Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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 […]

GOP strategy on killing Obamacare: Divide and conquer

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 […]

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 rebuked by 39 Dems who vote for GOP bill

Obama rebuked by 39 Dems who vote for GOP bill

In the most significant legislative rebuke to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, 39 members of his Democratic Party voted for a Republican bill in the House of Representatives on Friday aimed at undermining his signature domestic policy. The measure from Republican Representative Fred Upton of Michigan passed 261-157. Thirty-nine Democrats, nearly a fifth of the […]

Ignoring Obama veto threat, House passes insurance bill

Ignoring Obama veto threat, House passes insurance bill

Brushing aside a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Friday to let insurance companies sell individual health coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of the required standards in “Obamacare.” In all, 39 Democrats broke ranks and supported the legislation, a total that underscored the political importance of a controversial issue […]

Republicans now have a say in insurance cancellation debacle

Republicans now have a say in insurance cancellation debacle

First, President Barack Obama had his say on reversing millions of insurance cancellations issued under the health care program known by his name. Now House Republicans are taking their turn. Neither maneuver is likely to be the last, with insurance companies and state commissioners alike warning that premiums will rise if changes are made this […]

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, […]

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