Stories tagged: "affordable care act"


Kelli Midgley, center, an English teacher from Baltimore,  joins people gathered at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Ginsburg's death leaves a vacancy that could be filled by a more conservative justice by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
With RBG Gone, the Affordable Care Act Faces Its Greatest Threat Yet.

The healthcare law is in front of the Supreme Court once again in November, so COURIER decided to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the ACA.

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Nearly 30 Million Americans Went Without Health Coverage Last Year. Then the Pandemic Hit.

The continued loss of health coverage under the Trump administration has eroded the gains made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which made insurance attainable for 20 million people.

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The GOP Wants to Repeal the ACA During a Pandemic. Democrats Are Trying to Expand Coverage.

If the Affordable Care Act is struck down, tens of millions of Americans would lose coverage and protections for pre-existing conditions.

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Rep. O’Halleran Chides Trump For Continuing ACA Repeal Efforts During Pandemic

Rep. Tom O’Halleran of Arizona says repealing the Affordable Care Act, especially in the middle of a pandemic, only stands to make the country weaker.

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Here’s How to Apply for Health Insurance If You Lost Your Job Because of Coronavirus

Under the ACA, people who experience “qualifying life events,” such as losing their jobs, can enroll in a health insurance plan on the individual markets.

President Donald Trump speaks in front of a chart about the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump Refuses to Reopen Healthcare Enrollment Even As Millions Lose Jobs

The decision not to reopen the federal health insurance marketplace came down the same day the president announced a forecast of up to 240,000 deaths due to coronavirus.

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Video: Full Repeal of ACA Could Mean 300K Arizonans Lose Coverage

A full repeal of the ACA would leave Arizonans vulnerable during a critical time in our nation's history.