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Obamacare

An informal term for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The two bills changed how health insurance functions in the United States. Among other provisions, Obamacare expanded eligibility of Medicaid and required most Americans to purchase health insurance. It also set up exchanges in the several states so insurers could compete with each other to provide the most cost effectiveness for consumers. It provided subsidies for health insurance premiums. Proponents argue Obamacare makes health insurance more affordable, while critics contend it is too expensive and constitutes excessive government interference in the U.S. economy. The legislation is named for U.S. President Barack Obama, who promoted it.
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After failing to repeal and replace Obamacare and suffering embarrassing losses in the 2018 midterms, Donald Trump and his Republican allies are once again moving to strip away health coverage and protections for people with preexisting conditions trying to achieve in the courts what they could not do in Congress.
Whether you're for or against, Obamacare seemed almost certain to be a big part of the buildup to the 2020 election.
At the US Supreme Court, five justices in the nine-judge court who voted to uphold Obamacare in a separate case in 2012 are still on the bench.
In July, the Senate had voted to repeal the Obamacare medical device tax.
The Texas court ruling came a day before the deadline for Obamacare enrolment for the coming year.
The Obama administration prohibited HRAs from being used to pay for employee premiums in large and midsize companies, and the IRS previously said HRAs did not comply with Obamacare coverage requirements.
The poll found that several subsets of voters largely support ObamaCare. The majority of suburban white women and adults ages 18-34 both indicated they want to see ObamaCare remain in place, the poll found.
Chris Smith (R-NJ) and strongly supported by National Right to Life, asks the administration to enforce the Obamacare requirement that insurers offering plans in the state marketplaces must collect a separate payment (or "abortion surcharge") if the plan covers elective abortion.
"(We) finally did away with the individual mandate tax that was established under that wonderful bill called Obamacare," Hatch said.
About 20 states in the US have sued the federal government seeking an end to Obamacare.
"Texans have known all along that Obamacare is unlawful, and a divided Supreme Court's approval rested solely on the flimsy support of Congress' authority to tax.
Trump's order was his most concrete step to undo Obamacare since he took office in January after promising voters he would dismantle the 2010 law.