| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON - -Just six enrollments occurred on the opening day for www.healthcare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website, according to documents released late Thursday by a House oversight committee.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:07 PM
PANAMA CANAL ZONE — During a recent tour of the historic locks here, Vice President Joe Biden helped an operator flip the switches to open the gates and then stepped out onto a balcony to watch a gargantuan vessel pass through.
A hundred yards...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"We're not in Kansas anymore," said the smirking congressman from Texas, pleased with his own witlessness.
Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican, was addressing Kathleen Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, now secretary of health and human services, who is...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Two months after its disastrous debut, the federal website for enrolling Americans in health insurance under President Obama's healthcare law has improved markedly, and many consumers are now likely to be able to use it to select...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Matthew Yglesias this week has jumped on one of the more discreditable bandwagons of Obamacare revisionism: the notion that the failure of the enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, has done near permanent damage to progressive principles.
A lot of that...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
With dire reports of the Obamacare website's dysfunction rising by the hour--and the deadlines for signing up for insurance moving nearer by the day--the question on everyone's lips is: Has the time come to delay the individual mandate?
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
No one expected Congress to step in and avert the sharp cuts in food stamp benefits that kicked in Friday. We're beyond expecting anything from this Congress on short notice except for grandstanding and spurts of inaction.
But it's proper to remind...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Obamacare's critics are going to town on the cancellation letters millions of Americans are receiving from their health insurers, informing them that their health plans won't conform to the new federal standards for health coverage as of Jan. 1.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Amid continued criticism from a political rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown took some responsibility Tuesday for the dismal performance of Maryland's online health insurance exchange.
"Everyone that was involved in starting up the exchange is...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Maryland's Health Connection Executive Director Rebecca Pearce has done a mea culpa and rightfully resigned ("Health exchange director resigns," Dec. 6). Since Gov. Martin O'Malley put Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in charge of overseeing the implementation of...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Growing numbers of Americans are signing up for insurance through President Obama's health law, with more than 250,000 selecting a plan in November, according to a new government report.
That is more than double the number in October,...