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Patiently Crunching Obamacare's Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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 04.04.2014 | 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 04.23.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business

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

Democrats Should Launch Pro-Obamacare Ad Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.31.2014 | 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 03.31.2014 | 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. Just Went Down Again

AP/Huffpost | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.02.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 | 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 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 03.05.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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 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 | 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

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.

Obama Bouncing Back?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This may all be starry-eyed optimism, I fully admit (this whole column is going to be pretty rosy-tinted, just to warn everyone). But it does have some basis in reality.

New McConnell Campaign: Further Left On Healthcare Than Obama?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

The success of Obamacare in Kentucky may be pushing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the left in his 2014 re-election campaign, at le...

The Glitches of Outsourcing IT Services

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The launch is a debacle for those who believe that we should outsource public services to for-profit companies without adequate planning and oversight. Sadly, when it comes to outsourcing government IT services, the example is par for the course.

Associated Press Falsely Claims Obamacare Site Is Written in 'Spanglish'

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The Associated Press' recently published and factually-challenged report that the Obamacare Spanish-language site is written in "Spanglish" is both funny and pathetic. Years of high school Spanish seem to have been wasted upon these journalists.

Experts: Obamcare Website Is Still Vulnerable To Hackers

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - A group of cyber security professionals is warning that the U.S. government has failed to implement fi...