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  • Robert B. Reich: The three large truths about the Affordable Care Act

    Having failed to defeat the Affordable Care Act every other way, Republicans are now hell-bent on destroying it in Americans' minds. Every Republican in Washington has been programmed to use the word "disaster" whenever mentioning the Act. The idea is to...
  • Is Obamacare challenging enough yet for Obama?

    Two statements explain the huge failure of Obamacare. One is by President Barack Obama, the other is about him. The first was made in St. Paul, Minn., at the end of the 2008 primary campaign, when candidate Obama predicted that generations would look...
  • Technology failures grow all too common in government projects

    Technology failures grow all too common in government projects
    WASHINGTON — It was an ambitious federal technology project, tying together a string of government databases in one Web portal. But the launch was a giant mess: contract missteps, broken deadlines, cost overruns. Users complained the site was...
  • Retirement: Appealing a Medicare claim

    There are steps you can take before going through the task of appealing the denial of a Medicare claim. First, talk with the doctor, hospital and Medicare to see if you can spot the problem and get the claim resubmitted. If you can't fix the problem...
  • Debunking the anti-Obamacare camp's attack on Medicaid

    As the federal insurance website healthcare.gov puts its birth pangs behind it, critics of the Affordable Care Act may well need another attack point. One is already emerging: It's an assault on Medicaid, the federal-state health program that's a linchpin...
  • False equivalency from Fix the Debt

    False equivalency from Fix the Debt
    You can always identify true ideologues -- their pitch never changes, no matter the weather, political or otherwise. That's the case with Fix the Debt, a lobby group for deficit hawks that's connected umbilically to hedge fund billionaire Peter G....
  • Mickey Kaus gets his own taxes wrong

    Mickey Kaus gets his own taxes wrong
    Mickey Kaus, the neoliberal (whatever that is) blogger from L.A.'s Westside, writes in the Daily Caller that he has just discovered he had no taxed income last year. "I am the 47%," he declares, referring to Mitt Romney's celebrated rant about non-tax-...
  • GOP's Harris takes on health care policy

    GOP's Harris takes on health care policy
    Three years after touting his medical background as he campaigned for Congress, Rep. Andy Harris is emerging as a top spokesman in opposition to Obamacare — and taking on other health policy issues as well. For Harris, a Baltimore County...
  • Fix the Debt reaches out on Twitter, gets massively trolled

    Fix the Debt reaches out on Twitter, gets massively trolled
    To the chronicles of misbegotten corporate adventures with social media, we can add a new, sterling event. The anti-deficit lobbying organization Fix the Debt staged a question-and-answer chat on Twitter Thursday. Its goal presumably was to reach...
  • CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out

    CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out
    A couple of well-heeled anchor-reporters for CNBC -- the type of people who need never beg for lunch dates among Wall Street bankers -- Friday batted around the supposed threat to the republic posed by hordes of seniors collecting Social Security...
  • The dirty secrets behind Boehner's 'spiking' Obamacare premiums

    The dirty secrets behind Boehner's 'spiking' Obamacare premiums
    Perhaps in an effort to defuse reports that House Speaker John Boehner is making out pretty well as a first-time insurance customer under the Affordable Care Act, Boehner's office put out the word this weekend that his family healthcare premiums will be...