By Philip Klein | 01/02/14 12:41 PM
On a Fox News panel earlier this week, Charles Krauthammer floated a proposal for a two-tiered minimum wage system in which the rate would be raised for individuals who are the breadwinners of their families and remain the same for others. But this would be an absolutely terrible idea. By way...
By Philip Klein | 12/31/13 04:44 PM
With President Obama's health care law scheduled to begin in earnest when the new year kicks off, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius claimed on a Tuesday conference call that as of Dec. 28, "2.1 million people have enrolled in a private insurance plan" through the program.
By Philip Klein | 12/31/13 11:15 AM
Though the Obama administration has been touting an accelerated pace of individuals signing up for plans, it still remains an open question how many actually completed the enrollment process.
By Philip Klein | 12/30/13 02:10 PM
Michelle Snyder, who oversaw the rollout of President Obama's health care law as chief operating officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is retiring, the agency announced on Monday. In a statement cited by the New York Times, CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner said Snyder...
By Philip Klein | 12/30/13 05:20 AM
With the government shutdown and the budget fight, the Republican Party's internal strife came to the fore. In September, Philip Klein highlighted the issues within the Tea Party.
By Philip Klein | 12/29/13 07:48 AM
About 1.1 million Americans picked a plan through the federally-run health insurance exchange as of Dec. 24 as part of President Obama's health care program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Sunday. But the announcement, which came in the form of a blog post from CMS...
By Philip Klein | 12/28/13 11:50 AM
On Oct. 30, as President Obama was under fire for the botched rollout of his signature health care law, he visited Boston's Faneuil Hall. It was in that hall in 2006 that then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, with a smiling Ted Kennedy by his side, signed a sweeping health care overhaul into law...
By Philip Klein | 12/27/13 01:42 PM
In an editorial titled, "The Affordable Care Act's free market economics," the Washington Post has attempted to defend President Obama's health care law from Republican attacks that the law will make it difficult for some Americans to keep their doctors. But in the process of doing so, the...
By Philip Klein | 12/26/13 06:03 PM
Early troubles facing the rollout of President Obama's health care law have renewed the debate among Republicans over what type of policy alternatives to offer. Republicans agree with the basic idea of reforming the system to give Americans more control over their health care dollars, thus...
By Philip Klein | 12/26/13 05:17 AM
Senior writer Philip Klein who wrote about the Iraq War that made the passage of President Obama's health care law possible.
By Philip Klein | 12/25/13 07:48 AM
As most Americans celebrate Christmas today, it's worth taking a moment to remember that on this day in 1776, Gen. George Washington made a daring crossing of the Delaware River to win a surprise victory in the Battle of Trenton.
By Philip Klein | 12/23/13 04:35 PM
It's Monday, just in time for Christmas, and the deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance through President Obama's health care law is upon us. Well, sort of. Dec. 23 was supposed to be the deadline for individuals to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare if they want to...
By Philip Klein | 12/23/13 11:45 AM
Americans see the health care law as President Obama's greatest achievement, but also as his greatest failure, according to a new poll from Gallup. Both sides are correct.
By Philip Klein | 12/23/13 05:09 AM
On the eve of United States embarking on an overhaul of its health care system, Philip Klein wrote with concern in September that Britain's government-run system was showing signs of age.
By Philip Klein | 12/20/13 05:00 PM
The National Federation of Independent Business, which fought President Obama's health care law all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, has launched an ad campaign in Arkansas, site of a closely-watched 2014 Senate race. The ad, which features a small business owner discussing the burdens...
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