Chicago takes pole position in race for Obama library, no tax dollars required

By Jane McEnaney
09/16/2014
On Sept. 15, the Barack Obama Foundation announced four semifinalists in the battle to build Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum. The four potential host sites include the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University in New York City and the University of Hawaii. Holding two of the four slots, the...

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The left and the right agree: Scrap ObamaCare’s employer mandate

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
06/13/2014
The drumbeat for eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate is getting louder. And it is under attack from both sides of the political aisle, according to The Washington Post. The real question is, especially given new opposition from the law’s own supporters: Can it survive? A briefing paper released by the Urban Institute and...

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State attorneys general school Obama on constitutionality when it comes to ObamaCare

By Bryant Jackson-Green
01/06/2014
Eleven state attorneys general are coming out against the unconstitutionality of changes in implementing President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. This group – not including Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan – lambasted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, for proposed regulations they say “[compound] illegal executive action” and “[fail] to protect...

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New Year’s resolution for ObamaCare: #ComeClean on enrollment numbers

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
01/06/2014
The Obama administration’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that 2.1 million have enrolled in a private insurance plan in the ObamaCare exchanges and at least another 3.9 million are eligible for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. While the announcement was thin on details, it is safe to assume that these...

TAGS: ACA: Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, enrollment, enrollment numbers