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54 Changes To ObamaCare: Latest Additions

By our count at the Galen Institute, more than 54 significant changes have been made to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act since it was enacted in 2010 – at least 34 that the Obama administration has made unilaterally, 17 that Congress has passed and the president has signed, [...]

Jacob Sullum on John Roberts' Modest Arrogance

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Three years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, to save a key provision that he believed would otherwise be unconstitutional. Last week he did it again, this timeShow More Summary

Did Supreme Court Skip the More Important ObamaCare Subsidies?

Pro-life groups argue taxpayer premiums are still funding abortions on demand. Two leading pro-life groups say the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) means that taxpayer dollars...Show More Summary

King v. Burwell: Six Humpty Dumptys Playing Calvinball

My King v. Burwell recap is up at SCOTUSblog. Excerpt: In King v. Burwell, all nine Supreme Court Justices agreed on one thing. The King challengers claimed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorizes the Internal...Show More Summary

A clean bill of healthcare

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The Supreme Court sided with common sense over ideology Thursday when it ruled that Congress intended all low-income Americans to be eligible for subsidized health insurance under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And contrary to what opponents of the healthcare law argued, the...

Pure Applesauce

When President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, I wrote a silly jingle to commemorate the moment. Today, the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the law; in a dissenting opinion, Antonin Scalia resorted to… Continue reading ?

Supreme Court Upholds King, Says Obamacare Tax Credits Apply To All States

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court has held that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," authorized federal tax credits for taxpayers living in states with exchanges and also taxpayers in states where individuals rely on the federal exchange.

So Much for the Rule of Law

Justice Scalia’s final paragraph in his dissent today in King v. Burwell pretty much says it all. Read the opinion and weep. Perhaps the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will attain the enduring status of the Social Security Act or the Taft-Hartley Act; perhaps not. Show More Summary

Can You Really Ignore the Obamacare Penalty?

Getty Images The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has been controversial ever since it was first proposed. One of the most contentious issues over Obamacare is the individual mandate, which requires...Show More Summary

Obamacare reduces the deficit. Let's move on.

The Congressional Budget Office has released a report on the effects of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Bottom line: full repeal would blow up the long-term federal budget deficit - and leave a lot of people without insurance.

Florida Nursing Home To Pay $17M After Allegedly Using Medicare Money For Doctors’ Kickbacks

When a nursing home receives Medicare funds, it’s supposed to use that money for patient care, and it’s actually a felony offense under the Medicare and Medicaid Patient Protection Act to use that money to pay kickbacks to physicians for referring patients. In a record settlement for this sort of case, a the operator of a network of Florida nursing … [More]

TIGTA: IRS Can’t Verify Qualifications For Obamacare Subsidies

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Affordable Care Act: Assessment of Internal Revenue Service Preparation for Processing Premium Tax Credit Claims (2015-43-043): The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created a refundable tax credit, referred to as the Premium Tax Credit (PTC), to assist individuals with the...

The Side Effects of Obamacare Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

When many people think of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or "Obamacare"), they think of a health insurance program designed to expand coverage and care options for Americans. The insurance element of Obamacare is the most prescribed and detailed aspect of the law, which is probably why debate about it is so contentious. Show More Summary

The Power of Plain Language

Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle By Tom Purcell “ObamaCare is being challenged at the Supreme Court again? What now?” “Ah, yes, you speak of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which the then-Democrat-controlled Congress passed on a party-line vote back in 2009. Show More Summary

ACA Efforts Result in Federal Agency's Clarification of PPACA Language on Access to Non-MD/DO Providers

At the urging of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has clarified a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that led some states to improperly limit patient access to chiropractic physicians and other qualified non-MD/DO health care providers.

Another State Healthcare Exchange Says “Bye-Bye”

Well, it looks like we have yet another casualty among the state healthcare insurance exchanges created to support that       Putrid Pile of Amazingly Counterproductive Asininity       2010 law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), AKA “ObamaCare”.  And I think this one going belly-up is gonna make someone very unhappy – […]

Why Aren't We Living to 120?

Co-authored by Greg Morrison and Sam Necrason In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)--the healthcare law better known as Obamacare. Currently, the Supreme Court is considering a narrower, but equally important, challenge to the law in King v. Show More Summary

Two bills protecting patients in healthcare networks deserve passage

The heathcare reforms in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remain a work in progress, with some of the law's mandates causing new problems or exacerbating older flaws. One is inaccurate lists of the healthcare providers in insurers' networks; another is surprise bills by out-of-network...

59 percent of California physicians support Affordable Care Act, study shows

77 percent of California primary care and specialty physicians understand the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 59 percent support it, a new study suggests.

In California, physician support for Affordable Care Act comes down along party lines

A survey of California doctors found that a majority of the 525 who responded believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, nee Obamacare) will steer the country's health care in the right direction. read more

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