By Mark Esposito, Weekend Contributor Even as the GOP struggles to hold onto to its wacky Tea Party base and appease the country clubbers who finance the show, it finds it can unite on one thing: It Loves the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). That’s right, the party who issued dire warnings over death panels and runaway […]
Bless their hearts, they're going to keep on trying with this Obamacare repeal thing. That's their latest ad, running in Louisiana against Sen. Mary Landrieu. And it's, well, problematic, as usual. The conservative outside group Americans for Prosperity has a new attack ad out hitting Sen. Show More Summary
House Republicans intend to sue the Obama administration for unilaterally delaying the employer responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act, Politico reported on Thursday, in effect trying to speed up the implementation of the health care law. Show More Summary
I bet you didn't see this coming! Five surprising finds from J.D. Power's inaugural Health Insurance Marketplace Shopper Study on consumer satisfaction.
It’s no longer a matter of debate. Obamacare has reduced the number of uninsured Americans. Survey after survey is showing that the number of uninsured people has been going down since the start of enrollment last fall. The numbers don’t all match, and health care experts say they’re not precise enough to give more than [...]
More than 1,000 people were asked if Congress should keep or repeal Obamacare. The results just might surprise you.
Jonathan Chait vs. Peter Suderman on ObamaCare: Jonathan Chait: Libertarian Accidentally Shows Obamacare Success: "The Commonwealth Fund has a new survey... >...showing that the proportion of adults lacking health insurance has fallen by a quarter, from 20 percent of the population to 15 percent. Show More Summary
By Steven Hansen: When it comes to employment statistics, it is pretty easy to prove any opinion. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) obliges our need for data by using two very different methodologies for compiling the monthly employment situation - the household survey vs. Show More Summary
Obamacare is succeeding, declared American Prospect blogger Paul Waldman on Thursday, and he predicts that ongoing development will bifurcate Republicans’ approaches to their 2014 congressional campaigns. Waldman thinks that purple-state...Show More Summary
Bill Maher ended his show Friday night with an editorial about how Republicans are massive liars who've lied about Obamacare for years, keep lying about it, and refuse to apologize for the lies even after they've been widely disproven as, well, lies.
This has been the week to kill the Republican myth that Obamacare isn't really getting the uninsured covered, that the law is failing in its primary mission. So much for that. There was the Urban Institute: "Number of Uninsured Adults...Show More Summary
A Fox News correspondent blamed the Obama administration's tweaks to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) announcement that it would no longer estimate the total cost of the law, and suggested that the changes may increase deficits. Show More Summary
The Commonwealth fund created a handy info graphic to show the key findings from its big new survey of insurance coverage. Here's a big chunk of it: But for a moment, let's focus on this part: Among adults who earn less than povertyShow More Summary
A lawsuit is accusing a high-tech firm that received taxpayer dollars to build the Washington, D.C., Obamacare exchange of discriminating against Americans in favor of foreigners. According to Computerworld, Washington, D.C., "hiredShow More Summary
You're going to hear a lot about Obamacare this fall, especially from Republicans. They'll try to convince you that it was a bad deal. They'll throw numbers at you to make you think that the cost of health insurance is spiraling out of control. Show More Summary
New survey data from Gallup is being hailed as confirmation that Obamacare is helping the uninsured get coverage. It's essentially the same confirmation that we already had two months ago: The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released...Show More Summary
My favorite thing about House Speaker John Boehner's pre-impeachment lawsuit—and the rabid Republicans who support it—is that even though they are now so thoroughly outraged by President Obama's decision to offer temporary transitional...Show More Summary
The Department of Health and Human Services is spending hundreds of millions on innovative solutions designed to boost access to care and improve outcomes.