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"Rube Goldberg Survives": Face It Republicans, Health Reform Has Won

Holy seven million, Batman! The Affordable Care Act, a k a Obamacare, has made a stunning comeback from its shambolic start. As the March 31 deadline for 2014 coverage approached, there was a surge in applications at the “exchanges” — the special insurance marketplaces the law set up. 787 more words


"A Vile And Wicked Plot": How Barack Obama Trapped The GOP On Health Care

Barack Obama has done many dastardly things to Republicans. He regularly ridicules their arguments. He insists on being treated as though he were legitimately the president of the United States. 1,183 more words


ACA Open Enrollment #1 in the Books

With the first annual Affordable Care Act open enrollment in the books (although the end of open enrollment is still something of a moving target – more on that later), everyone is examining, discussing, applauding and challenging the numbers. 255 more words

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"Blood On GOP’s Hands": How Many Would Be Covered Without Its Sabotage Plan?

The cynicism of the GOP’s anti-Obamacare strategy has been obvious forever, but some particular kinks in it only became clear as the enrollment deadline approached and it seemed the Obama administration would not just meet but beat its public-exchange enrollment target. 632 more words


"A Big Flipping Deal": Conservatives Need To Acknowledge That They've Lost This Battle

President Barack Obama should have skipped his Obamacare victory lap and instead let Vice President Joe Biden talk about the Affordable Care Act officially surpassing 7.1 million enrollees because achieving that milestone is – to paraphrase the colorful expression for which the vice president is well remembered – a big flipping deal. 607 more words


Hospitals Want To Boost Mobile Health Usage Among Nurses

Hospitals are providing their nurses with enterprise-level smartphones and tools to replace outdated or unsecure technology in an effort to increase mHealth related usage, according to a new report… 210 more words


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