Former House Speaker John Boehner holds a press conference June 25, 2012, after the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.
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Democrats are outraged at what they say is the hypocrisy of allowing a president to appoint a new Supreme Court justice near the end of his term. One of their biggest practical concerns is the ACA.
Sen. Kamala Harris speaks via video link during the second day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
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Though critics claim Amy Coney Barrett's nomination jeopardizes the high court's legitimacy, research shows there are ways the judiciary can bolster its standing and weather controversial decisions.
A lot of interests want to influence the cases that come before the Supreme Court and how they’re decided.
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Special interests use the court as a public policy battleground. Here's a rundown of how that works and which groups are likely to appear before a conservative court with Amy Coney Barrett on it.
The Supreme Court will face another challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is more likely to succeed with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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The Supreme Court will again consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act next month. But Trump's record and a reading of his health executive order make it unlikely that he can offer a meaningful alternative to the ACA.
Open enrollment for health insurance in the healthcare.gov marketplaces begins Nov. 1.
The Affordable Care Act has a date with the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10. In the wake of Justice Ginsburg's death, the health care law hangs in the balance of a court with a four-four split.
‘What happened to Joe Biden?’ A 2020 Trump campaign attack advert.
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Negative political advertising can actually spark more curiosity about a policy issue.
President Barack Obama championed the Affordable Care Act, enacted into law during his administration in 2010.
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For millions, the ACA is making a big difference during the coronavirus crisis.
One of the President’s moves in health care had surprising results.
The idea, says our experts, was to shut down Obamacare. But it didn't work out that way. This could take on more importance as the number of uninsured swells due to coronavirus.
President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2021.
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The Trump administration's budget for healthcare proposes significant cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
Bill Clinton’s 1993 health care plan called for universal coverage. It was dead by 1994, but the political wrangling it started over health care lives on.
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The US has been trying to reform its complicated health care system since 1993. In 2020, it continues to be one of the biggest and most complicated issues of the presidential campaign.
Dr. Kyle Parks, the only surgeon at Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton, Ga. The hospital struggles to stay in business while serving large numbers of rural poor.
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Americans who live in rural parts of the country have fewer doctors, specialists and hospitals than those who live in cities. It also appears that insurers are working against them.
Amanda Gershon testifies at a public hearing on Medicaid expansion in Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 16, 2018. Gershon had $60,000 worth of medical debt at age 22 because of an autoimmune illness.
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Just how big a problem are medical bankruptcies? For someone going through one, it's devastating. And it happens far more often than you might think.
Media and others prepare the stage for the Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta.
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Health care, immigration and trade have been hot topics during the campaign and are likely to come up during the fifth Democratic debate.
Several Democrats running for president in 2020 support some version of Medicare for all.
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There's a very simple way to give Medicare to all: delete six words from the legislation that created the program in 1965.
The filibuster is like a stoplight that’s always red.
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Sen. Warren said the filibuster stands in the way of gun reform. It does, and so much more.
Employer-sponsored insurance is one of the biggest benefits for U.S. workers, but it may not be best social policy.
Nearly 160 million Americans get insurance through employers, but that does not mean it's good social policy. An economist explains some aspects of employer-sponsored insurance that don't work well.
Ten presidential candidates debate on July 30. Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, Steve Bullock.
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The winner will set the course of America for years to come.
Health care has become a major talking point in the 2020 election.
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Presidential candidates have been proposing plans to expand health coverage, lower prescription drug costs and make hospital bills more transparent. But few get to the real problem. Here's why.
Protesters in London gather in support of the National Health Service.
As candidates propose ways to provide health insurance for more people, it's important to know that some proposals could have unexpected consequences, including potential closure of public hospitals.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson at a press conference in Little Rock, talking about new Medicaid work requirements in that state, Sept. 12, 2018.
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In the wake of a judge’s ruling that Medicaid work requirements in two states are not legal, questions remain. The most pressing ones are about how to help low-income people, not punish them.