The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender patients under Obamacare, the second rule this month the agency has put forward to allow health care providers to deny services to them.
A Texas judge’s decision to strike down Obamacare as unconstitutional was, according to Daily Kos, “a lawless act of partisan idiocy.” The ridiculous opinion will undoubtedly be reversed upon appeal. In the meantime the mere prospect of overturning the popular healthcare law, and taking health insurance away from 20 million people, is hurting the Republican Party.
A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore is not valid. The ruling was based on law changes made in the 2017 Republican tax bill.
The Trump administration is cutting grants for non-profits that help people get health insurance, and instead directing them to offer people junk health insurance plans.
In an unusual Saturday announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) said it will no longer collect and pay out money under the “risk adjustment” program of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare.
Virginia and Maryland have just made public health insurance company requests for 2019 premium increases under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), and the results are shocking.
Health insurers in both states want double-digit increases in monthly premiums for individual medical plans. CareFirst, for example, wants to nearly double the amount it charges on average for coverage in Maryland, and increase the cost in Virginia by 64 percent.
Consider these separate but related news items:
- The cost and availability of health care is the #1 issue that Americans care about right now, according to the Gallup poll.
- The Gallup poll for the last year has been showing that Obamacare (ACA) is approved of by over half of American voters.
- A new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that American voters are more focused on health care than any other issue. Over 30 percent of voters polled said that health care was their top issue, which was more than twice as many as any other issue.
- In a December Gallup poll nearly half of Americans support a government-run healthcare system, the highest number ever. In fact, through Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans’ Administration, the federal government and the prison system, about 40% of Americans already receive their healthcare from government-run programs. And most people like these programs and want to keep them.
Add all this together and you can’t help but reach an inescapable conclusion: If health care plays a prominent role in this year’s election, it could provide a huge advantage for Democrats.
The Obamacare fixes that were promised to Senator Susan Collins in exchange for her support of the Republican tax bill in December appear to be in serious trouble.
Earlier this week Republicans in Congress released their plan to stabilize healthcare exchanges under Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act or the ACA).
The latest attempt by the GOP to replace Obamacare has nothing to do with providing coverage for American citizens. Members of the Republican Party are simply trying to save their political careers as opposed to saving the lives of the constituents that they serve.
A new shot has been fired in the never ending circular firing squad that is the Republican effort to take health care away from millions. House Republicans are mad at the Senate so they are trying to force a vote on a repeal only of Obamacare.
A group of Republican and Democratic governors released a joint statement declaring their opposition to Trump's repeal and delay plan for Obamacare while urging that the Senate pass a bipartisan bill.
Republicans are trapped because Obamacare, for all of its lack of perfection, actually achieved the overarching goal of getting more Americans covered and forcing insurance companies to actually cover the things they promised they would cover.
A new USA Today/Suffolk University Poll has found that just 12% of Americans support any of the Republican health care bills proving that Trumpcare has turned into a raging inferno that is burning down the Republican Party.
Senate Republicans are warning that the odds are high that Trumpcare is going to fail in the Senate, which is going to leave Republicans begging to do a deal with Democrats on health care.
Trump just came up with a new demand that will make it impossible for Republicans ever to pass a bill that would repeal Obamacare.
The ten states where people will lose the most amount of financial help with purchasing their health insurance under the Republican Obamacare replacement, all were won by Donald Trump in 2016.
For the party that talks so much about the value of life they sure put a whole lot of energy into polices that promise to be a slow death sentence
The political implications of 35% of Americans not knowing that Obamacare and the ACA are the same things will be a complete disaster for Republicans after people realize that Trump has demolished their health insurance.
A leaked audio tape of a behind closed doors conversation at the Republican retreat about repealing Obamacare revealed a GOP that is terrified and running scared over the mess that they have gotten themselves into.