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An Affordable Healthcare Act supporter, right, talks with a student about the law also know as 'Obamacare,' on the campus of Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, California, on October 10, 2013.

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An Affordable Healthcare Act supporter, right, talks with a student about the law also know as 'Obamacare,' on the campus of Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, California, on October 10, 2013.

Obamacare: ‘Fix it or Nix It?’

“The Affordable Care Act is an enormous success, with one exception,” said Rep. Henry Waxman, a California Democrat — “the early performance of the website,” which has created “understandable anxiety.” “We want answers,” he said at the start of the...

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President Barack Obama's remarks appear on a large screen as he speaks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House on October 21, 2013.

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President Barack Obama's remarks appear on a large screen as he speaks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House on October 21, 2013.

Calling Obamacare: Phone Surge

Hello, is this the Obamacare to whom I’m speaking? While the Obama administration works at fixing flaws in the online portal to the new health-insurance exchanges, HealthCare.Gov, the government is encouraging people who can’t get through to try the telephone....

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Patrick Lamanske of Champaign, Ill.,  works with Amanda Ziemnisky, right, of the Champaign Urbana Public Health District office in Champaign to try to sign his wife, Ping Lamanske, left, up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

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Patrick Lamanske of Champaign, Ill., works with Amanda Ziemnisky, right, of the Champaign Urbana Public Health District office in Champaign to try to sign his wife, Ping Lamanske, left, up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare: Fever-Pitch Damage Control

Obamacare is running a temperature. It’s not a runaway fever at this point, but the administration is looking for ways to cool it down. And is “surge” really the term the White House wanted to embrace in the recomitment to...

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President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talk with citizens who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy, while surveying storm damage in Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 31, 2012.

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President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talk with citizens who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy, while surveying storm damage in Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 31, 2012.

Christie: No Poke in Obama’s Eye

Chris Christie, New Jersey’s outspoken Republican governor, says timing — not a political statement — explains his torpedoing of a state-run health exchange bill last week prior to meeting with President Barack Obama to pitch his case for federal aid....

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