Friday, Biden's Justice Department will join the administrations of his predecessors to oppose the attack against the Affordable Care Act
Those interested in Affordable Care Act coverage for 2022 have until the end of Saturday to sign up in most states. Open enrollment ends January 15 in the 33 states that use the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, and in several states that run their own marketplaces.
Most uninsured Americans are eligible for subsidized health coverage, but surveys show many still aren't aware of it.
When Pedro Peña lost his job as a restaurant cook at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, he applied for Medicaid to replace his job-based insurance. A diabetic, Peña understood the importance of being covered.
In 2009, Senate Democrats spent months courting Republican Charles Grassley in search of bipartisan support for the Affordable Care Act. By that September, President Barack Obama had lost patience.
Veteran Nevada senator who shepherded and protected Obamacare on its difficult passage into law
During a long, combative career in US political life, Harry Reid, who has died aged 82, made his most telling contribution as Democrat majority leader in the Senate. There, in 2010, he pushed through and then vigorously defended President Barack Obama’s groundbreaking healthcare reforms.
Given the huge strength of Republican feeling against “Obamacare”, the president needed a streetfighter to drive his measures through to the statute book – and Reid was the man for the job. Quietly spoken but toughened by a hard early life and years spent swimming in the shark-infested waters of Nevada politics, he fought through the deeply polarised atmosphere that surrounded Obama’s health reforms to shepherd the Affordable Care Act through the Democrat-controlled Senate.Continue reading...
Senator Harry Reid has passed away at the age of 82, leaving behind a historic legacy. Famous for his low-key style, Reid helped passed Wall Street reform and led the fight securing Senate votes for Obamacare. MSNBC’s Ari Melber reflects on his contributions to America with Obama vet David Plouffe and highlights the lessons Democrats in the Biden era could learn from Reid as they try to end Mitch McConnell's obstruction and push key agenda items across the finish line.
Mr. Reid, who was from Nevada, displayed his pugilistic instincts as he steered an economic stimulus package and the Affordable Care Act to passage.