President Obama’s speech Tuesday announced the relaunch of his health-care program’s website. But he was also aiming to relaunch his entire second term, which has careened from high ambition to near-catastrophe in less than 11 months.
WASHINGTON — Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health-care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Obama’s signature legislation.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit opposing portions of the federal health-care overhaul that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that includes birth control, saying it contravenes the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
President Obama, at a White House health-care event Tuesday, repeated the rationale behind the Affordable Care Act: “We believe that ... nobody should have to worry about going broke” because of medical bills.
Some conservative policy pundits are starting to imagine a detente over Obamacare, in which Republicans recognize the conservative nature of the law and support it in return for tweaks that advance their ideas. Liberals should be open to such a deal.