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Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Obama: 8 million have signed up for health care

President Obama announced that the number of people signed up under the health-care law has reached 8 million.

By David Nakamura  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, President Obama

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 12:03 PM ET, 01/12/2014

O’Malley defends troubled Maryland health exchange

The website “is now functional for most citizens,” he said.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Campaign 2016, health care

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 11:33 AM ET, 12/01/2013

Democrats optimistic about HealthCare.gov fixes, Republicans skeptical

Democrats and Republicans take different views of where things stand with HealthCare.gov.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

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 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)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Obamacare enrollment numbers coming next week

During a Senate hearing on Obamacare, a federal official said that the government would release enrollment numbers for October some time next week.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

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)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

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 05:53 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Obama, Bill Clinton to tout health care law in New York

President Obama will talk with former President Clinton on the benefits of the new health-care law in New York next week.

By David Nakamura  |  05:53 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Obama: Obamacare is ‘starting to bear real fruit’

Obama says the slowed growth of health-care costs is “thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.“

By Aaron Blake  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Bill Clinton to speak about Obamacare next week

Clinton will address Obamacare and health care policy in general at a speech at the Clinton Presidential Center

By Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Sarah Palin backs Defund Obamacare

Palin becomes the latest leading conservative voice to back the effort -- even as many in the party have balked at supporting it.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Sen. Pat Roberts joins Defund Obamacare

Roberts (R-Kan.) has become the 14th GOP senator to sign on to the Defund Obamacare effort.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:24 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Tea party groups to target skeptical GOP senators on defunding Obamacare

Tea Party Patriots and For America are launching online ads against a dozen GOP senators who either oppose the effort or haven't announced a position.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Republican Rep. McHenry receives flak for criticizing Obamacare

Constituents in the GOP-controlled N.C. district attack their congressman for his challenges to Obamacare.

By Ruth Tam  |  03:39 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, health care

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 07/18/2013

President says Obamacare 'doing what it's designed to do'

Obama touted one of the Affordable Care Act's popular provisions in an East Room speech Thursday.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:27 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Obama to tout Affordable Care Act on Thursday

With concerns mounting about the viability of his signature health-care law, President Obama will highlight some of the more popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, President Obama, Republicans

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 07/14/2013

Reid: 'Obamacare has been wonderful for America'

Reid noted that Republicans have voted to repeal the law dozens of times, and he said they should instead focus on making it better.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:10 AM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/08/2013

OFA ad highlights Obamacare's ban on lifetime caps

The ad is part of an OFA summer ad buy costing more than $1 million.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/07/2013

As Obama pivots to health care and jobs, McConnell pounces

McConnell previews 2014 election strategy by sharply questioning White House on jobs, health care.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, health care

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 11/06/2012

AP: Florida rejects health-care mandate ban

Florida voters reject a symbolic measure aimed at "Obamacare."

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:43 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012, Florida, Health Care

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Jim Webb: Health-care law represents a leadership failure for Obama

The Democratic senator from Virginia says president’s credibility was damaged by the way it was handled.

By Karen Tumulty  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Health care

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Obama calls Sandra Fluke, Georgetown law student assailed by Rush Limbaugh

President Obama today called the Georgetown University law student assailed by Rush Limbaugh over her testimony at a hearing on contraception.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:55 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh, Contraception, Birth Control, Health Care, President Obama