obamacare

Despite skepticism from experts who believed enrollment in President Obama’s affordable health care overhaul would be low, Obamacare is on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans as of Monday’s deadline. That figure was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrollment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance, but was scaled back […]

With the deadline date upon us to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, celebs have gotten involved to encourage young people to get insured. On Friday, New York rapper Juelz Santana led the pack by signing up for insurance during the #GetCovered Tour in Harlem. U.S. Representative Charles Rangel, Juelz, Yandy Smith and many more traveled […]

A teenager who was struck by a drunk driver at Austin’s South by Southwest festival has died, bringing the death toll from the tragic crash to four, according to police. DeAndre Tatum, 18, was among the dozens struck in the March 13 collision. He had been listed in critical condition but died from injuries he sustained […]

With the March 31 deadline quickly approaching, the Obama administration has decided to give Americans more time to shop for health care through the federal insurance marketplace. The extension will apply to consumers who have begun the enrollment process on HealthCare.gov, but who cannot or have not finished by Monday. Consumers will have until mid-April […]

We knocked on every door we could find to tell our friends and neighbors about a Senator from Illinois. We called every one of our family members to ask them to join the campaign. We waited in line until the sun went down and wouldn’t leave until we cast our votes. And when we won […]

When President Obama pushed for affordable health care for all, he wasn’t excluding stars. Believe it or not, celebrities aren’t exempt from accidents. And health care isn’t an automatic perk when you’re famous. Take it from Love & Hip-Hop star Yandy Smith, who spoke candidly about losing her health insurance and wondering how she would […]

Never mind the fact that President Obama’s appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” to discuss Obamacare actually worked (the affordable health care marketplace reached the 4.2 million mark on Wednesday). Fox News host Bill O’Reilly will still have something to say about the way the President uses new media, and smartly so, to promote initiatives […]

With minimum wage close to an all-time low, President Obama is looking to expand overtime pay to more businesses. Obama will head the Labor Department in revamping its program to include fast-food managers, loan officers, and computer technicians to qualify for overtime pay. [NY Times]  Glenn Ford, a Louisiana man who was wrongly convicted of murder […]

Going where no president has ever gone before, Barack Obama appeared on Zach Galifianakis’ web-based talk show “Between Two Ferns” on Tuesday to spar back and forth with the awkward comedian and crack a few jokes. According to the White House, Obama took part in the Funny or Die web series to encourage young people to […]

We’re all obsessed with ABC’s gem Scandal, but ever wonder how the First Lady of the United States feels about the depiction of White House drama in the hit show? During an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show, Michelle Obama spilled the beans. And surprisingly, she hadn’t even watched Kerry Washington’s character Olivia handle […]

  So this “epic-ness” happened. On Jan. 29, NFL player Donte Stallworth and 5o dancers from Pace University surprised a crowd at Central Park when they broke out in a flash mob designed to educate people on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. In partnership with Generation Progress, the flash mob was designed to […]