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Federal health care portal reopens for 3-month special enrollment period

Feb 16, 2021
The Biden administration plans to spread the word that people can sign up and may be eligible for free or subsidized coverage.
As of Monday, through May 15, people in the 36 states that use HealthCare.gov can sign up for federal insurance plans.
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HealthCare.gov reopens for enrollment

Feb 15, 2021
Over the last four years, millions have dropped off the ACA.
The Biden administration plans to spend $50 million on a marketing campaign to get more people to enroll through the Affordable Care Act.
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Supreme Court once again weighs future of Obamacare

More than 20 million people would lose health insurance if the Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act.
"Without the Affordable Care Act, anyone trying to buy their own insurance, with a preexisting condition, would likely be denied," says Larry Levitt, executive vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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How to find health care after a layoff in a pandemic

With the Affordable Care Act back in the spotlight, we break down the available options.
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The future of the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court's hands

Sep 21, 2020
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was expected to vote to uphold the ACA.
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Millions of newly unemployed Americans have lost health insurance, study finds

More than 5 million people who lost their jobs lost their health insurance and didn’t find an alternative.
An ambulance sits in the emergency room bay of Lincoln Medical Center on April 16, 2020.
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Employers may opt out of providing free birth control, Supreme Court rules

Jul 8, 2020
Over religious or moral objections, employers can deny the coverage that's required by the Affordable Care Act.
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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to end the Affordable Care Act

About 500,000 people signed up for Obamacare coverage after COVID-19-related job losses.
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Trump decides against reopening health care enrollment during pandemic

Apr 1, 2020
A White House official said Tuesday that the administration decided against it.
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Popular with voters, more conservative states push for Medicaid expansion

Dec 10, 2018
One of the big winners in November’s midterm election was public health insurance coverage – specifically expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
A man casts his midterm ballot on Nov. 6, 2018 at Briles Schoolhouse in Peoria Township, Kansas.
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