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Patient Groups: Uphold Health Care Law As Congress Intended

Washington, D.C., June 14, 2018—Patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief today in the U.S. District Court case, Texas v. United States, citing the devastating ... read more

Patient groups leap into latest Obamacare fight

“They continue their stealth attack on the Affordable Care Act and its benefits for millions,” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said. Health Secretary Alex Azar sidestepped the issue Tuesday, telling Congress the Justice Department ... read more

The Health 202: Some of Obamacare's loudest critics are now defending the law in court

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act ... health-care community is coming out of the woodwork to defend the ACA. Yesterday, the major trade groups for health insurers, hospitals and doctors filed briefs opposing the Texas lawsuit. So did numerous patient ... read more

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Rule advances cheaper, skimpier health plans; ‘you’re going to save a fortune,’ president promises small-business owners

which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act coverage cannot do. Still, consumer groups and many state officials have opposed the push for association health plans. They say the new plans will draw healthy people out of the Affordable Care Act ... read more


Focus on Health Care Jolts GOP Ahead of Midterms

The filing came in a case where a group of 20 Republican state attorneys ... The states argued that since Congress repeatedly rejected proposals to repeal the health-care law, it would be bizarre to see it collapse because of a single provision of a ... read more

In our health system, ObamaCare is the dangerous pre-existing condition

the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had the net general effect of raising the cost of health insurance while reducing the quality and variety of the services that insurance covers. This is the opposite of what was intended — but the suffering engendered ... read more

N.J. politicians, officials weigh in on Supreme Court decision to uphold Obama health care law

Obama health care law upheld by Supreme Court: Read the full decision • Health care law: What the historic Supreme Court ruling means U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ ... uphold the Affordable Care Act has given our health care system back to patients ... read more

Medical groups react to Supreme Court healthcare ruling

Across the country, organizations are reacting to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold President Obama's Affordable Care Act ... health care affordable to Americans with insurance, because of high co-pays and gaps in coverage that leave patients ... read more

Trump administration expands use of health plans that skirt ACA consumer protections

Congressional Democrats and critics across the health-care industry say the availability of cheaper, skimpier coverage will leave some patients stranded when they get sick. “Finalizing this rule is simply the latest act of ... in groups of states or ... read more

Howard health officer praises decision to uphold federal health care law

On June 28, following the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to uphold the federal Patient Protection ... the controversial health care law that is one of the biggest initiatives of President Barack Obama's term. Passed by Congress in 2010, the Affordable ... read more



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