March 28th, 2014
07:59 AM ET
9 months ago

Inside Politics Speed Read: 6 million enrollments tells us very little about Obamacare

Wow! Right? Maybe not: Here’s what we know: More than 6 million people have signed up for private coverage on insurance exchanges set up through Obamacare.

Here’s what we don’t know: pretty much anything else.

The 6 million doesn’t account for the low-income people who have enrolled in Medicaid or the people who couldn’t enroll in Medicaid because their states chose not to participate.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Mitch McConnell • Obamacare
March 27th, 2014
10:10 AM ET
9 months ago

Inside Politics: Rand Paul’s 50-state network

Breaking Thursday morning: The Washington Post’s Robert Costa reports that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has expanded his political network to all 50 states in an effort to broaden his base and lay the groundwork for a presidential campaign.

Costa joined CNN's "Inside Politics" to discuss his report that Paul’s nationwide team of 200 people blends traditional Republicans with the more libertarian-minded supporters of Paul’s father, Ron, who ran for president in 2008 and 2012.

Rand Paul’s challenge as a Republican, like his father’s, is to convince the national party that his views work with theirs. He opposes the war on drugs, for instance. He also opposes the use of drones to combat terrorism and the National Security Agency’s ability to collect phone and Internet data. Those are issues that draw support from national security hawks who have dominated the GOP for years.

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Filed under: Iraq • Jeb Bush • Pope Francis • Rand Paul • Sheldon Adelson
Inside Politics: Obama vs. Romney... and Putin
March 26th, 2014
08:11 AM ET
9 months ago

Inside Politics: Obama vs. Romney... and Putin

Take a quick trip Inside Politics and see the stories setting the stage in Washington today:

Obama vs. Romney ... and Putin – A tough question for President Obama on Romney, Russia and Putin. Obama is a master of the long–winded sidestep - guarded, professorial and often dismissive answers to questions from reporters.

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Filed under: Bruce Braley • Iowa • Kentucky • Michelle Obama • Mitch McConnell • Mitt Romney • Vladimir Putin
Inside Politics: Obama Now Wants NSA Shakeup
March 25th, 2014
10:07 AM ET
9 months ago

Inside Politics: Obama Now Wants NSA Shakeup

Take a quick trip Inside Politics and see the stories setting the stage in Washington today:

Obama to Propose NSA Shake-up

The big headline Tuesday morning is that President Barack Obama will call for the end of the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone metadata. The White House plan to reform the NSA’s ability to collect phone data and instead rely on phone companies to store it was first reported by The New York Times and confirmed by CNN.

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Filed under: Alaska • Condoleezza Rice • Michelle Obama • NSA • Sarah Palin • Uncategorized • Vice President Biden
February 20th, 2014
03:07 PM ET
10 months ago

A depressing 'House of Cards' analogy on chained CPI

Washington (CNN) - Thought bubble: The White House removing chained CPI from their budget arguably shows that Washington is even more cynical than "House of Cards."

The plot lines are similar between today's headlines and the first few episodes of the second season of the Netflix show, in which lawmakers raise the age of retirement to 68. Specifically, Democratic leaders push a Republican proposal to raise to the retirement age through Congress even after Republicans, out of pique, abandon negotiations.
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Filed under: Congress • White House
Insurers ease deadline to pay for Obamacare policies
December 18th, 2013
02:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Insurers ease deadline to pay for Obamacare policies

(CNN) – Health insurers announced Wednesday they will give people buying coverage under Obamacare more time to make the first payment.

America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry trade group, said consumers now have until Jan. 10 to make their first payment for coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.
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Filed under: Obamacare
Is it always the economy, stupid?
December 6th, 2013
06:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Is it always the economy, stupid?

Washington (CNN) – There will be plenty of legacy items by which to judge President Barack Obama.

Obamacare, for instance: Whether the new law that seeks health insurance for every American is a prudent piece of policy or an albatross of government overreach is a matter of opinion. How about drawing down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? What about his efforts to police suspected terrorists abroad through the use of deadly drone strikes?

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Filed under: Economy • President Obama
December 4th, 2013
07:29 AM ET
1 year ago

3 questions the Obama administration won't answer about Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – Donald Rumsfeld's most famous quote has to do with whether there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

But he might as well have been a reporter talking about Obamacare.

"There are known unknowns," said Rumsfeld back in February of 2002. "That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know."

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
Obamacare fix: upgrades, 24/7 trouble-shooting, and old pizza
November 30th, 2013
08:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare fix: upgrades, 24/7 trouble-shooting, and old pizza

(CNN) - Saturday marks the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline to fix the troubled HealthCare.gov website, for most people at least.

It caps a frenzied, two-month race by computer programmers and contractors sprinkled throughout the D.C. suburbs on both sides of the beltway in Maryland and Virginia.

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Filed under: Obamacare
Extended: Obamacare enrollment deadline for January 1 coverage
November 22nd, 2013
02:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Extended: Obamacare enrollment deadline for January 1 coverage

Updated 3:15 p.m. ET, 11/22/2013

(CNN) – The Obama administration announced Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services will extend a key Obamacare deadline by one week.

Americans can now sign up through December 23 in order to have health coverage start on January 1, according to Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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Filed under: HHS • Obamacare
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