Schieffer: Gruber Obamacare Remarks Show ‘Sorry State Of American Politics’

CBS News’ Bob Schieffer says he is “dumbstruck” by one-time Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber’s current comments about the health care law, saying that his actions are just another example of what’s wrong with American politics.

11/17/2014

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Challenge To Obamacare On Contraceptives Rejected

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge to Obamacare that would have enabled non-profit religious organizations to avoid government-approved contraception programs.

11/14/2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., downplayed critical comments made by an architect of the Affordable Care Act by saying she doesn’t “know who he is” – although Pelosi’s office has previously stated that they’ve relied on Jonathan Gruber’s analysis.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pelosi Says She Doesn’t Know Obamacare Architect, Despite Touting His Work In 2009

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., downplayed critical comments made by an architect of the Affordable Care Act by saying she doesn’t “know who he is” – although Pelosi’s office has previously stated that they’ve relied on Jonathan Gruber’s analysis.

11/13/2014

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‘People Are Going To Be In For A Shock': Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple

Americans will see their bank accounts shrink if they don’t sign up for Obamacare in its second enrollment season.

11/12/2014

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Romney: ‘This Is Really The Last Chance For America To Pass Judgment On The Obama Administration’

Claiming new momentum 48 hours before polls open across America, Republicans on Sunday assailed President Barack Obama in a final weekend push to motivate voters as Democrats deployed their biggest stars to help preserve an endangered Senate majority.

11/03/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

An increase in the number of people employed year round drove the poverty rate from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, says the Census Bureau. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poverty Rate Drops For The First Time Since 2006

The Census Bureau found the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. White House credits job growth for decline.

09/16/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, greet the crowd as they arrive onstage at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry, on Sept. 14, 2014 in Indianola, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Harkin: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Fingerprints Are All Over’ Obamacare

Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over “the guardians of gridlock” in an high-profile appearance that drove speculation about another White House bid into overdrive.

09/14/2014

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Obamacare To Complicate Tax Refunds, Create ‘Hefty Repayment Liabilities’

But if you count on your tax refund and you’re one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama’s law, it’s not too early.

08/24/2014

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White House Being Pressed to Enforce Obamacare’s Anti-Discrimination Provisions

Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation’s health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

08/18/2014