Obamacare News

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 …

Trump Administration Backs GOP Governors’ Supreme Court Bid to Repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump’s administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Obamacare law introduced by his predecessor that added millions to the healthcare safety net but has been a major political controversy. Government advocate Noel Francisco argued in …

Supreme Court Backs Insurers Over $12 Billion in Obamacare ‘Risk Corridor’ Payments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of health insurers seeking $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans. …

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 …

Judge Permits Short-Term Health Plans in Blow to Obamacare Supporters

The Trump administration can expand the sale of short-term health insurance policies that don’t meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act, a federal judge ruled, advancing the government’s efforts to undo Obamacare. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington …

Affordable Care Act’s Fate Could Rest with Appellate Court’s View on Technical Matters

The fate of Obamacare, the law that President Donald Trump campaigned on repealing and replacing, could hinge on several technical points of law as a federal appeals court prepares to decide whether it’s unconstitutional. And the appeal of whatever the …

Supreme Court to Hear Fight Over $12 Billion Obamacare Payments to Insurers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether insurers can seek $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans. …

Small Firms’ Access to Low Cost Health Plans Depends on State

As small business owners shop for 2019 health insurance, some will for the first time have the chance to join forces and buy cheaper insurance – depending on which state they’re in. New rules that began going into effect last …

Premium Price for ACA Policies to Decline in Louisiana

People searching for health insurance policies in Louisiana will likely fare better than those in many other states as the Nov. 1 annual open enrollment period approaches for the individual marketplace. The Advocate reports data from the Centers for Medicare …

Idaho’s ‘Freedom’ Plans Ignore Obamacare, But Have Limits

After Idaho’s Republican governor promised to find creative ways to get around Obamacare, one health plan in the state plans to offer skimpy coverage that may violate many of the law’s protections for patients. Blue Cross of Idaho said Wednesday …