Obamacare

  • Donald Trump Jan 13

    Fact Check: No, Trump Didn’t Save Preexisting Conditions

    President Donald Trump made a striking claim Monday, insisting it was he who ensured that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance. He wasn’t.

  • Affordable Care Act Dec 19, 2019

    Court: Part of ‘Obamacare’ Invalid, More Review Needed

    The “individual mandate” of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday....

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    The 2-1 ruling was handed down by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The panel agreed with Texas-based U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s 2018 finding that...

  • Obamacare Dec 16, 2019

    ‘Obamacare’ Sign-Up Deadline Is Extended Following Glitches

    People will get more time to sign up for “Obamacare” health insurance, the Trump administration announced Monday, following a spate of computer glitches over the weekend. The new HealthCare.gov deadline is 3 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement. Coverage takes effect Jan. 1.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Trump Renews Fight Against Obamacare

    In a new court filing, the Justice Department says it now supports the full dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, a move that would end Obamacare and risk leaving millions of people without health insurance.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    Sign-Up Deadline Is Saturday for ACA Health Law Coverage

    Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country. For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. But so far sign-ups have been lagging when compared to last year. Consumers can enroll online at HealthCare.gov...

  • Dec 15, 2018

    Jenkins Responds to Fort Worth Judge’s Ruling on Affordable Care Act

    With just hours until the deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, a legal battle is looming after a North Texas judge ruled it unconstitutional.

  • Jul 8, 2018

    Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at ‘Obamacare’

    The Trump administration is freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest administration action could disrupt the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that has withstood President Donald Trump’s...

  • Jan 31, 2018

    ‘Opamacare’ or Obamacare? Social Media Reacts to President Trump’s Speech

    Opamacare or Obamacare? Social media users react to President Donald’s Trump speech

  • Dec 11, 2017

    Some Glitches Seen in Deadline Week for ‘Obamacare’ Sign-Ups

    Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for “Obamacare” sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience. In Illinois, some consumers who successfully completed an application for financial assistance through HealthCare.gov got a message saying they would likely be eligible to buy a health plan, “but none are...

  • Nov 15, 2017

    ‘Obamacare’ Sign-Ups About 45 Percent Ahead of Last Year’s Pace

    Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year’s pace, according to government data released Wednesday. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services come as Republican senators are pushing to pay for tax cuts by repealing the “Obamacare” requirement to carry coverage. The new figures show that nearly 1.5...

  • Sep 25, 2017

    Republicans Push for Health Care Vote With Support Uncertain

    Republicans are pushing to secure crucial votes for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill that would replace Obamacare.

  • Jul 18, 2017

    Trump Says He’s Ready to Let ‘Obamacare’ Fail

    President Donald Trump said he was disappointed that Republicans have been unable to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and said the best way forward would be to let it fail.

  • Jun 22, 2017

    Senate Releases Health Care Bill

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell released the GOP’s health care overhaul on Thursday. The 142-page proposal includes massive cuts to Medicaid, cuts in taxes for the wealthy and defunding of Planned Parenthood for at least one year. The Congressional Budget Office has not had a chance to score the Senate’s bill yet. Under the House bill, the CBO found found that...

  • May 5, 2017

    Trump Administration Bolstered by High Employment Rate Ahead of Senate Health Care Vote

    April’s jobs report bought positive news for the Trump administration, with the unemployment rate at the lowest since 2007 at 4.4 percent. The report came as the Trump administration pushes on with a health care bill that some Republican lawmakers, and nearly all Democratic lawmakers, oppose.

  • May 1, 2017

    WH Push for New Health Care Bill With ‘High Risk Pool’

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer touted a new health care bill at a Monday press conference after the first GOP-led attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare failed to pass. People with preexisting conditions will still have coverage within a new “high risk pool” specification under the new bill, Spicer said.

  • Mar 24, 2017

    AP Fact Check: Trump Overlooks His ‘Obamacare’ Promise

    With the failure Friday of Republican health care legislation, President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to replace so-called “Obamacare” “immediately” has been broken. That promise stands at odds with his statement that “I never said repeal it and replace it within 64 days. I have a long time.”

  • Mar 23, 2017

    Health Plan Vote Postponed Amid GOP Split

    A planned vote on a new health care plan to repeal and replace Obamacare was postponed Thursday, after President Donald Trump failed to persuade holdouts within the Republican party to support the bill.

  • Mar 23, 2017

    Change From ObamaCare Poses Problem for Colleyville Family

    Losing ObamaCare could cost a North Texas family with an 11-year-old son who needs full-time care for a number of issues, including epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

  • Mar 22, 2017

    GOP Leaders Scramble for Votes on New Health Plan

    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with lawmakers on Wednesday after prolonged dissent among Republican lawmakers threatened to scuttle the new health care plan designed to replace Obamacare.

  • Mar 21, 2017

    Trump Pushes GOP Health Plan Ahead of Vote

    President Donald Trump stopped by Capitol Hill Tuesday in an attempt to shore up support for the Republican-backed American Health Care Act, the proposed replacement to Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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