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Affordable Care Act: Why Decision In Latest Challenge Will Likely Be In Favor Of The Government

The Affordable Care Act is likely here to stay, despite the hopes of many on the right. The Affordable Care Act was dealt yet another challenge recently in the case of King vs. Burwell. The case has come down to the oral arguments which will be made in front of the Supreme Court next week. In this suit against the …

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Obamacare In Trouble If Senate Goes Republican

Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (or ACA), has a pretty sketchy future should the elections next week yield a Republican Senate. This could make things a lot easier for opponents of the controversial Obamacare law. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) revealed that, unsurprisingly, his aim is focused on getting rid of Obamacare. If Republicans take over the …

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Health Insurance Costs Going Up In Many States

Health insurance costs are going up in many states across the nation. October is generally when open enrollment begins for many health insurance providers, and this year, it seems the choice may be a little harder to make. Many states are seeing numerous plan cancellations for their citizens as the Affordable Care Act regulations for health insurance kick into high …

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Health Insurance Plans About To See Major Shift

Health insurance plans have been disappearing with the enforcement of standards set up by The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. For example, in New Mexico about 30,000 people are going to have to find new health insurance plans before January 1st or risk going uncovered. Blue Cross Blue Shield sent letters out to many people from the area, …

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Sonia Sotomayor Rips Court a New One

The dust from the “Hobby Lobby” ruling at the Supreme Court has not even settled yet, and the next SCOTUS scandal is already hitting the ground. In the landmark case involving the Affordable Care Act, certain forms of contraception, and whether corporations can claim religious differences that exempt them from following the law of the land, the Court handed down …

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Obamacare: Messing With Your Subsidies

Obamacare has hit another snag in its wobbly existence. “If you like your plan, you can keep it” rings false again, but now the victims are not those who were already perfectly happy with what they had. Now, the victims of Obamacare are the poorer recipients who qualified for taxpayer subsidies to take the edge off of high premiums. In …

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Stacey Campfield Goes Godwin’s Law on Obamacare

Over the past two years, and particularly last fall, the rhetoric coming from Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) has been rather heated. Opposition to the new healthcare law is one of the main issues Republicans are campaigning on for next year’s midterm elections, and conservatives across the U.S. have derided Obamacare with ferocity, even going so …

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Health Insurance: Obamacare Costs Lower Than Expected

One of the largest criticisms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as “Obamacare“) is that the program is simply too expensive. Lawmakers opposed to the ACA have continually called the program an expensive waste and even shut down the U.S. government in protest over the ACA’s rollout. Now it appears that ACA proponents have some ammunition to use …

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Obamacare Paradox in Kentucky Could Affect Midterms

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, common called the ACA or “Obamacare”, is the hottest political topic in years. Even now, four years after it took effect, there are still regular battles to repeal it, weaken it, defund it, and disparage it. Everyone agrees that it did not end up being a piece of legislation that anyone was happy …

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Obamacare: The End of Insurance As We Know It?

In the early days of the Obamacare debate, before the ACA was codified and passed, there was mention of and support for things like a “public option”, and even “Medicaid for all”. These possibilities sought to remove for-profit insurance companies from the loop entirely. Some people heard about “government death panels” and responded by saying that they had already faced …

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Obamacare Sees Surge In Sign-Ups On Eve Of Deadline; Republicans Question Transparency

With only a day to go before the first batch of signups closes, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—more popularly known as “Obamacare”—has yet to reach its target of 7 million registrants. President Obama’s trademark health care legislation has faced controversy since its inception, and it looks like the Republicans’ steady opposition is taking its toll. Obamacare’s primary purpose was …

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Obamacare Deadline March 31, Will Numbers Hit Goal?

The Obamacare enrollment deadline is quickly approaching on March 31st, and numbers are picking up the pace as expected. However, with numbers sitting just above 5 million enrolled, will the number of Americans signing up reach the projected 7 million? There are eleven days until the enrollment deadline, and the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that in …

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