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File Photo: Opponents of the Affordable Care Act rally before the Supreme announces its decision about the constitutionality of the president's efforts on health care reform. (Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call, File)

Happy Birthday, Obamacare

03/23/13 06:00AM

Since its enactment on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act has curbed the health insurance industry’s worst abuses, placed basic coverage within reach for a generation of young adults, and made birth control more accessible to reproductive-age women. read more

File Photo: Gov. Rick Scott expresses his disappointment about the supreme court's decision concerning the health care bill at a news conference on Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla.   (Photo by Steve Cannon/AP Photo File)

Rick Scott's negotiated surrender on Medicaid: The story behind the story

02/21/13 08:30PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott sounded almost progressive this week as he announced that he would back the expansion of Medicaid to cover nearly a million more low-income Floridians next year. In a stunning reversal of tone and substance, one of the nation’s fiercest opponents of health care reform said he could not, “in good conscience, deny the uninsured access to care,” as 18 other Republican governors have recently pledged to do. read more

Photo: AP/Matt York

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer learns to love Obamacare

01/15/13 11:15AM

Jan Brewer has never hidden her contempt for the President or his policies, but she seems to know a good deal (and a done deal) when she sees one. On Monday, Arizona’s Republican governor announced she would stop fighting Obamacare and actively embrace one of its key provisions: an expansion of Medicaid to cover citizens earning up to 133% of the federal poverty level ($26,344 for family of three last year). read more