Speaker John Boehner has been threatening to sue the Obama administration since July over alleged abuses of power related to the rollout of the health care law.
John Hodgman called the man often cited as the architect of the Affordable Care Act “a bath water creep.” Update: Hodgman responds on Tumblr.
The latest Jonathan Gruber video is less inflammatory, but speaks to a fundamental question about Obamacare: Should Americans get health insurance from their employers?
Health care frees drivers from “The Man.”
Economist Jonathan Gruber made the controversial comments at several different academic events. The White House says it disagrees with the remarks, and “they’re simply not true.”
“I want to put things on his desk that he would actually give true consideration to signing.”
Say it with tiny flexing arms and mortarboards.
The Department Of Health And Human Services says this time, it’s going to work.
The move will affect 2% of the company’s U.S. workforce, Walmart said on its blog today. Walmart is the nation’s largest employer.
The justices still haven’t said what they’re doing on two big issues: marriage and Obamacare. Several other big cases — from workplace discrimination disputes to the future of the Fair Housing Act — are already set to be heard by the court.
Please never go away, NHS.
A hacker installed malware on a HealthCare.gov server in July, but it doesn’t appear that private data was a target.
After taking her son to a London hospital while on holiday, Dr Jen Gunter says there were no “Dementor-staffed death panels, Saxon-age medical equipment, and incompetent care”. Just high-quality treatment free at the point of use.
BuzzFeed obtained Bill Nye’s emails with the White House through a FOIA request. There is a science poem.
A poll found 53% of Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act — the largest percentage in the survey’s four-year history.
Using the legal precedent set by the Hobby Lobby case, the Satanic Temple claimed a religious exemption to “informed consent” abortion laws.
The Republican governor talks immigration, same-sex marriage, and LeBron James at a conference in Nashville. A rare exchange with the national press.
When life hands you haters, make haterade.
In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates some employers’ religious freedom.
Conservative group Americans For Prosperity cut out the hospital and the governor of Colorado to show President Obama and Democratic Sen. Mark Udall looking sad together for a negative campaign ad. Update: AFP called the image “unfortunate.”
“We are an independent statistical agency,” says a top Census official.
The Census just changed the way it measures the number of Americans who have health insurance. Observers have wanted the changes for years.
“When you see these cool hip athletes who love Obama so much, remember they’re doing it for the bucks,” said Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia said on NewsMax TV Friday. “They’re not doing it for the cause and they themselves are not even on Obamacare,” he added.
No word on how the website is doing.
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services, is stepping down following the botched rollout of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
In the untamed world of online comment sections, no one is more vulnerable to criticism than doctors, who are restricted by confidentiality laws from defending themselves against even the most outlandish of claims. With patients increasingly dependent on internet marketplaces to find care — and increasingly prone to frustration — it’s the caregivers who get hurt.
A top White House official ventured to the Maryland offices of QSSI to share some bubbly as Obamacare enrollment hit a big milestone.
A “system isn’t available” message greeted many visitors to the problem-plagued website for several hours on the morning of March 31.
Now she’s desperately trying to get the photo taken down. What makes it even worse, she says, is that she signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act and loves it. UPDATE — 7:51 p.m.: One of the pages, Right Wing News, has removed the image.
Plus Adam Scott steps into his “Step Brothers” character to bro down for a bit, a vet weighs in on when you should worry about your kitty’s cough, and an insane supercut of pop-culture references from “The Office.”