The Hill: Poll: Public support for ObamaCare edges up

Public support for the Affordable Care Act is still underwater but edging closer to an even split, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Monday. Read the full story here.

Reuters: Starbucks Won’t Cut Worker Hours, Benefits Ahead Of Obamacare: CEO

Starbucks Coffee Co will not follow the lead of other companies that are cutting health insurance benefits or reducing hours for employees in anticipation of the U.S. Affordable Care Act, the coffee shop chain’s CEO Howard Schultz told Reuters on … Continue reading

The New York Times: Health Care Costs Climb Moderately, Survey Says

Premiums for employer-provided health insurance have increased by relatively modest amounts this year, according to a new survey, a further sign that once-torrid health care inflation has abated for now. Read the full story here.

New York Daily News: The guerilla war vs. Obamacare

Now that Obamacare is less than four months from becoming reality, its enemies have given up all pretense of constructive dialogue and switched to pure sabotage. Talk about asymmetrical warfare: President Obama and his allies are engaged in the hard … Continue reading

The Hill: Republican civil war on ObamaCare flares

The Republican civil war on ObamaCare funding is intensifying. The battle pits powerful rank-and-file freshmen such as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) against veteran Washington players, including Karl Rove, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and … Continue reading

The New York Times: Obama Intends to Let Health Care Law Prove Critics Wrong by Succeeding

President Obama waved aside persistent Republican criticism of his signature health care law last week, saying in a New York Times interview that the overhaul would become vastly more popular once “all the nightmare scenarios” from his adversaries proved wrong. … Continue reading

New York Times: Obama to Restate Economic Vision at Site That Resonates

President Obama on Wednesday will return to the site of his first major economic speech to begin what he described this week as a new conversation with the American public about the direction of the country. Eight years after Mr. … Continue reading

New York Times: Health Plan Cost for New Yorkers Set to Fall 50%

Individuals buying health insurance on their own will see their premiums tumble next year in New York State as changes under the federal health care law take effect, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday. State insurance regulators say they … Continue reading

Columbia Journalism Review: The Obamacare ad wars begin

Competition for the hearts and minds of the voters in 2014 has begun with a bang—the opening salvo in the conservatives’ pre-election fight against Obamacare. This week, Americans for Prosperity, a group that espouses small government and is funded by … Continue reading

Bloomberg: Walgreen Joins Blue Cross to Promote Health Exchanges

Walgreen Co., the biggest U.S. drugstore chain, agreed to join with the largest federation of health insurers to promote the Affordable Care Act, lending a hand as the Obama administration strains to win over the public. The Blue Cross Blue … Continue reading