Affordable Care Act News

Supreme Court Rejects Another Obamacare Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up another broad challenge to President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. The court rejected an appeal filed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health …

House Passes Hike in Obamacare Requirement to 40-Hours

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to ease Obamacare’s health insurance requirements for employers by approving the first of an expected series of bills aimed at weakening the overall healthcare reform law. Only 12 Democrats broke with …

Obamacare Tax Stalls ‘Cadillac’ Health Plans

Large employers are increasingly putting an end to their most generous health-care coverage as a tax on “Cadillac” insurance plans looms closer under Obamacare. Employees including bankers at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and college professors at Harvard University are seeing …

Republicans Target Obamacare Part-Time Worker Provision

Republicans, newly in charge of the U.S. House and Senate, begin their campaign to dismantle Obamacare with a vote this week to ease the law’s requirement that large employers give health insurance to full-time workers. Under the Patient Protection and …

Workplace Wellness Battle Could Jeopardize Firms’ Support for Obamacare

Leading U.S. CEOs, angered by the Obama administration’s challenge to certain “workplace wellness” programs, are threatening to side with anti-Obamacare forces unless the government backs off, according to people familiar with the matter. Major U.S. corporations have broadly supported President …

Massachusetts Officials: Revamped Healthcare Website Working as Hoped

Nearly 52,000 individuals in Massachusetts have been found eligible for insurance plans that comply with the federal Affordable Care Act during the first seven days of the open enrollment period for 2015. Of those, about 24,000 were immediately enrolled in …

Number of Tennesseans Without Health Insurance at 10-Year Low

A new University of Tennessee report says the number of uninsured people in Tennessee has hit a 10-year low. The number of people without health insurance shrunk about 25 percent in the first year of the health insurance marketplace, which …

Louisiana Nonprofits: Health Insurance Misinformation a Problem

Nonprofit groups preparing to help people in Louisiana sign up for insurance under the federal health care law say they have had to battle misinformation and misconceptions about the program as they prepared for the Nov. 15 opening of the …

States May Decide Fate of Obamacare Tax Subsidies After Supreme Court

Even if the Supreme Court decides the U.S. can’t give health insurance subsidies to people in at least 34 states, there are some potential ways around the ruling. The court last week said it would take up a case claiming …

Small Businesses Moving to Obamacare Exchanges

U.S. small businesses are dropping health insurance for their workers, as Obamacare lets them send employees to new marketplaces where they can often get subsidies from the government to buy coverage. WellPoint Inc.’s small business insurance products lost 300,000 people …