Health Care Law

3 Democrats running for Michigan governor have 1st debate

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The three Democrats running for Michigan governor met for their first televised debate Wednesday night, with two decrying corporate financial influence on state politics while a third — who accepts such campaign donations — refused to be pulled into the criticism while …

Bernie Sanders

Palace hopeful Mental Health Law will help erase stigma

MANILA, Philippines — The Mental Health Law, enacted this week, shows President Rodrigo Duterte’s commitment to providing accessible and affordable …

Mental Health

New Congress, all-GOP, same political divisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With control of the White House and Senate and a commanding majority in the House, Republicans were supposed to brush off any challenge from the hardline Freedom Caucus and work their will with impunity.<p>But something happened on the way to governing.<p>Now, House Republican leaders …

Health Care

DC Circuit Zeros Out Coke Zero Trademark Win

More from ALM<p>ResourcesCLE CenterLegal CompassEventsWebcastsLawJobsProfessional Announcements<p>From LawPay<p>This kit contains five provisions to update …

Law

Republicans outline their latest strategy to roll back Obamacare

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — In a bid to revive the Republican effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act, a group of leading conservative health care advocates is …

Health Care

Duterte approves mental health law - Hontiveros

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill integrating mental health in the general healthcare system, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said …

Mental Health

Trump Administration Finalizes Rule on Health Plans

“You’re going to save massive amounts of money and have much better health care,” president says<p>The Trump administration on Tuesday finalized a rule …

Health Care

Conservatives’ New Health Plan Has Little Chance Of Passing — But It Shows There’s Still An Appetite For Repeal

Most Republican lawmakers don't want to touch the issue with a ten-foot pool this close to the midterm elections, but conservative groups are still …

Health Care

Once Again, Obamacare’s Constitutionality Comes Into Question

Readers might recall that, in 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care …

Conservative View

House GOP advises members on handling anti-Trump protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dismisses polls showing low approval ratings as "fake news." But House leaders are actively discussing how to handle the protesters swamping their town halls, district offices and phone lines, urging their Republican members to be polite and — if necessary — …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Perry criticizes Kasich in his own backyard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest on the annual summit of Americans for Prosperity, the flagship conservative political organization of the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. All times are local.<p>4 p.m.<p>Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is needling fellow GOP presidential candidate Ohio …

Government

Hillary Clinton: Obamacare 'liberates' young people

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed President Obama's signature health care law Wednesday evening during a speech at the University of …

Health Care

Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor.<p>As the Senate met for a rare Sunday session, Sens. Orrin …

Republicans

Congress’ Move to Leave Obamacare Mostly Intact May Save Law

Supporters, opponents of health care law unite on new brief<p>Congress killed off a key penalty in the 2010 health care law last year but left the rest …

Health Care

Who Bankrolled the Fight Against the Health Care Law?

The lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the National Federation for Independent …

Health Care

Dems: Trump's tax secrecy complicates legislative overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's refusal to release his tax returns is going to make this year's promised overhaul of the tax code "much harder."<p>Sen. Chuck Schumer says Trump is opening himself to second guessing about his motives for supporting …

Donald Trump

Health nominee Price may find that changing HHS isn't easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As an orthopedic surgeon, Tom Price is used to calling the shots in the operating room. If confirmed to run the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the doctor-turned-congressman from Georgia may find it a lot harder to exercise authority.<p>Incoming President Donald …

Health Care

Obama cites gains in health coverage during Milwaukee visit

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama trumpeted the nation's declining uninsured rate Thursday and said 20 million people have gained insurance as a result of his signature health care law as he commemorated the approaching sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.<p>Obama criticized Republicans …

Health Care

Nelson to meet with people with medical conditions

<b>ORLANDO, Fla. --</b> A lawsuit filed by 20 states, including Florida, could change how the health care law is enforced.<p><b>20 states want judge to block</b> …

Health Care

The Newest Scott Pruitt Scandal Is That He’s A Devoted Father

Oklahoma Republican Attorney General-elect Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Pruitt said he plans to …

Conservative View

Joe Manchin: Political games would cost West Virginians with pre-existing conditions

When people ask why I voted against repealing the health care law, I always say it’s because we need to make sure those with pre-existing conditions …

Health Care

Special report: The next health care wars

Forget the Affordable Care Act: The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely …

News (U.S.)

'Access to health care should be a basic human right,' Pallone says in Trump response

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. was chosen to deliver the weekly Democratic response to President Donald Trump. Watch videoAs President Donald Trump sought to …

Health Care

A bill promising cheaper health insurance fails in NC House. Is it dead?

A proposal to make cheaper health insurance options available in North Carolina was rejected by the state House late Thursday after lawmakers from …

Health Care

Scott walks fine line on Trump as he runs for Senate

TALLAHASSEE – President Donald Trump has publicly backed and encouraged Gov. Rick Scott in his run for U.S. Senate, but Scott has rarely mentioned …

Donald Trump

Bevin announces partnership to implement Medicaid changes

Kentucky's Republican governor is partnering with a former Democratic congressman to help implement the nation's first work requirements for Medicaid.<p>…

Health Care

Boehner calls challenge by Republican 'no big deal'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner brushed aside a challenge to his tenure on Wednesday as the work of a lone dissident Republican amounting to "no big deal."<p>He said the effort by Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina to strip him of his powerful post "isn't even deserving of a …

Mitch McConnell

Donald Trump's pre-existing condition

President was for health insurance mandate before his Justice Department decided not to defend it: Our view<p>Ask Americans whether the federal government should require health insurers to provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and a vast majority — 92% of Democrats and 79% of …

Health Care

Ted Cruz thinks it’s “reasonable” to argue ACA’s preexisting conditions rules are now unconstitutional

“I think that is a reasonable position for the Justice Department to take.”<p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), as vociferous an Obamacare critic as you’ll find, sounds on board with the latest legal challenge to the health care law that could lead to protections for people with preexisting conditions being found …

Health Care

Podcast: Some Red States Coming Around to Obamacare

CQ on Congress, Episode 107<p>Voters in some GOP-leaning states will get a chance to adopt the 2010 health care law's Medicaid expansion by ballot …

Politics