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Affordable Care Act: Obamacare, ACA - U.S. federal statute
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 amendment, it represents the U.S. healthcare system's most significant regulatory overhaul and expansion of coverage since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

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Top health officials unaware of Trump's Obamacare replacement plan

President Trump has repeatedly promised to unveil an alternative to Obamacare and says he has one "all ready," but a plan has not yet been released.
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What more can be done to repeal Obamacare?

Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips says Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare don't go far enough. Phillips talks about his concerns with CBS News chief White House..
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Former HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell urges national testing strategy to reopen schools

Former HHS Secretary and current president of American University Sylvia Burwell talks national approach to COVID-19 and Obamacare's role in combatting the coronavirus.
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The Supreme Court will hear a suit seeking to overturn Obamacare a week after the election.


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Supreme Court to hear arguments in Obamacare case a week after election

The justices will hear oral arguments in the blockbuster case one week after the election.
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Biden: Obamacare off to a "hell of a start"

Vice President Biden says health insurance sign-ups may be short of the 7 million goal during the open-enrollment period but adds he's optimistic regardless.
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Cantor: Immigration reform hampered by “distrust” of W.H.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., discusses House Republicans’ approach to immigration reform, Obamacare, and the debt ceiling.
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FTN Page 2: January 5

Miss the second half of the show? The latest on the 2014 agenda in Washington, from Obamacare to unemployment benefits with a panel of experts.
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12/23: White House extends deadline on Obamacare; AK-47 inventor dies

The cutoff to sign up for health insurance that takes effect next year was supposed to be Monday night, but the White House said shoppers who begin the process of signing up Monday can finish enrolling..
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January 5: Reid, Salmon, King

The latest on the 2014 agenda in Washington, from Obamacare to unemployment benefits, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Reps. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., and Peter King, R-N.Y., and more.
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2013: Washington’s worst year in decades?

CBS News’ Major Garrett, Nancy Cordes, David Martin, and Margaret Brennan offer their expert take on the big stories of 2013, from NSA surveillance to congressional dysfunction and the rocky..
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Obamacare "hardship exemption": What you need to know

In an attempt by the Obama administration to help the millions of people who had their health insurance canceled due to Obamacare, a new regulation is being implemented called the “hardship..
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10/24: Obamacare website contractors point fingers at White House; Ringo Starr puts out new album -- of photographs

The two main contractors who built the inner workings of the Obamacare website told Congress the government never tested the parts together until days before the deadline; and, When the Beatles arrived..
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Obama: I "deeply regret" confusion over insurance cancellations

President Obama says people whose insurance was canceled due to Obamacare "deserve and have received" an apology for being told they could keep their plan, blaming the snafu on an "insufficient"..
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11/13: Obamacare woes continue; Calif.'s Filipino community mounts typhoon relief effort

The White House finally released the number of Americans who have signed up for Obamacare. Less than one-third of the 106,000 Americans who are counted as enrolled did so by navigating HealthCare.gov;..
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Obama unveils fix to Obamacare insurance cancellations

In response to growing outrage about the cancellation of some insurance policies due to Obamacare regulations, President Obama unveiled an administrative plan to allow insurance companies to continue..
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Obamacare website problems investigation

The Obama administration reveals how many people were able to sign up successfully for health insurance on the new marketplaces. Meanwhile, lawmakers continue their investigation into what went wrong..
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Panetta: Obama "may have to accept some changes" to Obamacare

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta offers his thoughts on Iranian nuclear negotiations, Obamacare, NSA surveillance, and more.
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Will the president's Obamacare apology soothe his critics?

Amy Walter, John Dickerson, Phil Musser, and Stephanie Cutter discuss the Obamacare rollout, the Virginia governor's race, Gov. Chris Christie's potential presidential bid, and more.
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Christie: President's Obamacare apology "not enough"

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., talks Obamacare, the future of the Republican Party, his own political future, and more.
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Obamacare website still causing headaches

The Obama administration says it has fixed many of the problems that plagued the launch of HealthCare.gov, but some issues remain. One frustrated user tried and failed to sign up for the third time on..
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Open: This is Face the Nation, December 1

The latest on the repairs of Obamacare website HealthCare.gov, nuclear negotiations with Iran, and more, with Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., and more.
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December 1: Corker, Menendez, Walker, Daley

The latest on the repairs of Obamacare website HealthCare.gov, nuclear negotiations with Iran, and more, with Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., and more.
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FTN Page 2: December 1

Miss the second half of the show? The latest on the repairs of Obamacare website HealthCare.gov, plus a panel of experts.
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Corker, Menendez debate Obamacare, Iran

Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., disagree over whether Obamacare can be repaired and offer their thoughts on the emerging nuclear deal with Iran.
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Post-repair deadline, is Obamacare back on track?

Conservative commentator Bill Kristol and former chief of staff to President Obama Bill Daley spar over the president's healthcare law and the nuclear deal with Iran.
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McConnell slams "fake fight" over filibuster rules

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accuses Democrats of creating a fight over Senate procedure to distract Americans from Obamacare's problems.
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Obamacare issues erasing Democrats' political advantage from gov't shutdown

Website problems, policy cancellations and uncertainty about rising insurance costs next year that are taking a toll on Democrats now, and erasing the political advantage and party unity they gained..
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Obamacare fix: Customers caught in the middle

Insurance companies and state regulators are saying President Obama's one-year extension of health care policies canceled because they do not comply with Obamacare isn't that simple. Jeff Pegues..
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Obama losing support from Democrats over Obamacare

President Obama has been consulting with top health insurance company executives to try and smooth over his latest legislative fix on the health care law. However, the program has so many difficulties,..
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GOP: Obama committed "fraud" to sell health-care law

In the weekly Republican address on Saturday, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., said President Obama knew his promise that people could keep their insurance under Obamacare was deceitful.
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Obamacare: First estimates lower than administration hoped for

The Wall Street Journal estimates only 40,000 to 50,000 people have enrolled for health insurance through the federal exchange. The Obama administration has not released their numbers yet, but if they..
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11/8: Obama admin. sets new rules to improve mental health care; Jobs report beats expectations

New rules expanding access to treatment of mental illnesses will affect 62 million Americans. The rules are a result of Obamacare and are the last of President Obama's 23 executive actions to reduce..
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Sebelius: No "specific proposal" to help those with dropped coverage

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the administration is "looking at a number of options" to help people who are losing health coverage due to Obamacare, but she adds that there..
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GOP Rep. slams the president's Obamacare "betrayal"

Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., says the president wasn't being truthful when he assured Americans they could keep their insurance plans under Obamacare.
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Obama: I'd fix HealthCare.gov myself, "but I don't write code"

President Obama said on Friday that he wanted to "go in and fix" the problems with Obamacare website HealthCare.gov himself, "but I don't write code."
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Pence knocks chief justice as a "disappointment to conservatives"

Pence cited Roberts' vote this year to strike down a Louisiana abortion restriction and in 2012 to uphold Obamacare's individual mandate.
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Major U.S. Health Insurers Report Big Profits, Benefiting From the Pandemic

Consumers are probably entitled to millions of dollars in rebates under Obamacare rules that cap companies’ profits.
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COVID pandemic is no time to ask the Supreme Court to kill Obamacare

Donald Trump's cruelty in handling the coronavirus now extends to millions who have lost their jobs and employer-sponsored health insurance: Our view
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Declare Obamacare unlawful in its entirety: Texas attorney general

States can and will do better than Obamacare, writes Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

China says it has largely contained a recent outbreak in Beijing. The pandemic is a stark test for Obamacare as health and economic crises converge.
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Obamacare Faces Unprecedented Test as Economy Sinks

The battles over the health law have played out during a decade of continuous economic growth. How it performs as a safety net now may help determine its future.
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Here's the latest for Friday June 26th: Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn Affordable Care Act; House passes police reform bill; Oakland to eliminate school district police department;..
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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Strike Down Affordable Care Act

If successful, the move would permanently end the health insurance program popularly known as Obamacare and wipe out coverage for as many as 23 million Americans.
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U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions.
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Coronavirus doctor: I was a preemie. I could be uninsurable if Trump 'terminates' the ACA.

COVID-19 is expected to last at least one to two more years. It's exactly the wrong time to gut a law that helps people get and keep health insurance.
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Coronavirus fight: 3 health care steps Congress must take, starting with Medicaid and ACA

Amid unemployment and a pandemic, families need insurance more than ever. We're from different political parties but we agree on what should be done.
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From hospital, Ginsburg argues 'Obamacare' case

The Supreme Court heard a case involving Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt-out of providing no-cost birth control. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined in from the MD hospital..
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U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with Obamacare contraception case

U.S. Supreme Court justices grappled on Wednesday with whether President Donald Trump's administration went too far in allowing employers to obtain broad religious and moral exemptions from an..
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Free coverage for contraceptives? Supreme Court again considers religious exemptions

The justices' willingness to hear a dispute the high court has considered twice before likely bodes well for the Obamacare provision's challengers.
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