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Fox News: Iran Nuke Deal Actually Just Ploy to Distract from Obamacare

Fox News: Iran Nuke Deal Actually Just Ploy to Distract from Obamacare
"Don't you think...it's curious timing that out of nowhere, in the midst of Obamacare not unrolling correctly [sic], the president's poll numbers never been lower, then look, John Kerry pulls a rabbit out of his hat and changes the subject?" says Steve Doocy. Seriously.
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After Asking for $100M, Rick Perry Says Expanding Medicaid Is 'Like Putting 1,000 More People on the Titanic'

After Asking for $100M, Rick Perry Says Expanding Medicaid Is 'Like Putting 1,000 More People on the Titanic'
As one might expect from a gathering of Republicans considering 2016 presidential runs, the three-day Republican Governors Association's annual meeting mainly consisted of Tea Party one-upmanship over who disagrees the most with President Obama. Once again, Rick Perry found a way to disagree the loudest.
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The Real Problems with Obamacare: Trusting Insurance Companies and the Right Wing Model

The Real Problems with Obamacare: Trusting Insurance Companies and the Right Wing Model
Majority Report co-producer Michael Brooks and guest Cliff Schecter discuss why health care reform can still succeed — despite the the problems that are certainly present. Brooks and Schecter dissect the portions of the Affordable Care Act that were constructed by the Heritage Foundation and Romney's Massachusetts plan that are causing the biggest kinks in people's coverage.
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Obamacare Launch in CO Out-Pacing Romneycare Debut in MA

Obamacare Launch in CO Out-Pacing Romneycare Debut in MA
The latest figures from Colorado’s health insurance marketplace show 3,408 Coloradans are now covered through the marketplace, while another 52,542 have signed up for accounts. In the first month Massachusetts opened its pioneering insurance exchange, informally known as Romneycare, only 123 people enrolled.
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How Low Will Health Care Enrollments Be? Four Things to Watch as First Month's Numbers Released

How Low Will Health Care Enrollments Be? Four Things to Watch as First Month's Numbers Released
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce the long-awaited enrollment numbers for the first month of the health insurance marketplaces. And from all reports, they’re going to be low. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the 36 states that rely on Healthcare.gov for their insurance marketplaces signed up fewer than 50,000 people in their first month of operation.
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Charles Ornstein
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Half of Young Adults Can Get Health Marketplace Coverage for $50 or Less Per Month

Half of Young Adults Can Get Health Marketplace Coverage for $50 or Less Per Month
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services has found that "approximately 46 percent of single, uninsured young adults living in 34 of the states with a federal Obamacare marketplace will be able to purchase basic health coverage for less than $50 per month after factoring in federal tax subsidies."
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Checking in on Sebelius' Home State: Health Care Rollout in Kansas

Checking in on Sebelius' Home State: Health Care Rollout in Kansas
Most-often mentioned state at today’s House committee grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius? So far, it’s the secretary’s home state of Kansas. “We're not in Kansas anymore. Some might say we are in Wizard of Oz land,” Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said to Sebelius during one contentious exchange about her agency’s troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov. So how is the rollout going in Kansas?
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Charles Ornstein
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Four Things to Know About Today’s Obamacare Hearing

Four Things to Know About Today’s Obamacare Hearing
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning. Here are four things (and dozens of links) you need to know before watching her speak before the committee.
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Charles Ornstein
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Rick Perry Is Quietly Encouraging Texans to Sign Up for Obamacare

Rick Perry Is Quietly Encouraging Texans to Sign Up for Obamacare
Governor Rick Perry has always been one of the Affordable Care Act's most vocal opponents. He's called it a "monstrosity," a "stomach punch to the economy," and a "felony." But that hasn't stopped him from telling Texans to sign up for health coverage from the law. That's right — Rick Perry's administration is encouraging Texans to enroll in the ACA's health insurance exchanges.
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Trouble Shooting Healthcare.gov: What's Wrong and Right About the Insurance Marketplace

Trouble Shooting Healthcare.gov: What's Wrong and Right About the Insurance Marketplace
Over the weekend, two very different takes on the three-week-old HealthCare.gov health insurance marketplace hit the newsstand. One saw the glitchy website as a glass half full, while the other only saw the leaky mess that tech-heavy Internet launches sometimes succumb to.
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Charles Ornstein
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