AP FACT CHECK: Biden exaggerates $10 a month 'Obamacare'
The Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — has inspired many exaggerated claims through the years, both from fans and foes. Now President Joe Biden is adding his own. With a few loose words turned into a pithy formula, the president implies that his enhanced version of the ACA is much better than it really is.news.yahoo.com
5 states added to California's list of places where state-funded travel is banned due to their anti-LGBTQ laws
California has added five more states to its list of places where state-funded travel is banned because they have laws that discriminate against the LGBTQ community, California Attorney General Rob Bonta said Monday.news.yahoo.com
Obamacare architect disappointed by decision to not implement 'QR code' database to track who is vaccinated
Former Obama health advisor and Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel expressed his disappointment Friday in the Biden administration's decision not to implement a "QR code" based system to track those who haven't received a coronavirus vaccine.foxnews.com
As a third COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, efforts underway to ramp up shots in arms
As a third COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, efforts underway to ramp up shots in arms Jeff Zients, who fixed the troubled rollout of the Obamacare website, talks with Bill Whitaker about his new role in the Biden administration: getting COVID-19 vaccines to more people.cbsnews.com
Insurance marketplace reopens for those who lost health care during COVID pandemic
DETROIT – Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Joe Biden plans to reopen the HealthCare.gov insurance markets for a special sign-up opportunity geared to people needing coverage in the coronavirus pandemic. Read: Biden to reopen ‘Obamacare’ markets for COVID-19 reliefYet there are many questions and also concerns about what coverage will be available and at what cost to the user and taxpayers. The Dearborn-based social services organization works to help people navigate the health care changes coming. This will allow those who have lost their insurance due to the pandemic to sign up for coverage. “For President Biden, this is personal,” reads a statement from a White House spokesperson.
‘Obamacare’ sign-ups begin as millions more are uninsured
WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday. Hard numbers on how virus-related job losses have affected health coverage are not available because the most reliable government surveys will not be out until next year. That's on top of 26 million uninsured last year, before the pandemic, or about 8% of the U.S. population. Some private businesses, such as HealthSherpa.com, have created a niche market helping people enroll in HealthCare.gov plans. But, Dorn said, “a lot of people who need health insurance may not know there this is there chance to sign up."
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate claims on COVID surge, lockdowns, Michigan governor’s boat
We’ve tested claims about the pandemic in just about every Trust Index report during the late election season. We’ve reviewed information surrounding this topic and confirmed that It’s True. We’ve reviewed information surrounding this topic and confirmed that It’s True. Trump’s claims on COVID mortality rate, excess deathsNext we’re taking a pair of claims from the President at the same time. More fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate comments on race relations
Race and race relations remained a major point of contention during this latest and final presidential debate Thursday night. President Trump ranked 15th out of 20, sitting below President Richard Nixon. Who built cages at the borderFinally, one last one from the President on who built cages for migrant children. “And they said look at these cages, President Trump built them. More fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate comments on health care, farm aid, minimum wage, jobs
Biden’s claim on private insurance, ObamacareThe Trust Index team is starting with this claim from former Vice President Joe Biden. “Not one single person private insurance will lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare,” Biden said. Trump’s claim on minimum wageNext is one from the President on the effects of a $15 minimum wage. "We’re rebuilding it and we’re doing record numbers 11.4 million jobs in a short period of time. More fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Joe Biden: Vacancy about health law, not court expansion
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech on the Supreme Court at The Queen Theater, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants voters to see Republicans’ push for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation as an end-run of Congress and the 2010 health care law. “She's gonna be a great justice” who will “rule (based on) the law,” Trump said of Barrett. Justices are scheduled on Nov. 10, a week after Election Day, to hear another challenge of the 2010 health care law. “Prior to going on the bench, she publicly criticized Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion upholding the law,” Biden noted.
U.S. Supreme Court declines to fast-track Obamacare appeal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday 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 House and states including New York and California want the Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a Dec. 18 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the laws individual mandate that required people to obtain health insurance ran afoul of the Constitution. The petitions asked the Supreme Court to hear the case quickly and issue a definitive ruling by the end of June. As part of Decembers appeals court ruling, the district court judge has now been tasked with taking a second look at whether the law needs to be struck down in full or whether provisions aside from the individual mandate could be retained.feeds.reuters.com
US lawmakers are working on a deal to raise tobacco age, repeal unpopular Obamacare tax as part of spending package
Spokespersons for Rep. Nita Lowey and Sen. Richard Shelby, the two top negotiators on the spending deal, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Top Democrats and Republicans are rushing to strike a bipartisan deal to fund the government before money runs out Friday. Lawmakers said last week they reached a tentative deal on the overall spending bill, which reportedly includes roughly $1.38 billion in funding for President Donald Trump's wall at the Mexican border. U.S. lawmakers have also been pushing to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 as public health officials attempt to combat a teen vaping epidemic. The tobacco provision being negotiated as part of the spending deal is modeled after Sen. Brian Schatz's, D-Hawaii, legislation and will include an age restriction on vaping products as well, according to another Democratic aide.cnbc.com
Why the GOP keeps losing the fight in budget deals
GOP stands downYet within two years, Republicans had joined Democrats in concluding that the 10-year Budget Control Act squeezed too much. "The House has declined to proceed on the implementation of the very budget it adopted just three months ago," senior GOP Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky complained then. Late that year, the Republican House agreed with Obama and the Democratic Senate to reverse many of those cuts. When that deal expired, with Republicans controlling the Senate as well, they struck another deal with Obama to roll them back. Now the Republican White House, Republican Senate and Democratic House have reached a new compromise to boost spending by $320-billion.cnbc.com
Biden versus Sanders: Top 2020 contenders snipe over healthcare policy
Medicare is the government insurance plan for the elderly and Sanders wants to shift Americans into a Medicare-based, single-payer system that largely eliminates private insurance. Biden called Sanders proposal an unrealistic and costly threat to Obamacare. On Wednesday, Sanders shrugged off critics who have questioned whether his plan should eliminate private insurance. REUTERS/Mike SegarBoth Sanders and Biden are looking to rebound from a dip in their opinion poll numbers after the first Democratic presidential debate in June. The liberal Urban Institute estimated the Sanders plan would cost $32 trillion over a decade, with the additional taxes raising about $15 trillion.feeds.reuters.com
10 most common pre-existing medical conditions
As many as one in two Americans has some kind of illness or condition that was, at one time, considered a pre-existing condition by insurance companies before Obamacare. Here are the top 10 most common conditions for Americans, as analyzed by CNN. Hide Caption
Barack Obama: A life in pictures
In what's become known as "Obamacare," the president is applauded after signing his health care reform law into effect on March 30, 2010. The messy politics of the measure drew legal challenges, inspired the tea party insurgence in the 2010 midterm elections, and led the House of Representatives to hold multiple unsuccessful votes on repealing the legislation. Hide Caption
Supreme Court dodges ruling on Obamacare birth control
The Supreme Court ducked on a major ruling on Monday. The Court was to decide whether or not Obamacare can require religious groups to offer employees free contraception through their insurance plans. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford joins CBSN with more.cbsnews.com
Marco Rubio on San Bernardino attack, gun rights
The senate voted Wednesday night to repeal much of Obamacare, but it failed to pass new gun control measures. They included an expansion of background checks to gun shows and online purchases and preventing those on the terror watchlist from buying guns or ammunition. Four Republican senators voted in favor of expanded background checks, but presidential candidate Marco Rubio was not among them. Rubio joins “CBS This Morning" to discuss the issue of gun violence in the U.S.cbsnews.com
Presidential candidates use Obamacare ruling to drive fundraising
Republican presidential candidates are condemning the Supreme Court decision in favor of Obamacare. What is widely seen as a victory for President Obama and his legacy is providing new ammunition for the GOP in 2016. Nancy Cordes reports from Capitol Hill.cbsnews.com
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies in 6-3 ruling
Supreme Court justices upheld a provision in President Obama's health care reform law, giving middle and low-income Americans financial aid to buy insurance even in states with no health exchange. It was an intellectual slugfest between Justice John Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia, which some people never thought would have happened. Jan Crawford reports outside the court.cbsnews.com
6/25: Supreme Court upholds key part of Obamacare; American bison make a comeback in the Midwest
In a 6 to 3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Obamacare subsidies. CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford explains the decision and its impact; In an effort to bring the prairie back to the "Land of Lincoln," American bison are being brought in to graze on land they haven't been on in more than 200 years. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds reports.cbsnews.com
Obama on health care ruling: “This law is here to stay”
After the Supreme Court upheld a key element of Obamacare, President Obama said 6.5 million Americans will continue to get insurance subsidies through the federal exchange. Mr. Obama called the court's decision “a victory for hardworking Americans.” Major Garrett reports what the ruling means for the administration.cbsnews.com
Antonin Scalia on Obamacare ruling: "Start calling this SCOTUScare"
CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford and Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, explain Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's comments on the court's decision to uphold a major portion of Obamacare.cbsnews.com
Ted Cruz to sign up for Obamacare?
Ted Cruz to sign up for Obamacare? Under the Obamacare law, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) -- a vocal critic of the measure -- will have to sign up for Obamacare now that his wife has decided to take a leave of absence from her job during the presidential. Cruz was covered under her plan.cbsnews.com
Could four words bring down Obamacare?
Could four words bring down Obamacare? CBS chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford joins CBSN to discuss arguments before the Supreme Court over Obamacare and how the emphasis being placed on four words in the bill's language could lead to the revocation of the entire law.cbsnews.com
Narrow networks in Obamacare cause outrage
Narrow networks in Obamacare cause outrage Americans have until Monday to enroll or re-enroll in Obamacare for coverage starting January 1. But many insurance companies offering policies through the healthcare law are quietly offering "narrow networks" to save money. Wyatt Andrews reports.cbsnews.com
Obamacare "narrow networks" strip people of their doctors
Obamacare "narrow networks" strip people of their doctors Insurance companies are quietly selling “narrow networks” which sharply restrict the number of doctors and hospitals people can see. Wyatt Andrews reports on the tactic that has some people losing access to doctors they’ve known for years.cbsnews.com