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Stronger Patient Protections Are Around the Corner

Myrl Weinberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Myrl Weinberg

While overuse of costly services benefits no one, policymakers should ban cost-sharing arrangements that impede appropriate health seeking behaviors, especially for people with chronic conditions.

Obama: Opinions Of 'Some Adviser' Are No Reflection Of Affordable Care Act

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday defended the transparency of his signature healthcare law, after one of the Whi...

The Simple Solution to Obamacare's Employer Mandate Problems

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Richard Kirsch

The question of how to deal with our employer-based health system continues to provide fodder for attacks on Obamacare. But in terms of policy, there is a simple solution.

GOP Rep: Dems Trying To 'Pivot' To Violence Against Women To Avoid Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) is miffed that congressional Democrats are trying to change the subject from the Affordable Care Act to other policy issues...

Sam Stein

The Remarkable Parallels Between Obamacare And Medicare Part D

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No one would credit the Obama administration with handling the rollout of the Affordable Care Act efficiently or with aplomb. Website ma...

Do the Math: Obamacare Won't Change the Number of Uninsured

Munir Moon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

The numbers for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite its good intentions, do not add up.

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...

Obama Taps Former Top Aide To Work On Health Care Law

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing a former top aide with deep ties to Congress back to the White House to help get his health car...

Obama Explains Why There's 'Nowhere To Go But Up'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

Two months removed from the rocky launch of his signature health care legislation, President Barack Obama explained Friday why there's "nowhere to go ...

Obamacare's Flaws Put Progressive Politics in Jeopardy

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If the Obama administration can't quickly fix the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, not only is President Obama's second term in jeopardy. Progressivism itself is in jeopardy.

Hawai`i Health Connector Do Over

Danielle M. Conway | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Danielle M. Conway

I wonder if President Obama and Governor Abercrombie would like to push a "do over" button on the roll out of the Affordable Healthcare Act website, Healthcare.gov, and the Hawai'i Health Connector project.

Obama Struggles To Save Obamacare

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law risks coming unglued because of his administration's bungles and his own inflated promise...

States Hesitant To Embrace Obama's Health Care Fix

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Caroline Humer and Curtis Skinner Nov 15 (Reuters) - Many U.S. states are hesitant to embrace President Barack Obam...

Six Ways to Save Obamacare

Bill George | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill George

Obamacare is not going to be repealed -- not now and not in the future. However, there is real risk it could collapse under its own weight. Whether or not you support this president, this could seriously harm the health of our citizens and America's fiscal stability.

Obamacare Overpromised and Underdelivered

Bill George | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Bill George

Throughout the push for national insurance reform, the president and his Democratic allies in Congress repeatedly overpromised and underdelivered. The Republicans didn't help the situation, opposing Obamacare long after the U.S. Supreme Court declared it the law of the land.

The Latest Affordable Care Act Dust-up Should Not Be a Dust-up

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

'Tis the season to attack the Affordable Care Act, no matter if this one is a greatest hit from 2010. At issue is the president's claim when selling health care reform that if you like your current health plan, you can keep it. That point in turn was based on the provision that grandfathered existing plans in the individual market (neither employer-based or government provided) by granting exemptions from various standards and consumer protections that came into effect when the law was signed in 2010. However, as clearly stated at the time, if such a plan were to significantly change in ways that are inconsistent with consumer protections under the ACA, that it would lose its grandfathered status.

Obama Speaks On Health Care Glitches

AP | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer pro...

Studying the Law As We Study The Word (2 Timothy 2:8-15)

Yolanda Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Yolanda Smith

As people of faith, we sometimes don't take time to prepare ourselves for what is ahead. With so many things vying for our time and attention, it is difficult to educate ourselves about all facets of critical matters.

California Will Be Guinea Pig For Rest Of Country

AP | TOM VERDIN | Posted 11.26.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A national health policy nonprofit on Thursday announced it is making California the focal point of a long-term research project...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Makes Fun Of Republicans' Ridiculous Obamacare Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday poked fun at Republicans for their dire predictions about what will happen once his signature health ...

Countdown To Obamacare: What Employers Should Tell You About Your Coverage

U.S. News And World Report | PHILIP MOELLER | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty

Editor's Note: This is part of a continuing series counting down to the Oct. 1 launch for new state health insurance exchanges that have been created ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Slams Republicans For Risking Government Shutdown Over Defunding Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama tore into Republicans on Friday for risking a government shutdown -- and a possible debt default -- in their late...

6 Scary Signs That Prove Stress Is Taking A Toll On American Women

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Taking an inventory on several health risks for American women in 2013 paints a picture of pain: of overdosing, caregiver burnout, health disparities, financial stress and over-drinking.

Republicans Ready Obamacare Challenge With Eye On 2014

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - With the Obama administration poised for a huge public education campaign on healthca...