ObamaCare

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Study: ObamaCare Repeal Would Make 30M Uninsured

US would actually have more uninsured than when ACA was passed

(Newser) - Repealing ObamaCare without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday. Separately, a professional group representing benefit advisers warned congressional leaders of the risk of "significant market disruption" that could cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance. Republicans dismiss such... More »

Trump's Health Pick: Leading ObamaCare Critic

Tom Price has drafted House repeal bills

(Newser) - Donald Trump has chosen a health secretary who knows the system inside out and has been trying to get rid of ObamaCare since before it became law, sources tell Politico , the AP , the Washington Post , and other outlets. Rep. Tom Price, a 62-year-old orthopedic surgeon first elected to the House... More »

Pence Talks ObamaCare, Romney as SecState, Hamilton

Repeal is job No. 1, says VP-elect

(Newser) - Priority No. 1 in Donald Trump's White House is making ObamaCare go away, says Mike Pence in his first interview as vice president-elect. "Decisions have been made by the president-elect that he wants to focus out of the gate on repealing ObamaCare and beginning the process of replacing... More »

Trump Backs Away From Major Pledges

Gingrich says wall promise was 'campaign device'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has only been president-elect of the United States for a few days but some of his biggest campaign promises are already looking shaky—including his promise to repeal ObamaCare . Failure to deliver on pledges like the border wall could alienate some of his "most fervent supporters,"... More »

Trump: I Might Keep Parts of ObamaCare

'It will be just fine,' he says

(Newser) - Donald Trump, who campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace "the disaster knows as ObamaCare," has softened his tone. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal , the president-elect suggested the law might be amended instead of repealed. He said he is open to keeping parts of... More »

Trump Said ObamaCare Would End. Here's How

It won't be repealed overnight

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make getting rid of ObamaCare a priority—but he's not going to be able to simply summon the Affordable Care Act to the boardroom and tell the law it's fired. Instead, experts say repealing and replacing the ACA is a process that... More »

Millions Would Rather Pay Penalty Than Pay for Insurance

And that's bad news for ObamaCare

(Newser) - As with most insurance systems, for the Affordable Care Act to work it needs some people—specifically young, healthy people—to pay in more than they get out to make up for the people who take out more than they put in, Vox reports. The problem? Those young, healthy people... More »

Trump Rips ObamaCare, Raises Questions on Himself in Process

Seems to imply at Miami campaign event he doesn't offer health care coverage to his own workers

(Newser) - The news that ObamaCare premiums are going to significantly rise next year didn't put many people in the best of moods Tuesday, and Donald Trump was no exception. First he said "it's over" for the administration's health care plan at a rally in Tampa, Fla., Monday... More »

ObamaCare Premiums Are Going to Soar Next Year

'It's over for ObamaCare,' Trump says

(Newser) - Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another ObamaCare controversy days before a presidential election, the AP reports. Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a... More »

No, ObamaCare Is Not a Failure

Health care costs are rising at slower rates than they were before the law: Op-ed

(Newser) - It's not just the GOP declaring ObamaCare a failure—even Bill Clinton said earlier this month that Affordable Care Act price increases were "the craziest thing in the world." But "reports of ObamaCare's demise are greatly exaggerated," according to Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell.... More »

Bill Clinton Changes Tune After Calling ObamaCare 'Crazy'

He says he supported it, but there are gaps

(Newser) - Bill Clinton seems to have belatedly realized that calling ObamaCare a "crazy system" isn't going to help his wife's campaign. He chose his words more carefully on the campaign trail Tuesday after a backlash to his remarks on Monday, when he told an audience in Flint, Mich.... More »

Aetna Delivers a Blow to ObamaCare

Health insurer says it's losing lots of money, may be forced out of ACA's insurance exchanges

(Newser) - Aetna became the latest health insurer to cast doubt upon its future in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after it called off a planned expansion on Tuesday and suggested it could abandon that market completely, the AP reports. A departure by Aetna, the nation's third-largest insurer, could... More »

ObamaCare Drives Insured Americans Above 90%

It's an all-time high

(Newser) - For the first time ever, fewer than 10% of Americans lack health insurance, according to data released Tuesday by the CDC. And CNBC calls that "a clear sign of ObamaCare's impact." In 2015, only 9.1% of Americans—about 28.6 million people—were uninsured. That's... More »

Supreme Court Punts on Big ObamaCare Ruling

Tells lower courts to figure out compromise for faith groups

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is ridding itself of a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control, reports the AP . The court on Monday asked lower courts to take another look at the issue in a search of a compromise. The justices issued an unsigned opinion in... More »

'Huge' Win for House GOP in ObamaCare Lawsuit

Federal judge says administration spending on health care subsidies is unconstitutional

(Newser) - In what Politico labels a "huge win" for the House GOP, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the Obama administration is making unconstitutional federal expenditures to maintain the president's ObamaCare law, the AP reports. At issue: $175 billion in so-called "cost-sharing" reimbursements that the government doles out... More »

US' Biggest Health Insurer Scales Back ObamaCare Participation

UnitedHealth claims it's lost more than $1B on the ACA

(Newser) - UnitedHealth, the nation's biggest health insurer, will cut its participation in public health insurance exchanges to only a handful of states next year after expanding to nearly three dozen for this year, the AP reports. CEO Stephen Hemsley said Tuesday that the company expects losses from its exchange business... More »

ObamaCare Birth Control Ruling Hinges on One Word

'Hijacking,' says SCOTUSBlog

(Newser) - The Supreme Court wrestled with a high-profile case on Wednesday—how far religious groups must go in helping employees gain access to birth control under ObamaCare. Based on the arguments, don't expect a clear resolution: The New York Times reports that a 4-4 tie is a "real possibility,... More »

Ted Cruz Says He Has No Health Insurance

It's ObamaCare's fault, he says

(Newser) - Millions of Americans have lost their health care coverage because of ObamaCare, and one of them is Ted Cruz, according to Ted Cruz. On Thursday night, the candidate told supporters in New Hampshire that his coverage in Texas was canceled at the end of 2015 because Blue Cross Blue Shield... More »

Sanders: Chelsea 'Flat Wrong' on My Health Plan

Senator says Clinton daughter 'didn't read the plan' he has for Americans

(Newser) - As the race for the Democratic nomination between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton heats up , the former first daughter is stumping for her mom—and saying things that Sanders says are "absolutely wrong," per CNN . Chelsea Clinton spoke at a New Hampshire campaign rally Tuesday, the Hill reports,... More »

Congress Sends ObamaCare Repeal to President

He'll almost certainly be vetoing it

(Newser) - The GOP-led Congress sent legislation to President Obama Wednesday repealing his signature health law, fulfilling a promise to Republican voters in a presidential election year but inviting a certain veto. The nearly party-line vote in the House was 240-181. The legislation already passed the Senate last year under special rules... More »

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