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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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Top Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Articles

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  • High court case will affect insurance for 20,000 in Wyoming

    The U.S. Supreme Court plans to rule soon on a legal challenge to the federal Affordable Care Act that could imperil health insurance coverage for millions of people around the country, including more than 20,000 residents of Wyoming. The court heard...
  • Report: State held back details of health website progress

    The state was aware for more than a year that the updated version of its health connector website was well behind schedule and may have tried to conceal that knowledge from the public and the federal government, a report suggests. The Pioneer Institute,...
  • Congress is pledged to offer coverage for all, no matter how the court rules

    If you like your coverage, you can keep your coverage. That's the pledge leading members of Congress are making to 6 million Americans at risk of losing their health insurance this year because of Obama administration actions. At issue is a case before...
  • Banking on faith: Cost-sharing ministries offer alternative to Obamacare

    SEATTLE When Melissa Mira suffered sudden heart failure at the end of her second pregnancy last year, she worried first about her health and her baby then about the more than $200,000 in medical bills that began rolling in. "Your world is just crashing...
  • GOP spending plan calls for draconian cuts in benefit programs

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Friday, May 8: To judge from the headlines, Congress managed to accomplish the nearly impossible last week by approving a budget, the first joint budget resolution lawmakers have passed since...
  • Gov. Scott's political malpractice

    Gov. Scott's political malpractice
    Gov. Rick Scott continues to duck responsibility for the health care crisis he has created. The governor met last week with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and begged her to keep sending Florida money from the Low Income Pool...
  • Despite laws, mental health still getting short shrift

    WASHINGTON Under federal law, insurance plans that cover mental health must offer benefits that are on par with medical and surgical benefits. Twenty-three states also require some level of parity. The federal law, approved in 2008, and most of the state...
  • The problem with Obama's plan to pay doctors based on performance

    WASHINGTON Until recently, the U.S. government and insurance companies paid doctors for volume of services provided, rewarding them for needless treatments. Economists and policymakers have long called for flipping those incentives so physicians are...
  • Florida budget snarled as governor challenges 'Obamacare'

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a longtime opponent of "Obamacare," made a startling announcement shortly after his mother's death, going on TV two years ago to explain that he had dropped his objections to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The...
  • Scott to hospitals: Share your profits

    Scott to hospitals: Share your profits
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott wants hospitals in Florida to share what he called “record-high profits” to make up for the loss of billions in federal funds to treat the poor. He sent a letter Friday to hospital executives and the...
  • Report: Ky. hospitals lose money under federal health law

    Kentucky's decision to expand Medicaid meant an extra 400,000 people could have health insurance. But a new report says it also meant up to 7,700 hospital jobs would disappear. The Kentucky Hospital Association said the state's hospitals have cut their...