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Republicans Seek Coverage Choices In Health Law They Hate

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health la...

House Republicans Just Made Another Attempt At Undermining Obamacare

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undim...

The Debate Is Over on Repealing Obamacare

Brian Normoyle | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Ten million Americans who didn't have health insurance now do and there is much more work to do moving forward. Why should we step back from that and what would conservatives like to go back to?

A Tale of Two Siblings, the ACA, and the Supreme Court

Drew Altman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Drew Altman, Ph.D.

There is a part of the Affordable Care Act that is not at all working as originally envisioned, because the Supreme Court dramatically altered the structure of the law when it ruled that the expansion of Medicaid should be voluntary for states.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was the homestretch for Obamacare enrollment, with the deadline to sign up without penalty arriving tomorrow. On Thursday, the White House announced that enrollments had exceeded the CBO's estimate of 6 million. No doubt, furious debate over the program will continue into the midterm election, even as one poll finds 53 percent of Americans are tired of the endless back and forth. But now that this phase is done, how about instead of debating health insurance we focus on actual health care? Let's start with the fact that 75 percent of health care spending, and two-thirds of doctor visits, are for preventable chronic stress-related conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. As important as it is, extending access to a flawed notion of health care isn't enough. Sick care is a lot more expensive than true health care. So what if we now redirect all this energy into finding ways to prevent as many people as possible from needing treatment, whether they have insurance or not?

Sam Stein

Scott Brown Awkwardly Finds Out That Obamacare Is Also Helping Republicans | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As former Sen. Scott Brown barnstorms through New Hampshire in a likely prelude to another Senate run, he has dusted off a familiar play...

Sam Stein

Former GOP Chair Saves $1,000 A Month With Obamacare | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party will save $1,000 a month in premiums for his family's health care package after s...

Democrats And Republicans Split On The Effects Of Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

When it comes to opinions on the effects of Obamacare, Democrats and Republicans might as well be living in different worlds. According to a survey...

Republicans Say Obamacare Helped Clinch Florida Victory

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., March 12 (Reuters) - The Republican Party's leadership was quick to claim their win in Tuesday's spec...

Can We Ever Have an Honest Conversation About Fixing Obamacare?

D. Taylor | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

A promise was made and a promise has been broken. And it has been broken to the very people Obamacare should be helping. The people that asked for our help to support them and their cause now need to fix the devastating consequences of their actions. It is quite simple.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Anti-Obamacare Ads Feature Republican Activists | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Prosperity launched a six-figure ad campaign in New Hampshire Monday starring two women who lost their health care plans d...

Republicans Still Trying To Find Obamacare Alternative

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to headline or text) By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Top Republicans are sayin...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Try Reframing Obamacare Debate In New Campaign | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a paid campaign Thursday attacking House Republicans' obsession with repealing ...

Eloquent Errors

Neil McCarthy | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Though George Will obsequiously derides the progressives for their "limitless faith in their own cleverness," whatever faith they had was not in their cleverness. It was in Governor Romney's.

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator Admits Central Part Of Obamacare Will Work | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of the most ardent opponents of Obamacare, conceded Thursday that the law's health insurance exchanges "w...

How the Republican Tempest Over the Affordable Care Act Diverts Attention From Three Large Truths

Robert Reich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Republicans have created a tempest out of trivialities. It is incumbent on Democrats -- from the president on down -- to show Americans the larger picture, and so so again and again.

Obamacare Dividing GOP Governors

The New York Times | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Republicans are planning to use the troubled health law against Democrats in next year’s midterm elections, but the Affordable...

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.

Obama's Gift to the Republicans

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The ancient Greeks liked to say that character is fate.The colossal mess that Obamacare has become reflects both the character of the legislation and that of the president who sponsored it. The Affordable Care Act, as a government mandate for people to purchase private insurance with an array of possible subsidies, had too many moving parts. It was an accident waiting to happen. As many of us wrote at the time, Medicare for All would be simpler to execute, easier to understand, and harder for Republicans to oppose. But this was not to be. Instead we got a program that was poorly understood by the public because it was almost impossible to explain and even harder to execute.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, people continued to ask: is this the health insurance change we've been waiting for? Having had nearly four years to prepare, the Obama administration continued to deal with the embarrassing, high-glitch, low-enrollment rollout of Obamacare. On Thursday, the president announced a feeble fix, allowing people to keep existing plans for a year, and admitted, about his "you can keep it" promise: "that's on me... we fumbled the rollout." Trying to pounce on the fumble was the GOP-led House, which on Friday passed its own "fix" -- one that would essentially kneecap the law. Of course, it is the shockingly inept rollout that makes the Affordable Care Act vulnerable to such bogus "reforms." The mystery is why Obamacare wasn't entrusted to the same tech wizards responsible for the state-of-the-art Obamacampaign. Odds are you won't hear the president rallying the nation around "the fierce urgency of a fully functioning website by the end of the month," but that's the make-or-break moment the White House is now facing. Hope, indeed.

Michael McAuliff

House Democrats Refuse To Revolt Over Obamacare | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic revolt over Obamacare failed to materialize Friday as the House of Representatives passed a measure to let insurance compan...

Michael McAuliff

Obamacare Fix Reassures Worried Democrats ... For Now | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A rebellion by Senate Democrats against President Barack Obama's health care law appeared to stall Thursday after Obama moved to let mor...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner Questions If Obamacare Fix Is Legal | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he was "highly skeptical" of President Barack Obama's plan to fix insurance policy can...

Republicans Going After Obamacare's Flawed Launch

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - After a bruising defeat over Obamacare in the government shutdown, Repu...

Ted Cruz: Some Republicans Want To 'Inflict Harm On American People'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered some harsh words for his Republican colleagues not actively trying to gut the Affordable Care Act. He explained tha...