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Obama Wants $215M for 'Precision Medicine' Plan to Focus on Cancer Research

10:46 AM ET President Obama will ask Congress for $215 million to help advance medical research focused on the genetics of individual patients, the White House said. Obama first mentioned the "Precision Medicine Initiative" during his State of the Union address, and will lay out additional details Friday. Broadly, the initiative aims to ...

Why the White House Is Shaking Up Medicare

January 27, 2015 Now that millions more people have health insurance, the Obama administration's next big priority is making sure patients—and the federal government—get what they pay for. The Health and Human Services Department laid down an ambitious plan Monday for changing the way Medicare pays health care providers, and officials hope the ...

What Can Obama Do if the Supreme Court Cripples Obamacare?

January 26, 2015 If the Supreme Court tears apart Obamacare this summer, the president won't be able to put it back together all by himself. Executive action is all the rage in the White House these days, and it's hard to imagine a better candidate for unilateralism than fixing the Affordable Care Act ...

Same-Sex Marriage Returns to the Supreme Court

January 18, 2015 The Supreme Court will tackle another landmark case on same-sex marriage, opening the door to a ruling that could bring marriage equality to all 50 states in just a matter of months. The justices on Friday agreed to hear a challenge to state laws banning same-sex marriage and refusing to ...

Where The Affordable Care Act Is Still Struggling

January 15, 2015 Obamacare enrollment is doing fine nationally, but it's still lagging in a handful of key 2016 battlegrounds. Nevada is having an especially rough time. Iowa is making slow progress. And Ohio still has some work to do as well. They're among the handful of states that got off to especially ...

Obamacare on Track to Beat Enrollment Goals

December 23, 2014 Obamacare is easily on track to beat the administration's enrollment targets, with more than 6 million people already signed up for coverage. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said Tuesday that 6.4 million people have either selected new plans or automatically renewed their coverage through the law's federally ...

Is the Progressive Left Helping The Supreme Court Destroy Obamacare?

December 1, 2014 The Supreme Court doesn't care whether you think the latest Obamacare case is ridiculous. For the second time, there's a very real chance that the Court could tear the Affordable Care Act apart. And, also for the second time, some liberals are making the mistake of treating that existential threat ...

How The Supreme Court Can Kill Obamacare Without Overturning It

November 18, 2014 The latest Supreme Court case over Obamacare is technically just a challenge to one regulation, not even to the law itself—but it could nevertheless make the law's basic structure completely dysfunctional. The legal challenge over the law's insurance subsidies could tear apart several sections of the Affordable Care Act, setting ...

The 3 Biggest Questions for Obamacare's Second Year

November 14, 2014 Obamacare's second open-enrollment period begins Saturday, posing new challenges for the health care law even after the surprising success of its first year. Roughly 7 million people are now covered through the law's exchanges, and enrollment is already strong enough to take the worst-case scenarios, like an insurance "death spiral," ...

HHS Lowers Expectations for Obamacare Enrollment

November 10, 2014 The Obama administration is tamping down expectations for the next phase of Obamacare enrollment, saying outside estimates were too ambitious. Obamacare's second open-enrollment window begins Saturday. And although sign-ups have beaten expectations so far, officials from the Health and Human Services Department say they're now expecting the pace of enrollment ...