If there was ever one thing that would compel Republican state leaders to set aside their political and ideological opposition to President Barack Obama's health care reform law, it was going to be lobbying by powerful health care interests in their backyards.
President Barack Obama nominated someone to run one of the biggest agencies in the federal government Thursday. It's not likely to matter, if recent history is any guide.
Before President Barack Obama enacted a health care reform law in 2010, Medicaid always seemed like the also-ran of entitlement programs. Politicians talked about Medicare and Social Security all the time but Medicaid, a joint federal-state program for low-income people, wasn't always part of the conversation.
Health care reform may have been suffered some bruises at the hands of Congress and the Supreme Court that could shorten its reach and Medicare may face cuts during the next round of budget negotiations between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans. But one part of Obamacare appears to be working as intended: Older Americans and people with disabilities are paying less for their prescription drugs under Medicare. According to a report issued Thursday by the Obama administration, health care reform has saved 6.1 million people more than $5.7 billion.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will become the sixth Republican state chief executive to push for the expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care reform law Wednesday.
The big headline from the Congressional Budget Office's latest projections on the economy and the federal budget is that the deficit dropped below $1 trillion for the first time during Barack Obama's presidency.
Looks like Utah won't be running its own Obamacare health insurance exchange after all.
Pennsylvania won't make Medicaid available to more of its poor residents, Gov. Tom Corbett (R) told state legislators during his budget address Tuesday.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who opposed President Barack Obama's health care reform law, wants to take advantage of Obamacare funding to expand his state's Medicaid program to more poor people, he announced in his budget proposal Monday.
Just 8 percent of part-time workers are enrolled in their company health insurance plans, according to a report released Monday that underscores the reasons for and the challenges created by President Barack Obama's health care reform law.