Supreme Court rejects 17 Republican states’ lawsuit to overturn Obamacare

U.S. 06/17/21, 16:08

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a joint lawsuit brought by 17 Republican states to overturn the controversial Obama-era health care law. In a 7-2 vote, the court's justices decided to leave the entire law intact when they ruled Thursday, June 17, that the plaintiff Republican states lacked standing to sue ...

Scrap ‘Obamacare’? Maybe not all, says Trump administration

Politics 05/10/19, 02:27

Scrap "Obamacare"? Well, maybe not all of it. The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. But Justice Department lawyers recently suggested that federal judges could salvage its anti-fraud provisions, raising questions about keeping other parts as well. President Donald Trump ...

Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020

Politics 04/02/19, 06:46

President Donald Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted late Monday that Congress will vote on a GOP plan after the elections, "when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House." Republicans were ...

Trump’s sudden shift to health care scrambles GOP plans

Politics 03/30/19, 00:58

President Donald Trump's decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election. Failing to repeal and replace the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare, is one of the biggest ...

Update: Trump administration opposes health plan ruling

Politics 03/29/19, 12:01

The Latest on a ruling striking down the Trump administration's small-business health insurance plan (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump's administration says it disagrees with a federal judge's ruling that a new type of health insurance plan for small businesses stretches federal law and must be set aside. President Donald Trump ...

Centene to buy WellCare for $15B creating ACA powerhouse

Business 03/27/19, 07:13

Centene is spending more than $15 billion on rival WellCare to dive deeper into government-funded health coverage in the same week that President Donald Trump's administration renewed its attack on the Affordable Care Act. The insurer said Wednesday that its cash-and-stock deal to buy WellCare will create an insurer that manages ...

Trump sees ‘Obamacare’ as potent issue – as do Democrats

Politics 03/26/19, 23:54

If Democrats are anxious to turn attention aware from the Mueller report and toward the issue of health care, President Donald Trump is giving them an opening. Trump on Tuesday called on Republicans to revive the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He vowed on Tuesday to make the GOP ...

Trump administration wants all of ‘Obamacare’ struck down

Politics 03/26/19, 10:50

The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," struck down. In a filing Monday with the New Orleans court, the administration said the entire law should be struck as unconstitutional. It's rare for the Justice Department to decline to defend ...

White House says no ‘sabotage’ of health law

Politics 02/08/19, 02:05

Borrowing a word from Democrats, a new White House report says changes made to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump didn't amount to "sabotage." Due out Friday, the report from the Council of Economic Advisers says Obama-era subsidies that help low- and middle-income customers pay their premiums will keep ...

After judge’s ruling against Obamacare, what happens now?

Business 12/17/18, 14:15

A federal judge's ruling would, if upheld, wipe away the entire Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama and twice sustained by the Supreme Court. Judge Reed O'Connor's opinion was issued late Friday and supporters of the law vowed to appeal and take other steps to ...

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