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Obamacare sign-ups: How states with their own websites stack up (+video)

Connecticut runs its own Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace, and its online exchange has been working. RECOMMENDED: How much do you know about health-care reform? Take our quiz! In fact, of 11 states that are running their own online ...
Obamacare's Survival Comes Down to … Fish?

- 4 days ago @ finance.yahoo.com: Is it a tangible object? Not according to a five-justice majority of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the bizarre case this week on the metaphysical status of fish could end up having implications for whether Obamacare survives a high-stakes challenge. The narrow question before the court was whether illegally caught grouper that had allegedly been thrown overboard by a commercial fisherman could ...

Obamacare case seen as big threat for hospitals

- 4 days ago @ finance.yahoo.com: A major Supreme Court case that threatens to remove financial aid for most HealthCare.gov customers could affect hospitals' bottom lines.

HHS Touts ObamaCare Success That's Really A Bronze Plan Trap

- 4 days ago @ finance.yahoo.com: Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell recently declared that the latest ObamaCare sign-up tally was proof that the exchanges offer "a product that consumers need, want and like." ...

Jeb Bush: Repealing Obamacare Not a Top Five Agenda Item

- 4 days ago @ weeklystandard.com: Neither Governor Scott Walker nor Senator Marco Rubio listed repealing Obamacare as a stand-alone agenda item, but both did list it as a subcomponent of their first agenda item. Walker's first agenda item was “growth,” which he said could be brought ...

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Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decision

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case they lose medical coverage.

Courting Disaster: Obamacare Is Back At The Supreme Court, And These 6

Huffington Post: The Huffington Post interviewed six Americans at risk of the worst effects of a high court ruling against Obamacare. We wanted to know how the law has affected their lives already, and how the absence of subsidies might affect them in the future. They ...

Huge Stakes As Supreme Court Takes Third Crack At Obamacare

Huffington Post: WASHINGTON -- Obamacare faces its strangest challenge yet when the Supreme Court takes up the law for the third time Wednesday, but the oddity of the lawsuit shouldn't obscure the cataclysm that a loss for President Barack Obama would provoke.

By the numbers: The case against Obamacare

USA TODAY: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging Obamacare. The case, by the numbers: 4: Words in the law that are in dispute ("established by the state"). 34: States using the federal health insurance exchange, where tax ...

What could kill Obamacare

Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court could actually do it with a single ruling.

IRS delaying refunds for Obamacare enrollees

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson said the IRS is delaying refunds for tens of thousands of Obamacare enrollees.

IRS delaying refunds for thousands of Obamacare enrollees

CNNMoney: Olson's comments are the latest headache for Obamacare enrollees and the Obama administration. Last month, administration officials said that 800,000 enrollees received incorrect 1095-A forms. That forced the majority of them to delay filing their tax ...

As Supreme Court takes up ObamaCare, GOP offers alternatives, Dems warn of

Fox News: Congressional Republicans are proposing long and short-term alternatives to ObamaCare as the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments Wednesday in a case that has the potential to unravel the health care law. The plaintiffs, four Virginia residents, ...

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If Obamacare plaintiffs win, millions lose: Our view

USA TODAY: On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear the most serious challenge to Obamacare since a single vote at the high court kept the law alive in 2012. As legal challenges go, the latest complaint is bizarre: If the plaintiffs lose, they face little or no ...

Supreme Court to decide fate of ObamaCare on 'laughable' technicality

New York Post: WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court will hear a case Wednesday that could kill ObamaCare on a technicality. The King v. Burwell legal challenge concerns the subsidies that dramatically reduce the cost of insurance premiums. The GOP-backed lawsuit ...

In King v. Burwell, the Plaintiffs Misread Obamacare

New York Times: ANN ARBOR, Mich. — THE Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in King v. Burwell, the latest high-stakes litigation over the future of the Affordable Care Act. The question at hand is whether the law permits the federal government to help pay ...

Obamacare Subsidies Would Continue After Court Ruling, GOP Says

Meanwhile, Republicans would design an alternative policy for those states that would provide “the freedom and flexibility to create better, more competitive health insurance markets offering more options and different choices,” the senators wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case challenging whether subsidies that help an estimated 7.5 million ...

Obamacare and the Supreme Court - The Economist

ON MARCH 4th the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case targeting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare . The legal challenge against the...

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Obamacare case: All eyes on 2 justices

Politico: As the Obama administration and Obamacare opponents prepare for another Supreme Court showdown Wednesday, both sides are tailoring their arguments to win over the chief justice, who cast the saving vote for the Affordable Care Act in 2012, and ...

Hospital Profits Soar As Obamacare Prescribes More Paying Patients

Forbes: Hospital operators continue to see profits and revenue not seen in a decade thanks to the Affordable Care Act and related efforts to sign up uninsured patients to coverage so facilities can reduce unpaid medical bills. Large hospital operators HCA ...

Stile: Obamacare benefiting N.J. budget

NorthJersey.com: Amid the maze of numbers and pie charts detailing the Christie administration's latest proposed state budget, a hard-to-ignore conclusion emerges: The federal Affordable Care Act has proven to be a blessing for New Jersey taxpayers. Obamacare is ...

Stile: Obamacare benefiting N.J. budget

Amid the maze of numbers and pie charts detailing the Christie administration’s latest proposed state budget, a hard-to-ignore conclusion emerges: The federal Affordable Care Act has proven to be a blessing for New Jersey taxpayers. Obamacare is providing Governor Christie a dose of much-needed savings for fiscal year 2016, and affords him one of the few chances to invest in longer-term needs ...

Major Supreme Court challenge threatens to gut Obamacare

After narrowly surviving a bitter constitutional showdown in 2010, President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is once again in serious peril as the US Supreme Court prepares this week to take up a new legal challenge that threatens to gut Obamacare. A decision in favor of the challengers could block tax credits and render health insurance unaffordable for more than 7 million of the 11 million ...

COURT WILL HEAR ARGUMENTS..

No easy fix if Supreme Court halts Obamacare cash

Politico: The Obama administration says it has no contingency plan for the 7 million to 8 million people who would lose health subsidies if the Supreme Court were to invalidate a key provision of Obamacare. On Wednesday, the high court will hear arguments in ...

SUPREME COURT HEARS..

Clear Language Or Clear Intent? Supreme Court Hears Obamacare Subsidies

Forbes: Using those four words, “established by the State,” to upend the entire edicice known as Obamacare would be equivalent to squeezing “the proverbial elephant into the proverbial mousehole,” as one judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals put it.

Ari Melber: The Obamacare lawsuit is a charade

MSNBC: When the Supreme Court hears a new case against Obamacare on Wednesday, the arguments will be very different than past litigation about President Obama's signature domestic achievement. This case is not about the Constitution, or health care ...

The Supreme Court hears an Obamacare fairytale

Reuters Blogs (blog): Burwell, the latest litigation vehicle being deployed by opponents of Obamacare. “Congress could not have chosen clearer language to express its intent to limit subsidies to state exchanges,” the plaintiffs, represented by the Competitive Enterprise ...

A Market Test For Obamacare

Forbes: The day of reckoning for President Obama's lawless rollout of Obamacare finally will arrive this week when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in King v. Burwell. Americans who are interested in the rule of law should hope that when the SCOTUS hands ...

Who Should Get Obamacare Subsidies: Supreme Court Hears Major Challenge

Obamacare, dodged a bullet in 2012 when the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate. The nine justices will hear arguments over whether it’s legal to give out the subsidies in 34 states where the federal government established and runs the insurance exchanges, HealthCare.gov. The stakes are high: About 7.5 million Americans have received subsidies to purchase health insurance coverage in ...

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Obamacare heads to Supreme Court; coverage for milllions at stake

CNBC: The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh a second major case targeting President Barack Obama's health care law on Wednesday when it considers a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to Obamacare's implementation. The case is set for a one-hour ...

If Supreme Court Strikes Down Obamacare, GOP Says It Has a Plan

A handful of Republicans have vowed to come up with a contingency plan, with many eying a ruling against the administration as an opportunity to get rid of the president’s health care law once and for all.

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Obamacare Faces Toughest Test in Supreme Court Challenge

NBCNews.com: What's more, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli contends in the government's legal brief, Congress "did not engage the states in a high-stakes game of chicken" but instead designed Obamacare to apply to people in every state. Among the law's provisions ...

Health Exchange: Obamacare subsidies at stake in latest Supreme Court challenge

The Supreme Court meets on Wednesday to hear another set of arguments in a case that ultimately could dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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