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Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/22/2014

38 GOP lawmakers join Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit

Legislators including Ted Cruz, John McCain and Marsha Blackburn sign on after conservative groups urge Republicans to sign a friend-of-the-court brief.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Republicans, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Obamacare enrollment reaches 7.5 million

About 7.5 million people have signed up for health insurance through the new state and federal marketplaces.

By Sandhya Somashekhar and Jason Millman  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Percentage of uninsured Americans hits lowest point since 2008

The percentage of Americans without insurance has dropped from 18 percent six months ago to 15.6 percent today.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Pelosi suggests Gibbs’s Obamacare comments are due to his business ties

Former White House press secretary has said he doesn’t think employer mandate will go into effect.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Paul Ryan: Popular parts of Obamacare too costly to keep, alternatives needed

Ryan says the GOP would try different reforms to address things like coverage for pre-existing conditions.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/03/2014

House votes to repeal Obamacare work rule

Responding to concerns of business and workers, proposal repeals law’s definition of “full time” as 30 hours a week or more.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, House Democrats, House Republicans, Obamacare, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Top former Obama aide: Obamacare’s employer mandate won’t survive

The mandate has already been delayed twice, and Robert Gibbs thinks it will be nixed eventually.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Obama says 7.1 million Americans have signed up under health care law

“This law is doing what it’s supposed to do,” the president said. “It’s working, it’s helping people from coast to coast.”

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:44 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Boehner on Obamacare: ‘House Republicans will continue to work to repeal this law’

House to vote this week to repeal the law’s “30-hour rule.“

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:19 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, Obamacare

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Sebelius: 80-90 percent of Obamacare enrollees have paid a premium

The White House has been tight-lipped about such estimates, which Sebelius acknowledged is a more accurate reflection of those who are “fully enrolled.“

By Aaron Blake  |  03:36 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Biden and Buzzfeed: It’s a brave new world

Brace yourself for Vice President Biden’s plunge into the world of Buzzfeed and cutesy GIFs.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:34 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Biden, Obamacare

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Can Obamacare be fixed? Six senators offer a plan, with an eye to the fall

Six senators are offering a plan to fix the Affordable Care Act, but it appears unlikely any Republicans will embrace the idea.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Even while overseas, the Obamas urge Americans to get covered

The Obamas will be overseas this week, but they’re still urging Americans to sign up for insurance by the end of the month

By Juliet Eilperin  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/21/2014

OFA giving away ‘Don’t Tread on My Obamacare’ stickers

In place of the snake of the Gadsden Flag, the stickers have a doctor’s stethoscope.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Poll: Latinos souring on Obamacare

The key demographic, which once backed Obamacare in strong numbers, is now split.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Pelosi on Obamacare: ‘I believe that it’s a winner’

House Democratic leader also scolds a reporter, reminding him to refer to the law by its proper name.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House Democrats, House Republicans, Obamacare

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Obamacare enrollment hits 5 million

Sign-ups could hit the new CBO goal of 6 million by the end of the month, but are still well shy of the initial goal of 7 million.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/17/2014

White House begins full-court press for ACA during March Madness

The White House hopes March Madness will spur new health care enrollment

By Juliet Eilperin  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Obama says enrollment is high enough to ensure his health law’s survival

President Obama said Friday he was confident enough Americans had enrolled under the Affordable Care Act to make the program “stable.“

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/11/2014

White House: Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ cameo driving traffic to HealthCare.gov

The video, which was posted just this morning, already has 2.8 million views and has been a trending topic on Twitter all day.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/10/2014

As ACA enrollment deadline nears, White House focuses on women

As the March 31 health care enrollment deadline nears, the White House is focused on mobilizing women.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Reid: Koch brothers are ‘un-American’

The Senate majority leader keeps up his assault on the conservative duo.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:08 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Harry Reid: All Obamacare horror stories are ‘untrue’

Reid referred to ads being run by conservative groups featuring the stories of people affected by Obamacare.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Obama urges supporters to correct misinformation from conservative news

The president suggested such misinformation is responsible for his health-care law’s poor marks.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:29 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Sebelius: ‘Absolutely no evidence’ of job losses under Obamacare

“I know that’s a popular myth that continues to be repeated, but it just is not accurate,” Sebelius said.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Democrats cheer new Obamacare enrollment figures

Leaders say new numbers show that the American public is catching on.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:09 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House Democrats, Obamacare

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Democratic ads cite ‘disastrous’ Obamacare rollout

The ad praises a House Democrat for taking “the White House to task for the disastrous health-care Web site.“

By Aaron Blake  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Insurers now outspending Kochs’ group on Obamacare ads

Companies such as Cigna and Kaiser Permanente poured about $40 million into television ads.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  02:03 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Congress, Obamacare

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/06/2014

AFP drops another $400,000 in Fla., including first attack on Grayson

Americans for Prosperity intensifies pressure on congressional Democrats by launching another round of TV commercials. Targets this time include Rep. Alan Grayson.

By Matea Gold  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Iranian president aims for own version of Obamacare

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he wants to extend health insurance coverage to 5 million of his country’s uninsured.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Democrats on Obamacare jobs decline: It reduces ‘job lock’

Democrats are using the term to fight back against GOP allegations that Obamacare costs the country jobs.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 01/31/2014

House Republicans might propose canceling ‘Obamacare bailouts’ to raise debt limit

No final decision has been made, but there is growing support for the plan among conservatives.

By Robert Costa and Ed O'Keefe  |  12:34 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House Republicans, Obamacare

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Chris Jennings to leave post as WH health-care adviser

Well-known expert returned to White House in July to help with the fall launch of the federal health insurance marketplace.

By Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Republicans on Obamacare: From repeal to revamp to replace?

The GOP-controlled House is starting to alter the law -- something it previously resisted.

By Theresa Poulson  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Magic Johnson stumps for Obamacare (Video)

The NBA Hall of Famer encourages young people to get insurance, citing his own HIV diagnosis.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:51 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/14/2014

QSSI to stay on as HealthCare.gov’s general contractor

The administration will keep on HealthCare.gov’s general contractor, it announced Tuesday, even as it has jettisoned the firm that built most of the site.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/10/2014

House approves HealthCare.gov security bill

Measure would require swift notification of people potentially affected by a security breach on the site.

By Ed O'Keefe and Juliet Eilperin  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, House Republicans, Obamacare, Senate, Senate Democrats

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Obama administration to replace top HealthCare.gov contractor

CGI Federal is out. Accenture is in.

By Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Obama Administration seeks to un-block birth control mandate

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor earlier this week temporarily blocked Obamacare’s birth control mandate for religious employers.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Poll: Support for Obamacare hits new low

The CNN poll shows 62 percent now oppose the law.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Manchin: Obamacare could suffer ‘complete meltdown’

Manchin says if costs rise too fast and people are unhappy with their coverage, the law could collapse under its own weight.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013

HealthCare.gov goes down as Dec. 23 deadline looms

With less than two hours to go before President Obama is scheduled to give his year-end press conference, the HealthCare.gov Web site is down.

By Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, White House

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 12/17/2013

White House targets moms in latest Obamcare outreach

The White House is enlisting moms in an effort to increase enrollments in Obamacare.

By David Nakamura  |  07:35 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Sebelius: Issa trying to ‘stifle, intimidate’ Obamacare navigators

She says a GOP-led field hearing amounts to a witch hunt.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Politifact awards ‘Lie of the Year’ to Obama

“If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it,” wins the dubious distinction.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:08 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, White House

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 12/12/2013

White House tweet + Photoshop = Obamacare jokes

The Internet has some fun at the White House’s expense.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:58 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, White House

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Some HHS officials knew small business exchange wouldn’t be ready, e-mails show

CMS officials began sounding the alarm about the program’s readiness in late July, according to the e-mails.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  12:32 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Majority want to downsize Obamacare, but repeal movement shows little growth

Republicans increasingly want to repeal the law, but independents haven’t joined them.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:59 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Few uninsured young people say they’ll sign up for Obamacare

Obamacare needs young people to sign up, but fewer than three and 10 say they are likely to do so.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:41 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Polls

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Bill Clinton: Critical Obamacare comments weren’t meant to help Hillary

Asked by CNN Espanol whether his comments were intended to help his wife, Bill Clinton said they weren’t and that he was helping Obama instead.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Campaign 2016, Obamacare

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Boehner noncommittal about vote on GOP health-care bill

“We’ll see,” Boehner says.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:26 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Sebelius urges people to visit HealthCare.gov during off-peak hours

Sebelius says the site will also urge people visiting during busy times to come back later, allowing them to sign up for an alert.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:40 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Supreme Court will review Obamacare’s birth control mandate

The justices accepted two cases that produced opposite results in lower courts.

By Robert Barnes  |  02:14 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 11/26/2013

GOP Rep. Jack Kingston: We shouldn’t just let Obamacare fail

Kingston is running in a crowded GOP primary for the open Georgia Senate seat.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:17 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Obamacare

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Obama: HealthCare.gov working ‘pretty well now’

White House spokesman Joshua Earnest said earlier Monday that the White House was “on track” for meeting the Nov. 30 goal

By Aaron Blake  |  08:54 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Franken open to individual mandate delay

“I think then we have to consider extending the deadline for the mandate, but let’s hope that doesn’t happen,” Franken told Minnesota Public Radio.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:06 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Obamacare 2015 open enrollment to be delayed one month, to after 2014 election

While the 2015 enrollment period had been set to begin Oct. 15, 2014 and end Dec. 7, it will now begin Nov. 15, 2014, and end Jan. 15, 2015.

By Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Boehner initially unable to sign up for D.C. health-care exchange

Speaker documents his troubles signing up for D.C.-based insurance exchange, as required by law.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:52 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, House Republicans, Obamacare

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013

HealthCare.gov Web site crashes as Sebelius visits sign-up site

Sebelius responded, according to the local CBS station: “Uh oh.“

By Aaron Blake  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Obama says Republicans are ‘invested in failure’ of health-care rollout

Obama sought to assure a gathering of business executives that fixes to the HealthCare.gov Web site are underway.

By Philip Rucker  |  04:49 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Democratic governors: Obamacare works for us

Governors of Washington, Kentucky and Connecticut point to lack of political bickering at the state level.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:35 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Pelosi downplays Obamacare defections; Clyburn says Dems ‘insulating’ themselves

Pelosi sought Sunday to downplay the impact of Democrats who broke ranks to vote for a Republican bill to alter Obamacare.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Ben Nelson: Insurance commissioners still concerned about Obamacare fix

Nelson weighs in on the Obamacare fix.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:43 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Senior CMS official warned in mid-July HealthCare.gov could ‘crash,’ documents show

“I just need to feel more confident they are not going to crash the plane at take-off, regardless of price,” Henry Chao wrote.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/15/2013

House approves ‘Keep Your Health Plan Act’

Proposal dramatically undercuts the new health-care law and comes as GOP attempts to divide Democrats on health-care.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House Democrats, House Republicans, Obamacare

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Despite Obama’s plan, Landrieu will keep working on legislative fix

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) says she’s pushing forward with her bill, despite President Obama’s announcement.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:50 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Obama: ‘There will still be problems’ after Nov. 30 with health-care site

When asked Thursday whether HealthCare.gov would be fully fixed by the end of the month, the president was careful not to promise that would happen by Nov. 30

By Juliet Eilperin  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Boehner, Pelosi say legislative fix needed for Obamacare

Both suggest the administration can’t do it all by itself.

By Aaron Blake and Paul Kane  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Obamacare opposition on the rise

A Gallup poll shows disapproval rising from 47 percent a couple weeks ago to 55 percent today -- a new high.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:47 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Sebelius says ‘the marketplace is working’ for health-care enrollment

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the fact that 106,185 Americans have selected plans online shows the health care law is working.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Rep. Connolly blasts GOP lawmakers over Obamacare

The Virginia Democrat accused committee members selectively leaking documents that raised false security concerns about HealthCare.gov.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Six Senate Democrats back Landrieu bill to let people keep insurance

Four of the six face reelection in 2014.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Chief Technology Officer Todd Park lists improvements to HealthCare.gov

Response times have improved, and pages are loading quicker, he said.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Awkward: Obama to honor Bill Clinton next week

Obama will give Clinton the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the latter offered some not-so-helpful recommendations for the health-care law.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Obamacare

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Obamacare disapproval hits new high as Obama hits new low

Obama appears to have suffered from his now-disproved promise that Americans who liked their insurance could keep it.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:22 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, White House

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Bill Clinton identifies 3 big problems with the Obamacare rollout

But the former president said in a magazine interview Tuesday, “only two of which the administration can fix.“

By Juliet Eilperin  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/12/2013

What is Congress doing this week about Obamacare?

Concerns with the troubled implementation of the Affordable Care Act continue to dominate the attention of many lawmakers.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Obamacare

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Democrat Barrow endorses House GOP’s ‘Keep Your Health Plan Act’

The House will vote this week on the new bill, which would allow any plan that existed before January 2013 to be kept. Eighty-eight House Republicans have co-sponsored the bill.

By Aaron Blake  |  06:38 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Obama on HealthCare.gov: ‘I wanted to go in and fix it myself, but I don’t write code’

Obama also joked that one day that health-care law would start succeeding, and people would no longer call it “Obamacare.“

By Aaron Blake  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Poll: Obama’s approval hits new low

The newly released poll shows 41 percent view Obama in a positive light -- down from 55 percent after his reelection win, in December.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, White House

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Uninsured Americans are ignoring HealthCare.gov -- for now

The poll shows 18 percent say they have logged on or tried to log on in order to review their options.

By Aaron Blake and Scott Clement  |  09:58 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Country Music Awards send up Obamacare (Video)

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood had a little fun at the expense of the White House on Wednesday night.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:42 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Obama, Biden meet with Senate Democrats on health-care woes

President Obama reassured Senate Democrats that the administration is making improvements to the health care Web site.

By David Nakamura  |  04:06 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Sebelius team working on 200 fixes to Obamacare Web site

The HHS Secretary also said that once it is fixed, officials plan to formally “re-invite” people who were turned off by the glitches.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  01:50 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Poll: Obama’s approval rating dips below 40 percent

The daily tracking poll shows Obama’s approval rating at 39 percent, compared to 53 percent who disapprove.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, White House

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 11/05/2013

CMS chief: HealthCare.gov experience will be smooth by November end

“We are now able to process nearly 17,000 registrants per hour, or five per second, with almost no errors,” she said.

By Ariana Cha  |  11:21 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Obama on health care: ‘I’ve got one more campaign in me to make sure this law works.’

President Obama defends his promises on health care in address to supporters.

By David Nakamura  |  07:29 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Carney gets animated as reporter pressures him on Obamacare (Video)

Carney began the exchange by mocking Karl’s animated first question and closes it by saying, “I give up.“

By Aaron Blake  |  03:32 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 11/04/2013

New memos show limits of paper applications under new health-care law

The paper applications consumers have been using to enroll under Obamacare has given them a false illusion of progress, memos show.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:24 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Dem Sen. Baucus compares Obamacare to ‘Humpty Dumpty’

Baucus also said he’s open to delaying the penalties for those who don’t obtain insurance by the current March 31 deadline.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Obama blames ‘bad apple insurers’ for canceled insurance plans

President Obama sought to turn criticism of his Obamacare claims on its head Wednesday during a speech in Boston.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Sebelius: Obama not responsible for botched Obamacare rollout

“No, sir,” Sebelius said when asked directly whether Obama is responsible at a House hearing.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Romney rebuffs Obama’s embrace of Massachusetts health-care law

The Obama administration has repeatedly likened its law to the one Romney spearheaded as governor.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:53 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Carney: Obama didn’t mislead on keeping insurance plans

Carney said the statement was true but that it couldn’t account for insurers canceling or changing existing plans after the law was passed.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:34 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Rep. Bill Pascrell goes after GOP colleague: ‘Are you serious?’

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.Y.) directly addressed Republicans for trying to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Sen. Lamar Alexander: Sebelius should resign

Alexander is the ranking Republican on the Senate health committee.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/28/2013

HHS: Verizon has resolved HealthCare.gov outage

HHS had said Sunday that problems were caused by an outage at the Verizon data center that hosts the site.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 10/27/2013

Manchin: Sebelius should stay

Manchin said Sebelius’s recent statement that she doesn’t work for the people calling for her resignation was “unfortunate.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:38 AM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

10 Senate Democrats sign Shaheen letter pushing for open enrollment extension

The signatories include several Democrats facing reelection in 2014 in red states, but also some more liberal senators from blue states.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 10/24/2013

32 House Republicans call for Sebelius’s resignation

Most of the signatories come from the tea party/cast-iron conservative wing of the party.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:33 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Dem Sen. Bill Nelson: ‘Somebody ought to get fired’ over Obamacare glitches

“It’s inexcusable,” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) told a local ABC affiliate. “Somebody ought to get fired.“

By Aaron Blake  |  04:26 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Conservative group launches House ads hitting Obamacare Web site glitches

The ad features a computer screen with the message “Your healthcare is offline.“

By Aaron Blake  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Pelosi: Health-care vote didn’t cost Democrats the House

Pelosi instead pointed to another vote: the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), also known as the bailout.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:50 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Obama video on health-care Web site: ‘We’re going to get it fixed’

Obama encourages people to help organize others to sign up for the health-care law.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Sebelius to CNN: health-care law phone centers have logged more than a million calls

Phone centers that answer questions about the new health-care law have logged more than a million calls, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNN Tuesday night

By Juliet Eilperin  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Democrats rally around health-care law after shutdown

A new Gallup poll shows support has increased four points since August, thanks to a rise in support from Democrats.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:09 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Democratic Sen. Shaheen calls for White House to extend open enrollment

Shaheen also wants to know how the individual mandate will be enforced.

By Aaron Blake  |  06:01 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Senior HHS official to brief Democratic lawmakers Wednesday on Obamacare

Mike Hash, who directs the Office of Health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, will brief House Democrats.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:17 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 10/22/2013

White House enlists Jeffrey Zients to help fix HealthCare.gov

The White House has enlisted former Obama budget official Jeffrey Zients to help fix HealthCare.gov.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:20 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/21/2013

White House won’t say whether Web site glitches will delay mandate

Reporters pressed Carney on whether having trouble with the Affordable Care Act Web site qualified as another exemption.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Sebelius negotiating with House Republicans, but won’t testify Thursday

A House committee wants the HHS secretary to answer questions about the troubled rollout of the federal health insurance exchange.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:51 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Obama on Obamacare Web site problems: ‘Nobody’s madder than me.’

The president acknowledges problems with the health-care Web site, vows changes

By David Nakamura  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush disagree on approach to Obamacare

Cruz said he will “do anything” to end the law, while Bush suggested the measure would fail on its own.

By Josh Hicks  |  10:48 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Uninsured not learning about Obamacare exchanges

The new poll shows 47 percent of uninsured people aren’t familiar with the exchanges “at all.“

By Aaron Blake  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Colbert digs at Obamacare glitches, New York politicians

Stephen Colbert had some choice jokes for a few top New York politicos during his speech Thursday night at the Al Smith Dinner.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Ben Carson: Obamacare worst thing ‘since slavery’

“And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government....“

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Sebelius: Obamacare rollout ‘rockier than we’d like’

“It started a little rockier than we’d like,” the HHS secretary said. “It’s better today than it was yesterday.“

By Aaron Blake  |  09:37 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Groups that pressured GOP on defund effort shift focus onto Democrats

By Matea Gold  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Congress, Obamacare

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Former top Obama adviser joins with pro-Hillary PAC to promote Obamacare

The Clintons have given Obama plenty of backup on his signature health care law, even in the face of polls that suggest it’s not popular.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:56 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/01/2013

White House launches full-court press for Obamacare Tuesday

The Obama administration will launch a broad public offensive Tuesday on behalf of the Affordable Care Act.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/30/2013

One thing Obamacare offers: funny videos

“Funny or Die” is producing a few videos to encourage consumers to log onto www.healthcare.gov.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 09/27/2013

GOP Sen. Richard Burr: Cruz’s filibuster strategy ‘the height of hypocrisy’

“Filibustering such a bill is not only the height of hypocrisy, but also lays bare for the world the hollowness of this so-called strategy,” Burr tweets.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:23 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Gore accuses GOP of ‘political terrorism’

Gore called the GOP’s defund Obamacare strategy a “despicable and dishonorable threat to the United States of America“

By Aaron Blake and Karen Tumulty  |  10:51 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Red-state Democratic Gov. Beshear embraces Obamacare

At least one red-state Democrat is giving his full-throated support to President Obama’s health-care law.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:26 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Cruz, Corker clash on Senate floor

Clash between two Senate Republicans considered unprecedented by veteran observers.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 09/26/2013

House candidate backs government shutdown in ad featuring Ted Cruz

“To defund Obamacare, we must defeat the political establishment, even if it means shutting down government,” state Rep. Jay Morris says.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:03 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Harry Reid clarifies, calls repealing medical device tax ‘stupid’

Senate leader clarifies comments made earlier in the day that suggested he didn’t like the tax. Not so, says a spokesman.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Democratic Sen. Manchin wants one-year delay on individual mandate

The West Virginia senator said it would be a “fair” compromise.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Senior WH official: Government shutdown won’t stop Obamacare rollout

Americans will be able to sign up on Oct. 1 for Obamacare even under a government shutdown, a White House official said.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:22 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 09/24/2013

A bird’s eye view of Ted Cruz

A review of what reporters can see but the cameras can’t.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:40 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Lawmakers react to Cruz’s marathon speech on Twitter

A sampling of the reaction to Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) filibuster from fellow members of Congress on Twitter.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:39 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Cruz launches extended remarks in opposition to Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz began an attempt to at least slow debate over a short-term spending measure Tuesday afternoon by announcing that he would be speaking against the new federal health-care law, "until I am no longer able to stand."

By Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane  |  02:56 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, Congress, Obamacare

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Blunt opposes Cruz’s ‘Defund Obamacare’ filibuster

“I will vote to begin debate on this bill and move to final passage on the House-passed CR,” Blunt says in a statement.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:29 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Cruz: ‘There is a tendency in this town toward brinksmanship’

Republican senator spoke after Democrats objected to two procedural requests.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Senate begins debate on spending bill

Votes on the measure are expected to begin Wednesday, but GOP objections Monday might slow the process.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Obamacare

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Unlike 1995, Americans say they would blame GOP, Democrats equally for shutdown

A Pew poll shows 39 percent would blame Republicans, while 36 percent would blame Democrats.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:42 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Poll: Americans oppose shutdown threat, 59-19 percent

The poll shows even Republicans are opposed to the idea of threatening to shut down the government rather than fund Obamacare.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:29 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Sen. Mike Lee: There will be no shutdown

We all know that the government is going to be funded.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Ted Cruz offers plan B for defunding Obamacare

Amid criticism from House Republicans, Cruz repeats that “the House has to lead on this.“

By Aaron Blake  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 09/19/2013

McCain: Efforts to repeal and defund Obamacare ‘not rational’

“But I can tell you, in the United States Senate, we will not repeal or defund Obamacare. We will not. And to think we can is not rational.“

By Aaron Blake  |  05:39 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Boehner challenges Cruz to ‘pick up mantle’ on Obamacare fight

House Speaker John A. Boehner challenged Senate conservatives to put up a strong fight against President Obama’s health care law.

By Paul Kane and Ed O'Keefe  |  12:08 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Scott Walker opposes government shutdown over Obamacare

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) opposes the idea of risking a government shutdown over Obamacare

By Juliet Eilperin  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/18/2013

House GOP doubles down on bet to defund Obamacare

Boehner said the stopgap funding bill would include a rider to block funding for Obamacare.

By Paul Kane and Ed O'Keefe  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Bill Clinton makes the case for Obamacare

Former President Bill Clinton made a detailed case for the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, arguing that both opponents and supporters of the law had an obligation to make it work.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:20 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Rubio questions administration’s $8.7 million ‘Obamacare’ ad buy

The GOP senator's letter asks why Health and Human Services was spending $8.7 million on TV ads to promote the Affordable Care Act.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Ted Cruz slams ‘scared’ Republicans

"They want to take a symbolic vote on a delay and not tie it to anything that passes."

By Ruth Tam  |  03:36 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Flake dismisses 'defund Obamacare' ad with tweet: 'Oh, whatever'

The Republican senator is being targeted by supporters of an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act

By Ruth Tam  |  06:20 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Paul, Lee, Cruz to headline Obamacare defunding rally

The tea-party organized rally will culminate a five-day tour of six states.

By Ruth Tam  |  05:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 08/15/2013

OFA launches ad on Obamacare and premiums

The ad is part of a multimillion-dollar summer-long ad campaign by OFA playing up the successes of Obamacare.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:20 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Sen. Ron Johnson opposes Obamacare defunding effort

The Defund Obamacare movement has lost another key conservative senator.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/11/2013

Clyburn: Democrats structured Obamacare to use in 2014 election

"In fact, we set it up to run on it in 2014," Clyburn says.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/01/2013

OFA launches 'Truth Team' to defend Obamacare, other White House policies

Organizing for Action is launching a "Truth Team" that will enlist its supporters in efforts to counter criticism of the Affordable Act Act.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Corker: Defunding Obamacare a 'silly effort'

"I don't look at that as very courageous," Corker says.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Going on the offensive, Obama to tout Affordable Care Act Thursday

Obama will highlight how insurers must now devote 80 percent of their spending on medical care and health care improvement.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  06:02 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Romney attacks ‘Obamacare’ ahead of Louisiana primary

Mitt Romney gave a forceful denunciation of President Obama’s signature health care law in Louisiana on the two-year anniversary of its signing.

By T.W. Farnam  |  02:12 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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