‘Give It a Chance to Work’: Bloomberg Defends Obamacare After Glitches

Barack Obama defending the health care reform roll-out earlier today. (Photo: Getty)
Barack Obama defending the health care reform roll-out earlier today. (Photo: Getty)

The rocky launch of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law may be generating front-page headlines and criticisms from all corners, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks everyone should wait before judging.

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Bill de Blasio Says Joe Lhota Taking ‘Tea Party View of the World’

Bill De Blasio Holds Campaign Rally In Brooklyn
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio may be 50 points ahead in the polls, but that isn’t stopping him from hitting his Republican rival, Joe Lhota, whenever he sees an open shot.

Today’s opportunity for the Democrat came when Mr. Lhota said in a WNYC interview that he believes Obamacare’s individual mandate should be postponed for a year because of alleged widespread confusion over its implementation. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Says Joe Lhota Taking ‘Tea Party View of the World’”

Joe Lhota Backs Obamacare Delay

Joe Lhota. (Photo: Getty)
Joe Lhota. (Photo: Getty)

Although he condemns his party’s federal representatives for the partial government shutdown currently gripping Washington, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota today endorsed one of their top demands: delaying the individual health care mandate.

“It should be delayed for one year,” Mr. Lhota flatly said this morning in a WNYC radio interview with Brian Lehrer.  Continue reading “Joe Lhota Backs Obamacare Delay”

Bloomberg Continues Blasting Washington on Day Four of Shutdown

Mayor Bloomberg during an appearance on WOR. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)
Mayor Bloomberg during an appearance on WOR. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued to blame Republicans for the partial federal government shutdown this morning, again urging members to compromise and give Obamacare a try.

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Mayor Bloomberg on Obamacare: ‘It Would Be a Sin Not to Try It’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today. (Photo: Celeste Sloman)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg trashed Washington Republicans today for pushing the country to the brink of a partial government shutdown in their effort to block President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

“This is an outrage. They cannot hold the country hostage to what is just plain and simple politics,” Mr. Bloomberg declared at an unrelated press conference this morning, raging at the concept of negotiating policy issues with the threat of shutting down the federal government.

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Barack Obama and Bill Clinton Have a Health Care Sit-Down in New York

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. (Photo: Getty)
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. (Photo: Getty)

President Barack Obama said Republicans have tried to “discourage people from getting a good deal” by vilifying Obamacare during a sit-down with former President Bill Clinton this evening. Continue reading “Barack Obama and Bill Clinton Have a Health Care Sit-Down in New York”

Chuck Schumer Rails Against Republicans’ ‘Insane’ Obamacare Move

Senator Chuck Schumer talking to reporters in Brooklyn.
Senator Chuck Schumer talking to reporters in Brooklyn.

Senator Chuck Schumer on Friday accused Republican lawmakers of holding the country “hostage” and predicted they’d lose a looming fight over the debt ceiling and government funding. Continue reading “Chuck Schumer Rails Against Republicans’ ‘Insane’ Obamacare Move”