President further distances himself from Obamacare ‘doctor’ pledge
March 14th, 2014
06:19 PM ET
9 months ago

President further distances himself from Obamacare ‘doctor’ pledge

(CNN) - It was a promise made by President Barack Obama that first surfaced in the selling of his sweeping health care initiative and eventually required a public apology and new rules to fix after the measure became law.

"If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too,” Obama promised in a 2009 weekly address and numerous other times throughout his first term.

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Obama talks to Web MD and Ryan Seacrest to tout Obamacare
March 14th, 2014
02:39 PM ET
9 months ago

Obama talks to Web MD and Ryan Seacrest to tout Obamacare

Washington (CNN) - As part of the administration's final push to encourage people to sign up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline, President Barack Obama spent nearly 30 minutes Friday answering questions about premium prices, Medicaid expansion and other issues from WebMD users from all 50 states.

Lisa Zamosky, WebMD's health care reform expert, said the site got a "huge response," receiving hundreds of questions and from some users who were concerned about the Affordable Care Act, others who were confused about the law, and still others who wanted to thank the President for signing it into legislation.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare • President Obama
March 11th, 2014
08:57 AM ET
9 months ago

No joke: Obama interviewed by Zach Galifianakis

Updated 12:29 p.m. ET, 3/11/2014

Washington (CNN) – President Obama took his message of health care for all to a cult internet comedy show, in an effort to get young people to sign up for Obamacare.

He appeared alongside Zach Galifianakis in the comedian and actor's mock talk-show called "Between Two Ferns." The interview with the President was recorded last month and posted Tuesday morning on the popular website "Funny or Die."

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Filed under: Health care • Healthcare • President Obama
March 11th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
9 months ago

CNN Poll: Support for Obamacare slightly edges up

Washington (CNN) - Support for the country's new health care law appears to be rebounding slightly, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Tuesday indicates that nearly all of the increased support comes from upper-income and college-educated Americans.

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GOP: 'Another broken promise' on healthcare
March 1st, 2014
10:46 AM ET
10 months ago

GOP: 'Another broken promise' on healthcare

Washington (CNN) - Republicans continued assaulting President Barack Obama's administration over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, accusing the President of breaking his word and violating the trust of the America people.

In the weekly GOP address, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, cited a "quietly-released report" from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that claimed 11 million people would face higher premiums because of the healthcare law. The St. Louis lawmaker said this revelation is the latest piece of evidence that the Obama administration misled the public on how the President's signature piece of legislation would impact American families.

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Obamacare customers get alternative to HealthCare.gov
February 21st, 2014
04:23 PM ET
10 months ago

Obamacare customers get alternative to HealthCare.gov

Washington (CNN) – With less than six weeks left to purchase health insurance before open enrollment closes on new Obamacare exchanges, customers still shopping for a plan finally have an online option other than the government-run HealthCare.gov.

GetInsured, a private online insurance exchange, announced Wednesday that it has begun enrolling subsidy-eligible customers in Affordable Care Act plans entirely online.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obama administration • Obamacare
Obama administration developing automated system to measure payments for Obamacare coverage
February 13th, 2014
09:58 AM ET
10 months ago

Obama administration developing automated system to measure payments for Obamacare coverage

Washington (CNN)  - It's one data point Obama administration officials have yet to disclose: just how many new Obamacare enrollees have actually paid their premiums.

As the Obama administration released its latest enrollment figures Wednesday, officials broke down some of the demographics on consumers who are signing up for coverage. But White House officials have so far not provided data on how many people have sent in their payments to activate their plans.

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Obamacare employer mandate eased
February 10th, 2014
04:49 PM ET
10 months ago

Obamacare employer mandate eased

New York (CNNMoney) – The Obama administration is giving employers more time to comply with rules requiring them to provide affordable health insurance for their workers.

Companies with 50 to 99 employees will now have until 2016 to provide affordable coverage under Obamacare, a year later than expected.

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Hobby Lobby asks Supreme Court for exemption to Obamacare mandate
February 10th, 2014
02:15 PM ET
10 months ago

Hobby Lobby asks Supreme Court for exemption to Obamacare mandate

(CNN) –Hobby Lobby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday for an exemption to the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that certain for-profit corporations provide contraception coverage to their workers.

Ahead of oral arguments next month, the craft store giant is seeking exclusion on religious grounds from the health care law's requirements, maintaining that some contraceptive products, like the morning-after pill, equate to abortion.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Supreme Court
Republican senator takes Obamacare grievance to court
January 6th, 2014
12:01 PM ET
12 months ago

Republican senator takes Obamacare grievance to court

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Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is waging a new battle against Obamacare outside of Congress, hiring a powerhouse attorney and filing a federal lawsuit that could reopen a debate over how lawmakers get their own healthcare.

“This is a lawsuit that I am filing against Katherine Archuleta and the Office of Personnel Management to overturn their ruling that gives members of Congress and their staffs special treatment under the health care law,” Johnson told reporters Monday.  “I think it’s a basic issue of fairness.”

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Filed under: Health care • Healthcare • Obamacare • Ron Johnson
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