PostPartisan: Health care


Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 04/11/2014

‘Thank you, Kathleen, for your service’

The Rose Garden send-off today by President Obama and Vice President Biden, the standing ovations from her colleagues were appropriate for someone who met the ultimate goal.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:41 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Paul Ryan’s Obamacare repeal admission

Repeal of Obamacare would mean repeal of everything.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare, Paul Ryan, Republicans

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/01/2014

7.1 million reasons for Obamacare victory lap

You’re darned right President Obama and Vice President Biden took a victory lap in the Rose Garden

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, health care, Obamacare

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Hobby Lobby: Was Mitt Romney right?

‘Corporations are people, my friend.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare, Supreme Court

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Obama, Palin and dignity

The former Alaska governor is the one who needs lessons in appropriate behavior.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, health care, Obamacare, Republicans, Sarah Palin

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Obama and Galifianakis kill it ‘between two ferns’

Before you get to the health care sales pitch, you hear Obama and Galifianakis trade some pretty amazing barbs that are superb simply because of who is delivering them.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, health care, Obamacare

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014

CBO: No evidence of Obamacare ‘death spiral’

There is still no reason to believe the law and its fundamental goal are doomed.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Ideology and party

In a surprising way, strong party affiliation helps ensure a stronger democracy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:50 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care reform, ideology, party identification

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/11/2013

A big lesson from the HealthCare.gov fiasco

Hill Democrats weren’t tough enough on the administration when it might have made a difference.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care reform, HealthCare.gov, Obamacare

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Why 29,000 Obamacare sign ups are nothing to celebrate

Remember that millions of Americans have had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 11/21/2013

The Insiders: New Obamacare marketing -- ‘Sign up and shut up or the IRS will be calling’

The president’s “rebranding and remarketing” quest is nothing more than an effort to mask the truth about Obamacare: that Obamacare means more cancelled plans, less options, lower quality of health care, and broken promises.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:11 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cancelled plans, Congress, Democrats, health care, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/15/2013

The Insiders: On the path to a failed presidency?

President Obama’s self-reliance has turned from a virtue to a liability.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obama

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The politics behind Obama’s health-care ‘fix’

It’s not about moving cancellations past the midterm elections. At least not yet.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:10 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/23/2013

The Web site won’t take down the Affordable Care Act

The wonks say that the policy will eventually work out. That’s really all that matters.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care exchanges, health care reform, obamacare

Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 10/22/2013

What the Obama administration did wrong in the health-care Web site rollout

The Obama administration’s failure to accept reality.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  09:09 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013

GOP Rep. Sean Duffy caught in own Obamacare spin

Yet another display of the lunacy gripping the House Republican Party caucus.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, government shutdown, health care, obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Jon Stewart and Republicans’ lazy populism on Obamacare

No, Jon Stewart, you aren’t a stupid man. You just don’t know what you’re talking about.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Jon Stewart

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Shared confusion over Obamacare

Love it or hate it, no one with whom we spoke was clear on what the law does or how it would work.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:49 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 08/23/2013

"This beats Obamacare I hope"

Up next: How dare they run an Obamascare campaign?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:05 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care reform, obamacare

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Is health insurance a good deal for 'young healthies'?

They're better off if the Affordable Care Act works.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:32 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Hey, reporters! Do health insurance boycott organizers carry insurance themselves?

It's time to ask.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:58 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop, health care, health care refom, obamacare

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Ignore the Obamacare spin war!

Implementation matters. The hype, on both sides, doesn't.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:39 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Why "Obamacare" will be nothing like Medicare

If it works, it becomes invisible -- and it won't matter in electoral politics

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013

The Insiders: The White House doesn't have a plan. Do they know it?

According to the New York Times, President Obama's ineffectiveness on issues ranging from Syria to health care is actually a "calculated presidential approach." Does anyone actually believe this?

By Ed Rogers  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, eisenhower, gun control, health care, New York Times, politico, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Boehner goes 'insane' over Obamacare

Insanity takes up permanent residence in the Capitol.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:02 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Punch line of the day

Paul Ryan is not only still pretending that "repeal and replace" is a thing but also that Republicans deserve credit for the (fictional) "replace" portion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Paul Ryan

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013

A Katrina echo in Sandy anger

"[W]hen a disaster comes that is not what you expect, you expect a human reaction, not a political reaction," said Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco in 2007.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, health care, Hurricane Sandy, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Republicans' bizarre fiscal cliff rhetoric

Why are they demanding what the Democratic position should be on Medicare?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:09 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, fiscal cliff, health care, Medicare, Paul Ryan, Republicans, taxes

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Medicaid mystery at SCOTUS

Why did the liberal justices join Roberts?

By Charles Lane  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health care, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Dionne’s commenters and Obamacare

Welcome to the breathless anticipation edition of PostScript!

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:17 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postscript, health care

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Glenn Hubbard’s other misleading argument

Romney adviser Glenn Hubbard repeats a misleading argument about Social Security and Medicare.

By James Downie  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Wall Street Journal, Glenn Hubbard, Health care, CBO