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2 months ago

Medicare coverage for Alzheimer brain scans in question

A big study to help Medicare officials decide whether to start covering brain scans to check for Alzheimer’s disease missed its goals for curbing emergency room visits and hospitalizations
2 months ago
3 months ago

Supreme Court allows Trump to exempt employers from Obamacare birth control mandate

The court ruled 7-2 in a case involving the Little Sisters of the Poor.
3 months ago
Supreme Court allows Trump to exempt employers from Obamacare birth control mandate
3 months ago

What the latest Supreme Court decision means for your contraceptive care

Will insurance still cover birth control?
3 months ago
What the latest Supreme Court decision means for your contraceptive care
3 months ago

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to strike down Affordable Care Act

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called efforts to rip away the ACA during a pandemic, “unfathomable cruelty.”
3 months ago
Trump administration asks Supreme Court to strike down Affordable Care Act
3 months ago

Amid pandemic, Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to completely strike down Obamacare.
3 months ago
Amid pandemic, Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare
3 months ago

With a jab at Trump, Pelosi unveils new 'Obamacare' bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking a jab at President Donald Trump as she unveils a plan to expand the Obama-era health law
3 months ago
4 months ago

Most Medicare enrollees could get insulin for $35 a month

The Trump administration says most people with Medicare will have access to prescription plans next year that limit their copays for insulin to a maximum of $35 a month
4 months ago
5 months ago

Court rules insurers can collect $12B under health care law

The Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama
5 months ago
Court rules insurers can collect $12B under health care law
5 months ago

Social Security and Medicare funds at risk even before virus

The government says the financial condition of the government’s two biggest benefit programs remains shaky
5 months ago
Social Security, Medicare funds at risk even before virus
6 months ago

White House says it will use $100B to reimburse hospitals to treat uninsured Americans for coronavirus

The White House promises cash payments to cover the cost of unpaid medical bills by designating $100 billion to reimburse hospitals to treat uninsured.
6 months ago
White House says $100B will be used to reimburse hospitals to treat uninsured
7 months ago

Supreme Court to decide Obamacare's fate after 2020 election

The Supreme Court announced it will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act in its next term, just after the 2020 election.
7 months ago
Supreme Court to decide Obamacare's fate after 2020 election
7 months ago

New Hampshire gov joins legal fight to keep 'Obamacare'

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says New Hampshire will join 17 other states in defense of the Affordable Care Act as a case that is aimed at repealing the law goes before the U.S. Supreme Court
7 months ago
New Hampshire gov joins legal fight to keep 'Obamacare'
7 months ago

Supreme Court will decide fate of Obama health care law

The case will be the third major Supreme Court battle over Obamacare.
7 months ago
Supreme Court will decide fate of Obama health care law
8 months ago

Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care suit

The Supreme Court is refusing to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law
8 months ago
8 months ago

Major doctors' group calls for US to assure coverage for all

A major doctors’ organization is calling for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans
8 months ago
8 months ago

Health care spending decreases under single-payer systems: Study

The vast majority of single-payer health care plans in a new study would save the country money on health care costs.
8 months ago
Health care spending decreases under single-payer systems: Study
9 months ago

Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

Democratic-led states are asking the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent appeals court decision that declared a key part of the Obama-era health law unconstitutional and cast a legal cloud over the rest of it
9 months ago
Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court
9 months ago

3 years in, no sign of Trump's replacement for Obamacare

As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody
9 months ago
9 months ago

Obamacare mandate struck down by appeals court

A federal appeals court ruled the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.
9 months ago
Obamacare mandate struck down by appeals court
9 months ago

Court rules against Obamacare individual mandate

The decision, by a two-to-one vote on the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, means prolonged uncertainty for the nation’s health care system and the millions of Americans who rely on the law.
9 months ago
Court rules against Obamacare individual mandate
9 months ago

Appeals court rules against individual mandate, but throws lifeline to Obamacare

A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw a lifeline to the ACA, asking a lower court judge to reconsider his decision invalidating the entire law.
9 months ago
Appeals court rules against individual mandate, but throws lifeline to Obamacare
9 months ago

Court: Part of 'Obamacare' invalid, more review needed

A federal appeals court has struck down “Obamacare’s” now-toothless requirement that Americans carry health insurance
9 months ago
10 months ago

ACA back at high court with billions on the line for insurers

The latest case has largely flown under consumers’ radar.
10 months ago
ACA back at high court with billions on the line for insurers
10 months ago

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

Medicare’s revamped online drug plan finder could prove confusing and costly for consumers
10 months ago
10 months ago

Proposed Trump administration policy pushes for transparency in health care costs

The Trump administration announced a policy that would require hospitals to disclose negotiated rates with insurance companies.
10 months ago
Proposed Trump administration policy pushes for transparency in health care costs
1 year ago

Employers relying less on high-deductible health plans

A more generous plan with a deductible can be an attractive recruitment tool.
1 year ago
Employers relying less on high-deductible health plans
1 year ago

More choices and stable premiums for 'Obamacare' next year

More choices and stable premiums for 'Obamacare' next year, but court case looms over the program
1 year ago
More choices and stable premiums for 'Obamacare' next year
1 year ago

Not waiting for Congress, states pass laws to lower drug costs

Among the new measures are those that authorize importing prescription drugs.
1 year ago
Not waiting for Congress, states pass laws to lower drug costs
1 year ago

Republican-led states head to court to argue Obamacare is 'unconstitutional'

Eighteen states are fighting against Obamacare, potentially affecting millions of Americans.
1 year ago
Republican-led states head to court to argue Obamacare is 'unconstitutional'
1 year ago

Obamacare faces major court test with health benefits on the line

A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for a major decision that could affect health care of millions.
1 year ago
Obamacare faces major court test with health benefits on the line
1 year ago

Group of 18 Republican-led states ask court to invalidate Obamacare

Backed by the Trump administration, a group of 18 Republican-led states are heading to court to invalidate Obamacare, putting millions of Americans at risk.
1 year ago
Group of 18 Republican-led states ask court to invalidate Obamacare
1 year ago

Obamacare faces major test at appeals court

A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for a major decision that could affect health care of millions.
1 year ago
Obamacare faces major test at appeals court
1 year ago

Rural hospital closures leave residents with few options: 'It's a fight every day'

As part of "This Week's" Critical Care series, ABC's Steve Osunsami traveled to Tennessee to report on the impact hospital closures have had on rural communities.
1 year ago
Rural hospital closures leave residents with few options: 'It's a fight every day'
1 year ago

Non-English speakers could face health setback because of Trump

The administration wants to ease certain regulations affecting this group.
1 year ago
Non-English speakers could face health setback because of Trump
1 year ago

Activists say they're accepting nothing less than Medicare for all

ABC News Correspondent David Wright examined Medicare for all in the first installment of "Critical Care" on "This Week" Sunday.
1 year ago
Activists say they're accepting nothing less than Medicare for all
1 year ago

Trump vows 'phenomenal' new health care plan

Senate Republicans "anxious" to hear about President Trump's new health care plan.
1 year ago
Capitol Hill anxious over Trump's new health care announcement
1 year ago

Health insurance canceled without warning: One couple’s story

The Gaffers thought they were paying their health insurance. They were wrong.
1 year ago
Health insurance canceled without warning: One couple’s story
1 year ago

Study: More blacks got timely cancer care after 'Obamacare'

New research suggests that states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act eliminated racial differences in being able to quickly start on treatment after a diagnosis of advanced cancer
1 year ago
More blacks got timely cancer care after 'Obamacare': Study
1 year ago

Washington to offer first 'public option' insurance in US

Washington set to offer a universally available public health insurance option.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Congressional Democrats to hold health care hearing

Nurses from across the country are in the nation's capital in support of a Medicare-for-all plan. ABC News' MaryAlice Parks reports.
1 year ago
Congressional Democrats to hold health care hearing
1 year ago

Attorney General Barr tepidly backs his own department's position to no longer defend 'Obamacare'

Attorney General Bill Barr on Tuesday seemed to express skepticism that the Trump administration's latest position can withstand legal scrutiny in the Supreme Court.
1 year ago
Attorney General Barr tepidly backs DOJ's position to no longer defend 'Obamacare'
1 year ago

Trump says the White House is working on a 'great health care plan' but his administration is not drafting legislation

While President Trump promises his administration is putting together a "great health care plan," two senior White House officials say no legislation is being crafted.
1 year ago
White House not crafting health care legislation as the president suggests
1 year ago

Trump punts on health care until after 2020

The president said on Twitter that he never planned on voting on a health care plan until after the next presidential election.
1 year ago
Trump punts on health care until after 2020
1 year ago

Health care vote can wait until 2020: Trump

Democrats slam GOP for not having a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
1 year ago
Health care vote can wait until 2020: Trump
1 year ago

Health care costs are so high that many people skip treatment, medications: Survey

The cost of healthcare is leading people to either borrow large amounts of money to pay for treatments or regularly skipping treatments or forgoing prescriptions.
1 year ago
Health care costs so high that many people forgo treatment, medications: Survey
1 year ago

Despite no GOP replacement plan, acting White House chief of staff claims Americans won’t lose health care if 'Obamacare' is struck down

Mick Mulvaney claims he can guarantee every person who has health coverage because of "Obamacare" will not lose their coverage if the ACA is struck down in court.
1 year ago
Those covered by 'Obamacare' won't lose coverage, Mulvaney claims without evidence
1 year ago

Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts

Trump's battle with "Obamacare" moves to the courts with big risks and unpredictable results
1 year ago
2 years ago

Lawmakers concerned about repealing Obamacare without a replacement

Republicans in Congress and President Trump don't seem to have a plan in case there is a lapse in coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
2 years ago
Lawmakers concerned about repealing Obamacare without a replacement
2 years ago

Congressional Democrats and some Republicans wary over Trump administration's decision to overturn Affordable Care Act

Congressional Democrats are blasting the administration on its health care stance, while some Republicans are even expressing reservations about the shift in policy.
2 years ago
Trump administration's decision to overturn Obamacare makes Congress members wary
2 years ago

Health care clash heats up

Members of Congress respond to the Trump administration's request that the court strike down the Affordable Care Act.
2 years ago
Health care clash heats up