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How The White House Press Reacts To Blockbuster Obamacare News

It was around this time last year that the mainstream media, including the White House press, became acutely interested in the Affordable Care Act, showering the law with attention (if not factual accuracy), so when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest released some big news about the law today, the reaction was amazing. Earnest knowingly [...]

The Republican-led government in Florida allocated $900,000 to help the state’s residents find affordable health care through a state-backed website which was somewhat of an alternative to Obamacare.  They steadfastly refused to expand Medicaid or work with the federal government to offer subsidized insurance plans. Talking Points Memo reported: But since the launch of the [...]

Republican Governors, unlike their peers in Congress, have to work to help their constituents.  This is particularly true for ones that are up for re-election.  So it should surprise no one that Pennsylvania GOP Governor reached an agreement with HHS to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act: …the Medicaid expansion has created political complications [...]

Via Political Wire: Sam Wang notes that Republican governors who supported Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion are being rewarded for it in recent polls.“According to these data points, Republican governors who bucked their party’s stance and accepted the policy are faring better with voters–in these races, an average of 8.5 percentage points better. Considering that crusading against Obamacare [...]

Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth tweeted out the above chart showing the gains in insurance in his home state (and that of Senator Mitch McConnell who led the fight against Obamacare).  Harold Pollack explains the significance: That map reflects hundreds of thousands of lives changed, in a single small state that went against President Obama, big [...]

Are you better off now than you were prior to Obamacare? Most Americans say, “Yes!” The CNN poll released Wednesday found that 18 percent of respondents said they or their family had benefited from the health care law, while an additional 35 percent said while they may not be better off, the lives of others [...]

Think Progress has the story of today’s decision in the case of Halbig v. Burwell, where two Republican judges will have to live with their decision to deny millions of Americans federal health insurance subsidies. So you can thank Judge Raymond Randolph, a Bush I appointee, and Judge Thomas Griffith, a Bush II appointee for [...]

A federal judge on Monday dismissed Sen. Ron Johnson’s lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs obtain health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue. In January, the Wisconsin Republican filed the lawsuit after the Office of Personnel Management decided a few months earlier that lawmakers [...]

In a majority of the country it’s politicians, not doctors, who decide medical care. That’s because a wave of anti-choice legislation has completely reoriented the women’s health landscape, ensuring that medical professionals are forced to ignore their best judgment in order to remain compliant with the law, according to a new report from the National [...]

It’s no longer a matter of debate. Obamacare has reduced the number of uninsured Americans. Survey after survey is showing that the number of uninsured people has been going down since the start of enrollment last fall. The numbers don’t all match, and health care experts say they’re not precise enough to give more than [...]

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