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June 3rd, 2014
06:00 AM ET

Could 'Medicaid blockade' kill 17,000?

Van Jones says political squabbling threatens the lives of tens of thousands stuck between Medicaid and Obamacare.

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Filed under: Obamacare • Reloaded • Van Jones
Was Sebelius resigning a good move?
April 11th, 2014
04:33 PM ET

Was Sebelius resigning a good move?

Washington (CNN) - Shortly after Kathleen Sebelius was tapped to carry out President Barack Obama's signature health care reform effort, the head of Health and Human Services found herself in the crosshairs of Republicans determined to repeal the law.

The two-term Kansas governor-turned-Obamacare-chief-defender is resigning as health secretary. She's leaving after a problem-plagued rollout of HealthCare.gov, the federal website portal critical to the law's implementation, but with the administration taking a victory lap after unexpectedly reaching and then exceeding its sign-up target of 7 million. FULL STORY

We want you to weigh in: What do you think of Kathleen Sebelius resigning as Health Secretary?

Vote by tweeting Approve or Disappove using #Crossfire or by commenting on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • Fireback • Health care • Kathleen Sebelius • Obama • Obamacare • Politics
Is Obamacare a success?
March 31st, 2014
01:05 PM ET

Is Obamacare a success?

It’s Obamacare D-Day: The last day of open enrollment for health insurance without having to pay a penalty.

The White House came up one million short of their original goal of 7 million signups, but has still been touting the numbers as a success.

Many critics beg to differ that the numbers have much meaning, as the White House hasn’t given out many details as to exactly who these 6 million people are and how many have paid their premiums.

One Republican senator, John Barrasso of Wyoming, said that he doesn’t even believe the numbers and thinks the White House is “cooking the books.”

We want you to weigh in on today's Fireback question: Now that more than 6 million people have enrolled in Obamacare, do you consider it a success?

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or by commenting on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.

UPDATE:  Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation! Here are some highlights from both sides of the debate.

Those who voted "Yes"

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Filed under: Fireback • Obamacare
February 13th, 2014
09:33 PM ET

Is Ted Cruz leading GOP “cannibalism?”

The communications directors for the RNC and DNC square off on Sen. Ted Cruz's clash with GOP leaders.

Did GOP take wind out of Dems' sails?
Crossfire host S.E. Cupp asks Mo Elleithee if the Democrats have anything left to blame on the GOP after debt ceiling concessions.

Cupp: "Dems are playing small ball"
S.E. Cupp suggests Democrats are using low priority issues to distract voters from Obamacare.

Kohn: Roker stuck shovel where it doesn't belong
Sally Kohn was outraged about Al Roker taking to twitter to criticize NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to not close schools.

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • Debates • DNC • Mo Elleithee • Obama • Obamacare • RNC • S.E. Cupp • Sally Kohn • Sean Spicer
December 23rd, 2013
07:27 PM ET

Cupp: Democrats are addicted to Obama

Our host on the right, S.E. Cupp, critiques President Obama's Affordable Care Act and Democrats who are still defending it. Cupp continues, "The first step for any addict is admitting you have a problem."

WATCH: The GOP in 2014?
Cupp also asks conservative commentator Will Cain if the GOP will be more concerned with winning elections than standing for its principles.

They were joined by Marc Lamont Hill and Neera Tanden on the left, and discussed a variety of political issues that Democrats and Republicans will be facing in 2014, including Obamacare and the debt ceiling.

How bad is Obamacare?
On Crossfire, Marc Lamont Hill, Will Cain, S.E. Cupp and Neera Tanden spar over new Obamacare enrollment numbers.

GOP's lessons learned from shutdown
On Crossfire, Marc Lamont Hill asks Will Cain what the Republicans learned from shutdown standoff.

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Filed under: Debates • S.E. Cupp • Will Cain • Neera Tanden • Obamacare • Obama • Marc Lamont Hill
December 12th, 2013
09:09 PM ET

Phillips: Republicans will be held accountable for this deal

Tonight on Crossfire: Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity, said his organization has spent roughly 15 million dollars holding Democrats accountable for Obamacare and he plans to hold Republicans just as accountable for this budget deal.

Do you agree with him? Or were you siding with Democratic strategist Paul Begala during the debate?

WATCH: Is entitlement reform going to cause a riff in the Democratic party?

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Filed under: Budget • Obamacare • Paul Begala • S.E. Cupp • Stephanie Cutter • Tim Phillips
November 23rd, 2013
09:40 AM ET

Gov. Walker on Obamacare: 'It's the law'

When defending his state's use of Obamacare, Gov. Scott Walker responds "It's the law."

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Filed under: Brian Schweitzer • Debates • Health care • Jack Markell • Obamacare • Scott Walker
Cupp: Why Dems better hope Obama's lying
November 18th, 2013
12:15 PM ET

Cupp: Why Dems better hope Obama's lying

(CNN) - As the fallout from the botched launch of Affordable Care Act's exchanges continues, it grows ever clearer that website glitches are only a small part of the problem with the cumbersome - and increasingly unworkable - law. One has to ask: Is President Barack Obama making this up as he goes?

It's hard to imagine that the President and the team charged with implementing Obamacare couldn't have foreseen the problems that have continually popped up. Yet, here we are, bringing in "tech surges" to examine the website problems, security experts to mitigate privacy concerns, insurance executives to "brainstorm" ways to actually insure people. And all the while the President has implied he was the last to know that storm clouds were on the immediate horizon.

There are two possible scenarios here:

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • S.E. Cupp
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