Tag: obamacare

Maine Guv Refuses Medicaid Expansion After Voters Approve It

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday that he will not expand Medicaid “until it has been fully funded by the legislature,” despite nearly 60 percent of the state’s voters on Tuesday approving the expansion. Extending Medicaid would benefit an estimated 70,000 people, with 90 percent of the cost funded by the federal government. “The last…

Trump Ends ObamaCare Insurance Subsidies For Low-Income Customers

On Thursday night, the White House said it cannot lawfully make subsidy payments to insurers who rely on funding to reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income ObamaCare customers. The subsidies are paid monthly, and are estimated to be worth $7 billion this year. Under the law, insurers must provide cheaper rates to members even if they…

Republicans Rally For Last-Ditch Attempt At Repealing ObamaCare

Senate Republicans are considering a final attempt at passing a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act after falling one vote short in July. Republicans technically have until Sept. 30 before they lose the ability to pass a bill with just 50 votes plus Vice President Mike Pence. Last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and…

‘Skinny’ Obamacare Repeal Bill Fails By 1 Vote

The GOP’s “skinny” Affordable Care Act repeal bill failed to pass the Senate in a late-night vote early Friday, with Sen. John McCain among the three Republican lawmakers to vote against the last-ditch effort. Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski also came out against the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the 49-51 vote…

CBO: Under ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill, 16 Million Could Be Uninsured

Senate Republicans’ “skinny repeal” bill to undo ObamaCare’s individual and employer mandates could result in 16 million Americans losing their health insurance, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated in a report issued Wednesday. The full contents of the “skinny bill” remain unclear, because it won’t be released until after a voting session that is expected…

Trump Says He’ll ‘Let ObamaCare Fail’ [VIDEO]

“Let Obamacare fail, it will be a lot easier,” President Trump said Tuesday afternoon following the failure of his preferred repeal-and-replace plan and the news that Mitch McConnell’s repeal-only plan has also failed. “We’ll let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans…

CBO: Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured By 2026

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its cost estimate of Senate Republicans’ health-care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The CBO score revealed that by next year, 15 million additional people would be uninsured under the plan, as opposed to under ObamaCare, the current law. By 2026, 22 million more people would be…

Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Healthcare Bill – READ FULL TEXT

Senate Republicans unveiled their version of a health-care overhaul Thursday that eliminates many provisions included in the Affordable Care Act. The bill would cut Medicaid, end the ACA’s mandate that Americans must have health insurance or pay a fine, and allow states to drop previously required benefits. The Senate bill maintains the structure of the…

Republicans To Unveil Senate Health-Care Bill Today

Senate leaders on Wednesday began circulating a discussion draft of their proposal to replace ObamaCare a day before its scheduled formal release. The working document seeks to roll back taxes and penalties in the Affordable Care Act, cut back its Medicaid expansion, change the Obama-era health law’s subsidies, and give states more flexibility to opt…

Report: Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts To Medicaid

President Trump’s budget proposal, scheduled for release on Tuesday, will feature major cuts to Medicaid and changes to programs that help low-income Americans, people familiar with the planning told The Washington Post. When it comes to Medicaid, the budget follows through on a bill House Republicans passed that cuts more than $800 billion over 10…

Obama Urges Congress To Have The ‘Courage’ To Protect ACA

Former President Barack Obama on Sunday issued a plea to members of Congress to save the Affordable Care Act, just days after the GOP’s replacement plan, the American Health Care Act, passed its first hurdle in the House. “I hope that current members of Congress recognize it takes little courage to aid those who are…

Colbert On Health Care Vote: GOP Just Kicked America In The Balls

Stephen Colbert mocked the GOP’s frenzy with a funny effusive account about how far the bill still has to go before becoming law. “They did it,” he began. “Obamacare is finally officially dead… is something they can say once the bill goes to the Senate, then gets out of committee, is debated on the floor,…

Samantha Bee Takes On Trump’s Health Care Fail [VIDEO]

Samantha Bee takes a look at Trump’s first major failure as president, “Let’s check in with the winning, shall we?” “He couldn’t sell Obamacare repeal to a House that voted for it 60 times already?” she asked. “Closing deals is the one thing President Big Boy Truck was supposed to know how to do!”

TRUMP THREATENS THE FREEDOM CAUCUS ON TWITTER

Trump just put the ‘Freedom Caucus’ in the crosshairs on his wrath (at least on Twitter) with this tweet today where he said it “will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!”. So in typical Trump fashion, the “Orange Menace”…

Colbert On Trumpcare Fail: ‘The Cabinet Of Broken Republican Dreams’

Colbert mocked Donald Trump’s failure to push through a plan repeal and replace Obamacare, noting that despite the weight of the White House behind the bill, the GOP had to add it to the “cabinet of broken Republican dreams.” “The White House tried to get this thing through,” Colbert said during his opening monologue on…

John Oliver To GOP On Obamacare: ‘The Clock Is Ticking’ [VIDEO]

John Oliver knock down GOPers who could soon vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, without an effective solution or enough justification to do so in the first place. “Republicans have happily complained about the flaws in the law, taken no responsibility for fixing them, and, in fact, have often undermined…

Trump Set To Talk Agenda At GOP Retreat Thursday

President Trump will speak to House and Senate Republicans at the GOP’s annual policy retreat on Tuesday, the first retreat in a decade where the GOP controls both houses of Congress and the White House. Vice President Mike Pence will also address the congressional Republicans, as will British Prime Minister Theresa May, marking the first…

SCOTUS Sends Contraceptive Mandate Back To Lower Court [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court will not decide on a case involving the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, instead sending it back to the lower courts, the judicial body announced Monday. Religiously affiliated non-profit groups brought the challenge to the high court, but the justices unanimously ruled against hearing the case. The decision was likely impacted by…

Supreme Court Backs Obama on Health Exchanges [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 in favor of the Obama administration on Affordable Care Act tax credits Thursday morning, in the case of King v. Burwell. By affirming the Fourth Circuit Court’s ruling, the Supreme Court decided that people who obtain health insurance through the federal exchange will be eligible for tax credits, despite…

GOP Presidential Candidate Sen. Ted Cruz Will Sign up for Obamacare

BREAKING: Ted Cruz is signing up for The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, the law he rallies against everyday. The irony. The recently announced presidential candidate said that he’ll join health care coverage of the Affordable Care Act, a law he’s been on a campaign to kill. “We’ll be receiving new health insurance and we’ll…

Obamacare Faces The Supreme Court, Again [VIDEO]

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The case being argued Wednesday is just the latest challenge to the law that was Obama’s attempt to bring universal health care to the United States. In King v. Burwell,…

Obamacare Enrollment Score 11.4 Million [VIDEO]

About 11.4 million people signed up for health-care coverage or renewed a plan during the Affordable Care Act’s second enrollment period, the White House said Tuesday via a video posted online. In the video, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell delivers the preliminary estimates to President Obama. “The Affordable Care Act is working,”…

Conservative guest yells at Chris Hayes over Obamacare

In a chaotic, weird and ultimately exhausting segment of “All In” on Wednesday night — a segment that was presumably supposed to be devoted to discussing Obamacare’s oft-delayed deadlines — Hayes got into a lengthy argument (“debate” would be too kind) with Jennifer Stefano, a Pennsylvania-based employee of the Koch-funded and Tea Party-aligned American for…

Read LNC Top 10 News Stories Of The Year 2013

LNC Top 10 News Stories Of The Year 2013 Based on Site Interest and Traffic. 1. Zimmerman Trial 2. Boston Marathon Bombing 3. NSA & Edward Snowden 4. Jodi Arias Trial 5. Ohio Kidnapping Rescue 6. Nelson Mandela 7. Toronto Cracked Mayor Rob Ford 8. GOP Government Shutdown 9. Obamacare ACA Rollout 10.Pope Francis What…

Supreme Court to take up Obamacare contraception case

The high-stakes fight over implementing parts of the troubled health care reform law will move to the U.S. Supreme Court in coming months, in a dispute involving coverage for contraceptives and “religious liberty.” The justices agreed on Tuesday to review provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers of a certain size to offer insurance…

Obama will allow insurance companies to extend junk insurance polocies for one year

Obama will allow junk insurance to continue for one year. Obama announced today that “Insurers can extend current plans that would otherwise be canceled into 2014. This fix won’t solve every problem for every person, but it is going to help of lot of people” Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/362111#ixzz2ke5hOcQg President Obama Oo Speak Live At 11:35AM…

Morning Joe MSNBC Rejects ‘Small Lie’ That People Could Keep Insurance: ‘That’s 14 Million Americans’

On Monday morning, a Morning Joe panel rejected the refrain of those defending President Barack Obama’s pledge that Obamacare would not affect those who wanted to keep their insurance plans, arguing that the “small sliver” of the population that would lose their insurance was still composed of millions of people who would be disadvantaged. “Yes,…

Sebelius survives Obamacare grilling: The key takeaways

Kathleen Sebelius sat in front of a House panel for three and a half hours Wednesday – facing questions from livid lawmakers, even some who’d called for her resignation before she sat down. The heated hearing covered a lot of ground – from the problems with healthcare.gov, to what the White House knew and when.…