Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 4, 2014 4:02PM ET
Enroll America and the Ad Council just released a new public service announcement encouraging people to enroll in Obamacare. It's awful.
Feb 4, 2014 12:06PM ET
The medium-term effects of Obamacare will likely be fewer hours worked and lower incomes for most income brackets. Expect to hear a lot about this — but not a lot about the significant caveats that apply.
Feb 4, 2014 11:53AM ET
Arkansas, one of the first states to get a privatized Medicaid expansion plan approved by the government, might decide that the expansion was a bad idea when it votes to fund the program during its fiscal session starting this month.
Feb 4, 2014 9:44AM ET
On Tuesday morning, the House Republican caucus debated between two possible debt ceiling hostages: demanding Keystone pipeline approval or pulling a rug out from under Obamacare. This is about November, not February.
Feb 3, 2014 12:37PM ET
Congressmember turned Palinesque bomb-thrower Allen West agrees with the bigoted reaction to Coke's multicultural Super Bowl ad — making his point with a George Washington quote that's arguing against states' rights.
Feb 3, 2014 3:42AM ET
While thousands of Americans had trouble signing up for health insurance following a shaky rollout of Healthcare.gov, some of those who were able to have encountered a new set of errors.
Jan 28, 2014 10:42AM ET
Expect Obamacare to tumble and a massive shake-up in the 2016 race by way of the strategic seating choices made by members of Congress at the State of the Union speech.
Jan 27, 2014 5:12PM ET
The GOP's new version of Obamacare seems pretty similar to the old version of Obamacare, just worse, especially if you're old, a dependent under 26 or receive a tax credit.
Jan 24, 2014 5:30PM ET
The administration announced Friday that three million individuals have enrolled in private Obamacare plans through this week.
Jan 24, 2014 5:18PM ET
Religious non-profits challenging the constitutionality of a paperwork requirement in the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate won a small victory from the Supreme Court on Friday.
Jan 22, 2014 5:20PM ET
The International Payment Advisory Board, aka Sarah Palin's "death panels," were supposed to make their first recommendations this month.
Jan 22, 2014 3:45PM ET
As a whole, the state-run Obamacare exchanges have been more efficient, and functional, than the troubled federal exchange. But, even three weeks in to 2014, there are a few under performers bringing the average down.
Jan 21, 2014 4:09PM ET
Rep. Louie Gohmert hates Obamacare so much that he's just going to go without insurance. Politics aside, we think that's a really bad idea and we're a little concerned.
Jan 21, 2014 2:01PM ET
At long last, it seems, Republicans think they have a perfect example of why young people should support them instead of Democrats: Obamacare, the legislation most identified with a president young people overwhelmingly supported.
Jan 21, 2014 11:19AM ET
While enrollment in Obamacare's private plans has been dominated by previously insured individuals, Medicaid expansion enrollees have often gone uninsured for years.
Jan 16, 2014 9:09AM ET
Cyber security experts are prepared to slam government officials over the embattled Obamacare website during today's HHS is hearing on its "own security concerns about healthcare.gov," citing vulnerabilities they think will make the site easy to hack.
Jan 14, 2014 12:52PM ET
According to a new survey, nearly 4 in 10 senior staffers plan to look for new jobs in the next year in light of the recent changes to their health care. You can blame Chuck Grassley.
Jan 13, 2014 5:24PM ET
Data shows that both federal and state-based Obamacare exchanges have hit about 65 percent of their cumulative targets. Still low — and still mostly older, less healthy enrollees — but at least people can sign up.
Jan 10, 2014 12:34PM ET
According to a report in the Washington Post, the Obama administration is just about ready to go ahead and dump the contractor behind the administration's Healthcare.gov exchange site.
Jan 8, 2014 11:04AM ET
The Obama administration has purchased Olympics ad time according to Politico, so its officials are probably asking themselves: which Olympic events best convey the idea that life is full of unexpected, but expensive, health hazards?
Jan 6, 2014 3:08PM ET
At the root of every debunked, cancelled plan, Obamacare "horror story" is usually a person who isn't as informed as he or she would like to believe. Usually that person is a journalist.
Jan 3, 2014 1:26PM ET
Instead of focusing so much energy on a demographic that can enroll but doesn't want to, it might pay off to go after a group that wants to enroll, but doesn't have the right tools.
Jan 1, 2014 11:21AM ET
On her way to becoming the first Supreme Court justice to lead the Times Square New Year's Eve countdown, Sonia Sotomayor signed a last-minute stay on the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate for a Catholic organization.
Dec 30, 2013 1:50PM ET
Michelle Snyder, the chief operating officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is "retiring" at the end of the year, according to The New York Times.
Dec 30, 2013 11:56AM ET
As 2013 ends and the Affordable Care Act continues to work out its policy and technology kinks, things are starting to look up for the healthcare law.
Dec 29, 2013 11:06AM ET
Healthcare.gov, the struggling federal healthcare startup, finally cleared 1 million users in the month of December, federal officials announced Sunday morning, acknowledging a milestone that falls short of original goals.
Dec 27, 2013 9:55AM ET
Millions of people will soon get coverage under Obamacare. If you've been railing against people getting kicked off of their plans, what do you do next? The best political answer may be simple. Nothing different.
Dec 27, 2013 1:42AM ET
Massachusetts and Vermont are withholding or threatening to withhold payments from CGI Federal, the contractor who engineered their state's health insurance exchanges.
Dec 26, 2013 12:20PM ET
While we won't know how many people signed up for Obamacare through the federal exchange this month until mid-January, the state exchanges saw a lot of last-minute sign-ups on the December 23 deadline.
Dec 23, 2013 4:10PM ET
Notre Dame lost its second legal challenge against the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.