Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Clinton Calls For Repeal Of ‘Cadillac Tax’ On High-End Healthcare Plans

Hillary Clinton: “I encourage Congress to repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax, which applies to some employer-based health plans, and to fully pay for the cost of repeal.”

September 29, 2015
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Obamacare After Obama

Obamacare now seems safe. Its imperfections well-documented, it remains a work in progress. But whoever is the next president should be grateful to have a universal health care program on which to build

September 22, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

5 Imaginary Problems GOP Candidates Would Rather Solve Than Real Ones

In case you missed them during three hours of pessimism, lies, and awkward posturing, here are five imaginary crises Republican candidates will fix by repeating all of the mistakes we’ve already made.

September 21, 2015

Republican Governors Buck Party Tenets To Seek Expanded Medicaid

Republican governors are pressing forward to expand Medicaid even after being stymied by lawmakers in their own party.

July 30, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the recent Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington

5 Reasons Barack Obama May Be Having The Best Year Of Any Recent President

Republicans hated — and tried to obstruct — President Obama from his first day in office. Nevertheless, he has achieved much of what he set out to do. And it’s worth noting just how much Obama achieved in the last year alone.

July 20, 2015
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Polls: Americans Like SCOTUS’ Obamacare Ruling — But Opponents Are Stubborn

At the same time, the Kaiser poll also found that those who disapprove of the decision largely remain set in their views even if it is explained that the decision will help people.

July 1, 2015

Obama’s Lonely Road

Foes of a Trans-Pacific Partnership argue that it would ignore environmental and labor standards. Actually, it would impose rules that did not exist before.

June 30, 2015

Supreme Court Spared America A Cataclysm

It’s clear that Republicans consider the high court’s 6-3 decision a bitter defeat. In the hours after it was announced, Republican frustration was palpable.

June 30, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Jiggery-Pokery’

Larry Wilmore couldn’t help but send up Justice Antonin Scalia’s bitter dissent in Thursday’s major victory for Obamacare.

June 26, 2015
Protesters in Minnesota call for smaller government and the repeal of the health care law enacted in March, 2010. (Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

Right-Wing Trolls — From Scalia On Down — Take On The Obamacare Decision

Right wingers are going into apoplexy over the Supreme Court’s decisive 6-3 ruling upholding federal health insurance subsidies under Obamacare — and a lot of it is pretty entertaining.

June 25, 2015

Endorse This: Obama’s Victory Lap

“Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law; after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law; after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court — the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

June 25, 2015

Analysis: GOP Can No Longer Look To Court To Repeal Obamacare

Much of the public has had enough of this debate, now stretching into its seventh year.

June 25, 2015
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Bill Clinton’s Health Reform History Lesson, 21 Years Ago Today

Twenty-one years ago, Bill Clinton reminded listeners of all the previous presidents who had tried and failed to create a universal health care system for Americans.

June 25, 2015

Obamacare Subsidies Upheld By Supreme Court Ruling

The highest court handed down a ruling upholding one of the crucial tenets of Obamacare.

June 25, 2015
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Blame Congress If Obamacare Subsidies Die

It took a sloppy Democratic Congress and an intractable Republican one, working six years apart, to bring Obamacare to its knees.

June 18, 2015

Days Before Decisive Ruling, Obama Makes A Final Case For Health Care Reform

Days before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama made an impassioned moral case for his signature legislation.

June 9, 2015
Protesters in Minnesota call for smaller government and the repeal of the health care law enacted in March, 2010. (Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

In Republican Stronghold, Worries About End Of Obamacare

Here, few really love Obamacare. Few want to lose it either.

June 9, 2015

GOP Senator Concern-Trolls On Obamacare Case At Supreme Court

Thune’s particular critique here really ought to be carefully examined.

June 8, 2015

Can Republicans Win By Losing At The Supreme Court?

With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to issue blockbuster rulings on same-sex marriage and health care, Republicans have a blueprint for victory: They need to lose.

June 8, 2015
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States Perplexed By White House Silence On Health Care Contingencies

Officials in a variety of states, including many led by Republicans, say they are panicked by the uncertainty a ruling this month against the government in King v. Burwell could unleash.

June 6, 2015
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Shocking Sloppiness Won’t Doom the Health Reforms

If Obamacare gets killed in the Supreme Court, Republican politicians are going to have a lot of angry people on their hands. GOP hypocrites are currently rewriting the story of their obstruction of a law that they now dread could come apart.

May 28, 2015

Obamacare’s Nine Lives

If Obamacare survives the latest Supreme Court challenge, it will really be the cat with nine lives.

May 26, 2015

Luis Lang Discovers GoFundMe’s Much Worse Than Obamacare

Even though Luis Lang, a Republican, refused to buy coverage under the dreaded “Obamacare,” he thought it would be available to him in an emergency.

May 18, 2015
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Sympathy For The Speaker

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, the Republican House Speaker is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

May 15, 2015
Workers pay more out-of-pocket for health care as wages stagnate and employers shrink back there coverage.

What Conservatives Get Wrong On Medicaid

If conservative states do expand Medicaid, it is often complicated, discourages enrollment, and penalizes the poor by requiring premium payments.

April 16, 2015
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