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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... 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... read more