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Majority Support Single-Payer Health Insurance

To the frustration of many, particularly on the Left, Obamacare did not include a single payer option. In order to get past GOP obstruction, that had to be removed from the final bill. Since healthcare reform has been implemented, polls over the years have shown significant dissatisfaction with the ACA. While most pundits attribute that […]

More Good News On Obamacare

The good news keeps rolling in on everyone’s favorite statute: For the first time in a decade, the number of people struggling to pay their medical bills has started to decline, according to a new survey released on Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund. The researchers attributed the historic drop to the number of people gaining […]

As long as we have employer-based insurance, companies should be happy to do the right thing for their workers. Starting in 2015, companies with 100 or more workers have to provide affordable insurance to at least 70 percent of their employees or pay heavy fines under the “employer mandate,” which was supposed to take effect […]

While the mainstream media has largely stopped flat-out lying about Obamacare, they sure aren’t about to report the good news in a new report by the Department of Health and Human Services. Even as the Supreme Court prepares to take up yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the President’s signature achievement continues to […]

Obamacare Working

Wonk Wire has the details. The uninsured rate continues to drop. “The number of uninsured non-elderly adults has dropped by more than 10 million since the launch of state and federal exchanges last year, according to the latest data from the Urban Institute’s Health Reform Monitoring Survey.” “The uninsured rate nationwide was 12.4% in September, […]

A Rasmussen poll shows that, for the first time, voters want to fix, but not repeal, Obamacare. While 30% of likely voters still think Congress should repeal it entirely and start over again, 52% prefer instead that Congress go through the law piece by piece and improve it. Just 13% want to leave the law […]

Gruber Agrees To Testify

MIT Obamacare consultant and receiver of right-wing rapid fire Jonathan Gruber has agreed to testify before Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will also hear from Obama administration official Marilyn Tavenner, who is under fire this week for using inflated enrollment figures for the healthcare law. “Both Mr. Gruber and Administrator Tavenner have […]

Sunday’s lead editorial in the New York Times laid out how the Republican plan to assault Obamacare piecemeal will cost us dearly. MEDICAL DEVICE TAX Congressional Republicans are determined to repeal this tax and are virtually certain to succeed, thanks to strenuous lobbying and campaign contributions from the device industry. The Affordable Care Act imposes […]

Embattled MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber has been summoned to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Gruber, who could not be reached for comment, now faces the heat Dec. 9 in D.C. “They can do two things — they can actually pump him for information or they can just grill him and make him squirm and […]

North Carolina Fires Gruber

Jonathan Gruber has now been fired by two states following disclosure of remarks he made about Obamacare.  First it was Vermont that canceled his contract, and now it’s North Carolina. North Carolina’s state auditor on Thursday terminated a contract with Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor and health-care expert whose comments on the Affordable Care […]

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