Articles Tagged 'Obamacare'

Democrats appeal ruling declaring Obamacare unconstitutional

Seventeen Democratic attorneys general on Thursday appealed a federal court ruling that would strike down all of Obamacare. The attorneys general are putting the case back into the spotlight as candidates gear up for the 2020 elections. The fight is likely to continue over months or years, and it could land before the Supreme Court. “Our goal is simple: to… READ MORE

Texas AG ‘eager’ to defend court’s Obamacare ruling after judge issues stay

Ken Paxton, Texas’ Republican attorney general considered the architect of the lawsuit to defeat Obamacare, said on Sunday that his office is “eager to defend” last month’s federal judge’s ruling that declared the 2010 law unconstitutional. Judge Reed O’Connor’s Dec. 14 ruling is being challenged by 16 states. He said that the states are “unlikely to succeed” in court. The… READ MORE

Judge who declared Obamacare unconstitutional said ruling should be stayed pending appeals

A federal judge on Sunday said his decision that Obamacare is unconstitutional should be put on ice pending an appeal to higher courts. U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor, presiding in Texas, said he stands by his belief that Congress’ decision to gut the “individual mandate” penalty for shirking insurance renders the rest of the 2010 law invalid. However, “because… READ MORE

Obamacare signups fall 4% this year to 8.5 million amid uncertainty about future of health law

Obamacare signups fell for a second year to 8.5 million as changes made by the Trump administration to scale back the health-care law took hold and legal challenges left the fate of the Affordable Care Act in question, according to new federal data released Wednesday. Approximately 8.8 million people signed up for coverage at the same time last year, according… READ MORE

ObamaCare could return to Supreme Court, with all eyes on Kavanaugh and Roberts

The Affordable Care Act – and the multitude of regulations, taxes and benefits that come with it – once again could be on the road to the Supreme Court after a Texas judge ruled the law unconstitutional. The surprise decision Friday already has both sides of the debate posturing, with Democrats claiming the ruling is but a hiccup and Republicans… READ MORE

‘Stunning’: 80% using Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion are ineligible, Louisiana report finds

Louisiana’s legislative auditor wanted to know how the state’s expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare was doing, so he picked 100 people who were deemed eligible under the rules. He found that 82 of them made so much money that they shouldn’t have qualified for the benefits they received. Auditor Daryl G. Purpera, who issued his findings last month to little… READ MORE

List of Obamacare Taxes Repealed

The American Health Care Act (HR 1628) passed by the House today reduces taxes on the American people by over $1 trillion. The bill abolishes… READ MORE

Upton, Long reverse themselves and back Obamacare repeal bill

Two prominent Republican opponents of the House GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill reversed course and backed the measure Wednesday morning, after negotiating a last-minute amendment with… READ MORE

Experts say Obama’s digital health records effort may be ‘effectively dead’

by Richard Pollock  |  published on October 29, 2014
President Obama’s ambitious $30 billion subsidy program to encourage doctors and hospitals to use electronic health records may be “effectively dead,” as doctors and hospitals flee the program. The 2009 electronic health records law was heavily promoted by President Obama as a precursor to Obamacare. He offered financial incentives to medical providers to encourage them to get off paper and… READ MORE

Obamacare Data Flaws Jeopardize Coverage For 1 in 4 Sign-ups

by Sarah Hurtubise, The Daily Caller
Published on June 5, 2014

Discrepancies in federal health care sign-up data for over 2 million people could put their health coverage in jeopardy, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. A… READ MORE

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