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Republican SOTU response from McMorris Rodgers: Affordable Care Act isn’t working

Washington State Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks to the nation, delivering the response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (Source: Bloomberg)…

Why two Obama loyalists lost their health policies in California

Kaiser Permanente’s decision to cancel the insurance policies of lifelong Democrats Lee Hammack and JoEllen Brothers generated a flood of interest yesterday. The couple, supporters of President Obama, may have to spend twice as much next year for a health insurance plan that has fewer benefits than the plan they have. Kaiser explained to…

ACA haters don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ no babies

It was probably inevitable that, in an effort to sink the Good Ship Affordable Health Care, the wonderful folks who brought you the Let The Free Market & Jesus Take Care of Your Butt Cancer health care system that we labored under until recently would start to break feet-stamping down…

Millions left uninsured in GOP-controlled states that haven’t expanded Medicaid

Although they’re unlikely to win the legislative fight to kill the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have already succeeded in keeping millions of Americans from getting health insurance. A New York Times analysis of census data found that two-thirds of the poor black people and single mothers and more than half…

Republican complains: Newer lawmakers oppose Obamacare but never had a chance to vote against it

A House Republican said the Affordable Care Act should be delayed or defunded because many newer lawmakers weren’t in office to vote against it. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) was among a group of 79 House Republicans who signed on to a letter urging House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to tie…

Sen. King: Those who oppose the Affordable Care Act ‘are guilty of murder’

On Monday, Sen. Angus King (I-ME) excoriated conservative groups urging young, uninsured Americans to avoid the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. Opponents of the ACA know that its success depends on younger, healthier customers to not be vastly outnumbered by older, unhealthier ones. If these groups can dissuade younger…

CNBC poll: Conservatives oppose ‘Obamacare’ far more vehemently than the Affordable Care Act

Americans are more opposed to Obamacare than the Affordable Care Act — even though both labels refer to the exact same set of laws. Outside of it being a general continuation of Republican efforts to smear Hillary Clinton’s healthcare initiative in the ’90s, the origin of the word “Obamacare” is…

Obama mocks Republican’s comparison of Obamacare to slavery

President Barack Obama appeared Thursday before a noisy and enthusiastic crowd in Largo, MD, and made fun of Republicans’ dire predictions of doom about the Affordable Care Act. He notably dinged one Republican congressman who declared that “Obamacare” is as evil and unjust a law as 1850′s Fugitive Slave Act,…

How will Obamacare change your life?

It’s one of the biggest changes in social policy in modern times. In just a matter of weeks, one of the most crucial parts of the new health care reform law — known as the Affordable Care Act and often referred to as Obamacare — will…  …

Georgia governor gets paid through secret PAC to obstruct Obamacare

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R)’s family and business partner have been receiving payments from a secret Political Action Committee called Real PAC. Half a million dollars of the money donated to the PAC has come from corporate health care interests which — like the governor and Georgia state Insurance Commissioner…

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