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Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., on Sept. 26, 2013.

Democrat Manchin Breaks Ranks to Back Health Mandate Delay

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with fellow Democrats and said he’d support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health-care law. “There’s no way I could not vote for it,” Manchin said at a Bloomberg...

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A patient reads a chart during her annual eye exam at a clinic in New York.

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A patient reads a chart during her annual eye exam at a clinic in New York.

Axelrod on Obamacare: ‘Every Day in Washington is Election Day’

The Obama administration’s one-year delay for businesses to provide health-care coverage for employees doesn’t mean it’s a failure or that Democrats seeking re-election in 2014 have to head for tall grass. So says David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s former top...

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Police watch as doctors and other medical professionals stand outside the Supreme Court on  in Washington.

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Police watch as doctors and other medical professionals stand outside the Supreme Court on in Washington.

Supreme Court Roulette: A $1 Trillion Payout

Guess who’s sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s impending ruling on the constitutionality of Obamacare? It’s the nation’s health insurance companies. If the law is upheld, health insurers will gain $1 trillion in...

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