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  • 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...

  • Howard Dean: Obamacare will be a positive for Democrats by June

    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean crowed at the news that Obamacare reached 7.1 million signups on healthcare.gov, pointing out that this was the beginning of a big turnaround for Democrats' political prospects.

  • House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

    House Republicans are pressing ahead with a slashing plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years, relying on big decreases in health care programs for the middle class and the poor, as well as tax hikes and Medicare cuts engineered by President Barack Obama.

  • With Senate majority on the line, Harry Reid is embracing Obamacare tweaks

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he is open to making legislative changes to the health care law, but they are likely to be minor.

  • VIDEO: Philip Klein and Avik Roy on conservative health care solutions

    The Washington Examiner's Philip Klein talks to Avik Roy, Forbes opinion editor and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

  • Health care sign-ups surge --- will they save Dems?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mocking his critics, President Barack Obama boasted Tuesday that 7.1 million people have signed up for his health care law, an unexpected comeback after a disastrous rollout sent his poll numbers plummeting and stirred fears among Democrats facing re-election this fall. "The...

  • Obama trumpets 7 million sign-ups, says health law is 'here to stay'

    President Obama trumpeted the announcement Tuesday that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for Obamacare and used the accomplishment to hit back at Republicans who pushed for repealing his signature domestic achievement.

  • Paul Ryan calls 7 million signups a 'Pyrrhic victory' for Obamacare

    House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on Tuesday said President Obama's touting of more than 7 million signups through his health care law represented a “Pyrrhic victory.”

  • Jay Carney: Obama maintains full confidence in Kathleen Sebelius

    On Tuesday, as the administration celebrated exceeding the 7 million mark in Obamacare sign-ups, the president's spokesman reiterated President Obama's strong support for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius has spent the last six months under fire for the rocky...

  • White House, Democrats tout 7 million Obamacare sign-ups

    The White House and Democrats spent Tuesday taking an Obamacare victory lap, announcing that enrollment in the health law's insurance exchanges had exceeded their 7 million target by the March 31 deadline. The figure marked a sharp turnaround for the administration's efforts after the troubled...

  • Closure of North Adams Regional Hospital’s emergency services stopped

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Thursday that her office obtained a temporary injunction that will halt the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital’s emergency services. Northern Berkshire Health Care allegedly failed...

  • Obamacare's 7 million sign-ups present challenge for Republicans

    Riding a late tidal wave of interest, President Obama's health care law has overcome its early botched rollout to sign up more than 7 million Americans, the White House announced on Tuesday. As I’ve noted in the past, there are a number of questions surrounding the headline numbers touted by...

  • Medicare incorrectly dishes out nearly $8 million to hospitals, watchdog finds

    Wrongly coded patient visits caused Medicare to overpay hospitals nearly $8 million, an inspector general's report has found. After sampling 110 random line items from hospitals around the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's IG found that only two were correct. Thus, the IG...

  • Fighting Obamacare's 30-hour work week: 'Even the French' work 35 hours

    Critics of Obamacare's regulation that just 30 hours amounts to a full-time job are launching a last-ditch effort to convince Democrats to help pass a change to restore the traditional 40-hour work week as the marker of a full-time job worthy of the insurance benefit. “I always...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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