Health Care Enrollments Reach Eight Million, President Announces

Health Care Enrollments Reach Eight Million, President Announces

By Noam Levey and Chad Terhune, Tribune Washington Bureau  WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance thr ...

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First, Do No Harm — To Your Bank Account

First, Do No Harm — To Your Bank Account

After being sued by The Wall Street Journal, the government finally released its Medicare reimbursement data last week. It included the less-than-stunning revelation that 28 of th ...

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When Obamacare Was ‘Doomed’

When Obamacare Was ‘Doomed’

WASHINGTON -- Is there any accountability in American politics for being completely wrong? Is there any cost to those who say things that turn out not to be true and then, when th ...

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Judging Obamacare: How Do We Know If It’s A Success Or Failure?

Judging Obamacare: How Do We Know If It’s A Success Or Failure?

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. One day very soon, the focus on Obamacare will turn from signing up new enrollees to quantifying the law's success -- or failure. The six-month op ...

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Those Without Health Insurance On Monday Face Tax Penalty

Those Without Health Insurance On Monday Face Tax Penalty

By Colleen Diskin, The Record HACKENSACK, N.J. -- On Monday, the federal government shifts from being a cheerleader for the law requiring all Americans to buy health insurance to ...

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Public Is Gradually Warming To Obamacare As Sign-Ups Grow, Polls Show

Public Is Gradually Warming To Obamacare As Sign-Ups Grow, Polls Show

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- As Obamacare sign-ups hit the politically important threshold of 6 million this week, new polling has shown that the publi ...

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In Midterm Campaign, Bill Clinton Urges Democrats To Embrace Health Care Reform

In Midterm Campaign, Bill Clinton Urges Democrats To Embrace Health Care Reform

Defending the Affordable Care Act in his memorable nominating speech at the 2012 Democratic convention, Bill Clinton did as he often advises his party’s elected officials: Don’t r ...

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‘Private Option’ For Medicaid Expansion Would Cut Some Benefits

‘Private Option’ For Medicaid Expansion Would Cut Some Benefits

By Christine Vestal, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — When Arkansas won federal approval to use Medicaid expansion dollars to help low-income people purchase private health insurance, o ...

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Health Care’s Real Stakes

Health Care’s Real Stakes

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. But at the end of this month, the new health care law will get a third chance to make a decent impression -- finally. Eve ...

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Younger Americans Warm Somewhat To Obamacare, Poll Shows

Younger Americans Warm Somewhat To Obamacare, Poll Shows

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As the deadline approaches for enrolling in Obamacare health coverage this year, younger Americans have warmed somewhat to ...

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