October 21, 2013 "There's no sugarcoating it: The website has been too slow" and confusing, President Obama said Monday. But he says the Affordable Care Act is working for Americans and that the problems will be fixed.
October 20, 2013 Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said no one is more frustrated than President Obama, who is expected to address the glitches in a speech on Monday. The White House also said that 476,000 Americans had started health insurance applications during the first three weeks of the program.
October 14, 2013 Now that enrollment has opened for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, one of the biggest questions people have is, what's the deadline? It's Dec. 15 if you want coverage to start on Jan. 1. But open enrollment actually runs through March 2014. After that, you'll generally have to wait until next fall.
October 1, 2013 All congressional — and some executive branch — staff could end up taking pay cuts of up to $12,000 as the health insurance benefits of some 16,000 congressional staff get caught up in the budget fight on Capitol Hill.
September 30, 2013 As a government shutdown looms, the fiscal battles pit against each other two old veterans of Washington's partisan-wars, Sen. Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner... Don't call this gridlock ... The GOP civil war
September 27, 2013 A political journalist tells congressional Republicans to pull the trigger on a government shutdown and debt default... Speaker Boehner's attempt to placate his House GOP caucus' hardliners fails ... Someone goes cute and furry to sell Obamacare.
September 25, 2013 Some of the morning's most interesting political items included Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-Obamacare Senate talkathon... another Republican calling him a "fraud"... and congressional Democrats viewing the GOP shutdown threat as an opportunity for Democratic political gains.
September 25, 2013 Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stood up to oppose the president's health care law. His talkathon began Tuesday afternoon and ended at noon Wednesday.
September 24, 2013 Six days before the federal government is due to shut down, Sen. Ted Cruz's fellow GOP colleagues indicated they weren't prepared to follow his lead in the anti-Obamacare fight.
September 24, 2013 Some conservative Republicans don't think a government shutdown will hurt them ... Former House GOP leaders say Speaker Boehner and his team have it far harder than they did ... George W. Bush defends the present golfer in chief.
September 23, 2013 The looming federal government shutdown and efforts to defund Obamacare are capturing political headlines Monday morning.
September 19, 2013 After pressuring his House GOP colleagues to stick their necks out and only support spending bills that defund Obamacare, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz conceded Wednesday that their plan had no chance of getting through the Senate.
September 18, 2013 Now that House Republican leaders plan to pass a government spending bill with language defunding Obamacare, House Speaker John Boehner's problem has become the Senate GOP leader's problem.
September 16, 2013 Can I wait to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare until I get sick? Do young people really have to buy it? And isn't Obamacare really a negative term? Julie Rovner answers these and more as opening day looms for the new health exchanges.