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President Obama And Family

First Lady’s Spirited Defense Of Affordable Care Act Ignores Disastrous Rollout

She isn’t just the First Lady of the United States. She’s also a mom. And that is why Michelle Obama she is imploring parents to make sure they sign up for health insurance.

12/18/2013

Screen capture of New York's online health insurance marketplace.

NYS Healthcare Exchange A Breeze Compared To Obamacare Website

New York’s healthcare exchange has fared much better than the national website, and has many satisfied customers. But some who had their plans canceled and hoped it would be restored, now wonder where they stand.

11/20/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during an Economic Address at The Port of New Orleans on Nov. 8, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Obama Fires Back At Critics After Apologizing For Healthcare Debacle

President Barack Obama is finally saying he’s sorry, over his healthcare promises. But on Friday he was back pushing hard for his plan.

11/08/2013

Woman Looks At Affordable Care Act Online (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Affordable Care Act Could Be Further Hamstrung By Shortage Of Doctors

New Yorkers are notorious for wanting things immediately, and that includes medical care. But even doctors who support Obamacare say there could be delays, due to more patients, and fewer doctors,

11/04/2013

Bill de Blasio (credity: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News), Joe Lhota (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment)

Healthcare Law Debate Spills Over Into New York City Mayoral Race

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota have taken their differences in the New York City mayoral race to the corridors of power in Washington, where the healthcare debate has led to a partial government shutdown.

10/07/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is flanked by House Republicans while speaking about Obamacare during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Sept. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Cruz spoke about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Over Obamacare Said To Be A ’50-50′ Proposition

The stage is set for a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed, including many in the Tri-State Area, and services cut unless a last-minute deal is struck.

09/27/2013

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota waves to the media after voting on Sept. 10, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Pundit: Government Shutdown Likely Dooms Lhota In NYC Mayor’s Race

Pundits say if House Republicans shut down government public anger could affect local elections in New York City and also Nassau County, where Republican County Executive Ed Mangano is in a tough rematch with Tom Suozzi.

09/20/2013

President Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Read The Fine Print: Congress The Client Caught Off Guard By Obamacare

The Obama administration is out to fix a major snafu with its signature accomplishment, Obamacare. The problem affects members of Congress and the people who work for them.

08/05/2013

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.

08/21/2012

An incorrect headline on CNN.com following Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Healthcare Act (credit: CNN.com screen shot)

Major Media Outlets Blunder In Reporting Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Both CNN and Fox News Channel incorrectly reported Thursday that the Affordable Health Care Act’s central provision, requiring virtually all Americans to have health insurance, had been struck down.

06/28/2012

The Statue of Liberty is seen from Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ - Jun 19, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Federal Government Shutdown Would Mean Closure Of Statue Of Liberty

The federally run Statue Of Liberty could be shut down this weekend along with the government if Congress fails to agree on a budget.

04/06/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s Medicaid Reform Task Force Hits Target

The goal of the overhaul is to move nearly every one of the state’s 4.7 million recipients of the government healthcare program to managed care in three years, ending the use of hospital emergency rooms that drive up costs.

02/25/2011

U.S. Rep. Anthony D. Weiner (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NY Rep. Weiner: Health Insurers Seeking Double-Digit Hikes

New York health insurance companies are seeking double-digit rate hikes, and one New York congressman said they must be stopped.

10/03/2010

AP Graphic

NJ’s Uninsured Slow To Sign Up For Health Coverage

Just two people in New Jersey will begin receiving coverage Monday under new plans created by federal health care reforms.

08/23/2010