Obamacare

Meet the Congressman Who is Leading Us to a Credit Default
September 27, 2013

As House Republicans once again march us toward the precipice, they are being led by one Tom Graves, a member from Georgia.

Obamacare Is About to Go Live. Here's Why It Was Worth the Wait.
September 27, 2013

Obamacare’s new insurance marketplaces are scheduled to open for business on October 1, just a few days from now. For all the attention that date has received, it is less important than it might seem.

Ted Cruz Is a Wacko Bird of His Party's Own Making
September 26, 2013

For his 21-hour floor speech decrying Obamacare, Ted Cruz is catching heat from a lot of his fellow Republicans. In the Senate, they disdain his not-quite-filibuster as grandstanding.

Cruz May Be Hammy, But He's Also Bringing the Beef
September 25, 2013

“I call it a phonybuster,” the inimitable Sen. Chuck Schumer told The Washington Post’s Jason Horowitz Tuesday afternoon. “Because we’ll vote at noon whether he speaks or not.”

What Obamacare Will Cost You: Now We Know
September 25, 2013

President Obama, President Clinton, and Senator Ted Cruz all spent a lot of time talking about Obamacare on Tuesday.

Obamacare Online Will Be Glitchy. Don't Freak Out.
September 20, 2013

October 1 is less than two weeks away. And if you have followed the coverage of Obamacare, then you have heard a lot about that date.

Obama May Yet Bail Boehner Out on the Budget. That Would Be an Historic Mistake.
September 19, 2013

On Monday I wrote a piece saying we’re headed for a government shutdown when this year’s funding runs out on September 30. The piece hinged on three assumptions.

Our Economic Security Report Card: Not So Good
September 17, 2013

The Census Bureau has released its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance. The report is a bit like a national report card, showing us how well the U.S. provides for the economic security of its citizens.

The Republicans Who Are Learning to Embrace Obamacare
September 17, 2013

Most of the Obamacare press coverage on Monday was about a pair of polls—one from the Pew Center for the People and the Press, the other from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.

The House GOP Is About to Crack Up: Three Theories Why
September 12, 2013

Lots of people think John Boehner has lost control of the House Republican caucus. Apparently John Boehner does, too.

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