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  • ** FILE ** In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, photo, a sign points visitors toward the financial services department at Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Uninsured rate dropping faster in places that embraced pillars of Obamacare, survey shows

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    The uninsured rate among American adults 18 and older has declined more significantly this year in states that chose to both expand Medicaid and set up their own Obamacare exchanges than in states that decided not to, Gallup said. Published April 16, 2014

  • A Kauai County Fire Department helicopter flies along Kauai's Napali Coast to rescue hikers stranded by rising waters crossing a trail in Kapaa, Hawaii, on Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

    Hawaii, D.C. give residents two more weeks to sign up under Obamacare

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Hawaii and Washington, D.C., are giving their residents two more weeks to seek private health coverage under Obamacare, once again extending the deadline for consumers who had a hard time on the state-run insurance portals. Published April 16, 2014

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    HHS nominee Sylvia Burwell entangled in MetLife lawsuit

    By Jim McElhatton - The Washington Times

    Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's nominee to lead the country's health care overhaul, remains entangled in a lawsuit brought by shareholders of MetLife accusing her of misleading investors as a director of one of the country's biggest insurance companies. Published April 15, 2014

  • **FILE** President Barack Obama arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act. (Associated Press)

    Md. grocery store: Obamacare preventing new hires

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    A D.C.-area grocery store says it has been forced to freeze hiring to avoid costs tied to a new rule under Obamacare. Published April 14, 2014

  • Minnesota to residents: April 22 is deadline to pick Obamacare plan

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Minnesota on Monday joined the ranks of states that are urging residents to finish up their Obamacare applications before it is too late. Published April 14, 2014

  • President Barack Obama shares a laugh with outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington to announce he would nominate current Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Sebelius. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    CURL: Kathleen Sebelius — You just can't make this stuff up

    By Joseph Curl

    With Team Obama, every day brings another story that falls into the "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" category. Like Friday, when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stood in the White House Rose Garden with President Obama to deliver her farewell speech. Published April 13, 2014

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Saturday marks the third and final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Gingrich gives Sebelius parting shot: 'Nut-cake ideologues' behind failed Obamacare rollout

    By Associated Press

    Newt Gingrich isn't holding back in his criticism of the Cabinet secretary and others behind the troubled rollout of the health care law. Published April 12, 2014

  • President Barack Obama stands with outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, left, and his nominee to be her replacement, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014. The moves come just over a week after sign-ups closed for the first year of insurance coverage under the so-called Obamacare law.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama hails Sebelius, pivots to Sylvia Mathews Burwell to clean up troubled Obamacare

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    President Obama hailed departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a tireless leader who turned around the troubled rollout of his health care law — one week after he failed to mention her in cheering the millions of enrollees his sweeping overhaul brought in from October to March. Published April 11, 2014

  • President Barack Obama drops by Chief of Staff Denis McDonough's meeting with Cabinet Members in the Chief of Staff's West Wing Office at the White House, May 31, 2013. Seated, clockwise from the President, are: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Danielle Gray, Cabinet Secretary; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack; and Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director Office of Management and Budget. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Your turn: Sylvia Mathews Burwell picked to clean up Sebelius' Obamacare mess

    By Tom Howell Jr. and Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    President Obama will move this week to shake up his health care team, accepting the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and tapping his budget director as a troubleshooting replacement. Published April 10, 2014

  • ** FILE ** An undated photo of Adolph Hitler. (Image: United States Holocaust Museum)

    Republican donor drops Hitler bomb into anti-Obamacare video

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    A big-time donation player to the Republican Party who famously said that aspirin placed between a woman's knees sufficed as birth control back in his day is back in the news again — this time, for a video aimed at taking down Obamacare starring none other than Adolf Hitler. Published April 8, 2014

  • ** FILE ** This March 26, 2014, file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Shades of John Kerry: Boehner defends his Obamacare vote, vows repeal

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    House Speaker John Boehner took to national television to defend his role — and that of some of his fellow Republicans — in voting with Democrats on a tweak to Obamacare that was seen as a party betrayal by some conservatives. As part of his defense, he vowed Republicans on Capitol Hill under his leadership would continue to try and repeal Obamacare. Published April 8, 2014

  • FILE - This Nov. 29, 2013 file photo shows part of the HealthCare.gov website in Washington, on Nov. 29, 2013. The new year brings the big test of President Barack Obama’s beleaguered health care law: Does it work? The heart of the law springs to life Jan. 1, 2014, after nearly four years of political turmoil and three months of enrollment chaos. Patients will begin showing up at hospitals and pharmacies with insurance coverage bought through the nation’s new health care marketplaces.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

    Deadline extension boosts Obamacare sign-ups

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    States running their own health care exchanges say tens of thousands of enrollees are taking advantage of deadline grace periods to sign up for health plans — boosting the White House's enrollment tally while underscoring the glitches that made the extensions necessary. Published April 8, 2014

  • In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014, photo, Nora Milligan looks through a pile of legal health care documents before an interview at her home in Patchogue, N.Y. Milligan, a single mother, fought health care providers in court for denial of care to her heroin-addicted son. Having exhausted her finances for his care, she continues to live in the home she raised him even as it is being foreclosed. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Uninsured rate lowest since 2008, poll finds

    By Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times

    The uninsured rate in America is the lowest since 2008, suggesting that Obamacare is helping more people get covered, a poll released Monday found. Published April 7, 2014

  • **FILE** Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama admin.: 3 million enrolled in Medicaid from Obamacare launch to end of February

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    The Obama administration announced Friday that 3 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program from the start of Obamacare enrollment on Oct. 1 through the end of February. Published April 4, 2014

  • Retired surgeon Ben Carson sat down with the House Republican health care caucus Thursday to hash out ideas. The doctor urged lawmakers to set some deadlines of their own for writing a plan. (ASsociated Press)

    Paging Dr. Carson! GOP makes House call for surgeon to replace Obamacare

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    With a major Obamacare sign-up deadline past, Republicans are turning their attention to the "replace" half of their repeal and replace strategy, hoping to make up ground lost over the past four years as they seek to show voters that they have an alternative to the president's health care overhaul. Published April 3, 2014

  • President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    House passes bill to change Obamacare's workweek from 30 hours to 40

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Eighteen House Democrats ignored President Obama's veto threat and helped Republicans pass a bill Thursday that rewrites the health care law to define full-time work as 40 hours per week — and not 30 — out of concern the current rules are forcing Americans to work fewer hours and earn less. Published April 3, 2014

  • Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, questions David Friedman, the acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during his testifimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The committee is looking for answers from Friedman about safety defects and mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars with a faulty ignition switch that's been linked to 13 deaths and dozen of crashes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Obamacare-reform bill passes key House vote

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    House Republicans moved along a bill Wednesday that would rewrite the health care law to define full-time work as 40 hours per week —rather than the 30 it now prescribes — out of concern the current rules give employers an incentive to slash workers' hours. Published April 2, 2014

  • President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden get a standing ovation to make a statement on the Affordable Care Act in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    CURL: DC press corps rolls over on Obamacare

    By Joseph Curl

    Boy, you gotta' hand it to that crack Washington press corps. It's really on the ball with this whole Obamacare thing. Published April 2, 2014

  • President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Enroll America: We'll work right up to the next Obamacare enrollment period

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Enroll America, a White House ally that spread the word about Obamacare during the past year, said it is not going to rest on its laurels now that the law's six-month enrollment period is over. Published April 2, 2014

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to reporters Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Jindal says a compromise has been reached in a long-running dispute between the oil and gas industry and landowners over how to clean up environmental damage done in drilling years ago. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

    In 'war of ideas,' Jindal unveils Obamacare replacement

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal rolled out a plan Wednesday to repeal and replace Obamacare — marking the Republican's latest attempt to claim part of the national stage as the GOP's 2016 presidential jockeying intensifies. Published April 2, 2014

  • Elizabeth Rich helps a man sign up for the Affordable Care Act at Swope Health Services, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Today is the deadline to sign up for an Affordable Health Care insurance plan however, people who begin the enrollment process but aren't able to complete it by 11:59 p.m. because of a system issue may qualify for a special provision that will allow them to enroll after Monday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Obamacare sign-ups guru puts his final estimate at 7.08 million enrollees

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Charles Gaba, a Michigan web developer who burst into the spotlight this month with a website that tracks Obamacare enrollment, has updated his estimate of final enrollment to more than 7 million people — a high-profile target the administration embraced then abandoned during the law's rollout. Published April 1, 2014

  • An applicant, second from right, is given assistance during a health care enrollment event at the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Party ID is No. 1 factor in how Americans view Obamacare: Gallup poll

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Party affiliation remains the "foremost predictor" of whether a person will disapprove of the new health care law, Gallup said. Published April 1, 2014

  • President Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act passed at midnight Monday night. (Associated Press)

    Despite Obamacare cheers, Democrats may be ailing on campaign trail over law

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    Despite President Obama's proclamation of victory Tuesday for health care enrollments, Democrats face an uphill battle in midterm elections over the law, which remains unpopular with many Americans. Published April 1, 2014

  • Members of Congress arrive for a ceremony to remember the terror attacks of 9/11, 2001, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, on the steps of the Capitol in Washington. The leading row, from left to right, are Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    State Obamacare numbers trickle in; Congress is bulk of D.C. small-biz enrollees

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    State-run health exchanges began Tuesday to share their final Obamacare numbers, with the nation's capital reporting that more than 20 percent of its individual and family enrollments came in the last week alone before Monday's deadline. Published April 1, 2014

  • President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act passed at midnight Monday night. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obamacare 'here to stay,' president declares

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    President Obama on Tuesday vowed Obamacare is "here to stay" as he hailed the enrollment of more than 7 million people on the health exchanges, marking a stunning recovery after an embarrassing, glitch-filled rollout. Published April 1, 2014

  • ** FILE ** TV chef Rachael Ray. (Associated Press)

    Celebrity cook Rachael Ray on verge of tears for Obamacare

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    Rachael Ray, the daytime cook known best for drumming up homestyle meals in just a few minutes, is now making waves in the political world for her emotional thank-you to Vice President Joseph R. Biden for helping to bring to fruition the Obamacare that treated her brother. Published April 1, 2014

  • Deaf California residents seeking Obamacare rates are connected to sex chat line

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    California residents who are deaf but were trying to call the insurance provider, Covered California, to compare Obamacare rates in complete enrollment before the deadline were in some cases mistakenly connected to a sex chat line. Published April 1, 2014

  • **FILE** Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida chairs the Democratic National Committee. (Associated Press)

    DNC chairwoman: Most Americans will pay less under Obamacare

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said she does not think most Americans will pay more for their insurance under Obamacare. Published April 1, 2014

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    HealthCare.gov resuscitated after shaky morning; GOP jumps on errors

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Some users of the main Obamacare portal, HealthCare.gov, encountered error messages on the website Monday morning — the last day to sign up for policies before the health care law begins to penalize Americans for lacking health insurance. Published March 31, 2014

  • This screen grab taken from the Health Care Marketplace website shows a message asking new visitors to stay on during the login process of the Health Care Marketplace website on Monday, March 31, 2014. The Obama administration says a new technical problem is preventing last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day. (AP Photo/Healthcare.gov)

    Obamacare website glitch hampers enrollment on deadline day

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    The federal Obamacare website began the final day of open enrollment Monday the same way the website launched in October — with a glitch that prevented consumers from enrolling. Published March 31, 2014

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  • **FILE** Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, speaks during a Dec. 6, 2012, news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obamacare, Phase 2

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Single-payer health care is the left's holy grail. The term is a euphemism for replacing private insurers with a powerful government that prescribes the medicine and pays the bills. It's how Britain and Canada do it, and soon, the idea could spread to Vermont, where the state Senate Finance Committee plans to vote Friday to advance "Green Mountain Care" to march the state yet closer to the single-payer dream. Published March 20, 2014

  • MILLER: Obamacare is a Trojan horse for government-run health care starting in 2015

    By Emily Miller - The Washington Times

    President Obama promised that we could keep our health care plans and our doctors, but he knew that was a lie. He pretended Obamacare was the endgame. That was also false. Published March 19, 2014

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    GANS: Obamacare's latest casualty: rehabilitative hospitals

    By Bruce M. Gans

    Sometimes the unthinkable happens — a car wreck, a stroke, a devastating illness that leaves one without the ability to perform normal daily tasks like walking, bathing, dressing, eating or even speaking. Published March 10, 2014

  • Ad created by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education "to educate everyone about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act."

    MILLER: New Obamacare ads make young women look like sluts

    By Emily Miller - The Washington Times

    So few people have enrolled in Obamacare that desperate Democrats have stooped to launching a war on women with demeaning and sexist ads. Published November 12, 2013

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat. (Associated Press)

    PRUDEN: Obamacare called 'The fiasco for the ages'

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Nancy Pelosi told us there would be days like this. The only way to find out what was in Obamacare was to pass it and see what happens. Congress passed it, the messiah signed it, and we're beginning to see what happens. Published July 5, 2013

  • Illustration Obamacare Marionette  by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    SANTORUM: Obamacare is no care

    By Rick Santorum

    The Obama presidency has been disastrous on so many levels. From unemployment to rising energy prices to an appeasing foreign policy, this Administration has exhibited a multitude of failures. Yet, if we’re to talk about the lack of forward vision that keeps us in this economic recession, look no further than Obamacare. Published June 20, 2012

  • From The Vault

    • GOP senators offer blueprint to fix Obamacare

      By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

      Republican senators on Monday announced a sweeping plan to fix the most unpopular parts of Obamacare, ditching the individual mandate requiring Americans to have coverage but still offering taxpayer help for those looking to buy policies. Published January 27, 2014

    • ** FILE ** Filmmaker Michael Moore. (Associated Press)

      Michael Moore breaks from left to decry Obamacare as ‘awful’

      By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

      Michael Moore, the Hollywood legend of liberal mindset and pro-Democratic documentary, has broken from the party line to criticize Obamacare, calling both its rollout and provisions “awful.” Published January 2, 2014

    • **FILE** Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican. (Associated Press)

      Latest Obamacare delay faces swift GOP criticism

      By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

      Republican lawmakers are hitting back at the Obama administration's decision late Thursday to let Americans claim a hardship exemption and buy catastrophic coverage if they cannot afford a regular health plan on one of Obamacare's health exchanges. Published December 20, 2013

    • ** FILE ** President Obama reacts during an Oval Office meeting. (credit: White House photo/Pete Souza)

      Key Obamacare official: Last two months much harder than anyone hoped

      By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

      A key player in the new health care law's implementation opened a summit among America's health insurers on Thursday by admitting that Obamacare's rollout did not go as planned. Published December 12, 2013

    • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. It survived the Supreme Court, a presidential election and numerous repeal votes in Congress, but now President Barack Obama's health care law risks coming unglued because of his own mistakes explaining it and his administration's bungled implementation. Obama now needs breakthroughs on three separate fronts: the cancellations mess, technology troubles, and a crisis in confidence among his own supporters. It’s daunting, but working in his favor is evidence of pent-up demand for the program’s benefits and an unlikely collaborator _ the insurance industry (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

      Obama, Obamacare disapproval at new highs

      By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times

      More Americans disapprove of how President Obama is handling his job and his signature health care law than ever before as the fallout from issues with the law persist, a new Washington Post-ABC poll stated. Published November 19, 2013

    • ** FILE ** President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act in 2010 at the White House.

      Obamacare fallout: Millions face sticker shock following insurance cancellations

      By Associated Press

      Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect. Published November 2, 2013

    • Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, before the House Ways and Means Committee on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

      Obamacare website chief apologizes for poor rollout

      By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

      The head of the agency in charge of the new health care law apologized Tuesday to people who've tried to use the flawed federal Obamacare website, but she said she still has faith that the site will be working for most Americans by the end of November. Published October 29, 2013

    • From left, Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president of CGI Federal; Andrew Slavitt, group executive vice president for Optum/QSSI; Lynn Spellecy, corporate counsel for Equifax Workforce Solutions; and John Lau, program director for Serco, listen to questioning on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with contractors that built the federal government's health care websites. The contractors responsible for building the troubled Healthcare.gov website say it was the government's responsibility _ not theirs _ to test it and make sure it worked. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

      HealthCare.Gov developers tell Congress crucial tests were shirked

      By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

      The Obama administration waited until the last minute to test the main Obamacare website and refused to ask for a delay when hiccups arose, government contractors testified to Congress on Thursday as they tried to explain why the rollout of the insurance exchanges has been so rocky. Published October 24, 2013

    • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, for and event with President Barack Obama on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

      Sebelius to appear before House on Obamacare on Oct. 30

      By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

      Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday put off Republican lawmakers who want to question her about the disastrous rollout of Obamacare this week, instead agreeing to testify about the program's computer problems next week. Published October 21, 2013

    • Dr. Ben Carson. (Image from CarsonScholars.org)

      Ben Carson: Obamacare worst thing to happen to the U.S. since slavery

      By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

      Dr. Ben Carson didn't mince words: Obamacare is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery." Published October 11, 2013

    • President Barack Obama speaks as he stands with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and people who support the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

      Obama now says Obamacare will bring months of 'glitches'

      By Cheryl K. Chumley and Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times

      President Obama said in comments broadcast Tuesday, on the cusp of enrollment in Obamacare's exchanges, that of course there will be "glitches" in the implementation of the health reform — months of glitches, he added. Published October 1, 2013

    • Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, as the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate stand at an impasse with Congress continuing to struggle over how to fund the government and prevent a possible shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

      Senate defeats Cruz filibuster, passes bill that funds Obamacare

      By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

      Senators from both parties linked arms to defy Sen. Ted Cruz, overcoming his attempt to filibuster the stopgap spending bill, which allowed Democrats to add back in full funding for Obamacare and power the bill through the chamber and sending it back to the House. Published September 27, 2013

    • ** FILE ** In this Aug. 22, 2013, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during an event discussing the federal health care overhaul in Philadelphia. With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

      Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans

      By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - Associated Press

      With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents. Published September 25, 2013

    • Linda Norman (right) and Joanna Galt, both from Florida, hold their banners during a "Exempt America from Obamacare" rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

      Obamacare has been amended or delayed 19 times: study

      By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

      President Obama has already signed 14 laws that amend, rescind or otherwise change parts of his health care law, and he's taken five independent steps to delay the Affordable Care Act on his own, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service, released Wednesday. Published September 11, 2013

    • Bev Veals (left), accompanied by her husband, Scott, undergoes chemotherapy treatment at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

      Patient's health insurance bill soars as Obamacare falters

      By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - Associated Press

      Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemotherapy this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute insurance she was offered wanted her to pay up to $3,125, on top of premiums. Published September 9, 2013

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