smoking, Gay-Marrying, Women-Empowering, DREAMing Liberals

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seriously, a man running for the most powerful office in the country didn't bother to plan for one of the two contingencies that were guaranteed to happen last night? And he wanted us to let him make crucial decisions for all of us?

President Obama: Your Second Term Is Your Second Chance to Get Housing Right

Tracy Van Slyke | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Tracy Van Slyke

President Obama, take this second chance to get it right on housing and use your mandate to help the millions of underwater homeowners across this country.

President Obama and Democrats Won Embracing Demography as Destiny

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Presidents cannot win without policies to include and empower all Americans, not just the slices of communities needed for electoral success. President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.

Tax-y and He Knows It

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

The Supreme Court's health care ruling was surprising for many reasons -- John Roberts siding with the court's liberal wing, the upholding of the mand...

The Individual Mandate Won't Work

Edward Zelinsky | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Edward Zelinsky

At the end of the day, the individual mandate will disappoint its proponents as many Americans will pay the tax rather than obtain insurance.

RNC Will Keep Calling ObamaCare A 'Tax,' Despite Romney Campaign's Disagreement

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Committee said Monday it will continue to refer to President Barack Obama's health-care law as a "tax," despite the fact that ...

Jon Ward

Ruling On Obamacare Stirs Up Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Justice Roberts' Extremely Conservative Obamacare Opinion

Chris Ladd | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

This ruling may be a disappointment. However, if we are serious about having the courts exercise greater respect for the separation of powers, then we have to embrace that philosophy even when it's politically inconvenient.

A Very Consequential Couple of Weeks

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Forget the Wisconsin recall. We are into the last two weeks of June with a calendar loaded with answers to questions that will determine the course of the rest of this year, economically and politically.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Confirms Major Concession On Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a speech in Orlando on Tuesday, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney outlined once again what he would do to replace Pres...

Health And Human Services' Sacrosanct Mandate

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Reams of paper emanate from the HHS about how to "accommodate" religious groups that are upset by their recent mandate. Yet for all the fallen trees, HHS ignores a neuralgic point: the government has overstepped its boundaries when it defines what constitutes religious ministry.

Supremes Kicking the Can Down the Road

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It now looks like the Supreme Court will do what the rest of the country has been doing for a hundred years -- kick the health care can down the road.

Overturning Obamacare Would Make Roberts Court Most Activist, Partisan in Modern History

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Time was, not long ago, when the right wing railed against the overreach of unelected judges with lifetime appointments who tried to usurp the power of Congress and impose their own vision of society. That was before the Roberts Court.

Prohibiting The Free Exercise Thereof

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion
Michael Yarbrough

The HHS mandate takes religious organizations into full account by exempting those that do not serve a secular purpose.