Obamacare individual mandate News

20 States Sue, Claiming Obamacare Unconstitutional Since Individual Mandate Repeal

A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine. Led by …

Future of Job-Based Health Insurance Seems Secure

Are employees worried about losing their health insurance from their employer? The ongoing political turmoil around “Obamacare” all but guarantees they’ll still be able to do that. Ask Walt Rowen, whose business is etching glass but whose experience managing century-old, …

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 …

For Many Uninsured, Obamacare Policies Less Costly Than Penalties

Obamacare is about to test how well people respond to economic incentives. About 3.5 million Americans who are uninsured today could get health coverage in 2016 for less than what they’ll pay in penalties under Obamacare, according to a new …

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 to Sue President Obama Over Healthcare Mandate Waiver

The U.S. House of Representatives will sue President Barack Obama’s administration over delaying the implementation of an employer health insurance mandate in the 2010 health-care law. “In 2013, the president changed the health-care law without a vote of Congress, effectively …

Volunteer Firefighters Exempted from Obamacare Mandate

U.S. cities and towns won’t be required to provide health insurance for volunteer firefighters, a reprieve from federal Obamacare rules that fire departments had said would be financially devastating. Volunteer emergency workers will be made exempt from a requirement that …

Obama Exempts Canceled Policyholders from Individual Mandate

Americans whose health plans are being canceled because their coverage doesn’t meet Obamacare rules will be exempt from the mandate that they carry insurance, under a change announced by the Obama administration. Officials estimated the change will affect fewer than …

West Virginia Senator Manchin Bucks Democrats, Backs Health Mandate Delay

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with fellow Democrats and said he’d support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health-care law. “There’s no way I could not vote for it,” …