Affordable Care Act

Truth Teller: Fact-checking Cruz on Obamacare

Feb 25, 2014
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz announced he was returning $8,500 in contributions from a known white supremacist.

Last year, the Washington Post released a beta version of Truth Teller, the latest iteration of its fact-checking platform. Eventually, the Post hopes its technology can provide instant, real-time fact-checking of politicians. For now, the platform works best for pre-recorded speeches.

Local governments pursue 'Obamacare' enrollment

Jan 27, 2014
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To coordinate education and outreach efforts associated with the Affordable Care Act, the Houston Department of Health and Human Services is taking an approach that mirrors how the Federal Emergency Management Agency might react to a catastrophe.

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Debbie Ottwell, a certified application counselor with the Hunt Memorial Hospital District, says she's assisted up to  75 people in applying for health care through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  To receive assistance, contact her at: or call (903) 408-5888.


Volunteer fire departments and other volunteer emergency-response organizations will be exempt from one central mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Employers with 50 or more employees must offer health insurance coverage to its workers, according to new federal rules. However, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has said that volunteer emergency organizations will have an exemption from that provision.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Former A&M-Commerce/East Texas State political science department head Dr. Charles Elliott says it appears President Obama is not being well-served by his advisors in the recent problems with the Affordable Care Act.

Hunt Memorial Hospital District chief executive officer Rich Carter says the HMHD will soon be ready to start assisting Hunt County citizens sort through the options of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."  When the service is ready around Dec. 1, the number to call will be (903) 408-5888.

Foes of Obamacare fight policy by discouraging enrollment

Sep 23, 2013
David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

The new Health Insurance Exchanges - where people without health insurance can pick a plan - go live online on Oct. 1.