Another Problem With Republican Obstructionism: You Can't Fire Incompetents
October 25, 2013

Ever since the disastrous launch of the federal Obamacare website, conservatives have been calling for the head of Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services.  Representative Bill Johnson, Republican of Ohio, answered "absolutely"

The Latest GOP Attack on Obamacare: It's a Scam
October 24, 2013

One issue that came up in Thursday’s House hearings on healthcare.gov is the government’s decision, in the middle of September, to require that people create new accounts before browsing insurance plans.

The New Deal's Debut Wasn't Smooth Sailing, Either
But historian Michael Hiltzik says Obama could've learned a few lessons from FDR
October 24, 2013

Alf Landon has been largely forgotten by history, but conservatives today ought to refresh their memories.

A Chart That Will Help Dispel Your Obamacare Hysteria
October 23, 2013

The Obamacare online saga may be reaching the phase where media and political hysteria is out of proportion to the actual problem. A case in point is the controversy over enrollment numbers.

Here's Who Obama Should Hire to Fix the Obamacare Site: Mitt Romney
(The old Mitt Romney, that is.)
October 22, 2013

In an alternative universe—the one where the GOP hadn't gone totally nuts—it would be an easy choice.

Obamacare Gets a Bright Spot in a Very Bad Week
October 22, 2013

In the spring of 2012, while reporting a piece on the political landscape in Ohio, I spent several hours on two successive afternoons tagging along with canvassers from Working America, the AFL-CIO affiliate that tries to mobilize people who don’t ha

Obamacare Has Had a Brutal Few Days, But It's the Next Few Weeks That Count
October 22, 2013

President Obama’s Rose Garden speech Monday was supposed to send two messages—one, that he is determined to fix Obamacare’s troubled federal websites and, two, that the law is already helping many people get insurance.

The "Surge" Surge Must Be Stopped
October 21, 2013

In a blog post Sunday, the Department of Health and Human Services acknowledged “difficulties” since the launch of Healthcare.gov—the national healthcare-exchange site for Americans not living in states that set up their own exchanges—and promised a

How Republicans Became Accidental Champions of Obamacare
October 21, 2013

Yes, it is awfully rich that Republicans and conservative commentators, after doing their utmost to undermine the Affordable Care Act these past few years, are now carping about the serious flaws in the Web sites set up to process applications for he

A British Woman Spent Three Days in a U.S. Hospital. Here's What She Learned About Obamacare.
October 18, 2013

For a foreigner who wants to learn how the US works--or doesn't--there's nothing trying to navigate the American medical system.