By Philip Klein | 03/14/14 03:54 PM
With the six-month open enrollment period coming to a close at the end of the month, it remains unclear how many of 4.2 million private insurance sign-ups claimed by the Department of Health and Human Services came from the ranks of the previously long-term uninsured.
By Philip Klein | 03/14/14 11:25 AM
March 14 is known as international Pi Day (3/14), which honors the mathematical ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Most people will remember from school that pi is roughly 3.14 (nerds might remember it as 3.141592653589, plus many more digits). But did you know that big government...
By Philip Klein | 03/13/14 04:00 PM
With 2014 looking like an increasingly grim year for Democrats seeking re-election, the role of the most powerful leader of the free world has been reduced to that of an insurance salesman.
By Philip Klein | 03/12/14 02:22 PM
Enrollment in insurance plans through President Obama's health care law is trailing expectations -- and this cannot be explained away by the early technical problems that plagued the program's rollout.
By Philip Klein | 03/11/14 07:29 PM
Massachusetts and Connecticut share a border and both have Democratic governors, yet when it comes to signing residents up for insurance through President Obama's health care law, the two states are polar opposites. Between the launch of Obamacare last Oct. 1 and the end of February, only...
By Philip Klein | 03/11/14 04:10 PM
The pace of Americans signing up for privately administered insurance through President Obama's health care law slowed down in February, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, and youth enrollment is well below target levels set before the program's launch....
By Philip Klein | 03/11/14 02:07 PM
If Sen. Rand Paul has any hope of capturing the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he'll have to convince the conservative base he can be trusted on foreign policy -- which is exactly why Sen. Ted Cruz is his most dangerous critic. Though they have often been allies on domestic...
By Philip Klein | 03/10/14 05:32 PM
A new Gallup survey finds that the rate of uninsured adults in the United States is falling, but it's not clear what that really tells us about the implementation of President Obama's health care law. At first glance, the news that the U.S. uninsured rate has declined to 15.9 percent would...
By Philip Klein | 03/07/14 05:25 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., electrified the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference with a defense of civil liberties and an attack on what he argued was excessive surveillance by the National Security Agency. Though most conservatives defended aggressive surveillance policies when...
By Philip Klein | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
Of all the goals of President Obama's health care law, none was more central than the aim to boost coverage of uninsured Americans. But a series of new surveys suggest that this key group of Americans is not embracing Obamacare. On Thursday, the Washington Post reported: "Only one in 10...
By Philip Klein | 03/06/14 12:29 PM
President Obama's budget proposal for the coming year was widely dismissed this week as an election-year political messaging document filled with proposals that had no chance of passage. But to the extent that the plan was notable, it was more for what was left out than what was put in it.
By Philip Klein | 03/06/14 03:45 PM
On the opening day of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, activists heard from a parade of Republicans often touted as potential presidential candidates in 2016: Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio; Govs. Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal; and Rep. Paul Ryan. Though nothing said on...
By Philip Klein | 03/06/14 09:47 AM
With the Department of Health and Human Services announcing that plans that were supposed to be cancelled this year can now be renewed for another two years, "the health insurance plans participating in Obamacare are a very worried group right now," according to health insurance industry...
By Philip Klein | 03/05/14 05:28 PM
A supposedly temporary “fix” that President Obama announced in November to address the problem of the millions of Americans who lost coverage as a result of his health care law has now been extended through Oct. 1, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. In...
By Philip Klein | 03/05/14 03:46 PM
President Obama's budget released Tuesday claims to reduce deficits by trillions of dollars, but a closer look at the details reveals that the deficit reduction is dependent on a number of gimmicks.
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