With the future of the Affordable Care Act secured, President Barack Obama returned to Nashville to praise the progress the country has made under the law. But he said more work is needed to make sure that the number of people without insurance continues to fall.
The healthcare industry heaved a collective sigh of relief last week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld insurance subsidies in states using federally run exchanges. The 6-3 decision effectively puts an end to legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 decision upholding premium subsidies for Americans in all states doesn't necessarily drive a stake through the heart of all anti-Obamacare litigation, but legal experts agreed it does send a discouraging message to the law's legal foes.
The battle ahead for Republicans who hope to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is one that will be fought on the campaign trail, even as markets move ahead with more confidence after last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Baptist Health System and Tenet Healthcare Corp. have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture that will operate a healthcare network serving Birmingham and central Alabama.
The Supreme Court's resounding rejection of a conservative attempt to gut President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul won't stop Republicans from attacking the law they detest. But now, their efforts will be chiefly about teeing up the issue for the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday upholding subsidies challenges Republicans calling for repeal of the Affordable Care Act to come up with specifics on what exactly they would replace it with.
“The Affordable Court Act is here to stay," said President Barack Obama Thursday morning in the White House Rose Garden, adding that healthcare is not a privilege, but a right, and that the ACA set the country on a smarter course.
The number of Americans who had no health insurance last year was at one of the lowest levels ever recorded. But the survey showed wide disparities in health coverage by state.
The titans of the health insurance industry are locked in a dance of buying and selling. Hospitals, physicians, employers and consumers could experience financial repercussions if any big deals are concluded.
Congressional Republicans moved forward last week with their efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act even as the nation nervously awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could make healthcare coverage unaffordable for millions of Americans and throw the individual insurance market into chaos.
Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue healthcare subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed Wednesday in the House and Senate.