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Enrollment is up, but ObamaCare still faces uncertainty
www.foxnews.com-January 02, 2014
ObamaCare appears at least for now to be off life support -- after a total 2.1 million Americans enrolled to get insurance coverage this year. But whether President Obama’s signature health care law survives -- at least in its entirety -- remains uncertain.
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Health Law Challenge Opens Up New Front
www.nytimes.com-January 02, 2014
In temporarily blocking enforcement of the part of President Obama’s health care law that requires many employers to provide health insurance coverage for birth control or face penalties, Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday opened a second front in Supreme Court challenges to the provision.
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Marketing Efforts to Uninsured Youth Ramp Up
www.realclearpolitics.com-January 02, 2014
The so-called "young invincibles" are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and celebrity endorsements. The president is even (gasp) asking their mothers to help convince them to sign up for insurance.
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Dems can't count on economy to save them in midterm elections
www.thehill.com-January 02, 2014
President Obama and Democrats may not be able to rely on the economic recovery to bolster their chances in November’s midterm elections.
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White House solicits feel-good Obamacare stories
www.cbsnews.com-January 02, 2014
Now that the Obamacare marketplaces are open for business, the Obama administration is aiming to improve perceptions about the controversial law with its success stories.
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'Completely false': Sources on ground in Benghazi challenge NYT report
www.foxnews.com-December 30, 2013
Fifteen months after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the narrative of the attack continues to be shaped, and reshaped, by politicians and the press.
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After troubled rollout, Obamacare's new test starts on New Year's Day
www.reuters.com-December 30, 2013
New Year's Day will bring a fresh test for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, as hundreds of thousands of Americans will begin to use the program's new medical coverage for the first time.
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6 key Obamacare dates to watch for in 2014
www.cbsnews.com-December 30, 2013
The coming year will be a pivotal one for the Affordable Care Act: The core elements of the sweeping health care law go into full effect, some of the final consumer protections will be in place, and the midterm elections will once more put the health law in the political spotlight.
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ObamaCare enrollment tops 1 million
www.thehill.com-December 30, 2013
More than 1.1 million people enrolled in ObamaCare before a December 24 deadline for consumers seeking healthcare plans that begin Jan. 1, the Obama administration said early Sunday.
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Patchwork of ObamaCare insurance deadlines adds to confusion
www.foxnews.com-December 26, 2013
So you've signed up for health care on the ObamaCare exchanges. Think you're covered? Not quite.
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What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels
www.online.wsj.com-December 26, 2013
The unraveling of the Affordable Care Act presents a historic opportunity for change. Its proponents call it "settled law," but as Prohibition taught us, not even a constitutional amendment is settled law—if it is dysfunctional enough, and if Americans can see a clear alternative.
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The Orphaned Middle Class
www.realclearpolitics.com-December 26, 2013
On almost every left-right issue that divides Democrats and Republicans -- as well as Republicans themselves -- there is a neglected populist constituency. The result is that populist politics are largely caricatured as Tea Party extremism -- and a voice for the middle class is largely absent.
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US drone strike in Pakistan kills 3 militants
www.associatedpress.com-December 26, 2013
A suspected American drone fired two missiles at a home in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, killing at least three foreign militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said Thursday.
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Kidnapped American asks U.S. to negotiate with al-Qaeda for his release
www.washingtonpost.com-December 26, 2013
A U.S. government contractor kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan in 2011 has recorded a video message calling on the Obama administration to negotiate with his captors, saying he feels “totally abandoned and forgotten.”
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Revised ObamaCare sign-up deadline Tuesday
www.foxnews.com-December 24, 2013
While millions of Americans make a last-minute rush to stores to find one more Christmas present Tuesday, Americans in 36 states are getting one more opportunity to sign up for ObamaCare after the White House extended Monday's deadline by 24 hours.
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