In case you're wondering whether it's time to panic, the answer is abso-freaking-lutely.
The former House Speaker addressed a health care conference in Orlando, where he told attendees what he thinks will happen with the ACA.
Mike Lee is opposed to Paul Ryan's announced approach of doing ACA repeal and replacement simultaneously, opening the door for repeal without replacement.
The recording reveals deep concerns over the mechanism for repealing and replacing Obamacare.
There is no Obamacare replacement and you will lose your healthcare if Republicans repeal it.
Republicans call Obamacare a "job-killer." But a new study says if they gut key provisions of the law, it's the GOP who will be killing jobs.
The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for the win.
It is likely Palin doesn't actually understand what she is saying here, but if she does, she deserves a special place in hell for spreading one of the worst right wing lies in decades.
It's not surprising, but still difficult to watch.
Brown, who says he has voted Republican his entire life, was extremely critical of President Obama, and in particular the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That all changed when Brown was able to get treatment for a life threatening autoimmune disease through the ACA.
America's favorite moose huntin', truth tellin', bible readin' hockey mom wants you to know that Obama's "DEATH PANELS [ARE] STILL NOT DEAD" . Here's our translation of the epic word salad she left us on facebook.
While impossible to predict the nature of the 2016 Presidential election, we can be sure it won't be a battle of ideas. Because one side categorically doesn't have any.
Banter White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher takes you up close to the President's 5th anniversary of Obamacare speech with exclusive photos and video, and to his first-ever live broadcast from the White House.
Indeed nearly everything Cruz has said about the law has been evaluated by both FactCheck.org and Politifact as being, at best, mostly false.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest tried to avoid making news about Ted Cruz's announcement, but couldn't resist celebrating Obamacare's 5th birthday right upside the GOP's head.
Fox News' Bret Baier made the mistake of relying on an inaccurate Associated Press article that misquoted Obama administration officials.
It's not punditry nor is it flagrantly biased, it's just selectively worded with topics chosen in order to fit into its far-right agenda.
It all worked out in the end, but the colossal dose of irony here is that I've invariably supported the Affordable Care Act since the beginning, spending nearly all of 2009 and 2010 posting literally hundreds of items about it.
Republicans have been fairly disciplined at keeping this point vague enough to obscure the proposal's true intent. Well, all except one.
It was around this time last year that the mainstream media, including the White House press, became acutely interested in the Affordable Care Act, showering the law with attention (if not factual accuracy), so when Josh Earnest released some big news about the law today, the reaction was amazing.
President Obama held a surprise presser in the White House briefing room on Thursday, and in his opening remarks, announced the stunning news that Obamacare enrollments have surpassed 8 million, blowing away the 7 million target that they were never supposed to reach, and that 35 percent of those enrollments were of "young invincibles," well above skeptics' expectations. Why can't the President expect Democrats to run on this monumental achievement?
Sebelius cited the recent RAND Corp. study that found 9.3 million people gaining health insurance because of the law, including a spike in people getting insurance through a job.
Today's survey shows that the rate of uninsured Americans fell from 18 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2013 to 15.6 percent for the first quarter of 2014. That means about seven-and-a-half million people, slightly more than the number of enrollments reported by the Obama administration last week, but well short of what you might expect when you factor in the Medicaid expansion, which HHS says has increased Medicaid enrollment by more than 3 million.
Over the years, it has become the habit of some reporters (myself included) to skip prepared remarks like these, based on the rationale that you can watch it all on Healthcare.gov, or C-Span, or CNN. However, one of the advantages of being a small publication is that you can shoot video from spots the big guys can't get to, and with more agility. You won't see that bee harassing a member of the audience on Fox News (well, maybe now, you will).
There were some, alas, who attempted to move the goalposts by suggesting to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that the real measure of success is how many of those enrollees were previously uninsured, a number that is conveniently uncertain.
Anyone who tells you the GOP is a lock to hold onto the House of Representatives while taking back the Senate in the midterms doesn't know what the hell they're talking about. Why? Because it's April. The election isn't for another seven months. That's a huge block of time, especially knowing how the speed of online media has accelerated news cycles and shortened voter attention spans.
The report doesn't have anything to do with layoffs or a reduction in available jobs. Even a cursory reading of the report shows that it's all about people voluntarily leaving the workforce.
A new study released today appears to confirm the fact that access to new forms of contraception has helped to reduce the abortion rate to its lowest level since Roe v Wade legalized the medical procedure in 1973.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is so flaming angry about being forced to sign up for a policy through the exchanges that he's decided to go uninsured and pay the individual mandate tax penalty for violating the law.
From October 1 through November 30, more than 3.6 million Americans applied for health coverage under the ACA. But the Obamacare news media narrative remains unchanged. Bad news about Obamacare is newsworthy. Good news about Obamacare is buried, if reported at all. And Fox News continues to make stuff up.
The Los Angeles Times assembled Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers from several states and determined that we might be in the midst of a surge in Americans signing up for health insurance under the newly formed exchanges.
In an attempt to mitigate the fallout from a series of high profile insurance policy cancellations, President Obama announced an administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act that will allow Americans with individual health insurance policies to keep their plans if they like them. The fix will involve re-configuring the "grandfathering" rule in the ACA that allows substandard, existing policies to remain in place even though the plans don't comply with new ACA consumer protections and minimum standards for coverage.
The ACA is going to make things better for millions. Simple as that. But because getting there isn't as easy as plopping our fat asses down on the couch and ordering a movie by remote on pay-per-view, we whine like babies who got our binkies yanked out of our mouths.
The Obamacare website sucks, but health care act is a good thing and the Republicans are political nihilists who will burn the country down to prove a point. So let's have some perspective please.
A TPM report has uncovered the extreme lengths to which some prominent insurance companies have gone to in order to keep existing customers on higher premiums despite the new regulations under the Affordable Care Act. These attempt have apparently been so egregious that it has come to the attention of state insurance regulators. Surprised? You shouldn't be.
The Healthcare.gov website is still a little glitchy; there are evidently people who are losing their current health insurance plans; premiums continue to rise; and the Republicans along with irresponsible members of the press are blowing it entirely out proportion. Enough! In the fog of strategic outrage and gratuitous piling-on, it's time to inject some serious and much-needed perspective into this thing.
When you want a political issue debated properly, who better to call in than celebrity dietitians? Suzanne Somers, author of "Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat after Forty" has weighed in on the Obamacare debate with an op ed in the Wall St Journal calling the President's signature achievement "a socialist Ponzi scheme".
It's Monday, gerbils, which means it's back to the wheel with you. Here's what you need to know -- or might at least want to know -- going into the new week.
After an uncomfortable beat, a man dressed in a disturbing Uncle Sam costume that looks like something out of a Rob Zombie torture-porn movie, complete with an over-sized grinning mask, rises up from below frame and stands creepily between the woman's legs. Smash-cut to the text: "Don't let government play doctor" (get the sexual, rapey vibe here?) and then "Opt Out of ObamaCare." After another beat, Ghoulish Uncle Sam ominously holds up a metallic vaginal speculum.