Affordable Care Act

  • Supreme Court Jan 18

    Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up the fate of a Trump administration rule, now on hold, that would grant employers an exemption on religious or moral grounds from Obamacare’s requirement to provide health insurance coverage for birth control, NBC News reported. Pennsylvania and New Jersey successfully challenged the rule that would provide broad exemptions to the...

  • Donald Trump Jan 13

    Fact Check: No, Trump Didn’t Save Preexisting Conditions

    President Donald Trump made a striking claim Monday, insisting it was he who ensured that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance. He wasn’t.

  • Affordable Care Act Dec 19, 2019

    Court: Part of ‘Obamacare’ Invalid, More Review Needed

    The “individual mandate” of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday....


    The 2-1 ruling was handed down by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The panel agreed with Texas-based U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s 2018 finding that...

  • Congress Dec 17, 2019

    Massive Bill Calls for $1.4 Trillion in Federal Spending

    Retired coal miners and longtime opponents of Obama-era taxes on high-cost health plans are eyeing big wins as top congressional leaders and the Trump White House close in on a deal on a government-wide spending bill. The bill would also increase the age nationwide for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Trump Renews Fight Against Obamacare

    In a new court filing, the Justice Department says it now supports the full dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, a move that would end Obamacare and risk leaving millions of people without health insurance.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    Sign-Up Deadline Is Saturday for ACA Health Law Coverage

    Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country. For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. But so far sign-ups have been lagging when compared to last year. Consumers can enroll online at

  • Jun 22, 2017

    Senate Releases Health Care Bill

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell released the GOP’s health care overhaul on Thursday. The 142-page proposal includes massive cuts to Medicaid, cuts in taxes for the wealthy and defunding of Planned Parenthood for at least one year. The Congressional Budget Office has not had a chance to score the Senate’s bill yet. Under the House bill, the CBO found found that...

  • Mar 15, 2017

    Critics Warn ‘Phase 2’ Won’t Save Health Care Plan

    Things aren’t looking great for the Republican health care bill after the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would lead to 24 million more people without insurance and skyrocketing costs for older customers, NBC News reported. But the White House and GOP leaders say that’s only part of the story. The Republicans’ “American Health Care Act” is only “Phase One” of...

  • Mar 14, 2017

    GOP Defends AHCA as CBO Projects Deep Coverage Slash

    The White House and Republican lawmakers spent Tuesday defending the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act after a report released by the Congressional Budget Office predicted a loss in coverage for 24 million Americans should the American Health Care Act pass into law.

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