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Justice Department won't defend Obamacare in GOP states' lawsuit

Justice Department won't defend Obamacare in GOP states' lawsuit

By Erica Teichert  |  June 07, 2018

Although the Justice Department stopped short of asking a federal judge to overturn the ACA, the agency echoed the core arguments of the Republican state attorneys general: that the ACA can't stand without the individual mandate's tax penalty.

Primary season: Democrats' next healthcare ideas go to the polls

Primary season: Democrats' next healthcare ideas go to the polls

By Susannah Luthi  |  June 04, 2018

Iowa Democrats in a rural, Republican-leaning congressional district take to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on the party's warring healthcare proposals: allowing the public to buy into Medicare or providing healthcare for all Americans.

Ohio seeks first-ever individual mandate waiver

Ohio seeks first-ever individual mandate waiver

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 03, 2018

Although the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is still technically the law of the land, Ohio wants to be the first state officially to waive the requirement that residents have health insurance coverage.

CSRs, reinsurance face abortion language hurdle

CSRs, reinsurance face abortion language hurdle

By Susannah Luthi  |  March 15, 2018

Abortion language is impeding negotiations on cost-sharing reduction payments and reinsurance that leading lawmakers still hope to include in next week's big spending bill that Congress must pass by the end of next week.

California panel rejects government-run healthcare

By Associated Press  |  March 14, 2018

State lawmakers studying improvements to California's healthcare system rejected a plan popular with Democratic activists to give everyone in the state government-funded healthcare, saying a "single-payer" plan would need extensive work to become viable.

Federal appeals court stalls CSR lawsuit settlement

Federal appeals court stalls CSR lawsuit settlement

By Susannah Luthi  |  March 05, 2018

A federal appeals court has requested additional information from the U.S. House of Representatives and HHS before it considers signing off on their settlement over cost-sharing reduction payments for insurers.

Idaho: Azar must decide states' role in Obamacare

Idaho: Azar must decide states' role in Obamacare

By Susannah Luthi  |  February 28, 2018

The Trump administration is touting the merits of short-term plans as Idaho officials advocate for the individual-market plans they've introduced that don't comply with the ACA.

20 states sue federal government to abolish Obamacare

20 states sue federal government to abolish Obamacare

By Erica Teichert  |  February 26, 2018

Twenty states sued the federal government to scrap the Affordable Care Act, claiming the repeal of the individual mandate's tax penalty rendered the law unconstitutional.

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