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Op-Ed: The revolving door special interests and Obamacare

Washington - When Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act was originally drafted, Democrat Max Baucus was a key legislator involved and Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. His committee took the lead role in drafting the act.

Op-Ed: Five things wrong with Sen. Ted Cruz' Ten-Point Plan for Congress

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has announced his GOP plan for Congress starting in 2015, outlining what should be done if Republicans regain the Senate. Unfortunately, he's half wrong.

Op-Ed: Conservative alternatives to Obamacare that just might be better

Republicans and Tea Party members don't care about people. Obamacare proves President Obama does care. Liberals tell you these things. There are conservative alternatives which might be better and do show compassion, however, maybe more compassion.

Op-Ed: Obamacare leads some firms to end existing health care coverage

Washington - Back in 2011, Doug Henwood of the Left Business Observer argued that Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, would result in some employers dropping their existing coverage and forcing employers onto the exchanges.

Op-Ed: Obamacare not doing enough to help with health care costs

As the Affordable Care Act comes closer to full implementation across the United States, it is clear that this legislation does not do enough to ensure that citizens can afford health care. Obamacare is insufficient for our needs.

Obamacare’s small business exchange & health coverage options

Leading up to the healthcare law which was stumbled out almost a year ago, President Obama assured small business owners that it would be simple for employers to shop for and secure healthcare coverage.

Obamacare saves states with Medicaid $5.7B for uncompensated care

Washington - The pressure for the 23 states that have not enrolled to enroll in the Medicaid cash expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act, is increasing by the day. This year alone, those states enrolling in the Medicaid expansion will save $5.7 billion dollars.

Obamacare saves states with Medicaid $5.7B for uncompensated care

Washington - The pressure for the 23 states that have not enrolled to enroll in the Medicaid cash expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act, is increasing by the day. This year alone, those states enrolling in the Medicaid expansion will save $5.7 billion dollars.

Op-Ed: When Obamacare stops treatment for cancer patients

Jeffrey Rusch, a man from California, had 20 tumors in his brain, a large tumor in his lung and several others in his liver and bones. He started to receive treatment, only to later receive a notice his treatments weren't covered under Obamacare.

Survey: Americans find health coverage in marketplaces affordable

New York - According to the Commonwealth Fund’s Affordable Care Act tracking survey, 61 percent of adults find it "easy" to pay premiums for health insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) marketplace, which was a primary goal of the law.

Obamacare impact on midterm elections fades off into the sunset

Washington - Everyone is talking about The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obmacare, if you will) and its impact on the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4. That list includes the Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, Politico and the Washington Post.

Op-Ed: Obamacare misinformer Betsy McCaughey walks off The Daily Show

Burbank - Betsy "Death Panel" McCaughey, the serial Obamacare misinformer, walked off of the Daily Show yesterday. The Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper tried to interview McCaughey, asking her "It's been a tough road for critics of this law," he asked.

Op-Ed: Mary Landrieu opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy pulls an Obamacare stunt

Baton Rouge - The "do-nothing" Congress is back in town, and in the spirit of "do-nothingness," Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy received the cooperation of the GOP House leadership, to put on the House floor a "go nowhere" vote on a "do-nothing" bill today.

Kaiser poll: Approval of Affordable Care Act falls to 35 percent

Washington - While the American people are focused on a new Iraq conflict involving U.S. forces and an open Southern border that some say beckons Islamic State terrorists to enter the country, public approval of ObamaCare has steadily declined over the summer.

Uninsured rate drop from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 Special

Washington - The number of uninsured Americans is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new report released today.

Op-Ed: Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania trailing polls, expands Medicaid

Harrisburg - The Medicaid expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act is optional for the states thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Every Democratic governor, except for one, is participating. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania became the ninth GOP governor to sign on.

Op-Ed: Uninsured rate lowest in 6 years at 13.4%, expecting steeper fall

Washington, D. C. - The mission behind the Affordable Care Act (ACA) simply stated is this: Insure the uninsured. The states experiencing the biggest decreases in the "uninsured rate" are states that embraced the Medicaid cash expansion of the ACA, costing states "zero".

Health insurers' revenues continues strong growth under Obamacare

New York - Wall Street is bullish on President Barack Obama as the "Obama stock market rally" continues its upward trajectory. The S&P 500 Health Care Index is at or near its all-time high and for good reason that can be summed in one word: Obamacare.

Key Obamacare element struck down by court

Washington - With Pres. Barack Obama providing exemptions to parts of Obamacare to just about any group he chooses while mandating Obamacare policies to others, Obamacare rules change almost daily.

Fears heighten as ruling in lawsuit that could kill ACA looms

Washington D.c. - The Obama administration is facing a potentially lethal threat to its healthcare reform law as a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit prepares to rule on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Op-Ed: Why every American is wrong about the Hobby Lobby case

Washington, D. C. - The Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision, stating that Hobby Lobby could not be forced to pay for contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Every American citizen lost this court case, even those that think they won.

SCOTUS rules in favour of Hobby Lobby in contraception case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that certain businesses with clear religious beliefs can be exempt from having to pay for contraception for employees.

Op-Ed: Company wants to offer anti-masturbation device to parents

Washington D.c. - A large American corporation wants to make sure youngsters don’t start making jerking off a hobby. Fortunately the Supreme Court has seen this issue from all sides.

How will Obamacare affect businesses in the next decade? Commissioned

Millions of Americans across the United States have signed up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, whether they supported the president’s healthcare initiative or not.

Op-Ed: CBO quietly admits Obamacare costs are incalculable

Washington - Part of the Obamacare mantra was that it would reduce the deficit. The Congressional Budget Office, supposedly bipartisan, said it was so. Now, the CBO says "never mind," to borrow a phrase from Roseanne Roseannadanna.

A war on (pharmaceutical) drugs

The insurance industry is picking a fight with companies over the rising cost of specialty drugs. They say the high prices are raising healthcare costs for insurance companies and everyone else.

Op-Ed: The VA scandal sums up Obamacare in one failure

Washington - The Obama Administration learned of the Veterans Administration scandal over the care of veterans at hospitals. Our veterans deserve the best, so why has the White House overlooked it for so long?

Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.

Democrat Lynch says his party to lose seats over Obamacare

United States Representative Stephen Lynch (D-Massachusetts) says his party will lose seats because of Obamacare. The Congressman, who voted against the Affordable Care Act, also said the worst provisions of the law haven't even taken effect yet.

U.S. President Barack Obama extolls 'working' Obamacare

At a news conference in the White House on Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama detailed some successes of what the nation calls Obamacare. The health care program had a disastrous rollout in October but Obama said it's working now.
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Romney Booed at NAACP Appearance for Promising Obamacare Repeal
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Richard Simmons at the AARP's Life@50+ National Event and Expo
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File photo: U.S. Democrat Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota, campaigns for Healthcare overhaul in 2009.
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A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance, known as Obamacare, at the Borinquen Medical Center in Miami, Florida
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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff, react in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill.
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Experts: Technology problems of Obamacare website may take months to fix it
Experts: Technology problems of Obamacare website may take months to fix it
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Tea Party protesters oppose Obamacare at a 2010 Tax Day rally in Minnesota.
Tea Party protesters oppose Obamacare at a 2010 Tax Day rally in Minnesota.
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 Obamacare  supporter Margot Smith (L) of California pleads her case with legislation opponents Judy...
"Obamacare" supporter Margot Smith (L) of California pleads her case with legislation opponents Judy Burel (2nd R) and Janis Haddon, both of Georgia. 2010 federal healthcare law requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control
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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York
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Protesters hold signs in opposition to socialism at a Tea Party event.
Protesters hold signs in opposition to socialism at a Tea Party event.
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Two old smokers enjoy a cigarette outside a local bar in my neighborhood of Normal Heights in San Diego, CA
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Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) says passing the partisan Obamacare act was a mistake for Democrats...
Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) says passing the partisan Obamacare act was a mistake for Democrats.
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A roadside sign at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. This sign is an example of how the U.S. state of California requires all hospitals with emergency rooms to include text like "Comprehensive Emergency Medical Service" and "Physician On Duty."
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