President Barack Obama cried mea culpa Thursday for the problematic rollout of Obamacare and the cancellation of insurance policies he had assured millions of Americans they could keep if they liked when the new healthcare law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
"Well, first of all, I meant what I said. We worked hard to try to make sure we implemented it properly. Obviously, we didn't do a good enough job. I regret that. We are talking about five percent of the population who are in what's called the individual market," said Obama in the run-up to his apology in an exclusive interview with NBC News.
"They are out there buying health insurance on their own. Even though it only affects a small amount of the population, it means a lot to them, obviously, when they get this letter cancelled. You know, I am deeply concerned about it," he explained. more >>
Country music stars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley garnered a lot of laughs from the audience while hosting last night's Country Music Awards in Nashville, with one of their most popular skits mocking the efficiency of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act.
During their opening monologue, Paisley told Underwood that he was experiencing back pain, to which Underwood responded that he should sign up for Obamacare. When Paisley asked her to elaborate on what Obamacare was, Underwood quipped: "Oh, it's great! I started signing up last Thursday and I'm almost done!"
The two country music stars then sat down in front of a laptop on stage and pretended to access the Obamacare website, claiming that the laptop began smoking and the screen malfunctioning; ultimately, Underwood congratulated Paisley on "[joining] the six other people" who have successfully signed up for Obamacare. Since its rollout last month, the Obamacare website has been plagued with issues predominately regarding its inability to hold thousands of visitors on the website at one time. more >>
Sixteen Senate Democrats' meeting with President Barack Obama to reportedly complain about the problems with rolling out the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as ObamaCare, on Wednesday is being called by one Republican strategist a "PR stunt" to convince constituents that they are holding the president accountable for his signature reform.
"After all this time carrying the president's water on ObamaCare, Senate Democrats are drowning in red states," Republican strategist Alice Stewart, host of the Alice Stewart Show, told The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday. "In my view the meeting yesterday was not about doing anything to fix healthcare.gov or delaying Obamacare," Stewart alleged. "It was a PR stunt on behalf of these Democratic Senators that they are trying to hold the president accountable."
Of the Senate Democrats who are up for re-election in 2014, only five did not attend the meeting. Senators Max Baucus (Montana), Tom Harkin (Iowa), Jay Rockefeller (West Virginia), and Tim Johnson (South Dakota) are retiring, while Senator Ed Markey (Massachusetts) also did not attend. more >>
Joshua DuBois, the former pastor-in-chief to President Barack Obama, has said in a recent interview that during his time serving as the head of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the White House, he disagreed with the president most on one issue: the violation of religious liberty in Obamacare's contraceptive mandate.
DuBois recently said that President Obama's initial decision to not exempt religious institutions from providing birth control to their employees in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, served as "a historic breach of relationship with the church, much bigger than this particular issue."
"One of the essays that I think was toughest for me to write - but I think was very important for me to talk about - was disagreement on the religious liberties issue," DuBois told TheBlaze in a recent interview regarding his recently-released book, The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, that details the daily devotionals the pastor created for President Obama during his time working in the White House. more >>
A controversial gay activist, author, and social commentator has recently stated that he believes the abortion procedure should be a "mandatory" practice to enforce "population control."
Dan Savage, founder of the anti-bullying "It Gets Better" project, stated this on Monday while part of a panel of social commentators of varying ideological persuasions.
A Mississippi pastor is going on a health crusade for his congregation, first banning fried chicken and sugary drinks from church functions and now trying the get the state's uninsured residents to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Dr. Michael Minor, pastor at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Hernando, Mississippi, has said he has seen a great change in his congregants since he chose to ban fried chicken and sugary drinks from church events. In the church kitchen hangs a sign that reads "No Fry Zone," and the pastor has dedicated a good portion of his efforts to making his congregation healthier, including installing a walking track around the church's border.
"Fried chicken has mysterious powers," Minor told the local media outlet WMC-TV, adding that it's difficult for most people to eat just one piece of the fatty southern favorite. "People are healthier, more energy. Their weight is down and once you get the weight down, you want to keep it down," Minor added in reference to the change in his congregation after he banned fried chicken and soda. more >>