July 23rd, 2014
06:00 AM ET
14 hours ago

CNN Poll: Is Obamacare working?

Washington (CNN) – More than half the public says Obamacare has helped either their families or others across the country, although less than one in five Americans say they have personally benefited from the health care law, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority of Americans oppose the Affordable Care Act, but that some of that opposition is from people who don't think the measure goes far enough.

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White House revises contraception opt out
July 23rd, 2014
03:34 AM ET
18 hours ago

White House revises contraception opt out

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(CNN) – The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.

"This is part of ensuring that all women have access to contraception coverage," said a senior administration official.

Earlier this month the Supreme Court issued a temporary order that allows Wheaton College to avoid covering birth control without filing a religious exemption form with its insurer. The new revisions to the Obamacare mandate reveal that the White House is anticipating the U.S. Supreme Court's finalization of the temporary injunction in the coming months.

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Filed under: Obama administration • Obamacare • Supreme Court • White House
First on CNN: Jindal group to release Obamacare report ahead of 2014
July 14th, 2014
08:51 PM ET
1 week ago

First on CNN: Jindal group to release Obamacare report ahead of 2014

updated at 7:25am ET Tuesday

(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking a next step forward in his efforts to do away with Obamacare - and closer to 2016 - all while helping fellow Republicans along the way.

CNN has learned Jindal's non-profit group America Next will distribute to members of Congress and select congressional campaigns on Tuesday an analysis of the healthcare law's effect on rising premiums - campaign ammo for GOP candidates and incumbents ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Louisiana • Obamacare
July 10th, 2014
06:07 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Republicans to sue Obama over health law

(CNN) – House Republicans plan to sue President Barack Obama over the sweeping health care law he championed.

Speaker John Boehner said the suit will follow the argument Obama violated the Constitution by circumventing Congress and changing the law's employer mandate on his own.

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Filed under: 2014 • House Republicans • John Boehner • Obamacare • President Obama
July 10th, 2014
01:46 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Obama-Galifianakis interview nominated for Emmy

(CNN) - He won't be walking the red carpet next month, but President Barack Obama has already made his mark on this year's Emmy Awards.

The commander-in-chief's highly popular "Between Two Ferns" interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis earned an Emmy Award Nomination on Thursday in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category.

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Filed under: Obamacare • President Obama
Hillary Clinton: Obamacare contraceptive decision 'deeply disturbing'
June 30th, 2014
05:46 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton: Obamacare contraceptive decision 'deeply disturbing'

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton called the Supreme Court's ruling throwing out the Obamacare contraceptive mandate for certain businesses "very troubling."

"This is a really bad slippery slope," Clinton said Monday on the heels of the 5-4 decision, which said for-profit companies cannot be required to pay for specific types of contraceptives for their employees.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Obamacare
June 30th, 2014
11:13 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Supreme Court rules against Obama in contraception case

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that closely held companies cannot be required to pay to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees, ending its term with a narrow legal and political setback for a controversial part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

In a 5-4 decision, the high court's conservatives essentially ruled that some for-profit corporations have religious rights.

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Filed under: Obamacare • Supreme Court
Hillary Clinton wants 2014 Democrats to run on Obamacare
June 25th, 2014
06:31 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton wants 2014 Democrats to run on Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton has yet to announce whether she is running for president in 2016, but in an interview that aired Wednesday, Clinton outlined how she would run in favor of Obamacare "if [she] were a Democrat running for reelection in 2014."

Clinton, who in the past has said she is both supportive of Obamacare and of fixes to change the law, told PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill in an interview taped Tuesday that Democrats "need to" run on President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare law.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Obamacare
Senate confirms Burwell as health secretary
June 5th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
2 months ago

Senate confirms Burwell as health secretary

(CNN) - The Senate confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the next health secretary on Thursday, paving the way for new leadership at the agency heavily criticized for the rocky rollout of Obamacare.

Lawmakers voted 78-17 in confirming Burwell, 48, who was previously White House budget director.

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Filed under: 2014 • HHS • Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare • Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Oregon governor wants to sue contractor over health insurance site
May 29th, 2014
09:21 PM ET
2 months ago

Oregon governor wants to sue contractor over health insurance site

(CNN) – Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday he's asked Oregon's attorney general to sue Oracle, the contractor responsible for building the glitch-filled Cover Oregon health insurance website.

The Democratic governor is urging Ellen Rosenblum to put in place "immediate" legal action in order to recover funds paid to the California-based technology company.

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Filed under: Health care • John Kitzhaber • Obamacare • Oregon
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