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The Takeaway

A Look at the New Politics of Obamacare

Monday, December 02, 2013

Now that the deadline has passed for the HealthCare.gov site to be fixed, how are the GOP and Democrats realigning themselves on the battle to dismantle or save the Affordable Care Act? Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has been following this story and joins The Takeaway to explain how the politics of Obamacare looks going forward.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

So If Healthcare.gov is Working, Now What?

Monday, December 02, 2013

Two months, 400 software bugs, and countless headaches later, the Obama administration says healthcare.gov will now work 95% of the time. What does this mean for the fate of the Affordable Care Act? Neil King, Wall Street Journal national political correspondent, discusses the latest news out of Washington.

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New Jersey News

A New ACA Helpdesk for NJ

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WNYC

While the federal government repairs and tinkers with its balky healthcare.gov website, New Jersey health advocates are stepping up ways to bring in-person assistance to those still muddled about their insurance options.

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New Jersey News

With Insurance Company Approval, New Jerseyans Can Extend Canceled Health Plans

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Jersey residents will be able to extend canceled health plans for another year under the Affordable Care Act, as long as their insurance companies agree.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Post-Nuclear Options

Monday, November 25, 2013

Late Saturday night, President Obama announced an historic agreement with Iran to slow down that countries nuclear weapons development, in exchange for easing sanctions -- setting the table for a possible long-term deal. Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" correspondent for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Simon & Schuster, 2013), and Julianna Goldman, White House correspondent for Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg News, discuss the details, from diplomacy to political impact.

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Money Talking

A Checkup on Obamacare

Friday, November 22, 2013

Healthcare.gov launched more than seven weeks ago and its diagnosis isn't looking good so far. 

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The Takeaway

What Do the New ACA Developments Mean?

Friday, November 15, 2013

President Barack Obama announced yesterday insurance companies can reinstate healthcare plans that were cancelled, or maintain existing plans that would otherwise have been cancelled by January 1st. But maintaining plans that would otherwise be deemed substandard could add additional complications for insurance companies. Julie Appleby, Reporter for Kaiser Health News, joins The Takeaway to break down this policy shift.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Keeping Canceled Insurance Plans; The Rise of the Tea Party; Breastmilk: The Movie

Friday, November 15, 2013

President Obama announced that insurance companies may keep people on plans that were initially canceled after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. WNYC’s Fred Mogul and Elisabeth Benjamin from the Community Service Society will explain what you need to know about your insurance plan. Plus: co-directors Jamila Wignot and Sierra Pettengill discuss their new documentary on the rise of the Tea Party; Ricki Lake and Dana Ben-Ari talk about their new film, “Breastmilk;” and Christopher Beha of Harper’s Magazine gives a sneak peak at the December Harper’s Index. 

The Takeaway

ACA Enrollment Low, But Washington State Shines

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Many can argue that the Obamacare marketplace is not working. But in Washington state, more than 55,000 people enrolled in health coverage during the month of October. About 40,000 more have applied for coverage through the state-run exchange. What’s working in the evergreen state? It may be that the website actually is. Joining The Takeaway is Michael Marchand, Director of Communications for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.

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The Takeaway

In Pivot, Obama Allows Americans to Keep Canceled Policies for 1 Year

Thursday, November 14, 2013

After promises from President Barack Obama that Americans would be able to keep their health insurances plan if they like them, the president has come out to apologize for healthcare plan cancellations. The Obama Administration pivoted on Thursday, saying that states and insurers can extend current policies canceled under the new healthcare law for one year. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, is with us to explain the changes coming from the administration.

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WNYC News

Obama Alters Health Care Rollout to Ease Backlash

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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President Barack Obama says he hears Americans who are upset about losing their health insurance "loud and clear" and is offering a fix.

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WNYC News

President to Alter Health Care Rollout to Ease Backlash, Sources Say

Thursday, November 14, 2013

AP

President Barack Obama has decided to allow customers temporarily to keep health insurance policies which otherwise would have been cancelled under his health care overhaul, according to a Democratic source,

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The Takeaway

ACA Enrollment Low, But Washington State Shines | Have A Criminal Record & Want A Job? Look Elsewhere. | A First Hand Account of The Warren Commission

Thursday, November 14, 2013

In Pivot, Obama Allows Americans to Keep Canceled Policies for 1 Year | ACA Enrollment Low, But Washington State Shines |  Love and Hate in Dallas | JPMorgan's Efforts to Influence China's Ruling Elite | Indian Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar Set to Retire | Have A Criminal Record & Want A ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Bad Are Obamacare's Problems?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Only 50,000 people signed up for the ACA in October, and reports say that insurance companies are starting to seek alternatives to the website. 

 

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The Washington Report

President Obama's Health Care Issues; Typhoon Haiyan and the Iranian Nuclear Deal Hits a Snag

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kerry Nolantalks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about this weekend's failed nuclear negotiations with Iran, about the latest problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and why Typhoon Haiyan was so devastating.

Money Talking

Apologizing Executives: The Rise of the Emoter-in-Chief

Friday, November 01, 2013

When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized about the rollout of the Obamacare website this week, she joined a growing number of leaders in business and government who have decided saying sorry was the smart choice in the face of some crisis or gaffe.

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The Takeaway

Obama's Top Health Official Apologizes For ACA Website 'Debacle'

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on Capitol Hill today answering questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “I apologize. I am accountable to you for fixing these problems And I'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site," she said. "Hold me accountable for the debacle. I'm responsible." Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, is on the ground in D.C. to give us the latest on the hearings.

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New Tech City

A Glitchy Link Poem, That's Also An Obamacare Summary

Thursday, October 17, 2013

We're looking into some glitches for an upcoming episode of New Tech City. Naturally, the NTC team shares links and ideas with each other via email. Rarely though, do the clipped rhythms of a busy journalist pecking away at a keyboard accidentally land so poetically as this dispatch on Obamacare.

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The Takeaway

ACA Could See Changes Under Senate Compromise

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Caught in the middle of the debt ceiling fight and government shutdown is the Affordable Care Act, which will apparently get some tweaks under a Senate compromise. These tweaks fall far short of repeal or wholesale delay of the Act, but they make some noticeable changes. Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for the Kaiser Health News, joins The Takeaway to explain.

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The Takeaway

Governor Steve Beshear on Why Kentucky Embraces the Affordable Care Act

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Democratic Governor Steve Beshear has beaten the odds in his red state, pushing through the Affordable Care and the Medicaid expansion program, and having the state run its own state run exchanges. This move has made Kentucky the only Southern state that to fully embrace the Affordable Care Act. Gov. Beshear joins The Takeaway to discuss how a deeply conservative Southern state came to adopt the ACA, and why he believes it will be a job creator.

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