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Another Huge Obama Win: 12 Million Have Chosen Private Policies Through Obamacare Exchanges

Another Huge Obama Win: 12 Million Have Chosen Private Policies Through Obamacare Exchanges

Republicans were wrong again. 12 million people have chosen private policies through Obamacare exchanges.

9 years ago

Louie Gohmert: It’s Obama’s Fault We’re all Idiots

I paraphrase, but not by much. Gohmert uses nuns, the Posse Comitatus Act, and Waco 1993 to prove Obama is…

9 years ago

Public Support For Obamacare Grows As Less Than 30 Percent Of Americans Support Repeal

A Kaiser Health Tracking Survey finds that more Americans now have a favorable opinion of Obamacare than an unfavorable one.

9 years ago

Hobby Lobby II Case Could Impose Right Wing Evangelical Tyranny On Health Insurers

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito opened a Pandora's box that has the potential to give some corporations the right to…

9 years ago

Republicans Admit Defeat and Silently Surrender In Their War On Obamacare

While Republicans aren't waving the white flag publicly, the GOP is becoming quietly aware that they have lost their war…

9 years ago

Obamacare Is Working As Uninsured Rate Drops Below 12 Percent

Despite persistent Republican efforts to undermine the ACA, Obamacare is, in fact, working, as uninsured rates continue to plummet.

9 years ago

Another Obamacare Win: Red State Montana House Passes Medicaid Expansion

Montana's House voted 54-46 to approve federal subsidies for Medicaid expansion, with 13 Republicans joining 41 Democrats to pass the…

9 years ago

Florida Governor Rick Scott Flip-Flops On Medicaid Expansion Again, Now Opposes It

Governor Scott has reversed his position and he now opposes Medicaid expansion after briefly supporting it. Ironically, he blames Obama.

9 years ago

Republican Secret Love For Obamacare Exposed As Lawmakers Choose ACA Over Private Market

Hypocritical Republican lawmakers like Ted Cruz could have gone for a "private market" solution, but instead they chose to let…

9 years ago

GOP Solicits Obamacare “Horror Stories” But Gets Bombarded With Positive ACA Testimonials

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers solicited Obamacare "horror stories" on Facebook, but instead got bombarded with positive ACA testimonials.

9 years ago

GOP Sociopaths, Not God, Don’t Want Americans To Have Medical Care

Since 2009 it has been painfully obvious that Republicans or their supporters do not want Americans to have access to…

9 years ago

Obama’s Biggest Victory: 16.4 Million Uninsured Americans Have Gained Health Coverage Via ACA

Millions of Americans have gained health insurance coverage, since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed into law on March…

9 years ago

Less Than 30 Percent Of Americans Support Supreme Court Nixing Obamacare Subsidies

A Hart Research Associates Poll released on March 2, finds that by a solid 63-29 majority, American voters want to…

9 years ago

Obamacare Is A Smashing Success As Uninsured Rates Continue To Plummet

A Gallup poll finds the percentage of Americans lacking health care coverage has dropped from 17.3 percent in 2013 to…

9 years ago

GOP Stooge Tries To Take Healthcare From 13 Million Because He Wishes Obama Wasn’t Born

Next month, the Supreme Court of the United States will consider King v. Burwell, in which millions of people will…

9 years ago

The Lame Duck President’s Not So Lame State Of The Union Speech

I was privileged to watch a chamber full of sullen, petulant, mostly far-right and white, wealthy Koch puppets, largely sitting…

9 years ago

Ben Carson’s Embarrassingly Stupid Attack on Obamacare

Ben Carson thinks Obamacare is unconstitutional because it doesn't help everybody. The only problem with that is that it DOES…

9 years ago

Obamacare Is Working: Millions More Are Insured Than A Year Ago

The Urban Institute's latest survey shows that Obamacare is working to lower the number of Americans who are uninsured.

9 years ago

GOP Fail: Almost Half a Million People Sign Up for Obamacare in First Week

Almost half a million people signed up for Obamacare in one week.

9 years ago

The GOP Poutfest Ignited: House Republicans Sue President Obama Over ACA

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that House GOP will be using taxpayer money to sue President Obama over the implementation…

10 years ago

Get Covered Illinois Uses Humor To Upend Republican Obamacare Lies

The timing seems like it couldn't be better for this clever ad from Get Covered Illinois, the Land of Lincoln's…

10 years ago

Latest Obamacare Scandal is Just More Republican Hypocrisy and Lies

Media Matters went to the trouble of exposing the GOP's latest Obamacare scandal on Thursday, three days before CNN made…

10 years ago

Ted Cruz’s “Net Neutrality Is Obamacare For The Internet” Tweet Shows He Understands Neither

On Monday morning, President Obama made a public statement urging the FCC to take strong measures to protect net neutrality.To…

10 years ago

A Week Before Midterms, GOP Devastated By The Fact That The Affordable Care Act’s Working

This week The New York Times published an assortment of answers to the question, "Is the Affordable Care Act Working?"…

10 years ago

Republican Gov. John Kasich Frantically Backtracks After Being Caught Praising Obamacare

Ohio Governor John Kasich spent his Monday night calling up different media outlets after the Associated Press ran an article…

10 years ago

Obama Goes Off Script and Drops A Truth Bomb On Selfish Republican Governors

President Obama went off script while speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner Saturday evening and deployed a truth…

10 years ago

Myth Busted: Republicans Wrong Again as Obamacare Premiums Set to Decrease in 2015

For five years, Republicans claimed the Affordable Care Act would produce significant rate hikes that would kill the law. For…

10 years ago

2012’s Biggest Loser Karl Rove Confidently States GOP Will Overtake Senate In Midterms

In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Republican strategist and campaign funder Karl Rove wrote that the Republicans are…

10 years ago

Real Death Panels: Virginia Republicans and Their Monomaniacal Quest to Deny Medicaid

In ongoing efforts to deny affordable health care to their citizens, Virginia Republicans may have very well broken the law…

10 years ago

Same Old: Kevin McCarthy Replaced Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader

If you expected change, tailor your expectations to expect more of the same because this is another House defined by…

10 years ago

Introducing the Current Era of New and Largely Unknown Republican House Leaders

Word has it that a California Republican Representative named McCarthy is in line to take over Eric Cantor's post as…

10 years ago

While Clamoring For War, Republicans Ignore Positive Obamacare News

As Republicans once again try to besmirch Obama's foreign policy, they willfully ignored a week full of positive Obamacare news.…

10 years ago

Virginia GOP Bribes Democratic State Senator To Resign So They Can Stop Medicaid Expansion

The Washington Post reported on Sunday evening that State Senator Phillip Puckett, a Democrat, will resign from office Monday. Puckett…

10 years ago

Desperate Liar Mitch McConnell Gets Caught In His Own Obamacare Trap

The man who would be Majority Leader of the Senate and who promised to repeal Obamacare if he makes it…

10 years ago

Doctors, An Endangered Species Thanks To The Republicans

After your next checkup, if you know your doc pretty well, take a little time and ask him/her how the…

10 years ago

A Plurality of Kentuckians Like Obamacare, As Long as It’s Called Something Else

A plurality of registered voters in Kentucky have a favorable impression of Kynect. Kynect is Obamacare, by a different name.

10 years ago

Koch Brothers Latest Obamacare Ad Is Their Most Dishonest And Deceptive One Yet

The Koch Brothers SuperPAC, Americans for Prosperity, is currently running an ad in Michigan targeting Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters,…

10 years ago

Obamacare Is A Massive Success As 1.1 Million People Signed Up In The Month Of January

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the January enrollment numbers for the ACA and it…

10 years ago

Work Ethic Challenged Republicans Now Claim the ACA Threatens America’s Work Ethic

Now that their Obamacare kills jobs lie was discredited by the CBO's report and again in testimony to Congress, Republicans…

10 years ago

GOP May Refuse To Believe It But CBO Shows That Budget Deficits Continue to Shrink

On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office released a report discussing the economy and budget. The report showed that the deficit…

10 years ago

‘New’ Republican Healthcare Plan Sticks It To Everyone Except Insurance Companies

The Republicans "new" plan to replace the ACA brings back everything that was wrong with the old system and they…

10 years ago

Obamacare Delivers Knockout Blow To GOP As Majority Of States Have Expanded Medicaid

The further we go along into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and more people see what it offers…

10 years ago

Rob Portman and Kelly Ayotte Cowardly Back Away From Unemployment Benefits Extension

On Wednesday afternoon, both Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) backtracked and said that they would only vote for…

10 years ago

House Republican Bill Requires That the IRS Investigate Sexual Assault Survivors

Rep. Chris Smith's bill amends the Internal Revenue Service code to require IRS auditors to investigate and interrogate sexual-assault survivors…

10 years ago

While Democrats Focus on Real Issues, Republicans Plan Another Attack on Obamacare

What are Congressional Republicans looking to focus on when they enter the chamber on Monday? Obamacare, of course!

10 years ago

Rep. Waxman Catches Republicans in Another ACA Lie and Delivers Truth Bomb With Report

On New Year's Eve, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, published a…

10 years ago

Liberty Stealing Republicans Try to Control Women’s Body By Attacking Private Healthcare

It is the right to choose their reproductive health that women are most likely under attack from Republicans whose latest…

10 years ago

DSCC Sees Huge Fundraising Gains in November Due to President Obama’s Help

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released their fundraising numbers in November and they were nothing short of sensational. For the…

10 years ago

NBC/WSJ Poll Shows Majority of People Reject the Republican Party and Their Views

While the media will focus on the President's disapproval ratings showing as an all-time high in this poll (54%), the…

10 years ago

Another Conservative Journalist Offensively Compares the ACA to Iraq War

It seems that the National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru felt that it had been too long since a conservative had made…

10 years ago

A Nasty Anti-Obama Column Draws a Contributor’s Angry Response

A Newsday columnist, Lane Filler, recently wrote some truly untrue things about our President and his health care plan. I…

10 years ago

Fox Hypes ‘New’ Republican Alternative to Obamacare That is Over Four Years Old

A Fox Nation article hyped a press release from Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) where he states than an 'independent' study…

10 years ago

Republicans Vote Against Their Own Survival as the Top 14 Child Poverty States Are Red

Red state Obama haters think they are punishing the president by voting Republican, but their only accomplishment is creating hunger…

10 years ago

Boehner Gets Caught Hyping Another Completely False Obamacare ‘Horror’ Story

On Monday, as Healthcare.gov was being visited by nearly a million people, Speaker of the House John Bohner (R-OH) felt…

10 years ago

Republicans Freak Out as Healthcare.gov Gets Nearly a Million Hits on Monday

At his press conference on Monday afternoon, White House Press Secretary confirmed that over 375,000 people visited the federal health…

10 years ago

Taking Notes: How Black Friday Marketing Techniques Can Sell the ACA

How do we convince a generation of millennials that they need health insurance rather than TVs? Simple: By engaging in…

10 years ago

The White House Storms Fox News To Refute Idiotic Republican Talking Point on Iran Deal

The White House sent Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken on Fox News this morning to destroy the moronic GOP…

11 years ago

Boehner Whines About Receiving Excellent Health Insurance the Same Day He Applies

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) decided to blog about his Healthcare.gov experience on Thursday. According to the Speaker's…

11 years ago

Obamacare Website Woes Amplified By Active Republican Hatred

In case you hadn't already heard, it appears that some of the problems with the Obamacare website aren't exactly due…

11 years ago

39 House DINOs Helped Crush ACA Requirements in a Critical Vote

Unless Democrats want more of the same in DC until January of 2021, they'll have to move their frozen rumps…

11 years ago

Mitch McConnell Is Less Popular Than the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky

Things are so bad for Mitch McConnell in Kentucky that a new DFM Research poll found that the Senate Minority…

11 years ago

Numbers Game: What the ACA’s Initial Enrollment Really Means

Having affordable health care will mean a world of difference for the 106,815 people who now have it for the…

11 years ago

Taking Back the House, Vol. 17: Kevin McCarthy and California’s 23rd District

This is the seventeenth edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. The purpose of…

11 years ago

The Great Hypocrisy Is That Republicans Are Anything But Pro-Life

In their blood lust to withhold healthcare, coupled with their sheer hatred for the Affordable Care Act, Republicans revealed that…

11 years ago

The Real Villains Behind the Criticisms of Obamacare

The media is quick to look for anything negative about Obamacare, but they protect the real culprit: insurance company behavior

11 years ago

A Senate Committee is the Latest to Attack Kathleen Sebelius Over ACA

Today, we take a close look at the Senate Finance Committee and their relentless and unfair attempts to discredit the…

11 years ago

The Affordable Care Act Ain’t Broke: So Let’s Fix Healthcare.gov (Quickly, Please)

The healthcare.gov website has been online for 2 weeks. It works, but must be improved. There has been an overload…

11 years ago

The Insurance Industry Hates the ACA? The Insurance Industry Loves the ACA.

If you were to believe the headlines, it would appear that Blue Cross and their ilk are terrified of ACA.…

11 years ago

Fiscal Scolds Demand ‘Reforms’ to Social Security and Medicare Based on a Myth

The fiscal scolds at Fix The Debt are again demanding 'reforms' to Social Security and Medicare. Their entire argument is…

11 years ago

IT’S TEOTWAWKI REDUX, NOT! Obamacare And The Exploitation of Technology Fear.

The right-wing uses the people's fear of new technology to try to stop "Obamacare". Many experts said that Y2K would…

11 years ago

How The Tea Party and Republicans Continue to Blow Golden Opportunities

The Tea Party and the Republicans could have led a much-needed national debate about the role and size of the…

11 years ago

The Big Lie Behind Rand Paul’s Pack of GOP Shutdown Lies

The shutdown Republicans initiated claiming Obamacare is costing Americans too much money, costs more money than Obamacare.

11 years ago

It’s Amazing What the American People Will Believe About Obamacare

The fact that there are people who still believe in death panels is pathetic enough, but now they think there…

11 years ago

Rafael, the Wacko Birds and Their Celebrated Shutdown

Rafael and the wacko birds celebrated the government shutdown as if they actually accomplished something.

11 years ago

Tea Party Heroine Determined to Save Americans from Obamacare Crack Cocaine of Dependency

Michele Bachmann took time off from election fraud efforts to have an Obamacare hissy-fit for the ages

11 years ago

Tea Party – Pee on America and Call this Experiment in Democracy Over

Who, precisely, we must ask ourselves, are Cruz and Paul and others fighting for if it is not the American…

11 years ago

The Crazies Rally Around their Own, Ted Cruz

Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel insists "Mr. Cruz emasculated, delightfully, Obama's political yes-bots on both sides of the aisle."

11 years ago

Obamacare Lies Dealt a Death Blow By Study that Finds Full Time Job Growth Expected

Instead of killing jobs, employers expect to increase the number of full-time employees by nearly 2% over the next year…

11 years ago

Republicans Have Lost Their Grip on Reality and Are Disregarding the Constitution

Republicans have lost their grip on reality and it manifest itself their blatant disregard for the Constitution save the 2nd…

11 years ago

Obamacare Turns Republicans Against Insurance

Republicans have not proposed a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, and won't, because Obamacare has turned the GOP base…

11 years ago

The Republican Plot to Thwart The ACA With American Horror Stories Has Completely Failed

Republicans have spent every day of their vacation following their plan to the letter seeking horror stories about the not-yet-implemented…

11 years ago

Republicans Are In a Full Blown Panic as the Affordable Care Act Grows More Successful

It is the health law's success stories that have Republicans in a panic and it is the third reason they…

11 years ago

Jim DeMint Says GOP Will Destroy America To Stop Obamacare

DeMint's remedy for Obamacare is like burning down your house to stop a leaky pipe from flooding your bathroom.

11 years ago

Speaker Boehner and House Republicans Deploy Desperate Stall Tactics

Conservatism has been described as the belief that no one should be the first person to do anything ... and…

11 years ago

President Obama’s Leadership on Mental Health Goes Largely Unnoticed

This week, the President led an important conference with new initiatives on mental health, but it was overlooked in favor…

11 years ago

Reeking of Desperation, John Boehner Claims Obama Witch Hunt is All About Jobs

Referencing 1998, when the GOP lost five seats after trying to kill the Clinton presidency with never-ending investigations, a reporter…

11 years ago

House Republicans Look to Divide and Conquer by Using Progressive Attacks Against Obama

House Republicans are trying to divide and conquer the left by adopting the progressive attacks against President Obama's budget as…

11 years ago

A Misleading and Highly Incomplete ‘Study’ Continues the GOP Attack on Obamacare

The Society of Actuaries conducted a study on the costs of medical claims and draws some scary conclusions. Exactly what…

11 years ago

Paul Ryan’s Budget Helps Drag His Approval Rating Down to 35%

As Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget advances toward the finishing line in the Republican-led House, a new Rasmussen poll shows Ryan…

11 years ago

House Republicans Threaten to Shut Down Government Unless Women are Denied Contraception

House Republicans proposed they will shut down the government unless they are allowed to restrict women's access to contraception.

11 years ago

The Koch Brothers Are Spending Millions to Deny Poor Americans Healthcare

Charles and David Koch are spending money to deny poor Americans healthcare for no readily apparent reason except the Kochs…

11 years ago

Starbucks Shows that Healthcare isn’t a Job Killer by Adding 1,500 Cafes

Starbucks, which offers healthcare benefits to its eligible part time employees, is expanding with 1500 more cafes in America in…

11 years ago

You Lost Republicans, so Stop Pretending Like Obamacare is On the Table

The latest joke from Republicans was offered up by Eric Cantor who called for Obama to put Obamacare on the…

11 years ago

Paul Ryan Gets Booed at AARP for Attacking Obama and Obamacare

Paul Ryan tried selling the AARP on his Medicare privatization plan and attacks on ObamaCare and was met with groans…

12 years ago

Lyin’ Paul Ryan Applied For Obamacare Funds To Help A Family Planning Facility

Paul Ryan has been hypocritically denouncing ObamaCare while trying to extract the benefits of it for his constituency, while also…

12 years ago