Obamacare Penalty Fee Increasing Sharply in 2016

The Obamacare tax is set to hit particularly hard this year, and federal and state officials are hoping the threat of a $1,000 tax bill will finally be enough to prod reluctant Americans to sign up for the president’s controversial health law. California officials spotlighted the “individual mandate” in particularly blunt terms Wednesday, saying time […]

GOP Slams Obama on Obamacare Veto: ‘This Law Will Collapse’

Republicans slammed President Barack Obama Friday for vetoing legislation that would repeal Obamacare and strip funding for Planned Parenthood, with House Speaker Paul Ryan vowing to take “this process all the way to the end under the Constitution.” “It’s no surprise that someone named Obama vetoed a bill repealing Obamacare,” the Wisconsin representative said. “But […]

White House Mocks Obamacare Repeal

The administration mocked the Obamacare repeal bill sent to the White House Thursday, saying Congress had accomplished “nothing” and boasting that the health law is doing even better than expected. Roughly 11.3 million people have selected private plans on Obamacare’s exchanges for 2016, the Health and Human Services announced — putting the administration on solid […]

Report: Americans Making Financial and Lifestyle Sacrifices to Pay for Health Care

One in five Americans with health insurance is having problems paying medical bills and many are making financial and lifestyle sacrifices to foot the cost, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. More than one in three Americans, or 35 percent, said they were unable to pay for basic necessities such as food, heat, and […]

Congress Sends Obamacare Repeal to President’s Desk for First Time

Six years after President Obama rammed Obamacare through a Democrat-run Congress, Republicans used their own majority to take a “monumental” step toward scrapping the overhaul Wednesday, approving a bill to ax the onerous mandates that penalize Americans who refuse to comply with the health care law’s demands. After dozens of false starts, Republicans managed to […]

Heritage Action Calls On Presidential GOP Candidates To Fully Repeal Obamacare

In a letter addressed to Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls Tuesday, Heritage Action for America, the lobbying wing of the Heritage Foundation, called on the potential nominees to commit to a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) if elected. “A strong majority of Americans believe Congress should use the same process to repeal Obamacare that was […]

Nuns Will Take Obamacare Birth Control Mandate to Supreme Court

An elder-care charity run by nuns asked the Supreme Court on Monday to shield them from Obamacare’s birth control mandate, arguing that the government can provide their organizations’ female employees with contraceptives if it really wants to but shouldn’t force them to facilitate the coverage. Attorneys for the Little Sisters of the Poor and three […]

Health Care Repeal Vote to Open a Political Year in Congress

It’s been like a long-delayed New Year’s resolution for Republicans. But 2016 will finally be the year when they put legislation on President Barack Obama’s desk repealing his health care law. The bill undoing the president’s prized overhaul will be the first order of business when the House reconvenes this coming week, marking a sharply […]

ObamaCare Sign-Ups Climb to 8.5 Million

ObamaCare sign-ups have climbed to just over 8.5 million people, according to new data released by the administration on Wednesday. The number ticked up from the roughly 8.3 million who had signed up when the administration last released an update last week. While the weekly numbers climb, the administration on Wednesday emphasized that 60 percent of existing […]