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Here's how Obamacare has changed America

In the nine years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, it has affected nearly every aspect of the nation's health care system.

DOJ lays out case for striking down Obamacare in its entirety

The Trump administration offered its first full argument Wednesday for its reversal on the Affordable Care Act, arguing in new court filings that the entire law "should not be allowed to remain in effect."

Bernie Sanders to unveil new Medicare For All bill

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to introduce his new "Medicare for All" bill Wednesday morning, a move that will again push health care policy to the front burner of the Democratic presidential primary.

Study: Medicaid expansion tied to fewer heart-related deaths

As President Donald Trump continues to make clear that he wants to kill the Affordable Care Act, new research suggests that a big part of the ACA -- the expansion of the Medicaid program -- was linked with fewer cardiovascular-related deaths in counties where expansion took place.

House committee passes Obamacare, drug prices bills

House Democrats are taking their first steps to fulfill their promises to strengthen Obamacare and lower drug prices, as the fate of the Affordable Care Act promises to be a major 2020 election issue.

Washington passes Bill to make ACA Protections State Law

Lawmakers in Washington State have voted to take federal patient protections and put them into state law. The protections come from the 2010 affordable care act and they include protections like a ban on throwing people off of their insurance…

McConnell, Republicans call Trump over health care

President Donald Trump's surprising new position last week on taking another legislative run at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act left Republican lawmakers scrambling in his wake.

Collins asks Justice Dept. not to support Obamacare strikedown

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote in the Senate, is asking the Justice Department to reverse its recent support of a total strikedown of the Affordable Care Act, saying the job of eliminating aspects of the health care law should be left to Congress.

House Dems to vote on condemning Trump on health care

House Democrats will vote Tuesday on a resolution condemning the Trump administration's decision to call for the elimination of the entire Affordable Care Act.

White House has no 'fresh' health care proposal

The White House has no "fresh" plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, despite the administration backing a district court ruling striking down the full law earlier this week, a senior White House official told CNN Wednesday.

Trump backs move against Obamacare despite internal opposition

President Donald Trump made clear Wednesday he supports his Justice Department's move to back a full invalidation of the Affordable Care Act following a December court ruling, though it's a decision that's caused consternation.

Democrats turn attention to defending Obamacare

Fallout from special counsel Robert Mueller's report is far from over, but House Democratic leaders showed on Tuesday that they want to focus attention on defending the Affordable Care Act after the Trump administration said that the entire health care law should be struck down.

Obama cites struggle of ACA in pitch to House freshmen Democrats

Former President Barack Obama met with House Democratic freshmen in Washington at an event Monday night hosted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Obama had some advice for the new class of lawmakers who've been making headlines since before they were sworn in.

Holdout states eye Medicaid expansion under Obamacare

The national conversation around health care is increasingly about "Medicare for All," but Democrats are still working to bring Republican states on board with expanding access to a different government program -- Medicaid.

Democrats divided on new Medicare for all bill

Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood was a kid in a swimming class when her heart began to race. She was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia, which has since shaped her life in every way, from her preference for caffeine-free diet Coke to her career starting out as a registered nurse.

Democratic health care proposal fails in the Senate

A Democratic measure aimed at eliminating short-term health care plans that don't cover pre-existing conditions failed in the Senate on Wednesday in a tied vote of 50-50.

GOP lawsuit targeting Obamacare goes to court

Seeking to do what their peers in Congress couldn't, a coalition of Republican-led states will argue in a U.S. District Court in Texas on Wednesday why Obamacare should be declared unconstitutional.