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Topic - Obamacare
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said the Catholic Church will not stand down its opposition to Obamacare’s birth control mandate and warned that the president will lose substantial support if he doesn’t compromise.
Former Florida Gov. and presidential maybe Jeb Bush weighed in this week on President Obama’s call to shutter the freestanding U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and move it to America’s existing embassy property in Rome, pondering in a tweet: Is that retribution?
The Obama administration promised to have the Obamacare website working smoothly by Saturday, but even President Obama knows this latest deadline is another target that his team is likely to miss.
There's no do-over of elections. However fervently many Americans might want to turn back the clock to replace Barack Obama with Mitt Romney, they can't. Higher taxes, more spending and Obamacare are with us until Jan. 20, 2017. According to a new ABC News poll, most Americans think Mr. Obama is not a strong leader, that he doesn't understand the problems of Americans, that he's neither honest nor trustworthy, and he's a terrible manager. Mr. Romney, the pollsters found, would defeat the president in an election today. What a difference Obamacare makes.
An alarm must have gone off somewhere, signaling former President George W. Bush to step out of his polite, self-imposed exile and back onto public radar. Indeed, Mr. Bush makes a noteworthy debut Tuesday evening, joining NBC "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, the sole late night guy who wears an American flag pin.
The federal Obamacare exchanges cover two-thirds of the country, but accounted for just 25 percent of first-month enrollment in the new health markets, signaling just how closely the fate of President Obama's signature law is intertwined with a broken federal website.
Conceding that he has "fumbled" the rollout to his signature health care reform law, President Obama on Thursday said he will use executive authority to craft a series of loopholes to allow some Americans to keep their insurance policies for at least another year.
President Obama said Thursday he will let Americans renew for one year any health plans that do not meet Obamacare's coverage standards — a stark attempt to quell the political firestorm around his broken promise that those who like their insurance coverage can keep it under his signature law.
Feigned surprise over millions of canceled policies should fool no one
With President Obama's approval ratings plummeting, White House aides labored Tuesday to explain his broken promises about Obamacare in the face of videos showing the president repeatedly stating untruths about the law.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi launched a defense of President Obama this weekend, telling Sunday talk-show hosts that she can't understand why Mitt Romney would accuse the leader of dishonesty because he's such a man of vision.
Since when is fighting higher taxes and socialized medicine — or defending traditional values and fair elections "dangerous?"
There are three basic arguments against Obamacare. And none relate to the catastrophic unveiling of the HealthCare.gov website in recent weeks, which has seen Americans getting 404 pages, inadvertently signing up multiple times or with multiple spouses, or unable to find out basic information on their premiums. While the website is unacceptable, a technical fix is doable (though it still should caution us about the overconfidence of government technocrats).
Imagine you're on a jet, flying to Los Angeles. You look out the window to see the engine on fire. In full panic, you see the pilot pulling on a parachute. "Sorry folks, not my problem," he says, and leaps out the door. That's Kathleen Sebelius.
Pressure is mounting on Senate Democrats, notably those up for re-election in Republican-leaning states next year, to deal with Obamacare's flawed rollout when they get back to work Monday.
He said the program is offering consumers an unintended promise: "If you want health care, go find it on a website that the administration says won't be working properly until the end of November."
Referring to Republicans' strategy to defund Obamacare, the president said he wanted to speak "as clearly as I can."