Former President Barack Obama returned to the White House on April 5 for the first time since leaving office in 2017 to tout the benefits of his signature healthcare law and offer backing to his friend and former governing partner, President Joe Biden.

More than 14.5 million Americans signed up for Obamacare health insurance for 2022, a 21 percent jump over 2021 and the highest since the Affordable Care Act was signed 12 years ago, the U.S. government said on March 23.

President Joe Biden said on Jan. 27 that 14.5 million Americans have signed up for health insurance since Nov. 1, attributing the progress to the passage of his pandemic relief package and the re-opening of an online health insurance marketplace during 2021.

More than 4.6 million people gained health coverage in the United States in 2021 through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, U.S. President Joe Biden said in a statement on December 22.

Cigna Corp. said on Aug. 26 the company would now sell health insurance plans on online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, in three new U.S. states and 93 new counties.

For both patients and their healthcare providers (HCPs), the requirement that prior authorizations (PAs) be obtained from health insurers for many branded and specialty medications continues to act as a significant roadblock, according to David Fidler, senior director product innovation at ConnectiveRx.

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 21 declined to hear a bid by health insurance companies to seek a full reimbursement from the federal government under a provision of the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to uninsured Americans.

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 17 rejected a Republican bid that had been backed by former President Donald Trump’s administration to invalidate Obamacare, preserving the landmark healthcare law for the third time since the ACA’s 2010 enactment.

One million Americans signed up for health insurance on the U.S. government website Healthcare.gov during a special enrollment period that began on Feb. 15, President Joe Biden said in a statement on May 11.

U.S. President Joe Biden will reopen the nation’s online health insurance marketplace for people who cannot obtain coverage through their employers, the White House said.