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Obama Poll Watch -- May 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In five out of the last six months, in fact, Obama's numbers have gotten better. He is now roughly where he was right before the impact of the Obamacare website rollout hit his approval rating.

Failed Obamacare Website Is Being Investigated

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury is investigating Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange website, one of the most dysfunctional and expensive...

Obama's Team Shifts In Wake Of Major Problems

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Burned by the failed rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama is seeking to build a team for the final years of his ...

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has gained back all the ground he had lost and then some (well, "and then a little bit more" would be more accurate...). He still hasn't quite made it back to where his poll numbers were before the Obamacare website rollout, but if the trendlines continue in May, he is at least within reach of this goal for the first time since October.

Uninsured Rate Drops To New Low As Obamacare Sign-Ups Surge

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business

The percentage of Americans without health insurance is at its lowest since Gallup started tracking such data in 2008. According to Gallup's most ...

Patiently Crunching Obamacare's Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We are in the midst of a political battle over the Obamacare numbers right now, so it seemed like a good time to examine what they all mean, in an attempt to interject some clarity into a very confusing debate.

Friday Talking Points -- 'And Counting'

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats, from this point on, should adopt a very simple technique to disarm Republican squabbles about Obamacare numbers. To every figure quoted for people gaining health insurance, Democrats should end with "... and counting."

Unsung Heroes of Obamacare's Enrollment Surge

Martha Bergmark | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Martha Bergmark

As this year's enrollment period comes to a close, attention will now turn to the law's impact on health care delivery. But it's worth pausing to take stock of the forces that helped turn enrollment numbers around and expand access to affordable care. They deserve some recognition.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama's job approval polling was down a bit last month, ending three months of positive news. He didn't slip back much, but the reversal does bring up a serious question: is Obama stuck in a "new normal" of job approval numbers in the low-40s range?

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...

Democrats Should Launch Pro-Obamacare Ad Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no shortage of personal stories like this out there. The Democrats should be actively seeking such stories and presenting them to the public. Vetting the stories will be important, to avoid the egg-on-face nature of many of the anti-Obamacare ads, but this shouldn't be all that hard to accomplish.

Sebelius Gives Health Insurance Advice To Mother Of Infirmed Daughter

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined HuffPost Live Monday morning to address the Obamacare enrollment deadline of March 31, an...

Hating Obama Is Not A Health Care Plan

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Instead of attacking a plan that over six million people have signed up for (and counting), why don't they offer some ideas of their own? Here's a thought: they don't have any.

Healthcare.gov Just Went Down Again

AP/Huffpost | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's health care website stumbled on deadline day for new sign-ups. Visitors to HealthCare.go...

Peace of Mind for 30 Cents

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Despite the online technology glitches, Bishnu worked through the application process with the help of a dedicated application counselor. When her insurance card arrived at her home, Bishnu's happiness was palpable.

Obamacare Website Is Still Really Slow

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're waiting until the last minute to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, a little extra pat...

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 ...

Tons Of People Visited Healthcare.gov After Obama 'Between Two Ferns' Appearance

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s appearance on “Between Two Ferns” to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare seems to be working. White Hou...

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the second month in a row, President Obama had an all-around positive month in the public polls. His job approval average was up, his job disapproval was down, and he has almost completely recovered from the dip his numbers took after the Obamacare website rollout fiasco.

GOP Bill to 'Save American Workers' Would Actually Strip Health Care From a Million Workers, CBO Reports

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The Republican battle against the Affordable Care Act just can't catch a break. First, the website is repaired and currently runs quite well. Then their Obamacare horror stories turn out to be bogus, and Boehner basically gave up on trying to repeal the law. And now, this.

Latest Snowden Leak: Obama's Personal Journal on Obamacare Launch

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Anthony Hatcher

News flash: Edward Snowden's latest leak is the journal that contains Obama's notes for a future presidential memoir.

Obama's Trauma Team

Time Magazine | Steven Brill | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Last Oct. 17--more than two weeks after the launch of HealthCare.gov--White House chief of staff Denis McDonough came back from Baltimore rattled by w...

Jason Linkins

Vulnerable Dems Decry Failed Launch Of Health Care Website, But Offer No Solutions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

At some point in the recent past, you may have heard that the federal government launched this health insurance exchange website called Healthcare.gov...

Lobbying by Stealth

Jim Jaffe | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

The quiet lobbying game works best when no one looks carefully at the sausage-making machinery. It offers a stark contrast to the money game where contributors present themselves as 800-pound gorillas who are willing to spend as much as it takes to make things happen their way.

Obama Poll Watch -- January 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I accurately predicted last month, Obama was set to have a pretty good January -- and he did. To be fair, in absolute terms, this still is pretty dismal territory for Obama's polling. If you don't count the previous two months, Obama's January numbers would be the worst of his entire presidency.