Biden: 1M Sign Up for Health Care During Special Enrollment
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Biden: 1M Sign Up for Health Care During Special Enrollment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 1 million Americans had signed up for health insurance under "Obamacare" during a special enrollment period for those needing coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. Biden reopened the HealthCare.gov insurance markets in... Read More

Anniversary of Affordable Care Act Brings Calls for Insurance Reforms
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Anniversary of Affordable Care Act Brings Calls for Insurance Reforms
2021-03-24 14:58:41
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden visited Ohio Tuesday to promote his economic stimulus program while Congress took steps to move the health insurance part of it into new territory. The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan expands subsidies to... Read More

Biden to Talk Up Health Insurance Cost Cuts in Visit to Ohio
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Biden to Talk Up Health Insurance Cost Cuts in Visit to Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will showcase health insurance cost cuts in a speech in Ohio on Tuesday during what may be the best time for Democrats to talk up the Affordable Care Act since it became law. Biden's... Read More

Bennet, Kaine Urge Colleagues to Support Medicare-X Choice Act to Achieve Universal Health Care
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Bennet, Kaine Urge Colleagues to Support Medicare-X Choice Act to Achieve Universal Health Care
2021-02-17 21:12:04
by Dan McCue

DENVER, Colo. - Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Wednesday reintroduced their Medicare-X Choice Act by urging their colleagues to embrace it as a way of expanding both the Affordable Care Act and Medicare.  During a late... Read More

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Uphold ACA
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Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Uphold ACA
2021-02-11 15:05:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The White House on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court it believes the Affordable Care Act should be upheld, reversing the position taken by the Trump Administration. The justices heard oral arguments in November in multiple cases involving a... Read More

Biden Signs Executive Order to Expand Special Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act
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Biden Signs Executive Order to Expand Special Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act
2021-02-02 16:04:08
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday, Jan. 28, instructing the Department of Health and Human Services to open a new special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act from Feb. 15 to May 15.  The... Read More

Biden Picks California Attorney General Becerra for Health and Human Services Secretary
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Biden Picks California Attorney General Becerra for Health and Human Services Secretary

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has tapped California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next health and human services secretary, a historic choice that would make the former Los Angeles congressman the first Latino to hold the office, according to sources familiar with the decision. Becerra, 62, a... Read More

Supreme Court Appears Likely to Preserve Most of Affordable Care Act
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Supreme Court Appears Likely to Preserve Most of Affordable Care Act
2020-11-10 21:50:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- So much for the new conservative majority of the Supreme Court dismantling the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday, during oral arguments for California v. Texas, one of this term's most anticipated cases, two members of that majority, suggested... Read More

Political Gaze Shifts to the Supreme Court as Justices Hear Pivotal Health Care Case
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Political Gaze Shifts to the Supreme Court as Justices Hear Pivotal Health Care Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett hears oral argument Tuesday in a case that threatens to wipe out the 2010 health care law, likely the term's most consequential case, under a political spotlight that rarely shines brighter on justices who... Read More

Justice Amy Coney Barrett Quickly Enters Fray of Trump's Acrimonious Legal Battles
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Justice Amy Coney Barrett Quickly Enters Fray of Trump's Acrimonious Legal Battles

WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will immediately be embroiled in some of the nation's biggest legal battles, including cases that could determine whether the president who nominated her gets four more years in the White House. The 48-year-old Barrett, who... Read More

Democrats Hammer on Health Care in Third Day of Supreme Court Nominee Barrett’s Hearings
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Democrats Hammer on Health Care in Third Day of Supreme Court Nominee Barrett’s Hearings

WASHINGTON — Democrats zeroed in on key issues surrounding health care Wednesday on the third day of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings, as Republicans argued members of the other party have overblown their criticisms of a qualified... Read More

Supreme Court Starts New Term, With Health Care, Religion and Gay Rights on the Docket
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Supreme Court Starts New Term, With Health Care, Religion and Gay Rights on the Docket

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court opened a new term Monday and within weeks is set to hear cases on health care and religion that may give a preview of how the conservative majority will wield its power. But the eight... Read More

Schumer Effort to Force Health Care Vote Earns Some GOP Support
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Schumer Effort to Force Health Care Vote Earns Some GOP Support

WASHINGTON — Six Senate Republicans, including five facing tight reelection races this fall, voted with Democrats on Thursday on a procedural vote on legislation to block the Trump administration from intervening in a lawsuit to overturn the 2010 health care... Read More

Trump Supreme Court Pick Already Ruled on Pending Obamacare Case — in a Moot Exercise
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Trump Supreme Court Pick Already Ruled on Pending Obamacare Case — in a Moot Exercise

WASHINGTON — Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, has already weighed in on one of the most significant and controversial cases it is scheduled to consider this fall — albeit in a mock exercise.... Read More

Schumer Goes Around McConnell to Set Up Vote Defending ‘Obamacare’
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Schumer Goes Around McConnell to Set Up Vote Defending ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON - Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer has rattled the Senate cage, exercising a right every senator has -- though one rarely utilized -- in an effort to put Republicans on defense on health care in the home stretch of... Read More

What They Are Saying about Amy Coney Barrett and the Future of the Supreme Court
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What They Are Saying about Amy Coney Barrett and the Future of the Supreme Court
2020-09-27 16:39:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon, capping a dramatic first-term reshaping of the federal judiciary that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election effort. Barrett,... Read More

Trump Promotes Health Care 'Vision' But Gaps Remain
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Trump Promotes Health Care 'Vision' But Gaps Remain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump on Thursday launched what aides termed a “vision” for health care heavy on unfulfilled aspirations. “This is affirmed, signed, and... Read More

Biden Warns Obamacare Could Be Repealed if Trump’s Supreme Court Pick is Confirmed
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Biden Warns Obamacare Could Be Repealed if Trump’s Supreme Court Pick is Confirmed

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday portrayed President Trump’s determination to lock in conservative control of the Supreme Court in the final weeks of the presidential campaign as a potent threat not only to Americans’ health care,... Read More

Voters Trust Biden More on Health Care, Future of ACA, Poll Finds
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Voters Trust Biden More on Health Care, Future of ACA, Poll Finds
2020-09-03 20:32:36
by Dan McCue

Voters who plan to participate in the 2020 election say they trust Democrat Joe Biden more than incumbent Republican President Donald Trump to protect their health care options and to deal with the persistent coronavirus pandemic. The new survey, released... Read More

Report Finds Public Option for Health Insurance Could 'Limit Competition and Consumer Choice'
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Report Finds Public Option for Health Insurance Could 'Limit Competition and Consumer Choice'
2020-08-31 16:03:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As America inches toward perhaps the most consequential election in its history -- the first to be played out against the backdrop of a global viral pandemic -- a heated debate continues to rage. Since the election of... Read More

House Vote On ACA Put Spotlight On Little Pondered 'Minority's Motion'
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House Vote On ACA Put Spotlight On Little Pondered 'Minority's Motion'
2020-07-14 19:24:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The recent passage of the first significant expansion of the Affordable Care Act provided House Democrats with a high profile opportunity to draw distinctions between how they and their Republican colleagues differ on the health care law. It... Read More

Justices Allow Limited Access to Free Birth Control Under ACA
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Justices Allow Limited Access to Free Birth Control Under ACA
2020-07-08 17:07:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration regulation that lets employers with religious objections limit women’s access to free birth control under the Affordable Care Act. The 7-2 decision could have a profound, immediate effect on... Read More

Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down ObamaCare
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Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down ObamaCare
2020-06-26 13:19:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court Thursday night, arguing the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down by the Justices. Overturning the Affordable Care Act would take away health coverage for about... Read More

Barr Vows to Push Overturning of Obamacare, Despite Virus
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Barr Vows to Push Overturning of Obamacare, Despite Virus

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department would continue its efforts to invalidate Obamacare even as millions of Americans have lost their health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic. Barr, in an interview with CBS News on Thursday,... Read More

Trump Holds Firm on Bid to Ask Supreme Court to End 2010 Health Care Law
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Trump Holds Firm on Bid to Ask Supreme Court to End 2010 Health Care Law

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration would not alter its call for the Supreme Court to strike down the 2010 health care law. “We want to terminate health care under Obamacare,” Trump told reporters Wednesday in... Read More

Justices Appear Divided Over 'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate
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Justices Appear Divided Over 'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate
2020-05-06 20:38:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared to be divided Wednesday over the future of a pair of Trump administration rules that allow employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Insurers Can Collect $12 Billion From Congress for ACA Losses
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Supreme Court Rules Insurers Can Collect $12 Billion From Congress for ACA Losses
2020-04-27 17:07:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Congress acted unlawfully when it reneged on a commitment to shield Affordable Care Act insurers from financial losses in the early years of its implementation. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices... Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Affordable Care Act Appeal
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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Affordable Care Act Appeal
2020-03-02 19:19:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday granted petitions filed by the House and Democratic state officials to consider a lower court ruling that threatens to wipe out the Affordable Care Act. The underlying case was brought by a Republican... Read More

5th Circuit Won't Review Ruling That Tossed Obamacare Mandate
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5th Circuit Won't Review Ruling That Tossed Obamacare Mandate
2020-01-29 20:26:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - An appeals court in New Orleans rejected a request to review a December ruling invalidating a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. In December, a three-judge panel in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the... Read More

Justices Reject Appeal of Obamacare, Grand Jury Secrecy Cases
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Justices Reject Appeal of Obamacare, Grand Jury Secrecy Cases
2020-01-21 16:26:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request that it resolve a dispute over the authority of a judge to order the disclosure of secret grand jury material in rare circumstances. The underlying case stems from a researcher's... Read More

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