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    ‘Dumb Decision’ or Pro-Obamacare 'Conspiracy' at Census Bureau?

    Some critics of Obamacare are up in arms about the Census Bureau’s intent to change questions it asks millions of Americans about health insurance. Others just think census officials have lousy timing. The New York Times first reported on internal documents showing the agency’s changes to questions also will change … More

    GOP Governors Hit Obama Administration on Medicare Advantage Rates

    Three Republican governors yesterday blasted President Barack Obama over changes to next year’s Medicare Advantage rates, writing in a letter that the Obama administration’s recent rate announcement was “little more than political theater.” While the administration says Medicare Advantage plans will get a slight pay bump next year, Govs. Rick … More

    The Charts Obama Doesn't Want You to See

    Talking about Obamacare’s effects is one thing; seeing hard data is another. Heritage’s newly updated Obamacare in Pictures has 15 charts that show the law’s effects on Americans—from canceled insurance policies to new taxes, Medicare cuts, reduced choice for plans, and more. Here’s a quick look at just three of … More

    Future of Medicare Advantage Remains Uncertain

    For the second year in a row, the Obama Administration has reversed course on planned payment rate cuts for Medicare Advantage (MA), the private plans providing the Medicare benefit to nearly 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries. But this year’s reprieve doesn’t guarantee the program’s future viability. In February, the … More

    Marylanders on Hook for Millions More to Revamp Obamacare Site

    The board overseeing Maryland’s online health insurance exchange voted unanimously last night to scrap its $125.5 million website and use technology implemented in Connecticut. The Baltimore Sun reported that the board for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange decided the new website will adopt technology by Deloitte Consulting used on Connecticut’s … More

    'Here to Stay': Triumphant President Says 7 Million Enrolled in Obamacare

    President Obama today basked in the glow of  “7.1 million” – the number of Americans the White House said had signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, what the president embraced yet again as “Obamacare.” “Despite several lost weeks out of the gate because of the website, … More

    9 Crazy Ways the Left Tried to Make Obamacare Cool

    Did you sign up for Obamacare? If not, it wasn’t because it was uncool, right? The administration and its partner advocacy groups focused their marketing efforts heavily on young people — though because the law allows kids to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until age 26, it shifts the … More

    Md. Looks to Scrap $125.5 Million Obamacare Website, Start Over

    As states and the federal government push for enrollment in Obamacare ahead of today’s midnight deadline, Maryland is poised for a do-over of its health insurance website, which has performed poorly at a cost of $125.5 million to date. The Washington Post reports that the board for the Maryland Health … More

    UPDATED | Where You Can Buy Health Insurance After Today

    UPDATE (April 2): We wrote on March 31 (below) that Americans would still be able to buy health insurance in the individual market—outside Obamacare’s exchanges—after the Obamacare deadline. The Associated Press reported the same thing on April 1: Buyers can always go directly to an insurance company, but it may … More

    Public Opinion Plunges Amid Ballyhooed Obamacare ‘Surge’

    As the White House continues its victory lap after claiming to enroll more than 6 million Americans in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges, a survey finds that only one in four Americans supports President Obama’s signature domestic achievement—a new low. The Associated Press-Gfk poll—online interviews with 1,012 adults conducted … More