One Tweet Which Shows Why Obamacare Has Been a Hard Sell

By: Monday March 31, 2014 7:53 am

As part of the final push to get people to sign up for Obamacare before today’s enrolment deadline, Barack Obama tweeted this message over the weekend: If a person’s income is low enough that they qualify for Medicaid or substantial subsidies this is make sense, but even for a young person with a moderate income [...]

Republican Bill Cassidy Ironically Makes the Perfect Argument for Single Payer

By: Thursday March 27, 2014 10:09 am

I’m disappointed with how some progressives are attacking Louisiana Senate candidate Bill Cassidy’s recent remarks on health care. They latched on to the fact Cassidy, a Republican, ¬†describes some uninsured as “less sophisticated” and “illiterate” so he can score political points. Instead, progressives should kill him with praise by pointing out he has unknowingly adopted [...]

What Are the “Fix It, Don’t Nix It” Democrats Planning to “Fix” in Obamacare?

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 10:45 am

If Democrats are going to campaign on keeping but “fixing” Obamacare they need to actually start talking about improvements — but that requires being honest about its shortcomings. You can’t run on fixing something without an actual fix.

Little Improvement in Obamacare’s Polling Numbers

By: Friday February 28, 2014 9:22 am

We are now two months into the coverage expansion of the Affordable Care Act and opinions about the law remain stubbornly unmoved. The latest Kaiser tracking poll finds 47 percent have an unfavorable view of the law while only 35 percent view it positively. This is technically a very small improvement from January but within [...]

Young People Aren’t Flocking to Obamacare Yet

By: Tuesday January 14, 2014 7:11 am

After a very long delay the federal government has finally started releasing demographic data about who is signing up for coverage on the new exchanges. According to Department of Health and Human Services only 24 percent of people who have signed up for coverage on either the state or federal exchanges are between the ages [...]

Affordable Care Act is Now in Effect but Still Unpopular

By: Monday January 13, 2014 11:24 am

The healthcare.gov website has improved significantly and starting at the beginning of this year millions of Americans got new insurance coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The law has finally gone from being a theoretical to a real program delivering real change. This important policy transition though hasn’t caused a change in attitudes about [...]

December Saw Surge in Obamacare Exchange Signups

By: Monday December 30, 2013 7:23 am

While Healthcare.gov had a very rocky first two months, things worked much better in December. According to the Obama administration 975,000 people selected plans on the federally run exchange this month. This brings total signup on the federal exchange to 1.1 million. When the state run exchanges are added in the total number of people [...]

People With Obamacare Will Still Go Broke

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 10:54 am

President Obama promise “if you like your insurance you can keep it” has generated a lot of attention lately, but long-term the failure of an even more oft-repeated promise will be more important. Obama has frequently implied using the Affordable Care Act will stop people from going broke if they get sick, even though this [...]

Reluctant Acceptance, Not Popularity, May Be Obamacare’s Best Hope

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 7:21 am

Now that the federal exchange is functioning less terribly it seems supporters of the Affordable Care Act are again trying to convince themselves popularity is just around the corner. While I could be wrong I simply can’t see the law every becoming truly popular. The simple fact is the law was unpopular while it was [...]

Support for Obama and Obamacare Continues to Slide

By: Tuesday November 19, 2013 6:52 am

There is some really bad news for President Obama in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll. His job approval rating has dropped to the lowest point ever in his presidency in their polling. Currently only 42 percent approve of how he is handling his job while 55 percent disapprove. Obama has even lost young people, which [...]

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