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Affordable Care Act

  1. 2018 elections
    Republicans: Trump Is a Mad King — Vote for Us to Give Him Unchecked PowerAs the midterm campaign enters the homestretch, the GOP is delivering the Democrats’ message for them.
  2. health care
    Top Maine Court Orders GOP Governor to Stop Ignoring Voters and Expand MedicaidMaine’s fiery right-wing governor has vowed to go to jail before allowing a Medicaid expansion. He may get his wish.
  3. obamacare
    White House Will Ask Judge to Scrap Obamacare’s Protections This SeptemberDemocrats want to brand Brett Kavanaugh and House Republicans as threats to Americans’ health care. The White House is about to make their job easier.
  4. brett kavanaugh
    Kavanaugh Is Encountering Little Resistance on His Way to the Supreme CourtThe likely unwinnable battle to derail his nomination lacks the energy of last year’s health care fight.
  5. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  6. Conservatives Plan One More Obamacare Repeal Effort Before the Midterm WaveGOP congressional leaders have mostly packed it in for 2018. But conservatives, with White House support, may try one last time to repeal Obamacare.
  7. Maine’s Governor Defies the Law and Voters on Medicaid ExpansionRepublican Paul LePage plans to block a voter-sanctioned measure via stubborn defiance of the law.
  8. Incremental Health Reform Can Still (Slowly) WorkWhile single-payer is a giant leap to universal health coverage, smaller steps have been and probably will continue to be necessary.
  9. Obama Aides Strike Back at Chicago Democrat Who Didn’t Stand With POTUSThey spoke out against Dan Lipinski, who’s facing a tough primary, after a mailer tried to link him to the 44th president.
  10. House Democratic Leaders Rally to Defend Their Illinois HereticDoes a Democratic “big tent” really require that deep blue districts continue to elect congressmen like the right-of-center Dan Lipinski?
  11. White House Tells Idaho to Sabotage Obamacare More SubtlyIdaho wanted to nullify the law’s protections for people with preexisting conditions. Trump wants the state to quietly circumvent them.
  12. Trump Administration Proposes Obamacare-Flouting Health PlansThe administration is attempting to kill the law by a thousand cuts.
  13. HHS Secretary Calls Blatant Violation of Health Care Law a ‘Cry for Help’In what’s supposed to be a law-and-order administration, HHS’s tolerance for Idaho’s efforts to nullify the Affordable Care Act is astonishing.
  14. Idaho Tries Bold Gambit: Ignoring Obamacare RulesIt’s unclear whether the Trump administration and insurers will go along with this blatant effort to sabotage Obamacare by state executive order.
  15. Trump Again Claims, Wrongly, That Obamacare Has Been RepealedWhatever gets you through the night, Mr. President.
  16. Busy Open-Enrollment Period Shows That Obamacare Is a Hard TargetThe Trump administration keeps trying to kill the law, but Americans won’t let it die.
  17. Obamacare Is Off Life Support — for NowDespite Trump’s sabotage, sign-ups are surging and the law is more popular than ever.
  18. Maine Governor Plans to Block Medicaid Expansion Despite Statewide VoteMainers voted to expand Medicaid, but Governor Paul LePage says he won’t do it unless his conditions are met.
  19. get that money
    Here’s How to Invoice Trump for Your Birth ControlAn invoice generator in response to Trump’s decision to roll back the birth-control mandate.
  20. Trump Administration Causes Insurance Spike in Iowa and Blames It on ObamacareBoth Obamacare proponents and opponents were wary of Iowa’s proposed waiver.
  21. Ryan Rejects Bipartisan Health Care ‘Fix’ and Now Trump Does, TooBefore the Alexander-Murray proposal was even finalized, the House Speaker deep-sixed it. And Trump, who was supportive yesterday, changed his mind.
  22. Obamacare Subsidies May Continue Despite Trump’s Worst EffortsThe courts, or Congress, could step in.
  23. Trump Executive Order Could Gut Obamacare MarketsBy making healthy people flee them.
  24. Trump Reaches Out to Chuck Schumer on Health CareBut any kind of bipartisan deal is a long way off.
  25. Trump Personally Tried to Sabotage Obamacare in IowaIowa wanted to implement (very conservative) reforms to keep its largest insurer on the exchanges. Trump got wind of the plan and ordered it killed.
  26. CHIP Extension Dangerously Delayed Past Expiration DateWhat should have been a no-brainer is getting complicated and dangerous for the 9 million kids and pregnant women covered by CHIP.
  27. The Trump Administration Just Confirmed That It Is Sabotaging ObamacareHHS explains that it is cutting enrollment efforts because Americans “won’t be convinced to sign up for ‘Washington-knows-best’ health coverage.”
  28. The Most Cathartic Obamacare Repeal Failures, RankedA definitive list.
  29. Heathcare.gov to Go Down for Maintenance During Obamacare Enrollment PeriodAt a minimum, it’s negligent. But also could be the Trump administration’s latest attempt to sabotage Obamacare.
  30. Last-Ditch Obamacare Repeal Effort May Get a VoteHere we go again, again.
  31. CBO: Obamacare Premiums Are Rising — and Trump Is to BlameThe nonpartisan office confirms what was already clear: Trump’s sabotage of Obamacare is causing a spike in premiums.
  32. LePage Insists Medicaid Is ‘Welfare’With Maine voters having a chance to expand Medicaid over Paul LePage’s objections, he wants the ballot to call the venerable program “welfare.”
  33. Obamacare Is Officially Not CollapsingWeeks ago, nearly 50 counties had no insurer selling Obamacare plans. Despite Trump’s many acts of sabotage, that number is now zero.
  34. politics
    Senator With Kidney Cancer on Health-Care Battle: ‘It’s Not Over Yet’Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono on the ongoing health-care fight, the fumbling Trump administration, and John McCain’s dramatic 11th-hour vote.
  35. The Best Arguments for Obamacare Are on TwitterTwitter threads have taken a turn for the emotional as health care for millions across the United States is threatened.
  36. CBO Score of Senate Health Bill Is Grim — But Gives McConnell Wiggle RoomOn one hand: 22 million people losing coverage. On the other: extra deficit savings to fund sweeteners.
  37. As Senate Prepares to Attack It, Obamacare Now Favored by Majority of AmericansObamacare’s popularity seems to be peaking just as Republicans get closer to taking it down in legislation that is not popular at all.
  38. How the Senate Might Do Even More Damage to MedicaidThe upper chamber is reportedly eyeing an approach to cutting the program that could be more draconian than what passed the House.
  39. Trump’s Sabotage of Obamacare Is WorkingBy engineering uncertainty, Trump is chasing insurers from rural marketplaces — and making it politically easier for Republicans to repeal the ACA.
  40. Aetna to Scale Back Its Participation in Obamacare (Again)The insurer is still losing millions on the ACA’s health exchanges, and will pull out of Iowa’s individual marketplace in 2018.
  41. White House Refuses to Promise Insurers That It Won’t Sabotage ObamacareInsurers came to Washington seeking reassurance that Trump wouldn’t abruptly cut off subsidies for low-income Americans. They left disappointed.
  42. Conservative Governors Still Not Ready to Accept Free Medicaid MoneySome observers hoped the crash of Trumpcare would convince 19 holdout states to expand Medicaid. No such luck.
  43. Key House Republicans Move to Stabilize ObamacareTrump has promised Obamacare’s imminent demise. But two powerful House Republicans plan to make the law harder to sabotage.
  44. Obama Chimes In on Health-Care Debate: ‘America Is Stronger’ Because of ACAThe former president is pushing back against claims that the ACA is a disaster.
  45. House Republicans Unveil Their Bill to Repeal and Replace ObamacareThey offered no estimate of how much the plan would cost, or how many people would lose coverage.
  46. WATCH: Congresspeople Are Getting Pummeled in Town Halls NationwideA lot of constituents are concerned — and vocal — about their health coverage.
  47. Republicans Accuse Protesters of Organizing for Political ChangeConservatives are now arguing that protests are illegitimate if they’re planned in advance by activists.
  48. ACA Repeal Is Forcing Republicans to Choose Between Conservatism and CompassionThe GOP realizes it can either throw sick people off their insurance (which is cruel) or retain government mandates (which isn’t conservative).
  49. Draft ‘Religious Liberty’ Order Would Offer Vast Protections for DiscriminationIt would let anyone dealing with the federal government violate anti-bias policies at will.
  50. IUD Insertions Have Increased by 19 Percent Since the ElectionThe increase was seen in both conservative and liberal areas.
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