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Senate Republicans Eye ‘Skinny’ Repeal of Obamacare

U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. Republicans leaders hope a pared-down “skinny” …

Workers’ Compensation Could Pay If Obamacare Replacement Falls Short

The workers’ compensation system could end up feeling some pain if changes to health care and other social insurance programs by Congress and the Trump Administration mean some Americans lose benefits, workers’ compensation professionals were told on Thursday. Replacing Obamacare, …

Citing Trump’s Order, IRS Stops Enforcing Individual Mandate for Health Insurance

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service will no longer require tax filers to indicate whether they had health coverage or paid a penalty set under Obamacare, dealing a blow to a pillar of the healthcare law, the website Reason.com reported. Republican …

Health Insurers Warm to Replacing Individual Mandate with Incentives

U.S. health insurers signaled Tuesday that they’re willing to give up a cornerstone provision of Obamacare that requires all Americans to have insurance, replacing it with a different set of incentives less loathed by Republicans who have promised to repeal …

Exemptions Reduce Estimate of Americans Paying Obamacare Penalties

Four million people are projected to pay the U.S. penalty for not carrying health insurance next year, about one-third less than previously estimated, after the Obama administration created exemptions from the fine. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires …

Many Could Escape Obamacare Individual Mandate Due to Exemptions

Obamacare’s requirement that all Americans carry insurance or face penalties, part of the effort to gain universal coverage, may not be much of a rule at all. Millions of people may be exempt from the requirement known as the individual …

Walgreen, Blue Cross to Aid in Educating Public on Obamacare

Walgreen Co., the biggest U.S. drugstore chain, agreed to join with the largest federation of health insurers to promote the Affordable Care Act, lending a hand as the Obama administration strains to win over the public. The Blue Cross Blue …

IRS Says It Has No Role in Enforcing Health Insurance Mandate

The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday assured congressional lawmakers that agents would play no role in enforcing the controversial requirement that Americans buy insurance under President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. “IRS revenue agents will not be involved. There will not …

Chief Justice Roberts Viewed Differently After Healthcare Opinion

Chief Justice John Roberts could have taken down the entire, massive healthcare law that his fellow Republicans deride as “Obamacare.” He could have prevented the Supreme Court decision that largely disabled the most disputed aspects of Arizona’s crackdown on illegal …

Actuaries Say Individual Mandate Key to Viable Health Insurance Market

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to keep the Affordable Care Act largely intact is a step toward ensuring that health insurance markets attract a broad cross section of risk, a cornerstone to any viable health insurance market, according to insurance …