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...
By Philip Klein | 12/18/13 01:52 PM
Insurers have agreed to extend the deadline for individuals to pay for insurance policies they choose through President Obama's health care program, industry group America's Health Insurance Plans announced Wednesday, about a week after the Department of Health and Human Services "strongly...
By Philip Klein | 12/16/13 05:09 PM
At the time President Obama pushed his health care law, 80 percent of Americans were already satisfied with their medical care. This was what motivated his rhetoric that under his program, people who liked their plans and their doctors could keep them.
By Philip Klein | 12/16/13 10:59 AM
Conservatives aren't the only ones who have been having an “I told you so” moment given the rollout problems of President Obama's health care law. Liberal activists who have long argued for a socialized, single-payer system, are also feeling a certain degree of vindication.
By Philip Klein | 12/13/13 12:39 PM
Among the raft of guidelines announced on Thursday in response to the mounting implementation problems confronting President Obama's health care law, the Department of Health and Human Services said it was extending for one extra month a transitional program that temporarily covers Americans...
By Philip Klein | 12/12/13 06:54 PM
Like Oedipus seeking to investigate those who brought a curse upon Thebes, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has asked her department's inspector general to look into the problems that have plagued the rollout of the federal healthcare.gov website.
By Philip Klein | 12/12/13 04:29 PM
During the Obamacare rollout, stories have spread about millions of Americans losing their current health insurance coverage, preferred doctors and hospitals as plans restrict networks to comply with the law, and losing their prescription drug coverage. On Thursday afternoon, the Department of...
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