Just as Nancy Pelosi said about ObamaCare, we had to pass the Common Core standards to find out what was in them.
Neighboring the nation's two biggest Obamacare success stories has apparently made Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in Tennessee reconsider his refusal of Medicaid expansion under the law. Arkansas and Kentucky lead the nation in reducing the number of uninsured people in their states, largely because they accepted the expansion. Show More Summary
Neurosurgeon and Republican icon Ben Carson, famous for telling President Obama, to his face, at a prayer breakfast, how bad Obamacare is, says if Republicans don’t win the Senate this year, it could be curtains for America. If Republicans don’t win back the Senate in November, he says, he can’t be sure “there will even [...]
LANHEE CHEN: The Republican Obamacare Battle Plan for 2015.
Pennsylvania will soon become the 12th Republican-led state to expand its Medicaid program in accordance with the Affordable Care Act at a time when conservatives across the country are downplaying their opposition to the law. On Thursday,...Show More Summary
Florida Republicans set up website alternative to the Obamacare exchange. It signed up 30 people.
Three hundred thousand people who enrolled in Obamacare have been asked to submit proof of citizenship or risk losing their insurance. Many who have tried to comply are finding the healthcare.gov website to be more of an obstacle than a convenience. Show More Summary
Pennsylvania has become the 27th state, and 9th with a Republican governor, to accept the expanded Medicaid program. This significantly increases the number of people to receive health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act starting with about 300,000 and increasing to over a half million over the next two years. Some Republican governors are [...]
It’s widely accepted as incontrovertible fact that the politics of health care this cycle are nothing but a disaster for Democrats. But if Republicans are certain that Obamacare will win them the Senate, Dems are seeking to turn the health care debate to their advantage by hitting Republicans on Medicare — just as they did […]
Obamacare may be over as a campaign issue—or so declareth its hopeful supporters—but it's still very much a cold sweat-inducer among business owners who have to shoulder its costs and abide by its requirements. As part of its latestShow More Summary
“We lost our regular doctor with Obamacare, so now we have to see you.” I routinely ask my new patients how they heard about our pediatric office, and this is the answer I dread most. My pediatric practice is a very nice and modern private office, and in my opinion, full of excellent physicians. I entrust my […]
A growing number of low-income people who identify as transgender are finding that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is making it easier for them to transition. One of Obamacare’s key components is the requirement that health care providers provide coverage...
Thursday's announcement that Pennsylvania will expand its Medicaid program brings the country one state closer to the original expansion outlined under Obamacare. But because of the Supreme Court's 2012 decision making the expansion a voluntary program, there are still 23 states that haven't expanded public health insurance to all of their low-income residents. The expansion […]
Remember all those allegations that Obamacare would be an unmitigated disaster for businesses, especially smaller companies? Well, now we have some facts. A week ago we noted that the Philly Fed found that Obamacare was a disaster for...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Greg Sargent reports: In another sign that the politics of Obamacare continue to shift, the Medicaid expansion is now all but certain to come to another big state whose Republican governor had previously resisted it: Pennsylvania. Show More Summary
The Washington Post has a long profile today on Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon who shot to fame in conservative circles in 2013 after he criticized ObamaCare in front of the president. It seems that Carson is seriously considering a run in 2016, and he has the financial support to boot. Show More Summary
Perhaps Rep. Tom Cotton would care to revise his statement about how Obamacare "drove up the cost of […] health insurance premiums." Cotton, running for the Senate in Arkansas, has been trying to justify his opposition to the law and his dozens of votes for repeal. Show More Summary
The major achilles heel of Obamacare working as healthcare reform policy is that it keeps insurance companies largely in control of the health care people can access. That's compounded by the reliance on state insurance regulators to do the heavy lifting when it comes to making sure that insurers comply with all the provisions of the federal law. Show More Summary
Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Jason with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for the latest edition, or sign up here to receive it […]
Sam Brownback, the new face of losing on Obamacare. Let's call this a trend now: Democrats are turning around the narrative on Obamacare, and talking about its benefits, even in places like Alaska and Louisiana and Arkansas. And Kansas,...Show More Summary