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Common Core Endgame: Social Justice

Just as Nancy Pelosi said about ObamaCare, we had to pass the Common Core standards to find out what was in them.

Next red state up for Medicaid expansion: Tennessee

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

Ben Carson, If Senate Doesn’t Go GOP, There May Not ‘Even Be An Election In 2016?

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 [...]

Pennsylvania Accepts Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

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

The Big 3-0

Florida Republicans set up website alternative to the Obamacare exchange. It signed up 30 people.

Obamacare's Glitchy Website Hinders Thousands Asked to Verify Citizenship

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

Hundreds of Thousands More People To Obtain Health Care Coverage Under Obamacare With Pennsylvania Joining Expanded Medicaid Program

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 [...]

For the second straight cycle, Dems place bet on Medicare

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 […]

Many Texas Firms Say Obamacare Will 'Raise Costs a Lot' and Reduce Employment

13 hours agoNews : Reason

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

Confessions of a rebound doctor: The impact of narrow networks

“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 […]

Obamacare Expanding Healthcare Access For Trans People

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

23 states still haven’t expanded Medicaid. Which could be next?

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 […]

CBO: Obamacare Discourages Work

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

A huge step forward for Obamacare: Pennsylvania's Republican governor embraces Medicaid expansion

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

This dark horse Republican candidate's super PAC has raised more money than Ready for Hillary

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

Obamacare premiums will decrease 2 percent in Arkansas

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

Hobby Lobby isn't the only birth control access hurdle

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

Contraception, Obamacare subsidies and ice buckets: Health care’s summer to remember

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 […]

What's right with Kansas Democrats

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

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