Affordable Care Act

Biden touts rescue plan, tours Ohio State cancer facility in Columbus

BY: - March 24, 2021

Reporting from pool reports President Joe Biden touted the recently passed COVID-19 rescue package during a visit to Columbus Tuesday evening, highlighting the child tax credit and earned income tax credit included in the American Rescue Plan. Biden said the U.S. will have, by the end of May, roughly 600 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, […]

The Supreme Court could strike down Obamacare. Here’s what’s at stake.

BY: - November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — The fate of the sweeping 2010 health care law known as Obamacare is again in limbo, with the Supreme Court on Tuesday set to hear arguments over whether that statute should be overturned. States are at the heart of the case and nearly every one has made an argument about why Obamacare should […]

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What California v. Texas Could Mean for Ohio

BY: - November 10, 2020

Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in California v. Texas, a case that could determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. As then Vice President Joe Biden, now President-Elect, said at the time, caught on a hot mic, the law […]

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Why protecting the ACA is crucial for women of color

BY: - November 3, 2020

In my work — lawyering for reproductive justice by analyzing public policy affecting the underserved populations of Memphis for SisterReach — I know firsthand that Black women and other women of color are far less likely to receive the same quality of healthcare as white women. They’re also more likely to have limited access to healthcare […]

Barrett nomination advances to the U.S. Senate floor with a GOP-only vote

BY: and - October 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as Democrats boycotted the markup in a show of protest. The 12 Republicans on the panel speedily voted on Barrett’s nomination and sent it to the Senate floor. The full Senate will […]

Federal rural health panel offers little help for the public on COVID-19

BY: - October 16, 2020

WASHINGTON — The pandemic is ripping through rural America, but the website for a federal advisory panel on rural health is silent on COVID-19. The panel is headed by former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer. Colyer, a Republican and physician, continues to tout the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment despite warnings about its use. He […]

DeWine speaks up for popular parts of the ACA, but not the one providing health care to 500,000 low-income Ohioans

BY: - October 14, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks up for popular parts of the ACA, but not the one providing healthcare to 500,000 low-income Ohioans

Supreme Court nominee Barrett to Grassley: No one has asked me to rule against the health care law

BY: - October 13, 2020

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday whether she has made any promises to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as he sought to counter arguments from Democratic senators that she would unravel the landmark health care law. Barrett told the Iowa Republican that no one in the […]

Pence, Biden visit Ohio in late battleground push

BY: - October 13, 2020

Flanked by dump trucks and construction equipment, some adorned with flags and campaign signs, Vice President Mike Pence told hundreds of supporters about the need to “Make America Great Again, again.” Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also made his case to Buckeye State voters Monday in back-to-back events in Toledo and Cincinnati. The two […]

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Ohioans can’t afford to lose the Affordable Care Act

BY: - October 13, 2020

From the counselor who provides a lifeline to isolated patients struggling with substance use disorder, to the nurse who holds the phone for their COVID-19 patient while they say goodbye to loved ones, Ohio’s health care workers are Ohioans demonstrating great acts of selflessness and compassion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), […]

Report: Rate of uninsured children rises significantly

BY: - October 12, 2020

After hitting a historically low rate in 2016, the number of uninsured children has gradually grown to eliminate progress made in the country. Ohio, alone, had a double-digit jump in the three-year study. Nationally, the rate of children not covered by medical insurance was down to 4.7% in 2016, but started to increase again the […]

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Abortions continue to decline in the state

BY: - October 5, 2020

As court battles continue over legislation related to abortion, the Ohio Department of Health last week reported a 2% decline in the procedures. The annual report gathered information about abortions occurring in the state from confidential abortion reports and “post-abortion care reports for complications.” Last year, 20,102 “induced pregnancy terminations” were reported in Ohio, according […]