20 mil insured under Obamacare

An estimated 20 million U.S. adults have benefited from "gains in health insurance" since enactment of the Affordable Care Act six years ago, the government says. The uninsured rate for adults (ages 18 to 64) fell by 43 percent between October 2013 and early 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services said March 3. It cited a "dramatic and steady decline in the uninsured rate." "This is the lowest rate of uninsured we've ... (More)

Obamacare wins at high court

The Affordable Care Act survived its second do-or-die Supreme Court test in three years, raising odds for its survival but by no means ending the legal and political assaults on it five years after it became law. The 6-3 ruling, a major win for the White House, stopped a challenge that would have erased tax-credit subsidies in at least 34 states for individuals and families buying insurance through the federal government’s online ... (More)

Few clues about high court ruling

For the second time in three years, the federal Affordable Care Act went before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. And before a packed courtroom, a divided group of justices mostly picked up right where they left off the last time. Once again, commentators and experts were left to wonder where Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, considered swing votes in the case, stand. A decision is expected by the end of ... (More)

474,000 sign up via Covered Calif.

Nearly 474,000 consumers signed up for private health insurance via the Covered California program, officials said as the second enrollment period closed. More than 36,000 enrolled on Sunday, Feb. 15, the final day for signups. That's the biggest enrollment seen for any single day since the signups for 2015 on Nov. 15. "With this surge in momentum, we expect more than 500,000 people will enroll in a health plan through Covered ... (More)

1.4 million get Calif. Obamacare

Almost 1.4 million Californians signed up for Obamacare policies during the first open enrollment period, a figure that well exceeded state goals. Nationally, 8 million people signed up for private health insurance via the Affordable Care Act, President Obama announced April 17. "This thing is working," Obama said at a White House press briefing. Covered California led with the big number in its wrap-up, saying "more than 3 ... (More)