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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 […]

The upcoming Supreme Court  case that conservatives hope will destroy Obamacare, King v. Burwell, rests on their belief that tax credits can be given to only those consumers in state-run exchanges.  They believe that Obamacare wasn’t meant to provide tax credits to those on the federally-run exchanges. But Walker says there is absolutely no difference between […]

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 […]

Gruber Apologizes

MIT professor and Obamacare (and Romneycare) architect Jonathan Gruber appeared before Congress today and issued an apology. He delivered a mea culpa of sorts in his opening remarks on Tuesday for what he called his “mean and insulting” comments, explaining some of his remarks while trying to take some of them back. After once saying […]

Always the epitome of class, Tea Party congressional members plan to show up with t-shirts reading “I’m with stupid” when they rake MIT Professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber over the coals. The T-shirts, which were produced by Tea Party Patriots, are another symbol of how controversial Mr. Gruber has become as he prepares to […]

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, […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The senior U.S. Senate Republican on Tuesday raised the possibility of Congress writing comprehensive healthcare legislation if the Supreme Court next year strikes down a subsidy provision of Obamacare. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who will lead the chamber starting in January, told reporters: “If the court would rule the way they […]

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 […]

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