The Senate worked through the night voting on amendments for the Democrats' sweeping health care and climate change bill. The bill would be the largest climate investment in US history. The bill would also extend Obamacare subsidies three years and give Medicare the ability to negotiate prices on certain prescription drugs.
Private health insurers are expected to pay $1 billion in rebates to eligible consumers this fall, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. The payouts stem from an Affordable Care Act provision that requires insurers to spend the majority of policyholders' premium payments on medical care.
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.
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.
It took a dozen years, but the Affordable Care Act finally feels like a permanent part of American life. Once a major dividing line in US politics, the massive law that remade the US health care system also moved elections -- and withstood many repeal efforts.