| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Readers have been asking why The Times' editorial board has been so critical of House Republicans for trying to defund or delay key provisions of the 2010 healthcare law without faulting President Obama for supposedly granting Congress and hundreds of big...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:50 PM
WASHINGTON — For most of the last two decades, Republicans such as Rep. Patrick Meehan, who represents a politically competitive district near Philadelphia, have been the odd men out in a House caucus dominated by conservatives such as those aligned...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Discuss California’s rollout of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act at 9 a.m. with Times reporters Chad Terhune and Eryn Brown.
Kicking off a historic healthcare expansion Tuesday, California's new insurance market stumbled out of the gate...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:47 AM
You could see this one coming.
Politico reported late Tuesday that congressional leaders are starting to talk about two fiscal crises merging in the days ahead. Federal agencies have partially shut down because House Republicans refuse to pass a bill to...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the White House barrels toward the open enrollment period for the nation's new healthcare law, the administration is deploying the man Obama once called the "Secretary of Explaining Stuff" -- former President Bill Clinton -- to make the case for it...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Colorado residents shopping for health insurance next year will be able to compare health plans using a star system that ranks insurance companies on quality.
In Oregon and Maryland, consumers will save as much as 30% on some plans...
| Jul 28, 2013
President Obama sounds like a man back on the offensive.
The president is reprising his core message that what the economy needs is more federal spending on popular priorities such as infrastructure and education, not less.
And his stump speeches last...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama offered a vigorous, lengthy defense of his healthcare law Friday, dismissing Republican attempts to block it as an “ideological fixation.”
In a preview of the message Democrats will carry into the 2014...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Anxious about how the national healthcare law will affect you? Will premiums soar? Can I keep my doctor? What's the penalty if I don't buy health insurance?
The biggest change to healthcare in nearly half a century is just weeks away, and many consumers...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:06 PM
With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:43 AM
When U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a freshman from Texas, released his Canadian birth certificate over the weekend, it became clear the great Cuban-American hope of the tea party for 2016 is a Canadian citizen.
And, of course, he is also an American citizen,...