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Supreme Court To Weigh Democrats’ Last-Ditch Bid To Resolve Obamacare Challenge By Summer

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The Supreme Court will discuss a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate in private conference on Feb. 21.  Democrats who are defending Obamacare in court want the justices to hear the case immediately so it can be resolved by June. The Trump administration says the high court’s involvement at this stage would be premature.  The Supreme Court ...

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Hospitals Play Pin the Price on the Donkey

Consumer knowledge is consumer power. That is why hospitals fight tooth–and–toenail against any efforts to post turnkey prices for medical procedures. Hospitals want to maintain price opacity. If you ask a hospital what it costs to have your appendix removed you get one of three replies: Uproarious, table–pounding laughter. Thinly veiled contempt at such an ignorant question. Or dead silence. ...

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Supreme Court To Decide On ‘Faithless Elector’ Bans, Obamacare Contraception Mandate

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The Supreme Court took up two high profile disputes Friday as it rounds out its docket for the 2019-2020 term, agreeing to decide on the Trump administration’s bid to enforce exemptions from the Obamacare contraception mandate for religious dissenters, and whether state laws punishing “faithless” presidential electors are unconstitutional. The latter case will be decided just months before the 2020 ...

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Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court Not To Fast-Track Obamacare Challenge

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The Trump administration told the Supreme Court there is no reason to fast-track its consideration of two petitions seeking review of a lower court decision that struck down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. A coalition of blue states and congressional Democrats asked the high court to decide whether to hear their appeal as soon as possible. The Department of ...

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Supreme Court Orders Fast Response In Obamacare Challenge

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The Supreme Court ordered the Trump administration and a coalition of red states to respond by Friday to a petition asking the justices to immediately take up a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Setting the case on an expedited timeline ensures the justices can hear the case during the current term if they so choose. A coalition of ...

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Blue States Will Turn To Supreme Court After Appeals Court Strikes Down Obamacare Mandate

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California and a coalition of blue states defending the Affordable Care Act (ACA) told a federal judge Friday that they will appeal a lower court order striking down the individual mandate to the Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Wednesday a trial judge’s decision invalidating the mandate, saying it could no longer ...

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Federal Appeals Court Struck Down Obamacare Insurance Mandate

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A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, calling the future of the landmark healthcare law into question ahead of the 2020 election. The 2-1 ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the mandate is unconstitutional because the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act set the mandate penalty at zero. ...

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Anti-American Rashida Tlaib Says America Needs a ‘Revolution’ – Wrong, America Needs a Revolution Against People Like Tlaib

(True Conservative Pundit) Recently it was reported that Rashida said that America needs a revolution, that: “We have to make the tough, courageous changes that completely transform a political and economic system that is now built for corporations (and profits), not people. Choosing the status quo means doing nothing and giving up.” We have to make the tough, courageous changes ...

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Medical Migrants Head to Mexico

There’s hope for price competition in healthcare, but so far only with companies that self–insure by paying for all employee’s medical costs. I do my part by advocating price transparency for hospitals to create competition and put downward pressure on insurance rates. Simply require hospitals that accept federal money to post binding prices for the 25 most common inpatient surgeries; ...

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Joe Biden Rolls Out Health Plan In Stark Contrast To Medicare For All

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign dropped his health care plan Monday, and the proposal would build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rather than attempt to dismantle it as some of his rivals envision. “I understand the appeal of Medicare for all, but folks supporting it should be clear that it means getting rid of ...

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Red States Request Delay In Big Obamacare Case

A coalition of red states led by Texas requested Monday that they receive 20 extra days to file a supplemental brief and a delay of opening arguments in a case they hope will overturn Obamacare in front of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “As of today, it appears unlikely that any such response will be completed by the ...

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Sen. Mike Braun’s Backwards Healthcare Reform

Two years too late a senator has finally taken a tentative step toward increasing competition in the healthcare market, lowering insurance costs and removing the dead hand of Obamacare from the nation’s throat. It’s partial implementation of a plan I’ve advocated, but it repeats my mistake and unfortunately adds a new one. It’s unfair to blame Sen. Mike Braun (R–IN) ...

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Physicians Thank President Trump for Declining to Defend the Unconstitutional Affordable Care Act

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has written a letter to President Trump, commending his decision not to defend the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The decision of federal district Judge Reed O’Connor in Texas v. United States is on appeal in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge O’Connor ruled that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which zeroed ...

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Collins Says She’s ‘Appalled’ By Trump’s Plan to Dismantle Obamacare

Republican Maine Senator Susan Collins called President Donald Trump’s health care plan appalling Tuesday, saying that he shouldn’t use the court as a means to strike down the country’s existing health care plan. “I think the Justice Department has a duty to defend the duly enacted laws,” Collins told Axios, also saying, “I’m appalled.” “He should not try to get ...

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Watch Trump: This should never happen to a president again

President Donald Trump took questions from reporters just before attending a Republican Policy Lunch on Capitol Hill and during the exhange he said that what Democrats and the media have done to him over false collusion claims shouldn’t ever happen again. “This should never happen to a president again,” he told reporters. The Mueller Special Counsel report said that neither ...

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