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While the individual market might not be exploding (not yet, at least), Republican talking points about the problems in the individual market are not entirely without merit. But the story of Obamacare's problems is not complete unless we take a look back over the last several years and look at all the ways Republican lawmakers, governors, and pundits – and now the Trump Administration – took steps to deliberately weaken the Affordable Care Act. - Louise Norris

10 ways the GOP sabotaged Obamacare

May 17, 2017 – The story of Obamacare's problems is not complete unless we take a look back at all the ways Republican lawmakers took steps to… Read more

Thank you, Justice Roberts, for saving…

June 28, 2015 – John Boehner would never say it publicly, but he has to envy Roberts. Here's what I think Boehner would say in a letter to Roberts if he… Read more

Obamacare’s ‘victims’

January 2, 2014 – When ‘victims’ step forward, reporters need to investigate these claims. If newspaper editors and television producers are willing to… Read more

The dismal politics of Obamacare

October 9, 2013 – I think different Republicans hold a full range of motivations with respect to the health care law. Some oppose the Affordable Care Act out… Read more

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A fuss over subsidies for…

August 7, 2013 – The decision to let Congressional staffers keep their federal subsidies to help buy coverage through the exchanges makes sense from a human… Read more

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Obama wins Round One of budget…

December 7, 2012 – Now, the president will have to decide where he is willing to compromise on cutting government spending. There are, in fact, places where… Read more

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Is health care headed for the ‘fiscal…

December 3, 2012 – It's hard not to think about the movie "Thelma and Louise" with all the dire predictions about the coming"fiscal cliff." House Speaker… Read more

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Why there is no “Next Big Idea” for…

November 19, 2012 – Bottom line: The President doesn't need to come up with new ideas. He just has to stand firm on implementing what we… Read more

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GOP turns a deaf ear to women … again

April 26, 2012 – After the recent hoopla over contraception, you'd think the GOP leader might think twice about short changing millions of women who have… Read more

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Health reform is being hated less ;)

June 24, 2010 – If you listen to John Boehner, health reform is not only completely abhorrent to the critics who pummeled it for months on end, but… Read more

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Rep. Eric Cantor: “blame the victim”

March 26, 2010 – In the circus surrounding the Tea Party reaction to the health insurance reform bill, Republican Congressman Eric Cantor is stepping in as… Read more