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Obamacare Deadline March 31, Will Numbers Hit Goal?

The Obamacare enrollment deadline is quickly approaching on March 31st, and numbers are picking up the pace as expected. However, with numbers sitting just above 5 million enrolled, will the number of Americans signing up reach the projected 7 million? There are eleven days until the enrollment deadline, and the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that in …

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Jonah Hill’s Mom Wants You to Sign Up for Obamacare

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is dwindling, as the March 31st deadline is fast approaching. Let’s call this part two of the White House’s celebrity-oriented campaign to get people to sign up in the next two weeks. The White House’s new hopefully viral video promoting Obamacare comes with its own hashtag: #yourmomcares. It features the mothers …

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Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Tactic Leads to Healthcare.gov Traffic Spike

Let’s just assume that President Obama had reasons to sit down with Zach Galifianakis on “Between Two Ferns” other than showing the country that he could expertly pull off a fat joke. Of course, Obama’s move to star in one of the internet’s longest-running and funniest quasi anti-comedy bits had everything to do with pushing signups for the Affordable Care …

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Annette Bening’s Transgender Son In PSA

Stephen Ira Beatty, the son of Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, has set out on a mission close to his heart: to help all people receive equal healthcare, including transgender and non-conforming people. Stephen was born Kathlyn Elizabeth Beatty and is the oldest of four children. It was not until last year that he came out to the public. He …

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Obama Nominates Dr. Vivek Murthy as the Next U.S. Surgeon General

On Thursday night, the White House announced President Obama’s nomination for the next U.S. Surgeon General. The ideal nominee, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, is the co-founder and president of Doctors for America, a group that has been supporting and promoting Obama’s health care law. According to Reuters, the organization’s website states how “Doctors for America is a group of 15,000 physicians …

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Kathleen Sebelius Gets Roasted By Jon Stewart

Kathleen Sebelius is the Health and Human Services Secretary, and as a result of Obamacare recently going into effect, she has been put on the hot seat with Jon Stewart. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart certainly has a reputation of teasing and poking fun at celebrities, politicians, and all sorts of other issues in our culture, and this episode …

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare 5-4 (Court Document Enclosed)

In what is sure to be a hotpoint in this political cycle and maybe even the next few years, the Supreme Court of the United States of America upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with a 5-4 split decision vote. This act, better known as Obamacare, was an act that was meant to reel in rising medical costs …

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Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Obamacare

Supreme Court has ruled in favor of keeping President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health care legislation, which has been dubbed “Obamacare” by folks on both sides of the fence. The decision to keep the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was pretty narrow; the law was upheld by an extremely close 5-4 ruling, which means every American will still be required …

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Microsoft, AARP Making Health Info Easier to Collect & Share

Microsoft and AARP have joined for a project that looks to make it easier for people over the age of 50 to manage health information and dispense it to family and healthcare providers. The service, AARP Health Record, which will be free to AARP members, will allow people to access their health information from any Internet connection. AARP Vice President …

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Obama Names Todd Park As New Chief Technology Officer

President Obama today named Todd Park as the next U.S. Chief Technology Officer, bumping him up from his current CTO position with the Department of Health and Human Services. While CTO at HSS, Park was tasked with bringing the health care industry into the 21st Century era of technology and transparency. One of his notable achievements was the creation of …

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