| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday engaged in a fierce brawl to define what the Affordable Care Act means to consumers making it clear that Americans' qualms about the law will remain a volatile issue throughout the election year.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A day or so of careful reading and cogitation by the media has begun to turn the tide on what had been the Congressional Budget Office's most widely misunderstood finding about the Affordable Care Act.
It is now recognized that, no, the CBO didn't say...
| Jan 31, 2014
Ever since the housing market collapse, nothing stokes the flames of public outrage quite like the phrase "government bailout." It's become the condemnation of choice for both parties when faced with a policy they don't like. Lately, conservatives have...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Thousands of Anthem Blue Cross individual customers with older insurance policies untouched by Obamacare are getting some jarring news: Their premiums are going up as much as 25%.
These increases, 16% on average, are slated to go into effect April 1 for...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:53 AM
President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered a campaign blueprint for fellow Democrats who are facing a tough election this November: Challenge Republicans who criticize his signature healthcare law to come up with something better.
The president had...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:29 PM
WASHINGTON — Hoping to leave a bruising year in the rearview mirror, President Obama vowed Tuesday to work with Congress when possible but around it when necessary to push ahead with a series of mostly modest steps aimed at helping low- and middle-...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Heading into next month's primary election, Republicans in Illinois are more unified on pocketbook concerns but remain divided on social issues — a split accentuated along geographic and ideological lines.
Republicans don't agree on same-sex...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The centerpiece of the Republican party's attack on the Affordable Care Act following President Obama's State of the Union address this week was the story of "Bette."
Bette was an otherwise unidentified Washington state resident featured in the official...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:20 AM
The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order of nuns, temporary relief on their claim that filling out a government form saying they're against providing contraceptive services to employees was tantamount to...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:49 PM
California keeps signing up people for Obamacare policies at a rapid clip, but the state's struggle to reach uninsured Latinos is drawing more criticism.
The Covered California exchange said Tuesday that more than 625,000 people have enrolled...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Target Corp. announced Tuesday that it would end healthcare coverage for its part-time workers, citing options available to them in state and federal healthcare marketplaces.
In a corporate blog post, the Minneapolis company said that the majority of...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
When Alva Alvarez gets sick, she buys over-the-counter medicine from the grocery and takes as much as she can until she feels better. The mother of five resorts to this because she can't afford a visit to the doctor to figure out what's ailing her....