National media reported plenty on Obamacare recently. Mostly, they were talking about the first declared 2016 Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), disclosing that he would sign up for health insurance on the exchange set up for federal employees. Does that make vocal Obamacare opponent Cruz a hypocrite, or simply a pragmatist? [...]
By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Show More Summary
From Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who asked for horror stories about Obamacare and was instead deluged with stories from people who have been helped by it: The stories are largely around pre-existing conditions and those that are getting health insurance up to age 26. Well, sure. Show More Summary
Senator Chuck Schumer copped to something Tuesday morning a lot of frustrated Democrats privately believe.“Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them,” Schumer RELATED ►POST PROFILESHARE ►
Commissioner John Koskinen credits the lack of problems to software geeks who have been getting ready for years.
Last week, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) had an epic fail when she took to Facebook to gather Obamacare horror stories. Instead of what she was looking for, she got a feed full of praise for the law and plenty of people demanding...Show More Summary
As you may have heard, GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tried to celebrate Obamacare’s fifth anniversary by calling on constituents to share their horror stories about the law — whereupon many people responded by talking about how much the law has helped them. The story drew national attention. Now McMorris Rodgers has responded to all […]
Every Republican contender for the presidency in the primaries is going to have to swear that they will repeal Obamacare. Unfortunately, the man (and it will be a man) who ends up with the nomination, will have to have a replacement plan. Show More Summary
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) has a new excuse to rationalize his new discriminatory anti-gay law: This is all Obamacare's fault.
WASHINGTON -- Only one state in the country makes sure that Affordable Care Act consumers have access to smoking cessation programs as the law requires, according to a report released Tuesday. The ACA, commonly known as Obamacare, mandates...Show More Summary
Late Monday, pro-life Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (pictured) signed a pro-life bill the Arizona legislature approved to prohibit health insurance plans under Obamacare from providing abortion coverage. The legislation, SB 1318, will allow Arizona to join the other 17 states in the U.S. that have prohibited elective abortion coverage on their state exchanges. Arizona’s House […]
Here we go again. One of the High Priests of the so-called "reality-based community" has for the umpteenth time pronounced Obamacare a great...
Good piece on a study by AARP. (I was a discussant on a panel yesterday.) It will be interesting to see how Obamacare affects this story. Since older workers can now get insurance through the exchanges, employers will be less concerned about picking up an older worker's health care costs. Show More Summary
Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed a law on Monday that requires doctors to tell women that drug-induced abortions can be reversed and that blocks the purchase of insurance on the Obamacare health exchange that includes abortion coverage. The requirement that patients be told that the...
Too much of a dog for even these guys. Perhaps the Supreme Court has been feeling enough heat for taking on the very dubious King v. Burwell Obamacare case. Or maybe they feel like they've got one Obamacare-killing case before them, why bother taking a second. Show More Summary
Two reports released in the past week demonstrate a potential bifurcation in state insurance exchanges: The insurance marketplaces appear to be attracting a disproportionate share of low-income individuals who qualify for generous federal subsidies, while middle- and higher-income filers have generally eschewed the exchanges.
The Supreme Court today decided it will not hear a lawsuit challenging the death panels in Obamacare that pro-life groups strongly opposed because they involve rationing health care and potentially denying lifesaving medical treatment — putting patients’ right to life at risk. Previously, one of the leading national pro-life groups called for legislation to repeal […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to the Obamacare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs. Show More Summary
You wouldn't know it listening to the right wing, but the Affordable Care Act is proving a real success
There’s a lot of fuzzy math in American politics, but Representative Pete Sessions of Texas, the chairman of the House Rules Committee, recently set a new standard when he declared the cost of Obamacare “unconscionable.”