The White House has directed cabinet secretaries and senior officials to promote President Obama’s health care law in any college graduation speeches they give this year.
Republicans and Democrats are coming together to discuss the possibility of exempting themselves from Obamacare insurance exchanges, Politico reports.
Update: In a surprise move, Republicans pulled the legislation from the floor shortly before 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon. The House Republican source quoted below was not immediately available for comment. Cantor was seen having a heated exchange with Rep. Raul Labrador (R., Idaho) on the House floor shortly before Republicans pulled the bill. Labrador was publicly undecided on the legislation. Cantor said Republicans will bring up the bill when the House returns from recess next month.
The federal agency charged with implementing the Affordable Care Act announced a multimillion-dollar public relations contract last week in order to convince people to join the program and keep it from collapsing, critics claimed.
House Republicans on Tuesday called on the Obama administration to reinstate a temporary measure designed to insure Americans with preexisting conditions that the administration plans to phase out.
Two House committees are investigating whether the IRS illegally implemented an important provision of Obamacare.
The United States Department of Labor announced on Dec. 26 that they are suing the National Council of La Raza Action Fund for the wrongful termination of a whistleblower.
A new report released by the American Action Forum shows Obamacare has imposed $27.6 billion in new regulations. Most of the burden of these new regulations will fall on private entities: “at least $20.4 billion in lifetime costs on private entities and $7.2 billion in increased burdens on state budgets,” according to the report.
The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster will shift more employees to part-time status in a trial designed to minimize the impact of new requirements imposed by the Affordable Care Act.