The federal government has all but dropped out of marketing the Affordable Care Act, so states, corporations and private groups are stepping up. Some are going cute, while others get serious.
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Month: October 2017
Dems: No talks with Trump on ObamaCare fix
Democrats say they have not had any negotiations with the White House about its demands for changes to a bipartisan ObamaCare fix, indicating a murky future for the legislation aimed a shoring up insurance markets....
As Open Enrollment for Obamacare Begins, Confusion Reigns
The Affordable Care Act’s fifth open enrollment season starts Wednesday, but after months of attacks in Washington, many consumers are confused about the law.
Trump’s Obamacare sabotage accidentally resulted in more free health plans
People can start buying insurance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, otherwise referred to as Obamacare or the Federal Health Insurance Exchange, on Wednesday. Last year, 12.2 million people signed up for an ACA health plan through healthcare.gov or their state’s own health website. Given the dysfunction coming from Washington, D.C., consumer activists are concerned that not as many people will sign up for coverage this year. (Pro-ACA groups have ...
The Health 202: Trump’s administration has proposed its biggest changes yet to Obamacare plans
Just in time for the new open enrollment season.
Trump ad attacks Dems for blocking ObamaCare repeal
President Trump is out with a new advertisement hitting Democrats for "obstructing" the president and congressional Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).The ad, paid for by the R...
Meet the ‘prophets of the resistance’: Faith leaders battle white supremacy and Trump
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — Bishop Dwayne Royster wasn’t even halfway through his speech, but members of the crowd were already on their feet. With one hand doggedly clutching the wooden pulpit at the front of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, he suddenly threw his other arm in the air as he kicked his message into high gear, working the impromptu congregation into a spiritual frenzy—and a political one.
“We’re not the ‘nice’ faith people!” he bellowed...
Hatch doesn’t rule out ObamaCare mandate repeal in tax reform
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is not ruling out a push by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to repeal ObamaCare's individual mandate in tax reform legislation.Asked if he is open to repealing the ma...
Even Manafort’s indictment can’t keep Paul Ryan from talking about tax reform
The biggest tax wonk in Congress is having a frustrating morning.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were told to surrender Monday morning following reports over the weekend that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had filed the first indictment in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The Manafort and Gates indictment was unsealed Monday morning and contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy ...
While the nation focused on Mueller, Trump proposed dangerous changes to Obamacare
On Friday, shortly before word of pending indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller sucked up all the oxygen in the news cycle, the Trump administration dropped a 365-page proposal including numerous potential tweaks to the rules governing Obamacare. Among other things, the proposed rulemaking from the Department of Health and Human Services could allow insurers to sell stripped down health plans in the Obamacare exchanges, potentially leaving people without coverage when they need i...