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Republican States’ Court Fight to End Obamacare Begins as Midterm Politics Heat Up

A Republican-led lawsuit seeking to nullify Obamacare will be spotlighted in court in the final months of congressional election campaigns, giving Democrats political fodder and sending GOP candidates in competitive races looking for cover. Oral arguments seeking to block the …

Senate Republicans Prepare Pre-Existing Condition Bill in Case Obamacare Nixed

Ten Senate Republicans have introduced legislation that would reinstate Obamacare rules that prohibit insurers from turning away people with pre-existing conditions if a new lawsuit that seeks to invalidate the healthcare law succeeds. The legislation comes two weeks before oral …

Insurers Seeking Major Premium Hikes for Obamacare Plans in 2019

The first glimpse of what health insurance companies plan to charge for Obamacare plans next year suggests there’s no relief ahead for consumers saddled with high premiums. Several insurers in Maryland and Virginia are seeking double-digit percentage increases in monthly …

Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Rose by 3 Million in 2017: Gallup

The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly …

Senators Weigh Bipartisan Effort to Save Health Insurer Subsidies

A bipartisan Senate effort to continue federal payments to insurers and avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets faces a dicey future. The uncertainty shows that last week’s wreck of the Republican drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act …

How Republicans Can Unravel Obamacare Without Repealing It

Republicans may have failed to overthrow Obamacare last week, but there are plenty of ways they can chip away at it. The Trump administration has already begun using its regulatory authority to water down less prominent aspects of the 2010 …

House Republicans Unwrap Long-Awaited Obamacare Replacement Bill

Long-awaited legislation to dismantle Obamacare was unwrapped on Monday by U.S. Republicans, who called for ending health insurance mandates and rolling back extra healthcare funding for the poor in a package that drew immediate fire from Democrats. In a battle …

Republicans’ Replacement for Obamacare Taking Shape

Republican lawmakers expect that their Obamacare replacement will result in fewer Americans covered by health insurance, a fact that’s likely to increase blowback amid growing support for the program. New details of the plan are beginning to emerge, described by …

Insurers Mull Obamacare Exits as Uncertainty, Losses Mount

Another U.S. health insurer is threatening to drop out of Obamacare after posting massive financial losses related to the program, just hours after an insurance CEO said the law’s markets were entering a “death spiral.” Molina Healthcare Inc., one of …

Obamacare Foe, Former Surgeon Price Sworn In as Health Secretary

Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump dismantle his predecessor’s law and reshape the nation’s healthcare system. The Senate voted 52-47 earlier …