President Barack Obama says he’s nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary.
Hoping to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is using a variation of the state’s “Live Free or Die” motto to argue against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.
Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.
Former White House spokesman says killing the employer mandate would be one of many tweaks that could improve the Affordable Care Act.
Maryland auditors say a review of the state’s badly flawed health exchange website is limited and does not provide a complete understanding of decisions that were made.
Maryland’s health secretary says the state “made a major misjudgment” in buying commercial off-the-shelf software for the state’s troubled health exchange website, instead of building something specifically for the purpose of implementing the federal Affordable Care Act.
Only one-fourth of Americans under age 34 have signed up as of last month.
State health officials voted to replace the technology in their health exchange website.
President Barack Obama touted this week’s announcement that 7.1 million American signed up for coverage through his signature health care law, and he blasted critics for continued efforts to assault the Affordable Care Act, declaring: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”
Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.