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.
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.
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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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.
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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We still need root-and-branch health care reform, and putting off the day of reckoning is only making the problem worse.
The president claimed that without Obamacare, 100 million people could face loss of health insurance.
The senator's statement is the latest signal that the GOP is abandoning its long-running effort to scrap Obamacare.