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3 months ago

Bernie Sanders, Biden share plan to cut 'outrageous' health care costs

President Joe Biden was joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the White House Wednesday to highlight the administration's efforts to lower health care costs for Americans.
3 months ago
President Joe Biden stands with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after speaking about lowering health care costs in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, April 3, 2024.
7 months ago

Record number of Americans have signed up for Obamacare this year: HHS

More than 15 million Americans, a record number, have signed up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, so far this year, according to the HHS.
7 months ago
Insurance agent Maria Collado, center right, works with clients at a shopping mall kiosk run by Las Madrinas de los Seguros, Spanish for "The Godmothers of Insurance," at a shopping center in Miami on Dec. 5, 2023.
7 months ago

Cigna and Humana in talks to merge

A report by The Wall Street Journal said the two are in talks for the blockbuster deal, which would create one of the biggest integrated health care firms.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Cigna and Humana in talks to merge
9 months ago

Thousands of health care staff on strike for 3rd day

More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers across the country are demanding increased pay against what they are calling “unfair labor practices” and “unsafe staffing levels.”
9 months ago
VIDEO: Thousands of healthcare staff on strike for 3rd day
9 months ago

Historic health care worker strike

More than 75,000 workers in eight states are picketing Kaiser Permanente forcing the healthcare provider to limit procedures for patients. ABC News’ Lionel Moise reports on the workers’ new threat.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Historic health care worker strike
9 months ago

Union leader on health care strike: 'Kaiser executives just aren't listening'

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke to Kaiser union executive director Caroline Lucas about the current state of negotiations as more than 75,000 health care workers go on strike.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Union leader on health care strike: 'Kaiser executives just aren't listening'
9 months ago

75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers continue strike

ABC News’ Jaclyn Lee is live on the picket lines where thousands of health care workers are striking over staffing levels and wages.
9 months ago
VIDEO: 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers continue strike
9 months ago

75,000 health care workers on strike across the country

Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente staff launched a strike Wednesday, with a coalition of unions alleging the health care system is engaging in unfair labor practices.
9 months ago
VIDEO: 75,000 health care workers on strike across the country
10 months ago

Medicare recipients say new drug price negotiations will save them thousands

These are the people who say the new Medicare drug price negotiations will save them thousands of dollars every year.
10 months ago
Farxiga, Xarelto, Entresto, and Eliquis are shown at the New City Halsted Pharmacy, Aug. 29, 2023, in Chicago.
1 year ago

Americans will spend more on health care due to heat

Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the U.S., according to the EPA.
1 year ago
Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the U.S., according to the EPA.
1 year ago

Fat Joe lobbying lawmakers for equitable health care

The Bronx rapper wants price transparency in hospitals.
1 year ago
Rapper Fat Joe visits Capitol Hill to advocate for transparent prices in hospitals.
1 year ago

Biden marks 13 years of the Affordable Care Act

The anniversary comes as speculation continues if the president will run again in 2024.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Biden marks 13 years of the Affordable Care Act
2 years ago

Obamacare cannot order employers to cover HIV drugs, judge rules

ABC News' "Start Here" podcast spoke with ABC News' Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer about a Texas federal judge's decision to rule against an Obamacare provision.
2 years ago
Illustration of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) drugs.
2 years ago

Commemorating 12 years of the Affordable Care Act

ABC News Deputy Political Director Averi Harper discusses what to expect ahead of remarks from President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama on the 12th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Commemorating 12 years of the Affordable Care Act
2 years ago

Treasury to propose new rule to fix 'family glitch' in Obamacare

“As a result, 200,000 uninsured people are expected to gain coverage."
2 years ago
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to guests after delivering remarks on administration efforts to strengthen national supply chains and increase the number of truck drivers, at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2022.
3 years ago

Breaking down Supreme Court's rejection of challenge to Obamacare

In a 7-2 ruling, the court struck down a lower court ruling and said the plaintiffs, Texas and 17 other GOP-led states, did not have standing to sue.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Breaking down Supreme Court's rejection of challenge to Obamacare
3 years ago

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare health care law, rejecting GOP challenge

The Supreme Court on Thursday, in a long-anticipated decision, upheld the Affordable Care Act in a case challenging the individual mandate in Obamacare.
3 years ago
The Supreme Court building stands in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 2020.
3 years ago

Supreme Court rules to uphold Affordable Care Act

The ruling came at a 7-2 decision to keep Obamacare with 20 million Americans are covered by this law.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court rules to uphold Affordable Care Act
3 years ago

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the ACA.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court votes to uphold Affordable Care Act
3 years ago

Lawmakers react to Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare

President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers praised the Supreme Court decision Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act in a case challenging its individual mandate.
3 years ago
The Supreme Court building stands in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 2020.
3 years ago

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, maintaining health insurance for millions

The court also ruled that Philadelphia wrongly limited ties with a Catholic foster care agency over the group's refusal to work with gay couples.
3 years ago
VIDEO OFFER: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, maintaining health insurance for millions
3 years ago

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

This the third time the ACA has been challenged.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act
3 years ago

White House announces actions to restore quality and affordable health care

Jen Psaki announces the executive orders President Joe Biden signed Thursday on health care, abortion and other White House updates.
3 years ago
VIDEO: White House announces actions to restore quality and affordable health care
4 years ago

Obamacare appears likely to survive Supreme Court challenge

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh signaled Tuesday that they’re inclined to uphold the majority of the Affordable Care Act.
4 years ago
Police officers stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 26, 2020.
4 years ago

Obamacare appears likely to be upheld in Supreme Court

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh signaled that they’re inclined to uphold the majority vote in support of the Affordable Care Act, but cut the law’s individual insurance mandate.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Obamacare appears likely to be upheld in Supreme Court
4 years ago

As pandemic rages, Obamacare on the line at Supreme Court

President Donald Trump and 18 Republican-led states on Tuesday will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to eliminate the Affordable Care Act.
4 years ago
Pro-choice and pro-life supporters raise signs in confrontation of each other about the potential confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on Oct. 12, 2020.
4 years ago

Supreme Court to hear case on Obamacare

The justices will hear arguments from the Trump administration asking to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act. ABC's Kenneth Moton reports.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court to hear case on Obamacare
4 years ago

Obamacare in the balance before the Supreme Court

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports on arguments before the Supreme Court this week on the legality of the Affordable Care Act, and speaks to Americans who may be impacted if the law is dismantled.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Obamacare in the balance before the Supreme Court
4 years ago

Missourians faced a health care gap, so they took matters into their own hands

Missourians mobilized by the thousands to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot this year, a move that will impact 230,000 low-income residents in the "coverage gap."
4 years ago
Amber Ledbetter is one of thousands of Missourians whose income put them in the health care "coverage gap."
4 years ago

Supreme Court allows Trump to exempt employers from Obamacare birth control mandate

The court ruled 7-2 in a case involving the Little Sisters of the Poor.
4 years ago
Demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., July 8, 2020.
4 years ago

What the latest Supreme Court decision means for your contraceptive care

Will insurance still cover birth control?
4 years ago
Pills are shown in this undated file photo.
4 years ago

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to strike down Affordable Care Act

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called efforts to rip away the ACA during a pandemic, “unfathomable cruelty.”
4 years ago
VIDEO:  Trump administration asks Supreme Court to strike down Affordable Care Act
4 years ago

Amid pandemic, Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to completely strike down Obamacare.
4 years ago
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, June 23, 2020 to travel to Arizona where he will tour border-wall-construction operations in Yuma, and meet with a conservative advocacy group in Phoenix.
4 years ago

White House says $100B will be used to reimburse hospitals to treat uninsured

The White House promises cash payments to cover the cost of unpaid medical bills by designating $100 billion to reimburse hospitals to treat uninsured.
4 years ago
President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 2, 2020, in Washington.
4 years ago

Supreme Court to decide Obamacare's fate after 2020 election

The Supreme Court announced it will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act in its next term, just after the 2020 election.
4 years ago
The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, June 20, 2019.
4 years ago

Health care spending decreases under single-payer systems: Study

The vast majority of single-payer health care plans in a new study would save the country money on health care costs.
4 years ago
Democratic 2020 presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren stand together before the first night of the second 2020 Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan, July 30, 2019.
5 years ago

Obamacare mandate struck down by appeals court

A federal appeals court ruled the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Obamacare mandate struck down by appeals court
5 years ago

Court rules against Obamacare individual mandate

The decision, by a two-to-one vote on the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, means prolonged uncertainty for the nation’s health care system and the millions of Americans who rely on the law.
5 years ago
The decision, by a two-to-one vote on the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, means prolonged uncertainty for the nation’s health care system and the millions of Americans who rely on the law.
5 years ago

Appeals court rules against individual mandate, but throws lifeline to Obamacare

A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw a lifeline to the ACA, asking a lower court judge to reconsider his decision invalidating the entire law.
5 years ago
The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a laptop computer on May 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
5 years ago

ACA back at high court with billions on the line for insurers

The latest case has largely flown under consumers’ radar.
5 years ago
An undated photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
5 years ago

Proposed Trump administration policy pushes for transparency in health care costs

The Trump administration announced a policy that would require hospitals to disclose negotiated rates with insurance companies.
5 years ago
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar walks after a TV interview at the White House on November 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.
5 years ago

Employers relying less on high-deductible health plans

A more generous plan with a deductible can be an attractive recruitment tool.
5 years ago
5 years ago

Not waiting for Congress, states pass laws to lower drug costs

Among the new measures are those that authorize importing prescription drugs.
5 years ago
In this graphic illustration a pharmacist explains a prescription to a customer.
5 years ago

Republican-led states head to court to argue Obamacare is 'unconstitutional'

Eighteen states are fighting against Obamacare, potentially affecting millions of Americans.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Republican-led states head to court to argue Obamacare is 'unconstitutional'
5 years ago

Obamacare faces major court test with health benefits on the line

A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for a major decision that could affect health care of millions.
5 years ago
People protest in Miami, Fla., Aug. 3, 2017, against cuts to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
5 years ago

Group of 18 Republican-led states ask court to invalidate Obamacare

Backed by the Trump administration, a group of 18 Republican-led states are heading to court to invalidate Obamacare, putting millions of Americans at risk.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Group of 18 Republican-led states ask court to invalidate Obamacare
5 years ago

Obamacare faces major test at appeals court

A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for a major decision that could affect health care of millions.
5 years ago
A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for a major decision that could affect health care of millions.
5 years ago

Rural hospital closures leave residents with few options: 'It's a fight every day'

As part of "This Week's" Critical Care series, ABC's Steve Osunsami traveled to Tennessee to report on the impact hospital closures have had on rural communities.
5 years ago
ABC's Steve Osunsami talks with Dr. Jessie Copeland about the impact of hospital closures in rural Tennessee.
5 years ago

Non-English speakers could face health setback because of Trump

The administration wants to ease certain regulations affecting this group.
5 years ago
An illustration showing many people communicating. RF IMAGE
5 years ago

Activists say they're accepting nothing less than Medicare for all

ABC News Correspondent David Wright examined Medicare for all in the first installment of "Critical Care" on "This Week" Sunday.
5 years ago
Protesters supporting Medicare for All hold a rally outside PhRMA headquarters April 29, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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