Affordable Care Act

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    The Pitfalls Of America’s Health Insurance Situation And One Alternative

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts wrote a research brief that provides an alternative to the current health insurance status quo. This alternative has the potential to protect those with preexisting conditions, increase wages, and end America’s “job lock” phenomenon. Roberts explains: Preexisting conditions are defined as a health problem that…
    Brenee Goforth, March 12, 2020
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    Supreme Court to hear ACA challenge

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court said that it would take up California v. Texas, a case regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare. For weeks it has been unclear whether the Court would take up the case. Now the case has…
    Jordan Roberts, March 3, 2020
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    Stat News highlights Trump administration HRA rule

    President Trump signed an executive order in late 2017 to increase the use of short-term, limited-duration insurance, association health plans, and health reimbursement accounts. All three of these options boosted the choices that individuals have who don’t get health insurance from work or struggle to afford current options.
    Jordan Roberts, October 23, 2019
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    Majority of Americans believe Obamacare ruling should stand

    According to a poll that was recently conducted, a majority of Americans believe the most recent Obamacare ruling, invalidating the entire law, should stand. Survey respondents were asked to answer the following: In December, a federal judge in Texas ruled that…
    Jordan Roberts, January 10, 2019
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    Judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

    We learned on Friday evening that a federal judged had ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, was unconstitutional. The challenge came from a group of 20 Republican Attorneys General that sought to have the…
    Jordan Roberts, December 17, 2018
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    New polling offers insight into voter views on Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion

    Poll after poll around the country told us that healthcare was the most important issues for voters in the 2018 election cycle. It’s no secret that our healthcare system is inefficient and overly complex. Deservedly so, voters want changes to the healthcare system. Elected officials from the right…
    Jordan Roberts, November 27, 2018
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    Scalia: Call it SCOTUScare, not Obamacare

    Breaking bad news: In King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia lays out what today’s ruling on Obamacare means.    In the dissent, Scalia writes, Having transformed two major parts of the law, the Court today has turned its attention…
    Terry Stoops, June 25, 2015
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    Budget Outlook for Federal Government

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in Washington D.C. released a report on the Budget and Economic Outlook for 2015-2025. The report estimates that the federal budget deficit will total $468 billion in fiscal 2014, which amounts to 2.6% of the nation’s GDP. According to the CBO, the deficit is…
    Sarah Curry, January 28, 2015