A federal judge just ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional, threatening healthcare chaos

Thomson Reuters In a ruling released Friday evening, a federal judge in Texas sided with 19 states arguing that key provisions of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” are unconstitutional. The ruling brings new uncertainty to the country’s healthcare markets, a day before the deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans in […]

Democrats react with fury after federal judge rules that Obamacare is unconstitutional

Rogelio V. Solis/AP Images Democrats responded with fury on Friday night after a federal judge in Texas ruled that key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” were unconstitutional — rendering the entire law unconstitutional. Some conservative groups praised the ruling, while other Republican lawmakers stayed silent. The federal judge ruled the […]

The Trump administration blocked a move that would have wrecked Obamacare

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Seema Verma, the administrator for HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, blocked a move by the state of Idaho that would have undermined Obamacare. Verma said that Idaho’s new plan to let insurers sell plans that did not comply with Obamacare ws not legally permissible. Health policy experts were closely watching the […]

Trump applauds ‘Obamacare repeal’ in the tax bill — but there’s a big problem with that claim

President Donald Trump applauded the near-passage of the GOP tax bill on Wednesday during a Cabinet meeting at the White House. Trump said the bill’s repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate “means Obamacare is being repealed.” This is not true. Many of Obamacare’s elements remain intact. President Donald Trump applauded the near passage of the […]

The GOP’s High-Risk Move to Whack Obamacare in Its Tax Bill

Updated on November 14 at 4:10 p.m. ET Republicans are taking another run at the Affordable Care Act as part of their overhaul of the tax code. Bowing to pressure from President Trump, Senate leaders announced on Tuesday afternoon that they would add the repeal of Obamacare’s individual insurance mandate to the far-reaching tax bill […]

Obamacare sign-ups break record amid rollback efforts

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 05:10 The number of people who signed up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) shot up by 79 percent within days of the federal website Healthcare.gov opening, compared with the same period last year, USA Today reported. “It’s the biggest start to open enrollment ever,” said Lori Lodes, an Obama […]

Aetna trims its Obamacare losses, raises its forecast (AET)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Aetna missed on the top line, but beat on the bottom line. The company says it trimmed losses in its Obamacare business. Aetna raised its full-year earnings forecast.   (Reuters) – Aetna Inc cut losses in its Obamacare business in the third quarter, helping the U.S. health insurer post a higher-than-expected profit […]

Obamacare Still Has A Pulse 🏥

Leading senators from both parties have struck a deal to stabilize the Obamacare markets for two years, funding the subsidies for low-income Americans that President Donald Trump announced he would end last week. For Republicans, the deal would give states “significantly” more freedom to get exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s rules. While the full […]

18 states sue to block Trump’s cut to Obamacare subsidies

AP WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Eighteen U.S. states sued President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. One day after his administration announced plans to […]

Trump Pulling The Plug On Obamacare 🏥❌

The White House intends to stop providing federal subsidies to help cover the costs of insuring low-income Americans on Obamacare, it announced late Thursday night, just hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to dramatically undermine the health care law. “Based on guidance from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and […]