President Barack Obama will unveil his most ambitious climate change plan to date on Monday, setting off perhaps the last defining legal battle of his administration. As with Obamacare, his plan is opposed by most Republicans and likely to be challenged all the way to the Supreme Court. Will Chief
While Trump grabs headlines for suggesting he’d ‘Repeal [Obamacare] and replace it with something terrific,’ brave souls like Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul are offering real policies.
On July 24, the Conference Board asked the question: Is Wage Growth Accelerating? The Board's answer was "All signs point to Yes!" One big question regarding the US economy is whether wage growth is accelerating. You might think that this is a pretty straightforward question to answer, but it’s not. Show More Summary
The number of unpaid medical bills is shrinking across the United States thanks to the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. As more people sign up for private health insurance, and as more states expand Medicaid programs for low-income Americans, hospital companies are reporting lower...
As hospital operators begin to report second period earnings -- the sixth consecutive quarter of new revenue from once uninsured patients -- the number and size of unpaid medical bills continues to fall thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The health law last year began to provide subsidized private health [...]
Ramesh reminds me that no actual repeal measure of Obamacare has reached the president’s desk. It’s one of those things that feels like it happened, but didn’t. Remarkable. That would have been the easy part, in any case. The really hard work would have been getting the entire Republican conference to endorse and pass an alternative. Show More Summary
The Kaiser Family Foundation decided to do a longitudinal study of the uninsured and the effects of the Affordable Care Act on their lives and health. They chose California as a relatively representative population and began by establishing baselines in 2013, prior to the full implementation of the law. Show More Summary
By THCBist After several attempts at trying to find doctors who accept my lame-o ACA health plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield advantage HMO), I finally reached my limit today when a rather important appointment got cancelled unless I wanted to pay cash, because “we don’t accept your policy”. When I googled “none of my doctors
Politico: “I don’t think you can credibly say that everyone has a right to rise and then say you’re for phasing out Medicare, or repealing Obamacare,” Clinton said, a jab at Bush’s well-known PAC slogan, “Right to Rise.” “People can’t rise if they can’t afford healthcare,” she continued. Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton didn't waste any time Friday impugning Jeb!'s "Right to Rise" campaign slogan by highlighting his plans to phase out Medicare and repeal Obamacare and his criticisms of a federal minimum wage and affirmative action. Here...Show More Summary
Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner is always a good read: In 2014, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published in the journal Health Affairs, “[h]ealth care spending sponsored by the federal government is projected to have risen by 10.1 percent.” This was the year that Obamacare added millions […]
Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: Obamacare Led to Increased Competition Who Appeals to the Very Conservative? The Rent is Too Damn High California’s Obamacare Success: A Model for the Nation? Trump’s Upward Momentum Slows
In the Golden State, the uninsured are getting covered and costs are staying low, which is bad news for GOP critics
Donald Trump has the YOOGEST, CLASSIEST plan ever to replace Obamacare, and it’s going to be so incredible, it will probably blow his already-perfect plans for defeating ISIS out of the water, that’s how good it is. On CNN this week,...Show More Summary
"I don't think you can credibly say that everyone has a right to rise and then say you are for phasing out Medicare and repealing Obamacare." The post Hillary Clinton Goes After Jeb Bush’s ‘Right To Rise’ Mantra appeared first on ThinkProgress.
For the first time in several years, Republicans in Congress aren't talking about shutting down government over defunding Obamacare. That's because they want a shut down over defunding Planned Parenthood. What started out as a push from socially conservative firebrands like Sens. Show More Summary
There are concerns in America about the ability of patients who are not wealthy, connected elites to get prompt medical care in an Obamacare future. In the past, the government was the great equalizer because they trumped insurance companies, but now the government is the insurance company and there is greater worry about have and have nots. Show More Summary
TRAIN WRECK: AP: Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014. “As recently as the spring, the White House touted co-ops as an accomplishment.”
The IRS has jumped with zealous relish into the role of fining people who haven’t gotten Obamacare. But as the IRS is so thrilled to penalize taxpayers who haven’t bothered