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  • Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, returns to his office after speaking with reporters about the deadline to fund the government and the fight among House Republicans, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a default while simultaneously canceling out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship as critical deadlines approach. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Republicans At Odds As ‘Affordable Healthcare’ Showdown Nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans struggled to tamp down a family feud Thursday as they approached a politically charged showdown with the White House that combines the threat of a government shutdown, a possible first-ever federal default and the GOP’s […]

  • FILE - This April 30, 2013 file photo shows the short form for the new federal Affordable Care Act application in Washington. Getting covered through President Barack Obama’s health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires some research. You’ll need accurate income information for your household, plus some understanding of how health insurance works, so you can get the financial assistance you qualify for and pick a health plan that’s right for your needs. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

    Applying For Health Insurance? Homework Involved

    WASHINGTON  — Getting covered through President Barack Obama’s health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires research.
    You’ll need accurate income information for your household, plus some understanding of how […]

  • AP: Early Look At Health Law’s Premiums

    AP: Early Look At Health Law’s Premiums

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 1 question about President Barack Obama’s health care law is whether consumers will be able to afford the coverage. Now the answer is coming in.
    The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that […]

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  • A Tea Party member reaches for a pamphlet titled "The Impact of Obamacare", at a "Food for Free Minds Tea Party Rally" in Littleton, New Hampshire in this October 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi//Files

    Deadline For Finalizing Obamacare Health Plans Delayed

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting October 1.

    The U.S. Department of […]

  • A combination file photo shows opponents (L) and supporters (R) of Affordable Healthcare Act rally on the sidewalk at the Supreme Court in Washington on March 28, 2012 and on June 28, 2012 respectively. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (L) and REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (R)

    Analysis: In Obamacare Rate Debate, Price Gets Political

     

    NEW YORK – With the October 1 date for enrollment in the health insurance exchanges being created by Obamacare less than two months away, a war of numbers has been escalating.
    Health insurance will cost way less. Or it will […]

  • Obamacare’s Foot Soldiers Train To Enroll The Masses

    Obamacare’s Foot Soldiers Train To Enroll The Masses

    LOS ANGELES  – Nahla Kayali is a foot soldier for Obamacare.
    She is among the first wave of 2,000 community organizers in California getting trained to persuade more than 1 million uninsured people in the state to sign up for subsidized […]

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  • Obamacare Speech By President To Highlight Benefits For Health Insurance Consumers

    Obamacare Speech By President To Highlight Benefits For Health Insurance Consumers

    President Barack Obama will again seek to seize control of the debate over his health care reform law during remarks Thursday that will emphasize Obamacare’s benefits for people who buy health insurance, senior administration officials said during a conference call […]

  • U.S. Sees Lower-Than-Expected Obamacare Insurance Costs

    U.S. Sees Lower-Than-Expected Obamacare Insurance Costs

     

    WASHINGTON  – Hoping to gain the high ground in an escalating war of words over Obamacare, the U.S. administration on Thursday forecast sharply lower than expected insurance costs for consumers and small businesses in new online state healthcare exchanges.
    A report […]

  • U.S. To Delay Key Health-Reform Provision To 2015

    U.S. To Delay Key Health-Reform Provision To 2015

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. administration on Tuesday said it will not require employers to provide health insurance for their workers until 2015, a move that delays a key provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law by a year.
    The delay, which […]

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  • Obamacare is coming, but what is it exactly? VIDEO

    Obamacare is coming, but what is it exactly? VIDEO

    One year ago today the Supreme Court found the Affordable Care Act constitutional. The new health care exchanges begin enrollment in 3 months but Obamacare is still confusing for most of us. Wonkblog’s Sarah Kliff explains what we can expect.

  • Texas Abortion Bill Filibustered By Wendy Davis Is Dead

    Texas Abortion Bill Filibustered By Wendy Davis Is Dead

     
     
    The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), is dead, The Austin American-Statesman reported.
    Lawmakers had to vote on Senate Bill 5 before the […]

  • It takes an army: Tens of thousands of workers roll out Obamacare

    It takes an army: Tens of thousands of workers roll out Obamacare

    Call them Obamacare’s army.
    From the chief actuary at the California health insurance exchange that President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law established to the legions of call center staffers who will help people trying to buy insurance through such state exchanges, […]

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  • GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28:  Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer(Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

    Jan Brewer Forces Arizona Lawmakers’ Hands To Advance Obama’s Medicaid Expansion

    Arizona will expand Medicaid to cover nearly 300,000 poor residents next year after a bipartisan coalition passed a measure backed by Gov. Jan Brewer (R) through the state legislature on Thursday.
    Brewer, a conservative and avowed foe of President Barack Obama’s […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, May 13, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

    U.S. sets $1 billion healthcare innovation initiative

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a $1 billion initiative to fund innovations in federal healthcare programs aimed at cutting costs while improving the health results.
    The Department of Health and Human Services said the money will be used […]

 
 

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