The Plum Line: health care


Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Stunning new report undermines central GOP Obamacare claim

Only a sliver of people will lose coverage because of the Affordable Care Act.

By George Zornick  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Obamacare

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Lying about Obamacare continues as campaign season begins

Campaign season begins with candidates twisting the truth on health-care reform.

By George Zornick  |  09:58 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, Health-care reform, Obamacare

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Hey Dems: the only way out on health care is through

The only way for Dems to win on health care in 2014 is to go all-in on reform.

By Ryan Cooper  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health-care reform, Obamacare

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Should Democrats press the public option?

A new CNN poll suggests that voters would rally behind a proposal to make Uncle Sam their health insurer.

By George Zornick  |  10:44 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Why, yes, Ted Cruz is a demagogue

It's all about 2016, whoever gets hurt on the way there -- most certainly including his fellow Republicans

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 elections, budget, health care, Obamacare, Ted Cruz

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 07/05/2013

On undermining Obamacare

Opposing the Affordable Care Act is perfectly reasonable; attempting to undermine it is another story.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:14 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 05/31/2013

More good news on Medicare and Affordable Care Act implementation

Caution is reasonable, but most of the news in health care these days has been pretty good

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:15 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Medicare, Obamacare

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/27/2013

Ignore those polls! (Obamacare edition)

The latest findings are unlikely to predict how people will feel about programs once they are implemented

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 05/27/2013

Obamacare isn't going away, so Republicans should work toward reform

Rather than work to correct flaws in the health-care law, GOP members hold to the idea of repealing the whole thing.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:13 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/02/2013

A war over Medicaid

A new study does not undercut the case for Medicaid expansion, as some conservatives are claiming.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/26/2013

The political perils of Obamacare implementation

The dangers are enhanced by the fact that Republicans are still looking for ways to undermine and derail the law.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Medicaid expansion chalks up another win: New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie's decision is another big step toward universal coverage.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:48 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Medicare

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/21/2013

How Obama made good on the promises of his first inaugural

How Obama made good on the promises of his first inaugural

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, economy, health care, inauguration, Stimulus

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/03/2013

What to expect from the 113th Congress

It may seem unlikely, but the prospects for cooperation and legislative action may marginally improve in the next two years.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, gun control, health care, immigration reform, Republicans

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Having failed to repeal Obamacare, Republicans refuse to implement it

States that refuse to implement the law are only ceding more control to the feds -- in the name of states' rights.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care exchanges, Obamacare