President Biden wants his supersized Obamacare subsidies to last forever, proving his push to inject cash into the program was not so much a balm for pandemic pains as a push to fix glaring affordability gaps in the 2010 law.
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Former President Donald Trump expressed disappointment with two of his Supreme Court appointees on Monday, chiding Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett for upholding the Affordable Care Act after its legality was challenged by Republican-led states.
The Supreme Court preserved insurance coverage for millions of Americans Thursday, rejecting the third major challenge to the national health care law known as “Obamacare.”
Sen. Bernard Sanders said Tuesday that he would rewrite President Biden’s massive social-program spending bill to include allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices from pharmaceutical companies.
The Biden administration on Wednesday said half a million Americans had selected a health insurance plan on the federal Obamacare signup portal since the start of a special enrollment period in February.
President Biden reprised his role as Obamacare salesman Tuesday in a bid to reach people who’ve been left in the cold by the durable-yet-faulty law, extending a special enrollment period by three months and betting enhanced subsidies will make a dent in the roughly 30 million who remain uninsured.
President Biden’s COVID-19 relief law is dangling $16.4 billion in front of the 12 states that haven’t expanded Medicaid under Obamacare to get them to join up, saying the pandemic is a bad time for their residents to be going without health coverage.
The Senate on Thursday narrowly voted to confirm Xavier Becerra to be President Biden’s secretary of Health and Human Services, elevating the California attorney general to a post that will be crucial for advancing much of the early Biden agenda.
An uptick in ransomware complaints flooded the FBI in 2020’s final months, including a spate of attacks on hospitals, The Washington Times has learned.
President Biden said Thursday that he will reopen the Obamacare registration website because of labor shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic, a move to expand the reach of federal coverage options after President Trump targeted the 2010 program and said a special sign-up period wasn’t necessary.
Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday signaled it is unlikely to kill Obamacare, as Republicans challenged the legality of its individual mandate at the high court for the third time in hopes that the 6-3 conservative majority would finally do away with President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
The Supreme Court should take note of the results from last week’s election, Democrats say, when the justices hear a case Tuesday that would kill the individual mandate at the heart of the Affordable Care Act.
Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday.
A newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett would plunge this week into election-related legal battles from swing states.
OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three criminal charges and pay $8 billion for its role in fueling America’s opioid epidemic, Justice Department officials said Wednesday.
Like millions of Americans, Diane Urban watched the first presidential debate last month at home with her family. When it was over, she turned off the television and climbed into the bed her 25-year-old son Jordan used to sleep in.
Senate Democrats are warning older adults, a key voting bloc, of the potential damage Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett could do to Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.
President Trump is racing to slash drug prices in the waning weeks of the campaign, finalizing a plan to let states import medicines from Canada and directly appealing to senior voters with $200 discount cards to help them defray their out-of-pocket costs.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett refused Tuesday to commit to recusing herself from cases coming before the high court — including potential disputes over the Nov. 3 elections.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett declared Tuesday during her confirmation hearing that she was not asked to rule a specific way on a certain case, including Obamacare.
Senate Democrats, who have few chances to derail Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s elevation to the Supreme Court, sought to turn her confirmation hearings into a referendum on the fate of Obamacare, saying Monday that her vote in an upcoming case means “life or death” for millions of Americans who rely on the health care law.
The top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein set the focus for Democrats’ opposition to Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, saying she must clarify her position on the Affordable Care Act.
Even if President Trump wins reelection, handicappers say, Republicans are unlikely to regain the House majority and might even lose Senate control. That would set the stage for another chapter in the Obamacare wars.
President Trump said Sunday he feels like he’s gotten rid of Obamacare because the individual mandate penalty for shirking insurance was zeroed out by the GOP-controlled Congress three years ago.
The Trump administration will begin sending $200 discount cards to Medicare recipients “soon as mechanically possible” but not all of them will be dispatched by Election Day, administration officials said Friday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the Republicans’ push for a quick replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes down to the partisan battle over the Affordable Care Act.
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