More Obamacare Articles

  • Here's why House Republicans' Obamacare replacement was just pushed back

    The leadership shuffle caused by Rep. Eric Cantor's departure is being cited as one of the reasons health care is being punted to the fall.

  • Colorado raises estimate for health care drops

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's health insurance exchange has doubled its estimate of how many will drop their policies. Connect For Health Colorado projected in April that 13 percent of people would drop or not pay for policies this fiscal year. But the exchange has revised that estimate to about...

  • Are employers hiring part-timers to avoid Obamacare costs?: Examiner Editorial

    On July 3, Commerce reported a gain of 288,000 jobs for June, the fifth-largest monthly increase of President Obama's tenure. Perhaps things are finally improving. Or perhaps there's something ugly beneath the surface.

  • Free birth control is emerging standard for women

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance. This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most companies...

  • Get Covered Illinois outreach grants available

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is accepting applications for grants to help with the next insurance enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The Department of Public Health announced Thursday that community groups can apply through Aug. 1 for the "Get Covered Illinois"...

  • Manhattan Moment: The birth control mandate isn't the worst thing about Obamacare

    In terms of economics, the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby gives opponents of Obamacare little to celebrate. The case is narrow in its application. It is specifically applicable to “closely held businesses,” and does not affect all organizations. Additionally, only two...

  • HHS releases 1,296 pages of regulations ahead of holiday weekend

    The timing of the news release is part of a long pattern for President Obama's administration, which has often used holidays as an opportunity to dump dense regulatory changes when most reporters and Americans are focused on their holiday plans.

  • As Obamacare goes, so goes Obama

    It's no accident that Obamacare has become emblematic of the Obama administration overall, because it exemplifies so thoroughly what Obama represents ideologically and functionally.

  • Dispute over religious faith sparks spat in Arkansas Senate race

    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign demanded an apology Wednesday from Republican Rep. Tom Cotton after he questioned the depth of Pryor's religious faith.

  • The real meaning of the Hobby Lobby decision

    The ultimate resolution of the contraception issue in Obamacare will probably leave everyone dissatisfied. You could call that a curse. Or you could call it a blessing.

  • Hobby Lobby debate exposes flaws with employer-based health insurance

    Despite the controversy it has generated, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was rather straightforward. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed nearly unanimously in 1993 by a Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Clinton, set up certain...

  • Florida Medicaid privatization underway statewide

    MIAMI (AP) — More than three million Medicaid recipients around the state are transitioning into managed care under Florida's massive overhaul to privatize its Medicaid program. The change comes three years after the Legislature voted to privatize the program, saying the roughly $23 billion a...

  • Five problems a government inspection found with Obamacare subsidies

    The inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services released a report highlighting problems verifying eligibility for federal health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Feds: California health exchange lags on verifying

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's marketplace for buying individual health insurance often failed to verify important personal information and resolve discrepancies in applications, a critical process in determining if people are eligible for taxpayer subsidies, a federal watchdog said...

  • Despite court rebukes, Obama thinks he's the only branch that counts: Examiner Editorial

    As part of his plan for shifting immigration enforcement, administration officials signaled that President Obama intends to expand his policy of deferring deportation for young people who entered the U.S. illegally as children.



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