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  • 1.2 million enroll in California health plans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's health exchange announced Thursday that enrollment in private insurance plans had exceeded 1.2 million by an initial deadline earlier this week, although officials acknowledged they have more work ahead to reduce the number of people who remain uninsured....

  • Obama's victory lap obscures signs of rising health spending

    As President Obama took his victory lap Tuesday, declaring that 7.1 million people signed up for coverage through his health care program, he said, “The bottom line is this: Under this law, the share of Americans with insurance is up and the growth of health care costs is down.” This...

  • House GOP moves against health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law. The GOP-led chamber voted...

  • 18 Democrats join GOP to restore 40-hour work week under Obamacare

    Facing withering pressure to stick with the president and block any GOP effort to change Obamacare, 18 Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans Thursday in replacing the 30-hour work week with the traditional 40 hours, a major boost to small businesses. Voting 248-179, the House passed...

  • Robert Gibbs predicts elimination of employer mandate

    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs predicted on Wednesday that the Obama administration would scrap the employer mandate, which has already been delayed twice. “I don't think the employer mandate will go into effect. It's a small part of the law. I think it will be one of the...

  • HHS updates Medicare enrollment rules for same-sex couples

    The Department of Health and Human Services said that the Social Security Administration would now be able to take applications for special enrollment periods for Medicare Part A and Part B and reduce late penalties for some eligible same-sex couples.

  • Republicans can't beat Obamacare without effective health care solutions of their own

    The only thing missing from President Obama's Rose Garden press conference Tuesday was a "Mission Accomplished" banner. He bragged that 7 million people have “signed up” through the health exchanges and claimed it was a “big step forward.”

  • With Obamacare enrollment milestone met, Democrats feel cautious enthusiasm

    Democrats who have been expecting a tough slog to defend the implementation of Obamacare in this important midterm election year weren't just pleased this week with news that 7.1 million people had enrolled in health insurance through federal or state exchanges. They were jubilant, and more...

  • House GOP tries to break free from 'obstructionist' label with Paul Ryan budget

    In rolling out his fourth spending proposal as House Budget Committee chairman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan returned to a familiar Republican theme -- one that underscores a political vulnerability and reveals a lingering frustration. Particularly on the issue of health care, but also on jobs,...

  • Bobby Jindal: Conservatives 'absolutely' can't give up fight to repeal Obamacare

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal came to Washington on Wednesday with a message to those arguing that conservatives would have to operate within the policy framework created by President Obama's health care law: “I absolutely do not think we can give up the fight to repeal Obamacare.” The...

  • Seven unanswered questions about Obamacare

    Democrats were quick to trumpet the 7.1 million enrollment figure for Obamacare's federal and state exchanges. But critics said that number failed to address many questions about who has signed up and insist that the fate of President Obama's signature domestic initiative is still up in the air....

  • Bobby Jindal: GOP needs 'Obamacare' alternative

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday offered a Republican alternative to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs while giving consumers more...

  • Ted Cruz: Religious liberties under attack

    Possible Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said Wednesday that religious Americans have a duty to take a stand against policies, such as President Obama's health care law, that could threaten their liberties.

  • Obamacare victory likely short-lived for White House

    Democrats might want to tamp down their Obamacare celebration. For all the jubilation over 7.1 million people selecting plans through federal and state health exchanges, the politics surrounding the central issue of the 2014 midterms remains largely unchanged, according to both Republican and...

  • For many it's not too late to get health coverage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law's big enrollment deadline. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to sign up for subsidized insurance this year. And some people who get coverage after the deadline can...



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