Affordable Care Act

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, who ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” Friday, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies. O’Connor, 53, is a former state and federal prosecutor who was nominated to the federal bench in 2007 by President George W. Bush. He has been active in the Federalist Society, […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported Thursday, as the program that President Donald Trump has repeatedly pronounced “a disaster” exceeded expectations. The final tally for the 39 HealthCare.gov states showed about 80,000 fewer sign-ups than an initial count […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a shutdown clock ticking toward a Friday midnight deadline, congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to finalize a must-pass spending bill. A major obstacle evaporated after key GOP senators dropped a demand to add health insurance subsidies for the poor. The No. 2 House Republican, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, said party leaders […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though. The House passage of the bill Thursday on a mostly party-line 227-205 vote […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans stake their claim to middle-class rescue in tax cut legislation deemed to carry tax hikes for millions, President Donald Trump plans an in-person appeal to lawmakers as the proposal faces a crucial vote in the House. Underscoring the sharp political stakes for Trump, who lacks a major legislative achievement after […]

It’s important now more than ever to get the word out about the federal health exchange opening enrollment on November 1, 2017.  The Trump Administration has continued to squeeze everything they can out of the Affordable Care Act and fails to let people know about it. Roland Martin talks with Dr. Lisa Ashe and Spencer Overton about what you […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling insurance […]

“This is the worst bill for women’s health in a generation…Alarm bells should be ringing in every house across America.”―Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood President Donald Trump promised to provide affordable health insurance for everybody but his health care plan that was narrowly approved by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives last week is just […]

05/05/17- Roland Martin talks with Congressman James Clyburn about the troubling headlines surrounding healthcare and the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

A shortage of healthy participants in the exchange plans also contribute to the high premiums, including low risk penalties for those who remain without coverage.

A shortage of healthy participants in the exchange plans also contribute to the high premiums, including low risk penalties for those who remain without coverage.

Actor Alton ‘Ben’ Powers has passed away. The Brooklyn-bred actor was well-known for playing Keith Anderson on the show Good Times, which became a staple…