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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.
March 12, 2020, 3:10 PM
Supreme Court to decide Obamacare's fate after 2020 election

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
March 5, 2020, 2:26 PM
New Hampshire gov joins legal fight to keep 'Obamacare'

Supreme Court will decide fate of Obama health care law

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

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
2 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
2 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.
2 months ago
Health care spending decreases under single-payer systems: Study

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
3 months ago
Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

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
3 months ago

Obamacare mandate struck down by appeals court

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

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.
3 months ago
Court rules against Obamacare individual mandate

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.
3 months ago
Appeals court rules against individual mandate, but throws lifeline to Obamacare

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
3 months ago

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

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

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

Medicare’s revamped online drug plan finder could prove confusing and costly for consumers
4 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.
4 months ago
Proposed Trump administration policy pushes for transparency in health care costs

Employers relying less on high-deductible health plans

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

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
5 months ago
More choices and stable premiums for 'Obamacare' next year

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

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

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

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

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.
9 months ago
Obamacare faces major court test with health benefits on the line

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.
9 months ago
Group of 18 Republican-led states ask court to invalidate Obamacare

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.
9 months ago
Obamacare faces major test at appeals court

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

Non-English speakers could face health setback because of Trump

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

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.
9 months ago
Activists say they're accepting nothing less than Medicare for all

Trump vows 'phenomenal' new health care plan

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

Health insurance canceled without warning: One couple’s story

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

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
10 months ago
More blacks got timely cancer care after 'Obamacare': Study

Washington to offer first 'public option' insurance in US

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
1 year ago
Lawmakers concerned about repealing Obamacare without a replacement

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.
1 year ago
Trump administration's decision to overturn Obamacare makes Congress members wary

Health care clash heats up

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

Trump administration seeks to repeal Obamacare

Democrats are quick to point out Republicans don't have a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, but President Donald Trump is welcoming the battle ahead of the 2020 election.
1 year ago
Trump administration seeks to repeal Obamacare

Impact of potentially repealing Affordable Care Act

The Department of Justice agreed with a lower court and said the health care law should be repealed.
1 year ago
Impact of potentially repealing Affordable Care Act

DOJ wants to strike down Obamacare

The U.S. Department of Justice said it supports a federal judge's ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act should be overturned.
1 year ago
DOJ wants to strike down Obamacare

Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should be struck down

The U.S. Department of Justice now says it supports a federal judge's ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act should be overturned.
1 year ago
Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should end

Affordable Care Act architect: repealing law would be a 'disaster'

Economist Jonathan Gruber says the act known as Obamacare is, "part of the fabric of the American health care system right now."
1 year ago
Affordable Care Act architect: repealing law would be a 'disaster'

Trump administration asks to repeal Affordable Care Act

The Department of Justice says the court should completely invalidate the Obama health care law.
1 year ago
Trump administration asks to repeal Affordable Care Act

One student's fears if the Affordable Care Act is repealed

Alma Bocaletti, a student enrolled in a state-run health care program, discusses the Trump administration's request to repeal the health care law.
1 year ago
One student's fears if the Affordable Care Act is repealed

Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should end

The U.S. Department of Justice now says it supports a federal judge's ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act should be overturned.
1 year ago
Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should end

'Medicare-for-all' gets unexpected surge of support, even in red states

In states including Texas, Arizona and Louisiana, a series of events have been held to harness energy on the ground and to showcase enthusiasm.
1 year ago
'Medicare-for-all' gets unexpected surge of support, even in red states

5 dramatic moments from past congressional showdowns over health care

Kaiser Health News looks back on high drama moments over health care.
1 year ago
5 dramatic moments from past congressional showdowns over health care