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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to quash Obamacare

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to quash Obamacare

President Trump’s administration asked the Supreme Court to ax the Affordable Care Act in a late-night brief. The brief, filed Thursday, argued that the individual mandate is not constitutional and that the entire law must therefore also be struck down. If the Supreme Court agrees,…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, June 26, 2020
2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama’s mantle on health care

2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama’s mantle on health care

Democratic presidential candidates are vying for former President Obama's mantle on healthcare, arguing that he would support their stance in the raging debate over Medicare for All. Obama remains enormously popular among Democrats, and his backing in the party's divisive health care debate would be…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, August 15, 2019

ObamaCare enrollment unlikely to increase in 2019

Enrollment in ObamaCare plans is unlikely to increase next year as the Trump administration provides an escape hatch for people who say they have been priced out of coverage. The repeal of the penalty for not having insurance and the administration’s expansion of cheaper, slimmed-down…
By Amit Shah | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Orrin Hatch apologizes for saying Obamacare supporters ‘stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met’

The Senate’s most senior Republican apologized Friday for making what he said was a "a poorly worded joke about Obamacare supporters." Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, on Thursday said Obamacare “was the stupidest, dumbass bill that I've ever seen.” And if you like the Obama-era health…
By Amit Shah | Saturday, March 3, 2018

IRS overpaid nearly $3.5 billion in Obamacare tax credits in 2017, can’t recoup money

The IRS overpaid nearly $3.5 billion in Obamacare tax credits last year that it cannot recoup because of constraints built into the program, frustrating Republicans who have failed to repeal the health care law but say that money could have been spent on programs for…
By Amit Shah | Thursday, February 8, 2018

Trump readies executive order to unravel Obamacare’s individual mandate

The Trump administration has prepared an executive order that would unravel Obamacare's individual mandate, but has put it on hold to see whether repealing the penalties for going uninsured might be included in the Republican tax bill instead, a GOP senator told the Washington Examiner. According…
By Yaco Zaragoza | Monday, November 6, 2017

Judge won’t force Trump to keep making ObamaCare payments

A federal court in California has struck down an emergency motion that would have forced the Trump administration to continue making ObamaCare subsidy payments to insurers. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria denied the motion for an injunction, saying that he was skeptical that cutting off…
By Yaco Zaragoza | Thursday, October 26, 2017

Paul Ryan opposes Obamacare deal

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his opposition to a deal to stabilize Obamacare's exchanges shortly after President Trump bashed it. Ryan's spokesperson Doug Andres told the Washington Examiner Wednesday the speaker didn't see anything in the bipartisan deal that changes his view that "the Senate should keep…
By Yaco Zaragoza | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CBO: Obamacare overhaul bill would reduce care for ‘millions,’ shrink deficit by $133 billion

An Obamacare overhaul bill would reduce the federal spending by $133 billion over the next decade, according to a score from the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation released Monday. The report also found, however, that millions of people could lose comprehensive health…
By Yaco Zaragoza | Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cruz: Getting Health Care Bill Out of the Senate ‘Is Not Going to Be Easy’

Thursday on San Antonio’s KTSA broadcast of “The Trey Ware Show,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) weighed in on a legislation expected to be passed out of the House of Representatives that would repeal and replace the existing Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Cruz…
By Yaco Zaragoza | Friday, May 5, 2017

Republican health care bill: What’s in it?

House Republicans plan to vote Thursday on the latest version of the American Health Care Act – their answer to ObamaCare. The bill has gone through some changes since an earlier version was pulled from the floor in March in the face of flagging support.…
By Yaco Zaragoza | Thursday, May 4, 2017

House delays Obamacare vote, denying Trump 100-day win

House Republican leaders on Thursday delayed a vote on their Obamacare repeal bill until next week at the earliest, denying President Donald Trump a major legislative victory during his first 100 days in office. Speaker Paul Ryan and his top lieutenants decided during a late-night…
By Yaco Zaragoza | Friday, April 28, 2017

Somebody call a doctor! New Obamacare repeal bill on life support

The tide is quickly turning against the new ObamaCare repeal legislation. At least 21 Republicans have said they would vote no on the revised GOP healthcare bill negotiated by centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and conservative Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Those "no" votes include Reps.…
By Yaco Zaragoza | Friday, April 28, 2017

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