Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen in Washington. Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium, and marketing companies say they’re starting to see an impact on sign-ups. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 15, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year's pace, according to government data released Wednesday. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services come as Republican senators are pushing to pay for tax cuts by...
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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joins Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., left, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to talk about work on overhauling the nation's tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 15, 2017 - 12:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are intent on scrapping the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans get health insurance, targeting a repeal of the individual mandate to help finance deep tax cuts in their tax overhaul. Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee, confirmed...
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Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, talk before the start of panel of the Senate Finance Committee begins work on overhauling the nation's tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The legislation in the House and Senate carries high political stakes for President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress, who view passage of tax cuts as critical to the GOP's success at the polls next year. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 14, 2017 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on GOP tax legislation (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The No. 2 Senate Republican says the GOP is intent on repealing the individual mandate requirement under "Obamacare" as part of the tax bill. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told reporters on Tuesday: "We're going to repeal...
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The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. The government says more than 600,000 people signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage in the first week of open enrollment season, and nearly 8 in 10 of those were current customers renewing their coverage. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 09, 2017 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's efforts to take down "Obamacare," more than 600,000 people signed up for coverage the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday. With only four days of data, experts said it's hard to discern a trend. But definitely the Affordable...
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In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Emboldened by election wins, Democrats are starting to see health care as an issue that gives them a political edge, particularly widening access to Medicaid for low-income people. “I think health care is a driving motivator for Democrats to elect people who will not take it away,” said Murray, ranking Democrat on the Senate health committee. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 08, 2017 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by election wins, Democrats are starting to see a political edge in health care, particularly widening Medicaid access for more low-income people. In Virginia, Democrat Ralph Northam promised a vigorous push as governor to expand Medicaid. Voters who said health care...
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Supporters of Medicaid expansion celebrate their victory, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Portland, Maine. Maine voters say they want to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the signature health bill of former President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 08, 2017 - 2:56 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Residents in this rural state grappling with a heroin epidemic and an aging population voted Tuesday to deliver a rebuke to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and join 31 other states that have expanded Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law. The referendum...
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Members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee work to shape the GOP's far-reaching tax overhaul, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 07, 2017 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 3:35 p.m. An influential conservative congressman predicts "there's no way" the House tax bill will include a repeal of a mandate in President Barack Obama's health care law that individuals buy health insurance...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks through Statuary Hall to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Ryan introduced a far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday that will be a priority for the GOP. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 05, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law's requirement that people have insurance coverage or face a penalty, a step pushed by President Donald Trump but seen by some GOP lawmakers as possibly...
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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen in Washington. Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium, and marketing companies say they’re starting to see an impact on sign-ups. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 02, 2017 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people with low incomes nearly everywhere would have access to free "Obamacare" health coverage next year, according to a study Thursday that found the Trump administration's efforts to undercut the Affordable Care Act have broad unintended consequences. The analysis by the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, file photo, a person walks by a health care insurance office in Hialeah, Fla. Health insurance shoppers will face a new deadline, rising prices and fewer options for help in many markets when the Affordable Care Act’s main enrollment window for 2018 coverage opens Wednesday, Nov. 1. Insurance experts say those who need insurance should avoid waiting to do last-minute shopping. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 01, 2017 - 2:17 pm
A new deadline, rising prices and fewer options for help will greet health insurance shoppers as the Affordable Care Act's main enrollment window opens Wednesday. Also in store: Befuddlement. "Confusion seems to be one of the key words to describe what we're facing now," said Nicholas Moriello, a...
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