By Philip Klein | 10/15/13 12:26 PM
Though the House and Senate haven’t yet found a way to resolve the ongoing budget impasse, both sides now agree that a final deal should involve a measure dealing with income verification of applicants for insurance coverage through President Obama’s health care law.
By Philip Klein | 10/14/13 06:22 PM
Unions would come out as one of the winners in an emerging deal between Senate Republicans and Democrats to resolve the budget impasse that has triggered the government shutdown now entering its third week. The proposed deal would include a one-year delay in a fee strongly opposed by unions...
By Philip Klein | 10/13/13 05:34 PM
Technological problems plaguing the rollout of President Obama's health care law web site may not be resolved for months, according to a person familiar with the program cited by the New York Times. Starting on Oct. 1, Americans were supposed to be able to visit websites to purchase subsidized...
By Philip Klein | 10/11/13 01:09 PM
Beneath the hardline approach to the budget fight being pushed by Tea Party activists and their allies in Congress, there is a certain assumption about how negotiations work. The idea is that if they force Republicans to publicly stake out the most uncompromising position possible, even if...
10/10/13 03:26 PM
Washington Examiner senior writer Philip Klein talked about the rollout of Obamacare and the problems in Britain's National Health Service on a Google Hangout on Oct. 9.
By Philip Klein | 10/10/13 01:18 PM
Just 7 percent of Americans believe that the rollout of President Obama's health care law has gone very well, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Another 20 percent say it has gone "somewhat" well. Since they launched on Oct. 1, the websites set up to help Americans purchase insurance...
By Philip Klein | 10/09/13 04:28 PM
President Obama nominated Janet Yellen on Wednesday as the next chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. At the same time, he’s been taking a much more hardline stance on dealing with House Republicans than he has in the past. Traditional media coverage of the government shutdown and debt ceiling...
By Philip Klein | 10/08/13 05:21 PM
Politics abhors complexity. As a result, recent reports of a “civil war” on the Right over the Republican budget and health care strategies are often framed as moderates versus conservatives, or as pitting the Tea Party against the old GOP establishment.
By Philip Klein | 10/07/13 04:13 PM
For the sake of argument, let’s say that eventually, the technological glitches plaguing President Obama’s health care program get resolved. Over the long term, one of the key issues facing the law will be whether enough young and healthy people sign up for insurance to offset the cost of...
By Philip Klein | 10/07/13 11:56 AM
Department of Health and Human Services officials announced late Friday that during "off peak" times over the weekend it would would be taking down the federal website meant to enroll Americans in President Obama's health care program to perform site maintenance. "We expect that Monday, less...
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