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Clinton and Obamacare, Downton Abbey style service jobs on the rise and Hawaii legalises same-sex marriage – US blog round up for 9 – 15 November

Gilson, Christopher (2013) Clinton and Obamacare, Downton Abbey style service jobs on the rise and Hawaii legalises same-sex marriage – US blog round up for 9 – 15 November. LSE American Politics and Policy (15 Nov 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Chris Gilson looks at the best in political blogging from the Beltway and across the States. Affordable Care The controversy over President Obama’s previous claim that people would be able to keep their health insurance under the terms of the Affordable Care Act (which turned out to be false) continued this week. After last week’s apology by the President for his earlier (now seemingly broken) promise, The Foundry looks at the three more apologies he may soon be making on Obamacare. Wonkblog blames former President Bill Clinton for Obama’s broken promise, writing that Clinton’s failed reforms of the 1990s would have taken away most people’s insurance plans, and that the current administration tried to claim the complete opposite about the current healthcare plan as a result. Meanwhile, Hit & Run looks at how bad the problems with Obamacare’s rollout might get, especially if the exchanges continue to malfunction. Their answer? A whole lot worse. Red State says that Obamacare is drawing con-men ‘like flies’, as some try and capitalise on the failing Healthcare.gov site by offering their own fraudulent alternatives. Roll Call is more cautious, arguing that, given many start-up companies often experience technical issues, we should see how Obamacare works over the long haul.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 10:47
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 00:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58333

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