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ACA lawsuit is legally unsound and could have 'catastrophic' consequences, health care groups argue

June 15, 2018

Legal experts and health care organizations representing doctors, hospitals, medical schools, patient-advocacy groups, the insurance industry, and others argue against the legal claims of the 20 states and the Trump administration in the latest Affordable Care Act lawsuit.

The Trump admin wants to strike down ACA consumer protections. Some Republicans (and physician groups) are pushing back.

June 13, 2018

Some Republican policymakers and six of the United States' largest physician groups are pushing back against the Trump administration's argument that a federal court should strike the Affordable Care Act's protections for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions in a lawsuit challenging the law's constitutionality.

Vermont becomes 3rd state to enact state-level health insurance mandate

June 12, 2018

The new state law establishes a commission that will work to implement a state-level insurance mandate beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

DOJ won't defend the individual mandate—and asks court to strike down other key ACA provisions

June 8, 2018

The Department of Justice in a brief filed yesterday in a federal court says, "This court should hold that the [Affordable Care Act's (ACA)] individual mandate will be unconstitutional as of January 1, 2019, and that the ACA's guaranteed-issue and community-rating provisions are inseverable from the mandate."

In Virginia and New Jersey, the battle over the ACA moves to the states

May 31, 2018

Virginia is poised to become the 33rd state to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, while New Jersey is now the second state to impose a state-level mandate to purchase health coverage.

CMS rejects Ohio request to waive ACA's individual mandate—for now

May 21, 2018

Chris Brock, a spokesperson for Ohio's Department of Insurance, says state officials "are currently reviewing [CMS' response] to determine potential next steps."

Insurers request double-digit premium hikes for 2019 exchange plans

May 8, 2018

Insurers say policies implemented by the Trump administration—such as eliminating the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty beginning in 2019—are driving proposed premium increases for exchange plans.

Price says eliminating ACA's individual mandate was 'right thing to do'

May 3, 2018

Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon and former HHS Secretary under President Trump, says comments he made earlier this week that seemingly criticized Republican's elimination of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty were taken out of context.

Price repeatedly spoke out against the ACA's individual mandate. Now, he's criticizing its repeal.

May 2, 2018

Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon and former HHS Secretary under President Trump, says he and many others believe eliminating the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty will "harm" the exchanges.

Nearly 4M US adults have become uninsured since 2016, survey finds

May 1, 2018

The Commonwealth Fund's latest Affordable Care Act tracking survey shows the uninsured rate among U.S. adults ages 19 to 64 increased from 12.7% in 2016 to 15.5% in 2018.

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