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The Future of the Affordable Care Act: Unscathed by Attacks from the Right, Overtaken on its Left?

By ETIENNE DEFFARGES  Having survived years of attacks from Republicans at the federal level, will the surviving ACA be rendered obsolete by Democrats’ local and state efforts towards universal health care? This could be an ironic twist of fate for Obamacare. Conceived out of the conservative Heritage Foundation’s ideas and an early experiment in Massachusetts… Read More »

What's next for the Affordable Care Act

Texas Judge Reed O’Connor’s controversial decision striking down the Affordable Care Act on Friday is only the beginning of what is expected to be a lengthy legal and political process. On Sunday, O’Connor followed up his ruling with a procedural order giving the parties until Friday to meet and confer. He also ordered them to… Read More »

Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Texas struck down the entire Affordable Care Act on Friday on the grounds that its mandate requiring people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional and the rest of the law cannot stand without it. The ruling was over a lawsuit filed this year by a group of Republican governors… Read More »