Health

Trump Administration Sues To Kill Obamacare

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law — a decision that could leave millions uninsured. Congress rendered the Affordable Care Act completely unconstitutional in […]

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The Attorney General Doesn’t Care That His Obamacare Lawsuit Would Hurt People

If anyone needed further evidence that President Donald Trump’s administration does not care about the harm their legal strategy to eradicate the Affordable Care Act could have on millions of Americans, Attorney General William Barr is here to provide it. During a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday, Democrats questioned Barr about the Justice Department’s stunning decision […]

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Chad Readler Fought Obamacare Protections. Now He's A Lifetime Federal Judge.

WASHINGTON ― The Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Chad Readler to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, despite strong opposition from Democrats over his leading role in the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. The Senate voted 52-47 to make Readler, […]

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Obamacare Enrollment Down Slightly This Year

Health insurance enrollment on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges dipped slightly this year, according to preliminary data released by the federal government Wednesday. In the 39 states where consumers buy coverage via the federally operated HealthCare.gov, 8.5 million people enrolled into private health insurance policies for next year during the open enrollment period that ran […]