More Americans than ever before have health coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which is helping send the nation's uninsured rate to near record lows. But the gains could start melting away as early as this summer if the nation's public health emergency is not renewed again.
Month: April 2022
Supreme Court: No emotional harm awards in some discrimination suits
The court ruled 6 to 3 saying facilities that receive federal funds under laws such as the Affordable Care Act cannot be held liable when the harm alleged is emotional rather than a financial loss.
Sen. Orrin Hatch’s legacy tracks the GOP’s evolution on health
The man who forged successful alliances with Democratic health giants, such as Sen. Kennedy and Rep. Waxman, fell back on his deep conservative roots as opposition grew to the Affordable Care Act.
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The Supreme Court’s evolution on the separation of church and state
For more than a decade, the Supreme Court has consistently ruled for religious conservatives, requiring public spending at church schools, allowing Christian prayer before local government meetings and permitting broad religious exemptions from Obamacare's contraceptive coverage mandate.
Some physicians are uneasy as Colorado collects providers’ diversity data
To advance health equity, the state is requiring insurers that offer public option plans to collect demographic data on providers, including race and sexual orientation, raising privacy concerns.
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Biden’s medical debt solution slaps a Band-Aid on a crushing crisis
We still need root-and-branch health care reform, and putting off the day of reckoning is only making the problem worse.
Biden hypes a dubious number on preexisting conditions and Obamacare
The president claimed that without Obamacare, 100 million people could face loss of health insurance.
Grassley says Republicans won’t repeal Affordable Care Act if they retake Senate
The senator's statement is the latest signal that the GOP is abandoning its long-running effort to scrap Obamacare.