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Affordable Care Act
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Enroll in ObamaCare
Jan 27, 2022 4:04 PM CST
Record Numbers Enroll in ObamaCare
14.5M Americans signed up
- Some 14.5 million Americans who lack job-based health coverage signed up for 2022 coverage under the Affordable Care Act—a record—according to the latest figures. They're not quite final, with the number expected to climb, per the
. The current tally includes 10 million people from...
Medicaid Rolls Hit
an All-Time High
Jun 22, 2021 4:14 PM CDT
Medicaid Rolls Hit an All-Time High
More than 80 million Americans are covered by the programs designed as a safety net
- More Americans are enrolled in Medicaid than ever, new data show, after a jump in signups during the pandemic. Almost 9.9 million people were added to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program between February 2020 and this January, the
Wall Street Journal
reports, a rise of 13....
Trump May Have Been
Jun 18, 2021 6:36 AM CDT
Trump May Have Been ObamaCare's Savior
SCOTUS ruling suggests law is here to stay
- ObamaCare survived another Supreme Court challenge Thursday, with justices, including two of the three appointed by former President Trump, upholding the law in a 7-2 ruling that declared 19 GOP-led states and two individuals did not have standing to challenge the law. That's the biggest margin of victory for...
Supreme Court Dismisses
Jun 17, 2021 9:24 AM CDT
Supreme Court Dismisses ObamaCare Challenge
Justices leave the Affordable Care Act intact
- The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama-era health care law , preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans, per the AP . The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states, and two individuals had no right to bring...
Bid for Budget
Chief, a New
Role for Tanden
May 15, 2021 7:30 AM CDT
After Losing Bid for Budget Chief, a New Role for Tanden
Biden's former pick to lead OMB will instead serve as a senior adviser to the president
- Neera Tanden may not have gotten the budget chief job she'd wanted, but she's now going to the White House. Officials there told NBC News on Friday that Tanden, whom Biden had originally tapped to lead the Office of Management and Budget, will instead serve as the president'...
Common Theme Emerges
in ObamaCare Arguments
Nov 10, 2020 12:04 PM CST
Common Theme Emerges in ObamaCare Arguments
Roberts, Kavanaugh signal they won't dismantle Affordable Care Act, which would save it
- The Supreme Court heard its third challenge to ObamaCare on Tuesday, and a decision won't be out until next spring. But the early assessments after oral arguments wrapped up should give backers of the Affordable Care Act some comfort—it looks like the law will survive again. Coverage:
It's a Big Day
at Supreme Court
Nov 10, 2020 6:32 AM CST
It's a Big Day for ObamaCare at Supreme Court
Court's new conservative majority will again consider law, and it's being live-streamed
- This will likely be an anxious morning for supporters of ObamaCare as the Supreme Court—with its expanded conservative majority—again considers the law's fate. The pandemic provides an unusual window to hear Tuesday's oral arguments: They will be conducted via telephone and live-streamed to the public beginning...
Obamacare Returns Amid
Health Coverage 'Crisis'
Oct 31, 2020 9:30 AM CDT
Obamacare Returns Amid Health Coverage 'Crisis'
An estimated 5M to 10M more Americans have lost coverage during the pandemic
- Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday, the AP reports. It's not a new COVID relief program from the government but the return of annual sign-up season under the Affordable Care Act, better...
New SCOTUS Term Starts
Quietly, but That Could Change
Oct 5, 2020 11:27 AM CDT
New SCOTUS Term Starts Quietly, but That Could Change
The term is so far short on high-profile cases, but perhaps not for long
- The Supreme Court began its new term Monday with a remembrance of "a dear friend and a treasured colleague," the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Chief Justice John Roberts paid tribute to Ginsburg as the court resumed its work via telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic. Roberts said...
Supreme Court Deals Big Blow
to One ObamaCare Mandate
Jul 8, 2020 9:55 AM CDT
Supreme Court Deals Big Blow to One ObamaCare Mandate
In 7-2 ruling, exemptions expanded to requirement that free birth control be on employer health plans
- Obtaining birth control through one's health plan at work may now be more difficult after a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that expanded exemptions to an ObamaCare contraceptive mandate, NBC News and CNN report. In a 7-2 decision penned by Justice Clarence Thomas, the high court cleared the way for...
to SCOTUS: Strike
Jun 26, 2020 6:53 AM CDT
Trump Administration to SCOTUS: Strike Down ObamaCare
White House backs case before the Supreme Court
- In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act, the AP reports. The administration's latest high court filing came the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health...
Health Insurers Score Big
Payday at Supreme Court
Apr 27, 2020 12:20 PM CDT
Health Insurers Score Big Payday at Supreme Court
They're entitled to collect $12B from government in ObamaCare losses
- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Obama, per the AP . Insurers are entitled to the money under a provision of ObamaCare that promised the...
Several States Reopen
Mar 24, 2020 7:28 AM CDT
Several States Reopen ObamaCare Enrollment
Federal government is considering a similar move
- Several states that run their own ObamaCare exchanges have reopened enrollment to make it easier for people who have lost their jobs to get health insurance. So far, 11 states have done so, reports the
New York Times
. The bigger question is whether the federal government—which runs the exchange...
Supreme Court Declines to
Fast-Track ObamaCare Review
Jan 21, 2020 10:05 AM CST
Supreme Court Declines to Fast-Track ObamaCare Review
Trump, red states had asked the high court to decline Democrats' request, and it did
- The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, making it highly unlikely that the justices would decide the case before the 2020 election, the AP reports. The court denied a request by 20 mainly Democratic states and the...
20 States Ask
to Rule Quickly
Jan 3, 2020 5:15 PM CST
20 States Ask Supreme Court to Rule Quickly on ObamaCare
House, Democratic attorneys general request a decision before the elections
- A group of states whose governments are run by Democrats has joined the House in asking the Supreme Court to take up a lawsuit seeking to cancel ObamaCare immediately. The Democrats want the case decided before the elections in November, which would mean the court would have to issue a...
Dec 16, 2019 4:14 PM CST
HealthCare.gov Glitches Get Obamacare Deadline Extended
You now have until Wednesday to enroll
- People will get more time to sign up for “Obamacare” health insurance, the Trump administration announced Monday, following a spate of computer glitches over the weekend. The new HealthCare.gov deadline is 3am Eastern time on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement, per...
ACA Stability to Bring
Customers More Choices
Aug 22, 2019 7:15 PM CDT
ACA Stability to Bring Customers More Choices
Premiums also will settle down after sharp increases
- Times are good, or at least calm, for health insurers that offer plans under the Affordable Care Act. So a number of them are moving into new states for 2020, sometimes into markets where consumers had few choices, according to the
Wall Street Journal
. Nebraska, for example, has only one...
Trump Administration Asks
Court to Kill All of ObamaCare
May 2, 2019 7:28 AM CDT
Trump Administration Asks Court to Kill All of ObamaCare
They say it would be wrong to only strike down parts of it
- The Trump administration says it wants to euthanize ObamaCare, not perform surgery on it. In a court filing Wednesday, the administration and a coalition of 18 Republican-led states formally asked a federal appeals court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act, the
New York Times
reports. In the filing...
Trump: ObamaCare Plan
Will Wait Until After 2020
Apr 2, 2019 7:13 AM CDT
Trump: ObamaCare Plan Will Wait Until After 2020
President won't push for an alternative before the election
- President Trump shifted strategy on ObamaCare in a series of late-night tweets: He still hates it, but he won't push for a Republican alternative until after the 2020 election, reports Bloomberg . "Everybody agrees that ObamaCare doesn’t work," he wrote . "Premiums & deductibles are far too...
Democrats 'Thrilled' by
Trump's ObamaCare Move
Mar 27, 2019 6:45 AM CDT
Democrats 'Thrilled' by Trump's ObamaCare Move
Return to issue 'a birthday present for Pelosi'
- Democrats feeling dejected after the Robert Mueller report failed to meet their expectations didn't have to wait long for a boost. On Monday, the Trump administration asked a federal appeals court to strike down ObamaCare , giving Democrats an opportunity to return to a key campaign issue. The administration, which...
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