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...
By Philip Klein | 12/20/13 02:45 PM
In an earlier post, I explained why I thought the Department of Health and Human Services' latest change to President Obama's health care law puts the entire individual mandate at risk. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., also raises a fair point: "Our entire health care system can't be...
By Philip Klein | 12/20/13 11:05 AM
Just in time for Christmas, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday night yet another significant change to President Obama's health care program. In the latest move, Sebelius revealed in a letter to six Democratic senators that HHS would allow individuals...
By Philip Klein | 12/19/13 07:01 PM
As problems continue to plague the rollout of President Obama's health care law despite improvements to the federal healthcare.gov website, one issue that continues to loom is the possibility of the dreaded “death spiral.” The term “death spiral” refers to an unraveling of the...
By Philip Klein | 12/19/13 09:45 AM
Even if Republicans were able to magically repeal President Obama's health care law tomorrow, the United States still wouldn't have a free market health care system. That's because even before Obamacare was enacted, the government already had direct or indirect control over most of the health...
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