On the second day of her confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett insisted she didn't have any agenda against key issues like health care or abortion. Democratic Senators are expected to continue their intensive questioning Wednesday.
The coronavirus pandemic stripped an estimated 5.4 million American workers of their health insurance between February and May, a stretch in which more adults became uninsured because of job losses than have ever lost coverage in a single year, according to a new analysis.
The Trump administration touched off another politically charged battle over the future of Obamacare with its latest maneuver to dismantle the law amid a pandemic — a move that Democrats immediately weaponized for competitive campaigns this fall and few Republicans defended.
President Trump said Wednesday he will continue trying to toss out all of the Affordable Care Act, even as some in his administration, including Attorney General William P. Barr, have privately argued parts of the law should be preserved amid a pandemic.
The Supreme Court said Monday that it will take up a legal challenge to Obamacare, agreeing to hear the case in its new term that begins in October. That means the program will continue for at least another year.
Two Republican-appointed judges hearing a Trump-backed challenge to Obamacare strongly suggested Tuesday that when Congress eliminated the penalty for not buying health insurance it threw the entire landmark health care law into question, including protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
Sick first responders to the 9/11 attacks gave emotional testimony to Congress on Tuesday, demanding lawmakers extend a compensation fund for those ailing and dying of diseases linked to toxic debris at the disaster sites.
The panelists discussed the administration's new sanctions on Iran and the move to nominate Patrick Shanahan as the country's new defense secretary. The group also recapped President Trump's new calls to lower prescription drug costs.