Tag Archives: Obamacare

BREAKING: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

Bloomberg News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, rejecting a challenge by Republican-controlled states and former President Donald Trump’s administration to a landmark law that provides health insurance to 20 million people, Bloomberg News reports. The justices, voting 7-2, said the suing states and individuals lacked the legal right to challenge the law, also known as …

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Almost One Million New Obamacare Signups In 2021

The New York Times reports: Nearly one million Americans have signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage during the first 10 weeks of a special open enrollment period the Biden administration began in February. A total of 940,000 people enrolled in Obamacare coverage between Feb. 15 and April 30, new data released Thursday by Health and Human Services shows. Of …

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Special Obamacare Enrollment Period Starts Today

CNN reports: Uninsured Americans who want to buy Affordable Care Act coverage have another three months to do so, thanks to an executive order President Joe Biden signed last month. The federal Obamacare exchange, healthcare.gov, reopens for a special enrollment period on Monday. Most states that run their own marketplaces are also doing the same or are extending their sign-up …

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Biden To Reopen Federal Obamacare Marketplaces

The Washington Post reports: President Biden is scheduled to take executive actions as early as Thursday to reopen federal marketplaces selling Affordable Care Act health plans and to lower recent barriers to joining Medicaid. The orders will be Biden’s first steps since taking office to help Americans gain health insurance, a prominent campaign goal that has assumed escalating significance as …

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Trump: Remember I “Ended Obamacare” (He Did Not)

Just another lie out of thousands: More people signed up for Obamacare coverage on the federal exchange during open enrollment this year — the only increase under the Trump administration, which has long sought to eradicate the landmark health reform law. More than 8.2 million people selected plans for 2021 in the 36 states using healthcare.gov, according to preliminary data …

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Speaks On Affordable Care Act

CBS News reports: President-elect Joe Biden is expected to speak on the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, just hours after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over the health care law’s future. Biden is expected to defend the signature health care law of President Barack Obama’s administration, which Republican challengers aim to strike down. The high court ruled eight years ago …

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Questioning On Individual Mandate Suggests Roberts And Kavanaugh Inclined To Uphold Bulk Of Obamacare

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with whether all of Obamacare should be thrown out in a challenge by Republican-governed states, backed by President Donald Trump’s administration, with two conservative justices suggesting the law should remain intact even if one provision is struck down. Chief Justice John Roberts and fellow conservative Brett Kavanaugh both asked questions that …

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LIVE AUDIO: Supreme Court Hears Obamacare Case

NPR reports: Obamacare is back before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with opponents challenging it for a third time. The first attempts to derail the law failed in the high court by votes of 5-to-4 and 6-to-3. But the makeup of the court is very different now, with three justices appointed by President Trump – among them new Justice Amy …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators Question Amy Coney Barrett

Bloomberg Law reports: Democrats will get their first crack at questioning Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday during her U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing, where they plan to focus on how she might move the court in a more conservative direction on issues such as health care and abortion. Asking their pointed questions for American voters to hear, and drawing whatever …

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RBG’s Death Imperils Outcome Of Obamacare Case

The Huffington Post reports: The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a tragedy for the country, which has lost a groundbreaking legal icon, and for the many causes she championed. It could also be a tragedy for the millions of people who depend on the Affordable Care Act for health insurance because of a lawsuit that the Supreme Court is …

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Trump Promises Exec Order On Preexisting Conditions (Which Are Already Protected Under Obamacare)

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday teased an executive order to require health insurers to cover all preexisting conditions, something already established under the Affordable Care Act, which his administration is suing to dismantle. “Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all companies,” Trump …

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Missouri Becomes Sixth Red State To Expand Medicaid

Forbes reports: Voters in Republican-leaning Missouri supported a ballot measure to extend Medicaid benefits to more than 200,000 low-income adults in the latest vote testing the popularity of the Affordable Care Act during the Covid-19 pandemic. The vote by a narrow margin of Missourians to expand Medicaid under the ACA is a political blow to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who …

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SCOTUS Backs Trump On Obamacare Birth Control

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the Trump administration to give the nation’s employers more leeway in refusing to provide free birth control for their workers. The ruling was victory for the administration’s plan to greatly expand the kinds of employers who can cite religious or moral objections in declining to include contraceptives …

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US House Passes Bill To Expand Obamacare

The Washington Post reports: The House Monday passed the first significant expansion of the Affordable Care Act since its birth a decade ago, providing Democrats a high-wattage platform to castigate President Trump for his efforts to overturn the landmark law during a pandemic and an election year. The 234-179 vote, almost entirely along party lines, was a hollow exercise in …

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Trump Petitions Supreme Court To Destroy Obamacare

NBC News reports: The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to wipe out Obamacare, arguing that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law must be struck down with it. The late-night brief, filed Thursday in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, carries major implications for the presidential election. If the justices agree, it would …

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Texas AG Leads Ten States In Asking SCOTUS To End Obamacare Because People Aren’t Dying Fast Enough

Just in from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: Attorney General Paxton today filed a brief asking the United States Supreme Court to declare Obamacare unlawful in its entirety. At the heart of Obamacare is an individual mandate commanding Americans to purchase health insurance the federal government deems suitable. The Supreme Court upheld that mandate in 2012 because it included a …

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Biden Blasts Trump For Attempting To End Obamacare During Pandemic: “I Cannot Comprehend The Cruelty”

NBC News reports: Joe Biden on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump’s attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act will have disastrous consequences on Americans who become infected with the coronavirus and demanded the president end a lawsuit that is seeking to terminate the landmark health care law. “Mr. President, drop the lawsuit. Stop trying to take away people’s health …

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Trump To Urge SCOTUS To Strike Down Obamacare As Pandemic’s Job Losses Imperil Healthcare For Millions

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration will urge the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare, maintaining its all-out legal assault on the health care law amid a pandemic that will drive millions of more Americans to depend on its coverage. The administration appears to be doubling down on its legal strategy, even after Attorney General Bill Barr …

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Trump Rejects Special Obamacare Enrollment Period

Politico reports: The Trump administration has decided against reopening Obamacare enrollment to uninsured Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, defying calls from health insurers and Democrats to create a special sign-up window amid the health crisis. President Donald Trump and administration officials recently said they were considering relaunching HealthCare.gov, the federal enrollment site, and insurers said they privately received assurances from …

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Biden To Trump: Time To Drop Your Obamacare Lawsuit

Axios reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden said in a letter Monday to President Trump and other conservatives challenging the Affordable Care Act that the novel coronavirus outbreak shows why they should drop their legal case. The 2020 candidate sent the letter on the 10th anniversary of former President Obama signing the act into law. Biden suggested the lawsuit they’re …

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