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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Medicare
Nearly 365,000 people selected a private health plan on state Obamacare markets through the end of November — a sign that people are flocking to the patched-up federal website, HealthCare.gov — although the new pace falls short of long-range projections for an inaugural sign-up period that ends in March.
There's just no way around this: President Obama looked America in the eye and lied.
President Obama is bringing a former top aide with deep ties to Congress back to the White House to help get his health care overhaul back on track after a bungled rollout.
Federal spending continues to drop and, combined with this year's tax increases, are making a dent in the federal deficit, according to the latest numbers released Friday by the Congressional Budget Office.
House Republicans released emails Friday that suggest the Obama administration knew as early as August that the small-business exchange tied to Obamacare would not be ready on time.
The Obama administration said up to one in four of the forms that transmitted enrollment data from the federal Obamacare exchange to insurers may have contained errors in October and November, according to a preliminary review.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow interviewed Emily Miller about Obamacare resulting in more people losing their health insurance plans than uninsured enrolling in the exchanges. They also discussed how the elderly can't keep their doctors because the Affordable Care Act raids $700 billion from Medicare, and young people not signing up Obamacare.
Upcoming regulations from the Obama administration in 2014 would cost the private sector $143.3 billion, according to a new report.
The Democratic rift over entitlements deepened this week as a top party contender for governor in Pennsylvania came under fire from liberals after a think tank of which she is co-chairwoman criticized economic-populism messages of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.
Lawmakers said they made "great progress" toward reaching a farm bill deal in a meeting Wednesday morning as they push toward a final agreement that could be a year-end bright spot for an otherwise unproductive Congress.
The Department of Health and Human Services is replacing Verizon Communications' Terremark subsidiary with Hewlett-Packard to as its web-hosting provider for HealthCare.gov.
The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a major delay to the new health care law, this time putting off by one year the online mechanism that lets small businesses shop for plans through the federal Obamacare marketplace.
The Obama administration said Monday that users who log onto the federal Obamacare website by the end of the week will find a vastly improved portal that works for the lion's share of users, but it warned that glitches still could crop up.
Seniors may be sitting back thinking that they are insulated from the impact of Obamacare, but I assure you we are not insulated.
The Obama administration said Friday that customers on the Obamacare health insurance exchange will have eight more days to sign up for health coverage this December and still be covered by Jan. 1.