Tag: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

How Progressives Flipped the Script on Medicaid Expansion

ImageDelivering boxes of ballot initiative petitions to the Missouri secretary of state’s office in Jefferson City in May. On Tuesday, Missouri voters decided to expand Medicaid. Credit…David A. Lieb/Associated Press It was the middle of 2016, and Obamacare supporters were stuck. Nineteen states were refusing to participate in the health law’s Medicaid expansion, which provides health […]

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Major U.S. Health Insurers Report Big Profits, Benefiting From the Pandemic

The nation’s leading health insurers are experiencing an embarrassment of profits. Some of the largest companies, including Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealth Group, are reporting second-quarter earnings that are double what they were a year ago. And while insurance profits are capped under the Affordable Care Act, with the requirement that consumers should benefit from such […]

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Barack Obama and Joe Biden Join Forces In Video Targeting Trump

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. joined forces with his top surrogate Thursday morning, releasing a video of a conversation with former President Barack Obama that cast the current occupant of the White House as unworthy and Mr. Biden as the perfect leader to replace him. Mr. Biden and Mr. Obama covered several topics […]

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John Roberts’s Triumphant Supreme Court Term

For once, the conventional wisdom was right: The Supreme Court term that ended last week was a triumph for Chief Justice John Roberts. But, as usual, the conventional wisdom skims the surface, focusing on the obvious: his steering of the court toward a center comfortably aligned with public opinion, and protecting it from an institutionally […]

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Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic stripped an estimated 5.4 million American workers of their health insurance between February and May, a stretch in which more adults became uninsured because of job losses than have ever lost coverage in a single year, according to a new analysis. The study, to be announced Tuesday by the nonpartisan […]

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Attention All Women: Trump Is Coming for Your Health Care

In the middle of America’s most catastrophic public health crisis, the Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act. This is dangerous for many reasons — but for women, it’s devastating. They would be stripped of the protections they have had in the decade since passage of the law, […]

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Health Care Takes Center Stage in Battle for Congress During Pandemic

WASHINGTON — In his two newest campaign advertisements, Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana portrays himself as a health care savior, featuring local nurses who say his expansion of public health insurance rescued Montanans and their hospitals. Steve Daines, the first-term Republican senator whom Mr. Bullock is trying to unseat, has his own ad, accusing the […]

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