Brent Budowsky: If the president extends the enrollment deadline and the all-out war against ObamaCare is answered by the full force and power of the Democratic world, the battle of ideas will be won, the Democratic base will be roused and the elections of 2014 will be saved for Democrats.
The Affordable Healthcare Act dubbed "Obamacare" is the first major effort to provide lost cost healthcare coverage to all Americans. The articles on this page discuss the challenges this legislation faces.
Fake Health Care Website — If the lawmakers’ blatantly political ploy convinces some people to forgo the ACA’s benefits, who does that hurt?
Obamacare Sales : Reports of ObamaCare’s demise have been greatly exaggerated; sales will be on an upward curve.
Supporting Obamacare — What distinguishes America is our pragmatism, resilience, and optimism. We invent, experiment, and fix.
Julie Driscoll: Republicans have more cojones than brains to think that, in the end, they will get away with lies and misinformation over things that will be easily proven wrong in the short run.
Robert Reich: At a closed-door meeting this morning after deciding they’ll stick to their plan to alter the Affordable Care Act and risk a government default.
Julie Driscoll: if Republicans truly think Obamacare is going to end life as we know it, one would think they’d be truly happy to “own” this shutdown which was the ostensible reason they shut down the government to begin with.
Anthea Butler: the Republican Party is a new religious movement: A religion that relies on a Jesus that says affordable health care is wrong, being poor is your own fault, and that anyone who says otherwise doesn’t believe in Freedom, the founders, or the American People.
Tina Dupuy: The tea party/Heritage Foundation/Koch brothers trinity have co-opted the Revolutionary War’s Gasden Flag, the yellow flag with a rattle snake warning “don’t tread on me.” A more apt illustration would be a snake eating its own tail while accusing Obama of cannibalism.
Steve Hochstadt: Republicans are really that Americans will now discover the advantages of the ACA. Then their made-up statistics about job losses will evaporate into thin air.
Berry Craig: Cruz and the tea party neo-Fire eaters demand Obama and the Democrats’ unconditional surrender on the Affordable Care Act while they all but pop veins trying to demonize and delegitimize the president and his party.
Richard Mathews: Republicans have decided it is OK to destroy our country, bringing it to a standstill, in order to get what they want. This is wrong.
John Peeler: Suppose that employers could get rid of their healthcare paperwork obligation, offloading it onto the federal government: we could back into single payer as a way to respond to employers.