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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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BREAKING: Supreme Court To Hear Obamacare Appeal

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a third major case on the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s health care law, granting petitions from Democratic state officials and the House of Representatives in a case with the potential to wipe out the entire law. The court did not say when it would hear …

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Fox Doctor: Preventable Illnesses Are Running Rampant Because Obamacare Covers People When They’re Sick

“Americans are dying younger, from largely preventable disease and bad health policy decisions. And the problem that I have with this is heart disease alone costs about $230 billion to the United States, and the Affordable Care Act did nothing to help that except take away. “They took away the incentivizations for good behavior choices, by saying that however you …

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Trump Goes After Obamacare Via Medicaid Grants

Politico reports: CMS Administrator Seema Verma plans to issue a letter soon explaining how states could seek waivers to receive defined payments for adults covered by Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, according to seven people with knowledge of the closely guarded effort. An announcement is tentatively slated for the end of next week, more than one year after Verma and her team …

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HHS Sec: No Need Yet For Obamacare Replacement

The Hill reports: Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said Tuesday that “there’s really not a need” for the Trump administration to put forward an ObamaCare replacement plan at the moment. Azar was asked where the administration’s replacement for the health law is in an interview on the “Kevin Wall Radio Show.” He replied that there is not …

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SCOTUS Denies Bid To Fast-Track Obamacare Appeal

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states to fast-track consideration of their appeal seeking a definitive ruling that the Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The brief order means that the court, even if decides to take up the case at a later …

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Trump Lies About Obamacare In Attack On Bloomberg

From the far-right Washington Times: President Trump on Monday falsely claimed that he preserved a part of Obamacare that allows sicker Americans to buy insurance in the individual market without paying more than healthy people. The claim was part of a pair of tweets aimed at Mike Bloomberg, a potential 2020 rival who is running ads that attack Mr. Trump …

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Trump Asks Supreme Court To Hold Off On Obamacare Case Until After Election And You Already Know Why

The Washington Examiner reports: The Department of Justice doesn’t want the Supreme Court to fast-track a case that could result in Obamacare being thrown out ahead of the presidential election, despite its position that the healthcare law should be abolished. If the court agrees with the Trump administration, then President Trump and Republicans will be spared the possibility of having …

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Dems To SCOTUS: Rule On Obamacare Before Election

Politico reports: A coalition of Democratic-led states is asking the Supreme Court to immediately take up a challenge to Obamacare, calling on the justices to decide the law’s fate well ahead of November’s elections. Attorneys general from 20 states in a legal brief argued the high court needed to quickly take up the case, contending that prolonged uncertainty over the …

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Court Strikes Down Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Axios reports: A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, but ordered a lower court to take a fresh look at how much of the rest of the law should fall along with it. This decision will likely keep the ACA’s protections for pre-existing conditions in legal limbo well past the 2020 …

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Obamacare Premiums To Dip Despite GOP Sabotage

The New York Times reports: Nearly three years into President Trump’s aggressive efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, prices for the most popular type of health insurance plan offered through the health law’s federal marketplace will actually drop next year, and the number of insurers offering plans will go up. Administration officials credited Mr. Trump with the resiliency of …

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Uninsured Number Up For First Time Since Obamacare

The Associated Press reports: The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama’s health care law might be eroding under President Donald Trump. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday that household income rose last year at its slowest pace in …

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Lindsey Graham Promises Obamacare Will Be Repealed If Trump Is Reelected (And If The GOP Wins The House)

“If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins reelection, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal Obamacare, we’re going to do it in a smart way where South Carolina will be the biggest winner. We’ve got to remind people that we’re not for Obamacare.” – Sen. …

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Trump Lies About Pushing For Another Obamacare Vote

Politico reports: President Trump on Wednesday claimed he never wanted Congress to vote on an ObamaCare replacement ahead of the 2020 elections, even though he unexpectedly revived the issue and pushed for swift action just days ago. The president denied that pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) led him to change his plans, even though he announced his …

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