Several Democratic senators have claimed that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s history shows he would be a danger on the court to the Affordable Care Act. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Aug. 28 on the Senate floor: “Judge Kavanaugh has written opinions skeptical of our health care law, reproductive rights, and even the contraception coverage requirement.” The criticisms have focused on two dissents Kavanaugh wrote in cases challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate, and a third dissent in a case challenging the ACA’s contraception coverage accommodations for certain religious organizations. Also, Democrats have repeatedly stressed that a case in District Court in Texas could reach the Supreme Court and affect preexisting condition protections in the health care law. We’ll look at the facts. The ACA’s Constitutionality What Democrats are saying: “There’s a Texas case where that’s being challenged right now, … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh Files: The Affordable Care Act
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NASHVILLE — Families and activists on Wednesday are urging state Attorney General Herbert Slatery to bail out of a pending federal lawsuit in Texas that challenges the constitutionality of the federal Affordable Care Act. Critics warn that 2.7 million Tennesseans with preexisting medical conditions would lose protection against discrimination by insurers if the legal action filed by officials in 20 states, including 18 Republican state attorneys general, succeeds in overturning the ACA, widely known as Obamacare. Herbert Slatery speaks in the Tennessee Supreme Court chamber in Nashville on Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig) Herbert Slatery speaks in the Tennessee Supreme Court... Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press. A ruling declaring the law unconstitutional would also threaten the ACA's ban on lifetime dollar caps on payouts by insurers for cancer and chronic illnesses, they said. Oral arguments in the lawsuit began Wednesday morning … [Read more...] about Tennessee families, advocates fear outcome of state attorney general’s challenge to Affordable Care Act
Amy Goldstein, The Washington Post Published 5:21 pm PDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo Jabin Botsford Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced the proposal Thursday. Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced the proposal Thursday. Photo: Washington Post Photo Jabin Botsford Trump administration proposes further dismantling of Affordable Care Act through Medicare 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is proposing to restrict an innovation in the Affordable Care Act that was intended to improve Medicare and slow spending in the vast federal insurance system for older Americans. Health-care researchers hail the model's promise to improve … [Read more...] about Trump administration proposes further dismantling of Affordable Care Act through Medicare
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Fact Check of the Day As they try to block his nomination to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats have exaggerated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s hostility to the Affordable Care Act in his public statements and writings. ByLinda Qiu July 12, 2018 what was said “One is that he’s hostile to health care, to the Affordable Care Act. We know this because of the opinions he’s already issued, both dissenting, wanting to roll back the Affordable Care Act.” — Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, in a radio interview on Tuesday “Judge Kavanaugh has argued that the Supreme Court should question the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. He openly criticized the Supreme Court when they upheld the law.” — Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New … [Read more...] about Democrats Overstate Kavanaugh’s Writings on the Affordable Care Act
Robert Barnes, The Washington Post Published 3:07 pm, Friday, June 8, 2018 WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's decision not to defend parts of the Affordable Care Act against a constitutional challenge from Republican-led states is only the most dramatic of a number of shifts the Department of Justice has taken to distance itself from the previous administration. The administration has changed the department's position on voting rights cases, switched sides in a suit challenging Texas's redistricting plans, revoked past support for organized labor, rescinded protection for transgender students and split with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on workplace protection for gays. Some of the issues are under consideration this term at the Supreme Court. "How many times this term already have you flipped positions from prior administrations?" Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked President Donald Trump's Solicitor General Noel Francisco during oral arguments in February … [Read more...] about Trump administration shifted positions in a lawsuit against Affordable Care Act. It wasn’t first legal about-face.