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Why GOP lawmakers (again) are weighing ACA replacement plans

July 16, 2019


Republican lawmakers largely had dropped their push to craft a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after various ACA replacement plans failed to gain traction in 2017 and 2018. But now, faced with the threat of the ACA being struck down in court—some GOP lawmakers again are taking up the task.

Judges appear likely to strike down ACA's individual mandate. Will they nix the ACA, too?

July 10, 2019


A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality, and appeared likely to strike down the law's individual mandate.

Did an appeals court issue an 'ominous' sign for the ACA?

June 28, 2019


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday asked parties in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) constitutionality to weigh in on whether Democratic attorneys general and House lawmakers, who are defending the ACA in the suit, have the standing to do so.

Democrats want to know why DOJ isn't defending the ACA

May 15, 2019


Five Democratic lawmakers are asking White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Attorney General William Barr to turn over documents related to the Department of Justice's decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act in a lawsuit that seeks to strike down the law.

Insurers set to repay customers a record $800M in rebates, KFF predicts

May 10, 2019


Individual market insurers in 2018 had their best year since 2011, and they are projected to have to pay back a record-setting $800 million in rebates to enrollees, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis published Tuesday.

DOJ asks appeals court to invalidate the ACA. (Kind of.)

May 3, 2019


The Department of Justice on Wednesday submitted a legal brief formally outlining the Trump administration's arguments for why the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down—yet, according to legal experts, the same brief also argued that certain elements of the law should be preserved.

Trump promises health plan 'far better than Obamacare' if ACA is struck down, but provides no details

March 29, 2019


President Trump on Wednesday told reporters that Republicans will "have a plan that is far better than Obamacare" if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act.

The entire ACA should be struck down, DOJ argues in 'stunning' reversal

March 26, 2019


The Department of Justice in a legal filing Monday said a federal appeals court should strike down the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, changing its previous position that the court should only strike down parts of the law.

Where Hickenlooper, the latest Democrat to announce he's running for president, stands on health care

March 4, 2019


Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who in 2017 gained national attention for releasing a bipartisan health reform proposal, on Monday announced that he is joining the various candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president.

The House can intervene in lawsuit challenging ACA's constitutionality, judge rules

February 18, 2019


A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the House can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality, but declined a request to expedite the case.

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