U.S. Supreme Court rejects bid to repeal Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Republican bid backed by former President Donald Trump’s administration to invalidate Obamacare, preserving the landmark healthcare law for the third time since its 2010 enactment. The 7-2 ruling declared that Texas and other challengers had no legal standing to file their lawsuit seeking to nullify a law,… Read More U.S. Supreme Court rejects bid to repeal Obamacare

U.S. judge blocks rule on transgender healthcare discrimination

A U.S. judge on Monday blocked a Trump administration rule that would strip protections for transgender people facing healthcare discrimination. New York-based U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block ruled that the proposed regulation issued by the Department of Health and Human Services could not go into effect on Tuesday as planned The administration’s rule says… Read More U.S. judge blocks rule on transgender healthcare discrimination

U.S. Supreme Court petitioned to scrap Obamacare law amid pandemic

President Donald Trump’s administration petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Obamacare law introduced by his predecessor that added millions to the healthcare safety net, seeking to scrap coverage during the novel coronavirus crisis. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, in a filing late on Thursday, argued for the administration that the Affordable Care Act (ACA)… Read More U.S. Supreme Court petitioned to scrap Obamacare law amid pandemic

U.S. health department issues rule that reverses Obamacare transgender protections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions. The rule reverses some provisions of the 2011 Affordable Care Act passed during Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration, also known as Obamacare, that extended civil rights protections in… Read More U.S. health department issues rule that reverses Obamacare transgender protections

U.S. federal judge rules Obamacare as unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states… Read More U.S. federal judge rules Obamacare as unconstitutional