Biden administration finalizes action on ‘junk plans’

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Biden rolls back Trump expansion of short-term ‘junk’ insurance plans

The Biden administration is cracking down on insubstantial health insurance plans that don't have to meet ObamaCare’s consumer protection requirements. 

A final rule issued Thursday would roll back a Trump-era policy that drastically expanded what Biden officials and critics call “junk” plans. 

The final rule limits the duration of the insurance plans to three months, with the option of a one-month extension. Plans will also be required to provide consumers...

Biden, Democratic lawmakers celebrate 14th anniversary of Affordable Care Act

President Biden and many other Democratic lawmakers posted online in celebration of the 14th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Saturday.

“14 years later, the Affordable Care Act is still a very big deal. Today, more Americans have health insurance than under any other President,” Biden posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “I’m committed to building on the progress we’ve made by making lower premiums permanent for millions of families.”


Biden campaign uses ObamaCare anniversary to hammer Trump on health care

President Biden is using the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) passage to hammer former President Trump’s record on health care and capitalize on his threats to repeal the law. 

In a new digital ad released Friday ahead of the 14th anniversary of the law, the Biden campaign sought to highlight Trump’s repeated repeal threats and underscore the consequences if he were to win a second term. 

The video, titled “Flatline,” features audio of Tr...

Biden campaign enlists Obama, Pelosi for ACA-focused virtual reelection rally

President Biden’s reelection campaign is enlisting former President Obama and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to help boost his health care record with voters ahead of November.  

To mark the 14th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) becoming law, Obama and Pelosi will join Biden during a virtual event on Saturday to mobilize supporters and volunteers, the campaign announced Wednesday.  

Saturday’s virtual rally will mark the start of events throughout...

Senate GOP won’t ‘walk the plank’ for Trump on ACA repeal

Senate Republicans are burying former President Trump's call to take another shot at repealing the Affordable Care Act if Republicans regain control of the White House and Senate next year.

Democrats, who are getting pummeled over border security, are looking to elevate the issue of health care in 2024 election and Trump is giving them plenty of ammunition, with the likely GOP presidential nominee and congressional Republicans on different pages on a big issue.


ACA is here to stay, McConnell declares

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ObamaCare back in court over preventive services 

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Federal appeals panel skeptical of ObamaCare’s preventative care authority

A federal appeals panel appeared skeptical Monday of the constitutionality of an Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision requiring insurers to cover specific preventive services.

Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans questioned whether the members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) have the legal power to make recommendations, since its members are not appointed by the president or confirmed by the Senate.

The ta...

ObamaCare faces key hearing after Texas ruling

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Monday on the Biden administration's appeal of a case that threatens the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) promise of free preventive care to more than 150 million people.  

A federal judge in Texas last year ruled that the law's mandate requiring employers and insurers to cover a host of preventive services, like certain cancer screenings and HIV prevention, was unconstitutional.  

The ruling also invalidated the ...