U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they are unlikely to strike down the Obamacare healthcare law in a legal challenge brought by Texas and 17 other Republican-governed states and joined by President Donald Trump’s administration.
Premiums for an average health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act dropped by 2% for the 2021 coverage year, according to a report released by the Trump administration, which is seeking to invalidate the 2010 healthcare law.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states to fast-track consideration of their appeal seeking a definitive ruling that the Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the federal government must pay insurers $12 billion under an Obamacare program aimed at encouraging them to cover previously uninsured people after the healthcare law was enacted in 2010.
Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from 2018, according to U.S. government figures.
Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from overdoses.
New York City launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford coverage and those living in the United States illegally.
After multiple suspensions, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices which is part of the Affordable Care Act that industry representatives believes has stifled innovation.
Health insurers warned that a move by the Trump administration to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace uncertainty.
About 8.7 million people enrolled in healthcare plans for 2018 using the federal Obamacare marketplace, according to updated government figures.