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Officially called the Affordable Care Act, ‘Obamacare’ was signed into law by then-President Barack Obama in March 2010 (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

‘Get Covered 2021’: Coalition seizes on Covid-19 pandemic to boost ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:25 PM IST
About 26 million people were uninsured last year, even before the wave of layoffs that followed the coronavirus shutdown this spring. Experts agree that number has risen, perhaps by 5 million to 10 million.
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Under the ACA, a coronavirus case cannot be used to deny someone coverage or charge them more. If Obamacare is gone, that becomes a real question.(Reuters file photo)
Under the ACA, a coronavirus case cannot be used to deny someone coverage or charge them more. If Obamacare is gone, that becomes a real question.(Reuters file photo)

Much at stake as Supreme Court weighs future of ‘Obamacare’

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwqwa | Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:14 PM IST
But what’s at stake has real-world consequences for just about every American, as well as the health care industry, a major source of jobs and tax revenues. Whether the Affordable Care Act stays, goes or is significantly changed will affect the way life is lived in the US.
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After serving as President Barack Obama’s vice president for eight years, Biden has pledged to build on the Affordable Care Act while championing a “public option” that would allow more people to opt into government-sponsored health insurance even as millions of others could stick with their current, usually employer-based coverage.(Reuters Photo)
After serving as President Barack Obama’s vice president for eight years, Biden has pledged to build on the Affordable Care Act while championing a “public option” that would allow more people to opt into government-sponsored health insurance even as millions of others could stick with their current, usually employer-based coverage.(Reuters Photo)

US president-elect Joe Biden defends health care law as high court mulls its fate

By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Wilmington, Delaware
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Biden also focused on health care Monday as he pleaded with Americans to put aside their political differences and wear masks to protect themselves and their neighbours from the virus.
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Adelys Ferro holds a sign in support of Obamacare as former President Barack Obama speaks while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Florida International University, Miami.(AP)
Adelys Ferro holds a sign in support of Obamacare as former President Barack Obama speaks while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Florida International University, Miami.(AP)

‘Obamacare’ sign-ups begin as millions more are uninsured

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 08:03 PM IST
It’s not a new COVID relief program from the government but the return of annual sign-up season under the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare.” Open enrollment runs through December15.
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“I am not here on a mission to destroy the Affordable Care Act,” Barrett said. “I’m just here to apply the law and adhere to the rule of law.”(Reuters)
“I am not here on a mission to destroy the Affordable Care Act,” Barrett said. “I’m just here to apply the law and adhere to the rule of law.”(Reuters)

US Supreme Court nominee Barrett says she is ‘not on a mission’ to destroy Obamacare

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Washigton
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 10:35 AM IST
Barrett opted not to say whether she would step aside from taking part in a major Obamacare case to be argued on Nov. 10 or in any disputes arising from the Nov. 3 election - as Democrats have requested.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., adjusts her face mask during news conference unveiling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., adjusts her face mask during news conference unveiling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.(AP Photo)

With a jab at Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi unveils new ‘Obamacare’ bill

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 11:52 AM IST
On Thursday, the Trump administration is expected to file papers with the Supreme Court arguing that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
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US President Donald Trump reacted quickly on Friday night to a ruling by a federal judge in Texas that Obamacare was unconstitutional.(AP)
US President Donald Trump reacted quickly on Friday night to a ruling by a federal judge in Texas that Obamacare was unconstitutional.(AP)

Donald Trump praises overturn of Obamacare as `great news for America’

By John Harney | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 09:55 AM IST
Trump was referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, and Representative Nancy Pelosi, who will likely become speaker of the US House of Representatives when the Democrats take control of the chamber in January.
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A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, San Diego, California.(Reuters)
A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, San Diego, California.(Reuters)

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

By HT Correspondent | Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 07:34 AM IST
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers programs under the Affordable Care Act said the move was necessary because of a court ruling, which found that the federal government was using an inaccurate formula for allocating the payments.
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