| Mar 17, 2014
For most of October and part of November, Dr. Stephen Ondra couldn't sleep.
The launch of the Affordable Care Act, the national health care overhaul that Ondra played a hand in crafting and implementing, had landed with a thud.
At first, federal...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:11 PM
WASHINGTON – Following their loss in Tuesday’s special congressional election in Florida, Democratic strategists increasingly are willing to say publicly that the party faces a problem in this year’s midterm election – but it&...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON — A challenge to part of President Obama's healthcare law that hits the Supreme Court on Tuesday could lead to one of the most significant religious freedom rulings in the high court's history.
Four years ago, in their controversial...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:05 AM
People can pray. Corporations cannot.
But now the Supreme Court must decide whether impersonal, for-profit companies do enjoy religious rights that exempt them from providing contraceptives under the Obama administration's health care law.
"That's a big...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:35 PM
OXON HILL, Md. — After steep losses in the 2012 election, there was broad agreement within the Republican Party that its biggest challenge was bridging the divide with key voter groups — minorities, women and young voters — who threw...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:12 PM
California is nearing 1 million people enrolled in Obamacare coverage, but the state's insurance exchange is still running behind in signing up Latinos and young people.
In figures released Thursday, the state said 923,832 people had picked a health...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The two major political parties look at off-cycle congressional elections the way great powers eye wars in small lands — as a chance to test weapons and tactics they'll soon deploy elsewhere.
That's why many of the ads...
| Mar 9, 2014
Recently, a bizarre scene unfolded on the floor of the House of Representatives that would have shocked the framers of the Constitution. In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had decided to go it alone in areas where...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don't meet consumer standards set by the president's new healthcare law would be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:58 PM
With less than a month left for enrollment in Obamacare, California's insurance exchange is applying a major dose of peer pressure.
In a new TV ad blitz, recent enrollees extol the benefits of having coverage for checkups or a serious illness. A man...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:53 AM
President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered a campaign blueprint for fellow Democrats who are facing a tough election this November: Challenge Republicans who criticize his signature healthcare law to come up with something better.
The president had...