Biden administration ‘reviewing’ Texas judge’s decision on HIV drug coverage

The Biden administration announced Wednesday night it was reviewing a Texas judge's ruling that declared a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring that health care employers provide HIV preventive drugs unconstitutional.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted the administration was reviewing the decision because the ACA "has been the law of the land for over 10 years."

"That guarantee is critical to the health and wellbeing of millions of Americ...

Health Care — Judge rejects ObamaCare coverage for HIV drugs

Former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had their official portraits unveiled at the White House today. The latter's portrait captured the former first lady looking “fine,” according to her husband.  

A judge in Texas ruled on Wednesday that provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring employer health plans to cover HIV prevention drugs violated religious freedom laws. 

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Federal judge rules against Obamacare coverage of HIV prevention drugs

A federal judge in Texas struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires insurers and employers to cover HIV prevention drugs, ruling that the requirement violates the religious freedom of a Christian-owned company.

The ruling by Judge Reed O'Connor — who previously struck down the entire ObamaCare law before it was upheld by the Supreme Court — was a partial victory for the challengers.

It was not immediately clear what kind of impact the ruling...

Expanding health insurance for adults also increased coverage for children

Story at a glance
  • A 2008 experiment conducted in Oregon showed that more eligible children are enrolled in Medicaid once adults in their household also enroll.
  • The study was conducted prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act, which gave states the option to expand eligibility for Medicaid coverage.
  • Although more children were covered in the short-term thanks to the experiment, many remained uninsured, and e...

Vulnerable House Democrats urge action to prevent ObamaCare premium hike this fall

A group of vulnerable House Democrats is warning of spikes in ObamaCare premiums this fall, saying that enhanced financial assistance from last year’s relief bill needs to be extended.  

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) led the letter from 26 swing-district House Democrats to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), calling for the enhanced ObamaCare financial assistance to be extended as part of any party-line economic package that...

The more the US invests in Obamacare, the more unsustainable it looks

Obamacare has never been more successful. It’s also never been more obviously unsustainable.

In the wake of Covid-19 and the subsequent rise in unemployment, more Americans than ever turned to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s marketplace to buy health insurance. Since early March, when president Joe Biden started a new open-enrollment period, more than 200,000 Americans have signed up. In 2020, 11.5 million health insurance policies were bought through the ACA, and of them, ...

What is going to happen to the Affordable Care Act?

There’s a new Supreme Court justice, Election Day is less than a week away, and the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality is set to be argued before the high court in two weeks. If you’re wondering about what this all means for the future of Obamacare, you’re not alone.

What happens to Obamacare if the Supreme Court decides against the ACA? What happens if Joe Biden wins the election? Or if Donald Trump remains in office? American healthcare coverage could be significantl...

Why US businesses are opining on a Supreme Court case about contraception

On May 6, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases about the Trump administration’s expansion of the “conscience” exemptions to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The changes allow institutions providing health insurance to avoid paying for birth control, for religious or moral reasons, without notice.

A nationwide injunction has blocked implementation of the changes so far. Now the justices are faced with three very technical legal que...

No Obamacare replacement 3 years after Trump’s promise to ‘immediately’ change it

Nearly three years after taking office, Americans still are waiting for Trump's big health insurance reveal. Prescription drug prices have edged lower, but with major legislation stuck in Congress it's unclear if that relief is the start of a trend or merely a blip.