Rebrand Obamacare? Not that easy in political minefield

Rebrand Obamacare? Not that easy in political minefield

President Barack Obama blamed Republicans on Tuesday for contributing to the troubled rollout of his signature healthcare insurance plan and said it will be hard to “rebrand” Obamacare after his administration fixes a website used to sign up for the program. “We should have anticipated that that would create a rockier rollout,” Obama told a […]

Political tug-of-war escalates over Obamacare woes

Political tug-of-war escalates over Obamacare woes

The race intensified on Monday between Republicans trying to discredit President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law and officials trying to repair the flawed website crucial to the success of his policy reform. While Obama administration officials said they had made significant improvements to HealthCare.gov, Republicans began appealing to the public on Monday for personal accounts […]

Obama wants to loosen Gitmo transfer rules

Obama wants to loosen Gitmo transfer rules

President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees. Administration officials say a Senate defense policy bill, […]

Obama’s approval slump: Past point of no return?

Obama’s approval slump: Past point of no return?

Barack Obama’s second term fumbles have pitched him to record low poll ratings and splintered his credibility with the American people. But has his presidency reached the point of no return? History and opinion poll data suggest that when reelected presidents slump in the ratings, it is tough, if not impossible to bounce back. Obama, […]

Obama reverses, moves to stop insurance cancellations

Obama reverses, moves to stop insurance cancellations

His personal and political credibility on the line, President Barack Obama reversed course Thursday and said millions of Americans should be allowed to renew individual coverage plans now ticketed for cancellation under the health care law that is likely to be at the heart of the 2014 elections. The immediate impact on consumers was unclear, […]

Obama tries new tactic: Accepting blame

Obama tries new tactic:  Accepting blame

  “We fumbled the rollout on this health care law.” “That’s on me.” “It was insufficient.” Again and again, President Barack Obama on Thursday shouldered the blame for his botched health care rollout in unusually blunt terms — a step many of his critics contend was long overdue. In an even rarer admission, he also […]

Obamacare signups fall way short of goal

Obamacare signups fall way short of goal

Putting a statistic on disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that fewer than 27,000 people signed up for private health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on a problem-filled federal website. States running their own enrollment systems did better, signing up more than 79,000, for a total enrollment of over 106,000. Still, that […]

Obamacare’s problems spark Republican opportunities

Then the President made matters worse by issuing a halfhearted apology without accepting blame or showing any remorse.

Obamacare’s problems spark Republican opportunities

The more President Barack Obama’s troubled health care “reform” program continues to crash and burn, the more Republicans — on the ropes just a couple of weeks ago from the disastrous government shutdown — rejoice and plan eagerly for next year’s midterm elections. The continuing problems of HealthCare.gov have put the GOP back on offense […]

Keeping insurance: Another promise Obama couldn’t keep

Keeping insurance: Another promise Obama couldn’t keep

President Barack Obama claims he will do everything he can to help people coping with health insurance cancellations, but — like the promises he made that people would be able to keep their existing insurance — there really isn’t much he can do. “The President can say all he wants about helping those who are […]

Obama issues halfhearted apology to those losing health insurance

Obama issues halfhearted apology to those losing health insurance

A less-than-contrite President Barack Obama Thursday issued a halfhearted apology to millions of Americans who has lost health insurance after he assured them they would not under his healthcare “reform” plan. Obama repeatedly claimed any American with insurance could keep their plan. Now he is claiming he will find fixes that “might” allow people to […]

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