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Obama Health Care Reform

Health Insurers Prepare For Obamacare Shoppers

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business

MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- Just down from the Target and Gander Mountain big-box stores and between a nail salon and dental office, North Carolina's largest...

Even Liberals Should Hate This Part of Obamacare

Eli Lehrer | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Many on the political left -- including a lot of thoughtful people whose opinions I respect -- like the plan a lot more than I do. But I've just discovered a feature I think even they would agree is utterly futile.

Study: Obamacare To Drive Down The Cost Of Coverage

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hoping to gain the high ground in an escalating war of words over Obamacare, the U.S. administration on Thursday forecast sharp...

Firm With $1.2 Billion Obamacare Contract Under Fire

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday defended a decision to award outso...

Obamacare Challenge Shot Down

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

* U.S. appeals court says lower court correctly dismissed case * Liberty University said mandates violated U.S. Constitution (Add...

How Big Obamacare Decision May Hurt Dems

RealClearPolitics | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

O-B-A-M-A-C-A-R-E, the president’s signature first-term legislative achievement, may spell another round of political trouble for many Democrats, wh...

GOP Uses Obamacare Delay As Latest Reason To Push Repeal

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans seized upon the administration's abrupt delay of the employer mandate in the health care law as fresh evidence that Presiden...

Top 20 Things These Grandparents Have to Do Without

Deborah Doucette | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

Grandparents raising grandchildren long for, pray for, and fight for three things: to keep their grandchildren safe, to see their adult children overcome their difficulties, and to come together as a family, healed and whole.

Obamacare Could Miss Key Deadline

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

* Bumpy launch could pose problems for Obama's legacy * Challenges also face exchanges for businesses -GAO * Republicans...

America: Prepare to Get Covered

Anne Filipic | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Anne Filipic

Just over three years ago, we witnessed the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, a groundbreaking law that will soon make affordable health insurance available to millions of consumers. But many Americans may be asking themselves, "What does it mean for me?"

Health Care's Forgotten Crisis, Part 1: Families Can't Afford Medical Care.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The real health care battle in this country isn't the one being fought over the bill everyone now calls "Obamacare." The real battle is the one millions of Americans face every day as they struggle to pay medical bills that now average nearly $10,000 per year -- if they're "lucky."

Investors Met With Obama Officials On Health Care: Report

Washington Post | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

Wall Street investors hungry for advance information on upcoming federal health-care decisions repeatedly held private discussions with Obama administ...

Republicans Zero In On Another Potential White House Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

* Obama opponents target Sebelius solicitations for group * Approached H&R Block and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation * He...

GOP Senator Blasts Obamacare Move As Potentially 'Illegal'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) suggested Saturday that Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may have broken the law by seeking donation...

Obamacare Fight Rages On

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - The White House announced a new $150 million initiative on Thursday to get uninsured Am...

Studies: Health Care Spending Slowdown Could Wipe Out One-Fifth Of The Deficit If It Persists

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

The U.S. could shrink the deficit by 20 percent if current health care spending trends continue, according to a newly released study in the journal He...

CEO: Obamacare Hurting My Business

Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

Looming changes as a result of Obamacare are making hospital officials hesitant to make big investments, according to the CEO of one company that make...

Persistant Obamacare Opposition Was Unexpected

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

(Adds Sebelius on controlling costs, paragraphs 12-13) By Scott Malone BOSTON, April 8 (Reuters) - The top White House a...

Pandora's Pillbox: Obamacare as Proxy Culture War

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Our health care system is the dumping ground for all of our worst, unresolved arguments as a society. It is a long, messy list, and runs from the ovary to the grave.

Obama Faces Tall Order As He Seeks To Fulfill Huge Promise

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

-- The issue: Health care was the defining political battle of President Barack Obama's first term, and – after the economy_ it remains his mo...

How Bilingual Brains Think Outside the Boxe(s)

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

The more complex a task was, the more strongly the bilingual kids out-scored their monolingual counterparts.

Obamacare Repeal Effort Suffers Huge FAIL

AP | Associated Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic-controlled Senate has rejected a Republican effort to attach the repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law to a ...

The Minimum Wage, Guns, Health Care and the Meaning of a Decent Society

Robert Reich | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The questions we face -- whether to raise the minimum wage, restrict the availability of guns, expand health care coverage, and countless other decisions -- inevitably require us to define what we mean by a decent society.

A Roadmap for Healthy Citizenship

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Many of "us" want to ensure that immigrants have the same access to affordable health care and food that we all should have and to not continue to treat immigrants as the "them" through explicit exclusions from basic necessities.

Life Support and Taxes

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Making people obtain and maintain health insurance is not the nanny state; it is grow-up time. The nanny state is what we have today, prior to full implementation of Obamacare, and what we have had since the 1986 passage of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.