Trump DOJ Announces It Will No Longer Defend the ACA in Court

Faced with a challenge by 20 attorneys general in a federal court in Texas, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is going to trial with no defense from the Trump administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ). The case rests on the constitutionality — or unconstitutionality — of the health care act now that the individual mandate has […]

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Trump Appears to Want More from Bipartisan Health Care Reform Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) over the weekend signaled he would bring the Alexander-Murray bipartisan health legislation to a floor vote if President Trump wants him to do so. Trump officials, however, said the bill needs to be expanded to axe the individual and employer health insurance mandates and offer less comprehensive policies for […]

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Trump Issues Executive Order to ‘Fix’ Obamacare

As anticipated, President Trump today signed an Executive Order that, once fully implemented, will give consumers new options for health insurance and expand employer-funder Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The executive action orders the Department of Labor (DOL) to look into ways of expanding Association Health Plans (AHPs) that can sell policies across state lines and […]

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HHS Seeking Public Commentary on Proposed Essential Health Benefits Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking public commentary through Dec. 26, 2012, on a proposed rule covering Essential Health Benefits (EHB) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). EHB define what health insurance plans must offer under PPACA to be sold through state and federal exchanges, which will begin […]

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Supreme Court Petitioned to Review Constitutionality of PPACA

Following a Circuit Court ruling that the individual mandate to purchase health insurance contained in Obamacare is constitutional, the Thomas More Law Center has petitioned the Supreme Court to review the lower court's decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its mandate. Usually, the Supreme Court agrees to such reviews only […]

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