A working website won’t cure Obamacare’s ills

A working website won’t cure Obamacare’s ills

The Obama administration says it is on target to make its problematic healthcare insurance website work smoothly for the “vast majority” of users by this weekend, but some Americans who want coverage by January 1 might not be able to get it – even if they successfully navigate the portal and sign up for a […]

GOP strategy on killing Obamacare: Divide and conquer

Republicans want the old Democratic Party back. That was the deeply divided party that fought over everything — wars, civil rights, spending, taxes.

GOP strategy on killing Obamacare: Divide and conquer

“Remember the strategy for stopping Obamacare we laid out to you back in July,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh.) told the House Republican conference last week. “Targeted legislative strikes aimed at shattering the legislative coalition the president has used to force his law on the nation.” Thirty-nine House Democrats – one in five — voted for […]

Obamacare debacle gives Republicans hope for 2014

Obamacare debacle gives Republicans hope for 2014

Just a few short weeks ago, Republican elders could only hope that time would make voters forget about the government shutdown the party engineered in October. Now, with millions of Americans in an uproar over health insurance policies canceled because of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Republicans believe they could seize control of the […]

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 […]

More and more Democrats view Obamacare as liability

More and more Democrats view Obamacare as liability

Obamacare emerged pretty much intact from the government shutdown and debt threat debacle but the program now appears in danger of imploding within and Democrats who once supported the President’s signature health care “reform” now see it as a potential liability in upcoming 2014 midterm elections. Those who most fear potential damage from the constant […]

So many questions about what Obama knew and when

So many questions about what Obama knew and when

To his critics, President Barack Obama often has seemed to be conveniently distant when trouble has hit his administration. But on Tuesday, Obama was hit with a public-relations crisis that struck at the core of his domestic and foreign policy – one that raised questions about whether he had misled Americans on his signature healthcare […]

Medicare boss apologizes for Obamacare fiasco

Medicare boss apologizes for Obamacare fiasco

Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration’s malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage. “I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should,” Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said as […]

Democrats want to move Obamacare deadlines back

Democrats want to move Obamacare deadlines back

After uniting against Republican efforts earlier this month to delay President Barack Obama’s health care law, a growing number Democrats in Congress now want to extend the enrollment deadline, and one senator wants to delay the penalty for not complying. Six Senate Democrats up for re-election next year have proposed delaying the new March 31 […]

White House goes into damage control mode on Obamacare

White House goes into damage control mode on Obamacare

The White House sought to limit the political damage from the troubled rollout of the government’s healthcare website on Wednesday as Republicans increased the pressure to delay parts of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy. Obama administration officials held a closed-door briefing for Democrats in the House of Representatives and a private session with insurance […]