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President Obama's Healthcare Legacy Sealed Thanks to Two SCOTUS Victories (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

President Obama’s Healthcare Legacy Sealed Thanks to Two SCOTUS Victories

President Obama’s healthcare legacy is sealed, thanks to two major SCOTUS victories. Both were aided by conservative-leaning Chief Justice John Roberts, which has enraged Republicans. Los Angeles Times:  “With two Supreme Court victories in the past three years, Republicans lacking a serious alternative and millions of previously uninsured Americans now […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Politics
Marco Rubio State Health Plan, Rubiocare, Only Signed Up 80 People

Marco Rubio State Health Plan, Rubiocare, Only Signed Up 80 People

Only 80 signed up for Rubiocare since 2008 Marco Rubio’s signature state healthcare legislation (Rubiocare) only signed up 80 people since it went live in 2008. Um, not 80,000 — 80. That’s opposed to the 1.6 million in Florida alone who signed up for Obamacare, which he wants to repeal. “It’s […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections
LMAO: Canadian-Born Ted Cruz to Sign Up for Obamacare

LMAO: Canadian-Born Ted Cruz to Sign Up for Obamacare

Canadian-born presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz will sign up for Obamacare since his wife has taken a leave of absence from Goldman Sachs to join him on the campaign trail. This is hilarious considering just yesterday he continued to say his number 1 goal once he takes office is to […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections
Minnesota Newspaper Apologizes for Calling President Obama an “Assclown”

Minnesota Newspaper Apologizes for Calling President Obama an “Assclown”

The Twin Cities Pioneer Press apologized for calling President Obama an “assclown” over a selfie-stick parody video. Um, why make the comments only to have come back and apologize? This morning, the Pioneer Press created some waves by calling President Obama an “assclown.” The off-color remark came in the context […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics
Federal Appeals Court Panel Deals Major Blow to Obamacare on Tax Subsidies

Federal Appeals Court Panel Deals Major Blow to Obamacare on Tax Subsidies

More trouble for President Obama’s signature health care reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act. A federal appeals court panel dealt a major blow to Obamacare on Tuesday, ruling that the tax subsidies that are central to the law may not be provided in at least half of the states, the […]

by Janet Shan· · Obamacare
Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Replace Kathleen Sebelius as  HHS Secretary

Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Replace Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Secretary

Another one bites the dust as HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is throwing in the towel after a horrible Obamacare rollout. The New York Times reports Sebelius “is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.” President Obama has accepted […]

by Janet Shan· · Obamacare
Poll:  U.S. Uninsured Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since Late 2008

Poll: U.S. Uninsured Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since Late 2008

A new Gallup poll released Monday found that the uninsured rate in the U.S. is the lowest level it has been since 2008. Gallup reports the uninsured rate dipped to 15.6% in the first quarter of 2014, a 1.5-percentage-point decline from the fourth quarter of 2013. The uninsured rates for blacks also […]

by Janet Shan· · Breaking News
NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular with Americans Than President Obama

NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular with Americans Than President Obama

A new NPR poll finds that Obamacare is more popular than President Obama and the approval numbers for the landmark healthcare legislation is rising. Our survey of likely voters, conducted for Morning Edition by Democrat Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps and Republican Whit Ayres of Resurgent Republic, shows the president’s health care law […]

by Janet Shan· · Polls, Today's Headlines
Champagne Celebration as Obamacare Enrollment Surpasses 7 Million Mark

Champagne Celebration as Obamacare Enrollment Surpasses 7 Million Mark

Enrollments for the Affordable Care Act (known as Obamacare) hit “at least” 7.041 million through midnight last night and yes, there was some celebrating — with champagne, according to April Ryan: At 12:01 AM, White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park acknowledged to QSSI, the Columbia, Maryland firm tasked with fixing Healthcare.gov […]

by Janet Shan· · Obamacare
Rick Santorum Suggests Uninsured People Are Deadbeats, Won’t Make Payment for Obamacare

Rick Santorum Suggests Uninsured People Are Deadbeats, Won’t Make Payment for Obamacare

OPINION:  Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is spewing venom again… During an appearance on “Meet the Press,” he suggested that “many” people who purchased private insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act were deadbeats who “won’t make a payment.” Sorry, but Rick Santorum is quite irrelevant in the political […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics