Politico: State health exchanges are showing mixed results

Problems have ranged from error codes to difficulties reconciling state tax records. | AP Photo By PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM | 11/5/13 5:03 AM EST On the Obamacare racetrack, Washington, Kentucky and New York are leading the pack. Relatively free of the technical problems that have plagued the federally run insurance exchanges — but still encumbered by some … Continue reading

Politico: Senate turns to CR that defunds Obamacare

Boehner has told his party that the debt ceiling is ground for a battle. | M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO By JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN | 9/20/13 11:29 AM EDT Updated: 9/21/13 3:30 PM EDT It’s now up to the Senate. With ten days until a possible government shutdown, the battle over federal spending has shifted to the Democratic-controlled Senate, where Senate … Continue reading

Politico: HHS: Obamacare premiums to cost less

‘The health care law is making health insurance more affordable,’ Kathleen Sebelius said. | M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO By KYLE CHENEY | 9/18/13 5:03 AM EDT More than half of uninsured Americans will have health care options under Obamacare that cost less than $100 a month, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services. The … Continue reading

Politico: Study: Some on Medicaid lose out under Obamacare

States already cover many of the services covered under the law, but to varying degrees. | AP Photo By JASON MILLMAN | 7/9/13 5:09 AM EDT As millions of low-income adults gain access in just a few months to Medicaid coverage under Obamacare, those already in the program could be shut out of some of the key … Continue reading

Politico: Eric Cantor sets repeal vote on health care law for next week

By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 5/8/13 12:55 PM EDT The House will vote next week on a full repeal of the health law. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor just tweeted: “It just keeps getting worse. I am scheduling a vote for next week on the full repeal of #Obamacare.”  It will be the first vote against all or part of … Continue reading

Politico: President Obama to Democrats: Entitlements may have to change

By GINGER GIBSON | 3/12/13 2:03 PM EDT Updated: 3/13/13 6:28 AM EDT President Barack Obama told Senate Democrats on Tuesday that his budget to be released in April would align closely with their priorities. He also warned that Democrats need to embrace at least some changes to unsustainable entitlement programs in order to achieve their long-term priorities. … Continue reading

Politico: President Obama to Democrats: Entitlements may have to change

By GINGER GIBSON | 3/12/13 2:03 PM EDT Updated: 3/13/13 6:28 AM EDT President Barack Obama told Senate Democrats on Tuesday that his budget to be released in April would align closely with their priorities. He also warned that Democrats need to embrace at least some changes to unsustainable entitlement programs in order to achieve their long-term priorities. … Continue reading

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