Though some analysts said Obamacare had faded somewhat as a campaign issue in this year's midterms, data show that health care was the focus of more than a third of Republican-sponsored U.S. Senate general election broadcast spots this year.
Health Care Reform
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By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times
Obamacare critics who took the administration all the way to the Supreme Court over the law's subsidies have sued once again — this time, because it says federal officials are "stonewalling" its request for public records about how it developed the overhaul's health exchanges. Published December 18, 2014
By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times
Top congressional Republicans accused the Obama administration Wednesday of failing to steel themselves and Obamacare customers for a Supreme Court ruling next year that could cut off the law's subsidies to two-thirds of the states. Published December 17, 2014
A former Marine who killed six family members and himself this week had been denied claims for new benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, including a claim for traumatic brain injury.
Resurgent U.S. manufacturers face headwinds from Obamacare's mandates and taxes, but the law's namesake has two more years in the White House and public benefits will be hard to reel back despite the recent midterm election results, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons said.
California, the nation's most populous state and a major contributor of Obamacare enrollees, announcedWednesday it added 144,000 customers to its insurance marketplace in the first month of sign-ups this year.
Health insurers may give Obamacare customers on the federal marketplace extra time to pay their premiums, giving customers a cushion as they renew plans tied to the overhaul for the first time.
Nearly 2.5 million Americans had selected health care plans on the federal marketplace through Friday, administration officials said Tuesday, portraying the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment as a success so far.
Free health care clinics in 28 states and Washington, D.C., have been shuttered due to Obamacare and the fallout of funding shortfalls.
President Obama says the federal Obamacare exchange works "flawlessly" and that returning customers should "go shopping" before the end of the day for a good deal on coverage that starts Jan. 1.
House investigators said Thursday they will legally compel Obamacare "architect" Jonathan Gruber to cough up documents related to his work on the president's health overhaul and how much he was paid.
A Republican senator who recently pushed for — and got — a GOP conference rule that forces all staff members to use the Obamacare marketplace for job-related health coverage asked D.C. administrators Friday to help affected employees make the switch.
President Obama's top health official pleaded Friday with new and returning Obamacare customers to shop for the best deal on the insurance exchanges by Monday — the deadline to sign up for coverage that takes effect on Jan. 1.
The Obama administration said Wednesday that more than 1 million people had selected a health plan in the federal Obamacare marketplace through Friday.
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that Obamacare might need to be called something else in the future because of its current negative connotations.
Jonathan Gruber said Tuesday he was glib, insulting and speaking well beyond his abilities when he called American voters stupid and said Obamacare backers had to game the system to get the law passed.
She might not like it, but a cabinet official in charge of Obamacare must sit on Capitol Hill alongside Jonathan Gruber, the man at the center of Obamacare's troubled public image.
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Every year, Medicare physician payment rates spark a legislative fire drill. The complex formula for updating doctors' reimbursements, the sustainable growth rate formula, routinely threatens Medicare physicians with draconian payment cuts. Next year, the formula mandates a 21 percent pay cut.
Washington is primed for Medicare reform. If nothing is done, the trust fund that covers the hospital bills for nearly 50 million Americans will run out in less than two decades.
Deception abounds in Obamacare. A video of MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of the Affordable Care Act, is all over the Internet, showing his admission that the entire measure was based on deceit, "written in a tortured way" to be deceptive so it could pass thanks to "the stupidity of the American voter."
When Zeke Emanuel writes a provocative, 5,000-plus-word polemic on why he — and by extension the rest of us — should hope to die at 75 in order to ease the burden on family, friends and society, it can't be written off as the ravings of a rogue intellectual.
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Oregon may drop its glitch-laden Obamacare exchange and rely on the federally run HealthCare.gov website instead, according to a new report.
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Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.
The head of the agency in charge of the new health care law apologized Tuesday to people who've tried to use the flawed federal Obamacare website, but she said she still has faith that the site will be working for most Americans by the end of November.
The Obama administration waited until the last minute to test the main Obamacare website and refused to ask for a delay when hiccups arose, government contractors testified to Congress on Thursday as they tried to explain why the rollout of the insurance exchanges has been so rocky.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday put off Republican lawmakers who want to question her about the disastrous rollout of Obamacare this week, instead agreeing to testify about the program's computer problems next week.
Dr. Ben Carson didn't mince words: Obamacare is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."
President Obama said in comments broadcast Tuesday, on the cusp of enrollment in Obamacare's exchanges, that of course there will be "glitches" in the implementation of the health reform — months of glitches, he added.
Senators from both parties linked arms to defy Sen. Ted Cruz, overcoming his attempt to filibuster the stopgap spending bill, which allowed Democrats to add back in full funding for Obamacare and power the bill through the chamber and sending it back to the House.
With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.
President Obama has already signed 14 laws that amend, rescind or otherwise change parts of his health care law, and he's taken five independent steps to delay the Affordable Care Act on his own, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service, released Wednesday.
Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemotherapy this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute insurance she was offered wanted her to pay up to $3,125, on top of premiums.
Citing Obamacare, the United Parcel Service plans to remove 15,000 spouses from its health care plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere.
The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled $67 million in grants to more than 100 organizations tasked with helping Americans understand the new health care law and its potential benefits.
Tea party Republicans are girding for a fight with the White House — and members of their own party — over how to block President Obama's health care law, saying Congress must not miss the chance to use this year's funding bills to try to starve Obamacare to death.
The Obama administration launched its promotion of the new health care law in earnest Monday, revealing that it has asked the National Football League to advertise insurance options as it rolls out a glossy new website and a 24-hour call center to clear up confusion about the law.
The Ohio Department of Insurance predicts premiums in 2014 will rise by 88 percent, a direct result of President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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The Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
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President Obama speaks about the Patient's Bill of Rights and health care reform in the backyard of a private residence in Falls Church, Va.