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Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimination.

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to strike down the Affordable Care Act, escalating a long-running battle over former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law that could cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance.

3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.”

Obamacare sign-ups steady as debate persists over its future

More than 8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the government said Friday, showing continued demand for the program amid ongoing uncertainty over its future.

Court: Part of ‘Obamacare’ invalid, more review needed

A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down “Obamacare’s” now-toothless requirement that Americans carry health insurance but sidestepped a ruling on the law’s overall constitutionality. The decision means the law remains in effect for now.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Dying of whiteness’

It’s called “Dying of Whiteness” and it is a deep dive into a provocative thesis: that white conservative voters, driven by fear of, and antipathy toward “others,” support policies against their own self-interest, policies that diminish their lives and even kill them.

Dem-led House moves to join health care law case

The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans.

Trump pushes Congress for new health law after court ruling

After a federal judge ruled that the Obama-era health overhaul was “invalid,” President Donald Trump is looking to congressional leaders to come up with a replacement even as the White House says the current law will remain in place for now.

Michael Hiltzik: Mitch McConnell says it out loud: Republicans are gunning for Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare next

All Washington seems to be buzzing over a single question: Is Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., deliberately trying to throw the election to the Democrats? At the root of the debate are interviews the Senate majority leader gave to Bloomberg and Reuters last week. McConnell identified “entitlements” – that’s Washington code for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – as “the real drivers of the debt” and called for them to be adjusted “to the demographics of the future.”