Just Months Before Midterms, Oral Arguments Set In Case Trying To Strike Down Health Law
Democrats are likely to highlight the case as Republicans trying to eliminate popular provisions, like protections for preexisting conditions.
Oral Arguments In Texas Obamacare Suit Set For Sept. 10
Oral arguments have been scheduled for Sept. 10 in a Texas lawsuit seeking to strike down Obamacare as unconstitutional. The case was filed in February by 20 Republican state attorneys general. They’re seeking a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the federal health care law. (Demko, 8/14)
In other news —
Kaiser Health News:
States Leverage Federal Funds To Help Insurers Lower Premiums
When Tracy Deis decided in 2016 to transition from a full-time job to part-time contract work, the loss of her employer’s health insurance was not a major worry because she knew she could get coverage through the marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act. But price was a big concern.“The ACA made it possible to make the switch in my life,” said Deis, 48, who lives in Minneapolis. But she quickly added, “I was really worried about the cost.” (Findlay, 8/15)