Tag: Obamacare

Charles Ornstein: Medicaid Programs Drowning in Backlog

April 2014

There are growing signs that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion is a victim of its own success, unable to keep up with demand.

John Stoehr: What Obamacare Threatens

March 2014

It’s not Americans’ jobs, but big business’s supply of cheap, compliant labor.

Barbara Garson: The Public-Private Profiteers

February 2014

Watching insurance companies fight every local public option to the death.

Charles Ornstein: Obamacare – A Midterm Report Card

January 2014

How the Affordable Care Act is faring after the first half of the open enrollment period.

Charles Ornstein: Payment Due

December 2013

The Obamacare deadline no one is talking about.

Charles Ornstein: Six Questions About HealthCare.gov’s Future

December 2013

Will the improvements to the site be enough to ensure consumers can get coverage before the December 23 deadline?

Robert Reich: Battling Against the Spin

November 2013

How the Republican tempest over the Affordable Care Act diverts attention from three large truths.

Charles Ornstein: Brushes with the Medical System

November 2013

Four journalists describe how their own experiences with the health-care system has affected their reporting.

Robert Reich: Democrats in Need of a Backbone

November 2013

Why we need to set mandatory standards for health insurance.

Charles Ornstein: Health Policy Canceled?

November 2013

What we know and don’t know about Obamacare’s effect on individual health insurance policies.

Robert Reich: The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More Popular

October 2013

So why did we enact the Republican version, and why are they so upset?

Charles Ornstein: A Tale of Two Obamacares — Which Is Right?

October 2013

Critics of the Affordable Care Act rollout say its technology problems are overwhelming. Defenders point to the states, where the health insurance marketplaces seem to be working.

David Morris: Let Red States Opt Out of Obamacare

October 2013

The government shutdown will have demonstrated the willingness, indeed the eagerness, of Republicans to do everything possible to stop the health care law.

Robert Reich: Why Obama and the Democrats Shouldn’t Negotiate with Extortionists

October 2013

"Why Obama and the Democrats must not yield to Republican bullying."

Robert Reich: Incapable of Governing

September 2013

Why the upcoming shutdowns and defaults are symptoms of a deeper Republican malady.

Robert Reich: Pyromaniacs on the Potomac

May 2013

The problem with Obama's second term.

Robert Reich: The Hollowing Out of Government

May 2013

When Republicans can’t repeal laws they don’t like, they hollow them out, deny funds to fully implement them, and reduce funds to enforce them.

David Morris: The U.S. Healthcare Debate – From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

August 2012

The American debate over healthcare seems absurd most everywhere else.

Mattea Kramer: Four Spending Myths That Could Wreck Our World

July 2012

How the deficit obsession has been distracting us from our country's most pressing issues.

Robert Reich: Patriotism

July 2012

There are two competing visions of patriotism in America today.

David Morris: Protect Obama’s Health Care Reform, Then Move Toward a Public Option

July 2012

Now that Obamacare has been upheld, the next steps are preventing its repeal and moving towards a public option.

Robert Reich: Roberts’ Switch

June 2012

Why did Chief Justice Roberts choose to uphold the Affordable Care Act, alone amongst Republican appointees?

Robert Reich: Why the Supreme Court Will Uphold the Constitutionality of Obamacare

June 2012

Robert Reich predicts that the Supreme Court will come down six to three in favor of the Affordable Care Act.

Robert Reich: A Back Door to the Public Option

June 2012

Many have said a Supreme Court strike-down of the individual mandate could be the end of Obamacare, but it might be what's needed to revive the public option.

Robert Reich: Why the Public’s Growing Disdain for the Supreme Court May Help Obamacare

June 2012

Less than half of Americans believe that the Supreme Court is doing a good job. Here's what that may mean.

David Morris: Profiles of Political Courage

May 2012

Health care reform may be repealed if Republicans win in November, but it may not be the only president's signature legislation that's in danger.