Affordable Care Act News

Biden Reverses Trump Stand at Supreme Court in Republican Bid to End Obamacare

President Joe Biden’s administration on Wednesday told the U.S. Supreme Court that the Obamacare healthcare law should be upheld, reversing the position taken by the government under his Republican predecessor Donald Trump. The court in November held oral arguments in …

Two Conservative Supreme Court Justices Appear to Side with Obamacare Supporters

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled they are unlikely to strike down the Obamacare healthcare law in a legal challenge brought by Texas and 17 other Republican-governed states and joined by President Donald Trump’s administration. Chief Justice John Roberts …

Supreme Court Again Weighs Fate of Affordable Care Act

The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dives back into politically perilous waters as it hears arguments over a Republican challenge backed by President Donald Trump’s administration aiming to invalidate the Obamacare healthcare law. President-elect Joe Biden has criticized Republican …

Supreme Court’s Next Obamacare Test to Happen a Week After Election

The U.S. Supreme Court said it will hear its blockbuster clash over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 10, a week after an election in which Democrats are seeking to make health care a central focus. The …

20 Democratic States Seek Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent court ruling that declared part of the statute …

Wisconsin to Have More Health Insurance Options Available This Fall

Wisconsin insurance officials say state residents will have more health insurance options this year as open enrollment approaches. The state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance says 61 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties will have at least three carrier options on …

Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Sues Over Lack Of Transgender Insurance Coverage

A sheriff’s deputy in Perry, Ga., filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday against the county where she works over its refusal to allow her health insurance plan to cover her gender-affirmation surgery. Sgt. Anna Lange came out as transgender …

Number of Louisiana Residents Uninsured for Health Falls

The number of Louisiana residents without health insurance is falling, even as the national uninsured rate grew last year. New data released Tuesday from the Census Bureau shows 8% percent of people in Louisiana, or 363,000 residents, didn’t have health …

Texas Again Has the Most People Without Health Insurance

The rate of Texans without health insurance rose for the second year in a row, making it once again the most uninsured state in the nation, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2018, 17.7% of …

Costs, Underinsurance Bigger Challenge Than Uninsured in U.S. Health System

America’s much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn’t stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders’ call for replacing private insurance with a government …