The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will be allowed to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit that threatens to bring down the Affordable Care Act, a federal judge ruled Thursday. ...
Earlier this week, the Utah legislature passed a measure that would restrict the state's ability to accept Medicaid expansion money from the federal government under the Affordable Care Act -- a move that essentially undid a ballot initiative -- Proposition 3 -- approved by voters last November.
Highlighting the divide facing Democrats in expanding health insurance coverage via Medicare, a group of lawmakers Wednesday reintroduced bills that would allow Americans to buy into the program at age 50 -- rather than giving everyone access.
When Trump gave his State of the Union address last year, he was coming off one of the highest points in his presidency. He had just signed a huge tax cut into law and removed the Obamacare mandate penalty. Both the House and Senate were controlled by Republicans, and he was enjoying some of his highest approval ratings as president.
The fight to preserve Obamacare kept ambitious Democrats in near lockstep during the first two years of Donald Trump's presidency. But as the party begins the process of selecting a 2020 nominee, the future of health care in America has emerged as an early flashpoint.
Utah voters approved Medicaid expansion last November, but Republican state representatives -- who have long opposed broadening coverage for low-income residents -- are now moving to limit the extent of the changes.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, whose contemplation of an independent presidential run in 2020 has infuriated Democrats, defended on Tuesday his belief that a "Medicare-for-all" proposal is "not American."