Affordable Care Act

Opinion

Opinion – Why the ACA won: how politics are different in court

The Supreme Court recently released a ruling on a case involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. In the zero-sum world of politics, Democrats won, and Republicans lost. While half the country celebrates and the other half grudgingly accepts the ruling, a few people may wonder why the Supreme Court, largely seen

Health

‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, other GOP-led states and two

National

Affordable Care Act sign-ups continued surge in Arizona, U.S. in April

Health care coverage in Arizona under the Affordable Care Act is at its highest level in three years, as enrollment continued to climb in April during a special open enrollment period, according to the latest government data. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported that 17,081 Arizonans had selected insurance plans for 2021 from

Healthcare

Biden opens ‘Obamacare’ window for uninsured as COVID rages

President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered government health insurance markets to reopen for a special sign-up window, offering uninsured Americans a haven as the spread of COVID-19 remains dangerously high and vaccines aren’t yet widely available. Biden signed an executive order directing the HealthCare.gov insurance markets to take new applications for subsidized benefits, something Donald

U.S. Government

Biden picks Calif. AG Becerra to lead HHS, pandemic response

President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. If confirmed by the Senate, Becerra, 62, will be the first Latino to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a

Legal Beat

Arizonans will be watching closely when Supreme Court takes up ACA

When the Supreme Court takes up the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act – again – Tuesday, Tucson resident Alicia DeWitt will be watching the case closely. Without the ACA, DeWitt said she would not have been able to get health insurance to pay for surgery to remove a brain tumor, and would not be

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