Affordable Care Act

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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
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    How did Obamacare impact spending in NC’s HHS budget?

    Health Care Solutions Week: According to a budget highlight published by the non-partisan Fiscal Research Division at the North Carolina General Assembly, there were four major impacts the Affordable Care Act had on the state’s Department of Health and Human Services budget. 1. The provision that hospitals…
    Sarah Curry, October 13, 2014
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    Obamacare Strikes Again

    So, a weak economic recovery and concern about the costs of the Affordable Care Act are driving employers to offer fewer full-time jobs and more part-time.  And even those part-time jobs that are offered have increasingly erratic schedules.  For employees, presumably the people who are supposed to benefit from…
    Julie Tisdale, July 18, 2013