By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday appeared skeptical toward a request from several states that want him to order the administration of Republican President Donald Trump to continue payments to health insurers under Obamacare. At a hearing in San Francisco federal court, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said he aimed to issue a ruling on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Iowa on Monday withdrew a request to waive some Obamacare rules to help shore up its struggling healthcare insurance market, marking a setback in efforts by Republican-governed states to sidestep requirements of the Obama-era law.
The state wanted to offer lower premiums in exchange for higher deductibles in a far-reaching effort to circumvent the federal law’s requirements.
Both Obamacare proponents and opponents were wary of Iowa’s proposed waiver.
A federal judge in San Francisco suggested Monday there was no need for a court to step in and block President Trump’s order that cut off healthcare subsidies that have been a center of political debate. The subsidies, which reimburse insurers for reducing out-of-pocket costs for lower-income Americans,...
Over a million fewer people will sign up for the ACA this year due to advertising cuts. Trump considers that a good start.
Joshua Peck writes at Medium: The Trump administration recently announced that they were cutting the outreach and education budget for Obamacare by 90 percent, from $100 million to $10 million. As the person in charge of how that money...Show More Summary
A U.S. judge is set to hear arguments on Monday about whether to block President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate controversial payments to health insurance companies under Obamacare. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco federal court has said he would quickly issue a...
WASHINGTON ? Office of Management and Budget chief Mick Mulvaney suggested on Fox News Sunday that President Donald Trump could back a bipartisan deal on making certain reimbursement payments to insurers if he also got other, smaller changes to the health care system.
By Michael Morrisey, Professor, Health Policy and Management, Texas A&M University. Pres. Trump shows off an executive order he signed Oct. 12, 2017 to undo parts of the Affordable Care Act. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The Trump administration’s executive order to some elements of the Affordable Care...
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Providing some of the clearest evidence yet about President Donald Trump’s ability to undermine Obamacare even without the GOP votes in Congress required to officially repeal it, the national uninsurance rate is now on the rise. According to Gallup, which has been tracking the uninsurance rate since 2008, the percentage of Americans without health care […]
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The Trump administration's attempts to cut back on Obamacare have led to an increase in the number of uninsured Americans.
“If President Trump prevails in shutting down a major Obamacare health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable,” the AP reports. “The unexpected assessment [...]
ObamaCare subsidies are indexed to the price of Silver plans. This creates some counter-intuitive results.
A survey release Friday revealed the spike in uninsured as political turmoil over Obamacare continues.
Estimates of the effect of the concerted attack on the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans have been theoretical — until now. A survey published Friday by Gallup and Sharecare, a health information firm, finds that the uninsured rate has risen by 1.4 percentage...