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Republicans oppose renewing jobless benefits

Republicans oppose renewing jobless benefits

Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.…

Obama struggles to move past the HealthCare.gov debacle

Obama struggles to move past the HealthCare.gov debacle

Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to…

Is HealthCare.gov’s debacle a Waterloo for Obamacare?

Is HealthCare.gov’s debacle a Waterloo for Obamacare?

Enrollment in Obamacare is falling far short of the President’s grandiose predictions and is expected to increase pressure from both Republicans and Democrats to at least delay implementation of the…

Medicaid: The one government health care success story

Medicaid:  The one government health care success story

The underdog of government health care programs is emerging as the rare early success story of President Barack Obama’s technologically challenged health overhaul. Often dismissed, Medicaid has signed up 444,000…

Lots of red flags during Health Care Exchange web site development

Lots of red flags during Health Care Exchange web site development

Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration’s showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in…

Obamacare rollout pretty much of a error-prone debacle

Obamacare rollout pretty much of a error-prone debacle

Last week, President Barack Obama gathered some of his top advisers in the Oval Office to discuss the problem-plagued rollout of his health care legislation. He told his team the…

Lousy reviews so far for Obama’s health exchange marketplace

Lousy reviews so far for Obama’s health exchange marketplace

The government’s new health insurance marketplaces are drawing lots of rotten tomatoes in early reviews, but people are at least checking them out. Seven percent of Americans report that somebody…

Tight budgets, more income gap

Tight budgets, more income gap

On the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, President Barack Obama says the Republican focus on budget tightening could widen income disparities in the nation even as the economy…

Half on Obamacare could need federal aid

About half the people who now buy their own health insurance — and potentially would face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law — would qualify…

In a rare Congressional compromise, student loan bill hits Obama’s desk

In a rare Congressional compromise, student loan bill hits Obama’s desk

At a time when compromise appeared impossible in a gridlocked Congress, a bipartisan deal on the student loan program somehow emerged from Capitol Hill and is set for signing Friday…