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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

U.S. federal statute nicknamed "Obamacare"

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: U.S. federal statute nicknamed
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or nicknamed 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.


Biden attacks Warren, Sanders over cost of healthcare plans in Democratic debate

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden clashed with progressive challengers Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on healthcare in a debate on Thursday, defending Obamacare and pushing them to be..
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I don't love Obamacare, but it's not unconstitutional: Ohio attorney general

I'm a Republican who doesn't like the ACA. But I don't like judicial activism, either. Killing Obamacare would harm both citizens and the rule of law.
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Videos for Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Biden Versus Sanders On Healthcare [Video]Biden Versus Sanders On Healthcare

Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare, says Reuters. The issue has become the most divisive in the Democratic primary campaign. Sanders..

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Biden unveils $750 billion plan to expand Obamacare

New polling shows President Trump trailing four of the Democratic presidential contenders. Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Mr. Trump by nine points. Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and..
CBS News - Published

U.S. appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control exemptions

A federal appeals court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new rules allowing employers to obtain exemptions from an Obamacare requirement they provide health insurance that..
Reuters - Published

Appeals court appears ready to rule Obamacare unconstitutional

Setting up a potential legal showdown in the middle of the 2020 presidential race
CBS News - Published

U.S. appeals court signals sympathy to bid to strike down Obamacare

A federal appeals court panel appeared sympathetic on Tuesday to Republican efforts to overturn Obamacare, expressing skepticism to Democratic calls to overturn the ruling of a Texas judge who found..
Reuters - Published

Tough questions for 'Obamacare' backers

Tough questions for 'Obamacare' backers
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Federal appeals court grills Democratic lawyers on whether ACA, or Obamacare, is constitutional

Tuesday's oral argument in New Orleans was part of the latest legal challenge threatening Obamacare's key features.
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Appeals court panel grills Democratic defenders on constitutionality of Obamacare

A federal appeals court panel grilled Democratic attorneys general on Tuesday about whether Obamacare violates the U.S. Constitution, as it weighs whether to uphold a Texas judge's ruling striking down..
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Dem show faces of those hurt if ACA is overturned

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to the Capitol steps to show the faces of Americans who would be hurt if the Trump administration and Republicans succeed in..
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Obamacare's future in play as U.S. appeals court weighs its constitutionality

The future of Obamacare could be at stake on Tuesday when a group of Democratic-led states and the House of Representatives urge a federal appeals court to overturn a Texas judge's ruling that the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Obamacare battle continues in New Orleans court

A panel of judges will decide whether Congress rendered it unconstitutional in 2017 when it zeroed out the tax imposed on those who chose not to buy insurance
CBS News - Published

U.S. appeals court to take up constitutionality of Obamacare

The future of Obamacare could be at stake on Tuesday when a coalition of Democratic-led states and House of Representatives urge a federal appeals court to overturn a Texas judge's ruling that the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Obamacare in Jeopardy as Appeals Court Hears Case Backed by Trump

Millions could lose health coverage if a lower-court ruling striking down the law is upheld.
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Another Obamacare threat, MLB All-Star Game, a unique view of Saturn: 5 things to know Tuesday

Obamacare may hinge on federal court case, Cleveland hosts MLB's All-Star Game and more things to know Tuesday.
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Supreme Court to hear insurers' bid for $12 billion in Obamacare money

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether insurers can seek $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer..
Reuters - Published

I left the AMA over Obamacare. But my colleagues rejected Medicare for All so I'm back.

The Affordable Care Act is better now without the individual mandate. And I'm thrilled the American Medical Association has rejected Medicare for All.
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3/6/17: Red and Blue

Aides to President Trump are defending his claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower; In an interview with CBSN's Elaine Quijano, the president of Americans for Prosperity, Tim Phillips,..
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Three Years Later, The Health Wagon, Discovered

Bob Simon reports on the aftermath of the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, and finds toxic ghost towns frozen in time; then, nurse practitioners are providing badly needed healthcare to the uninsured..
CBS News - Published

Is Obamacare causing a surge in part-time work?

New federal data shed light on whether the health law is driving businesses to shun full-time workers
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HHS proposes rollback of ACA rule protecting LGBTQ people

The move would curtail access to critical care for many women, as well as gay and transgender patients including transition-related and reproductive care
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Trump administration to scrap rule protecting transgender patients from discrimination

The Trump administration is revising Obamacare rules to remove gender identity from the class of people protected from discrimination in health care.
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Democrats are trying to save Obamacare as Trump chips away at the landmark health care bill

The ongoing thrust and parry over Obamacare may leave you wondering what health care coverage created by the 2010 landmark law is still available.
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Top House Dems press Trump administration on Obamacare position

Five Democratic committee chairmen are demanding Trump administration officials turn over documents related to the brief filed by the Justice Department in March arguing that the health care law should..
CBS News - Published

With Insurance Bill Passage, House Democrats Begin Health Care Blitz

The House on Thursday passed legislation to roll back waivers on the coverage mandates under the Affordable Care Act, the first of a dozen health care bills coming.
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Trump Administration Files Formal Request to Strike Down All of Obamacare

The court filing, which goes beyond an earlier administration position, is expected to be an issue in the presidential campaign.
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Why Donald Trump should hope he loses his legal fight to kill Obamacare

If the courts scrap the ACA as Trump wants, his rural backers may peel off. The law's reduced drug prices are lifelines for them and their hospitals.
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Lawmakers demand info on DOJ's decision not to support Obamacare in court

The lawmakers say that all agencies, including the White House, owe "Congress an the public an explanation as to why it refuses to enforce the law."
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I won’t miss Obamacare, if struck down in court: Readers sound off

From Obamacare to the Electoral College to the Mueller report, our readers sound off on recent headlines.
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Trump tells Republican lawmakers they'll get 'clobbered' if they don't overhaul Obamacare

Trump delivered a pep talk on health care to Republicans on Tuesday, telling House members the party will get "clobbered" if they fail to address it.
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Democrats to make Republicans go on record defending Trump's Obamacare attack

House Democrats are forcing Republicans to take a stand on President Trump's new position that the courts should completely overturn Obamacare.
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Trump says vote on healthcare can wait until after 2020 election

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was willing to wait until after the 2020 presidential election to get Congress to vote on a new healthcare plan, giving Republicans time to develop a..
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Obamacare is under threat, lives are at stake: Today's talkers

'Is this what MAGA looks like? Having people choose between paying rent or buying critical medication that keeps them alive?' asks Frederick Isasi.
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White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney guarantees no one will lose coverage if Obamacare struck down

On Sunday, Mick Mulvaney declared, 'debate about pre-existing conditions is over' and promised no one would lose coverage if Obamacare is struck down.
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Rick Scott says Medicare for all will “ruin our health care system”

Senator Rick Scott, R-Florida, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his role in preparing a plan to replace Obamacare.
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'Why should we pay more?' Sen. Rick Scott's bill would limit prescription drug prices

Florida Sen Rick Scott slammed Obamacare while introducing a bill that would place a limit on prescription drug prices charged to Americans.
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Trump relishes first campaign rally after completion of Mueller report

President Trump is showing us what his re-election campaign could look like. In his first rally since the completion of the Mueller report, the president spoke for nearly an hour and a half in Grand..
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Trump's pivot from Mueller report to Obamacare stuns many in GOP

The Justice Department is deciding how much of the Mueller report the public will get to see. But the latest CBS News poll finds 77 percent of Americans want the special counsel's findings on Russian..
CBS News - Published

Donald Trump: Republicans will be party of health care

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Obamacare, a day after his administration asked a federal court to strike down the entire law. Speaking in the Oval Office, he said Republicans "will be..
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Trump renews attacks on Obamacare

President Trump is starting a new effort to get rid of Obamacare. In a closed-door lunch with Republican senators, the president called for lower health care costs, according to lawmakers who..
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Democrats' strategy on Mueller report: Steer clear of impeachment, talk about health care

Democrats, looking to pivot away from Mueller, saw it as a political gift when the Trump administration told a court it wanted to toss out Obamacare.
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Trump administration ratchets up attack on Obamacare, asks court to overturn law

President Donald Trump's administration has stepped up its attack on the Obamacare healthcare law, telling a federal appeals court it agrees with a ruling by a U.S. judge in Texas that the entire..
Reuters - Published

Donald Trump talks Mueller report, ACA on Capitol Hill

President Donald Trump reiterated how great he believes the findings from the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is and the "Republican party will soon be the party of health care." (March..
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