First Thoughts: Health-care battle continues

Health care battle continues… OFA releases new TV ad trying to boost the health law’s popularity, while GOP politicians try to chart a course on how to roll back the law… Gingrich: GOP can’t just be against Obamacare… Violence in Egypt represents foreign-policy disaster for U.S… The sequester’s impact on science funding… And the latest […]

Health care exchanges threatened by delay

Some health care exchanges won’t be ready for business by the official Oct. 1 target date, experts warn.(Photo: David Sutherland, Getty Images) SHARECONNECT 37 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE Less than 90 days before government-run health exchanges are due to open up shop under President Obama’s new health care law, Web insurers are still being locked out of helping […]

Obama to speak on health care law Thursday

President Obama(Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images) SHARECONNECT 143 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE President Obama returns to a familiar topic on Thursday: Health care. Obama will discuss the economic benefits of the new health care law, spokesman Jay Carney said, a day after New York state reported that it expects private health insurance rates to drop by more than […]

Speaking Out for Health Care Act, Obama Says Millions Will Get Rebates

WASHINGTON — President Obama, slipping back into his episodic role as a vigorous campaigner for his new health care act, said Thursday that thanks to the law, more than 8.5 million Americans are getting rebates this summer from their insurance providers. Mr. Obama was flanked by families who have benefited from a provision in the […]

Obama pitches health care exchanges in Calif. visit

President Obama, shown here on May 23, will speak Friday on health care exchanges in California.(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP) WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday highlighted a concentrated, localized strategy to encourage young Americans to enroll in the new health care exchanges. “Competition and choice are pushing down costs in the individual market, just like […]

Florida Reverses, Taking Health Law’s Medicaid Expansion

It was an about-face for Mr. Scott, a former businessman who entered politics as a critic of Mr. Obama’s health care proposals. Florida was one of the states that sued to try to block the law, and, after the Supreme Court ruled last year that though the law was constitutional, states could choose not to […]