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The Affordable Care Act

  • Progress Reducing U.S. Uninsured Rate Comes to a Halt AP by Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarFive years of progress reducing the number of Americans without health insurance has come to a halt, according to a government report out Tuesday. More than a factoid, it shows the stakes in the Republican drive to roll back the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 28.6 million people were uninsured in 2016, unchanged from 2015. It was the first year since passage of the health care overhaul in 2010 that the number of uninsured did not budge. Now, the number of uninsured could start climbing again under policies being considered by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.

  • 15 States Sue in Bid to Preserve Key Aspect of Federal Health Law Boston Globe by Felice FreyerAttorney General Maura Healey has joined 15 other attorneys general in a bid to preserve a crucial component of the ACA—the subsidies that help people cover their copays and deductibles. In a suit filed Thursday, the attorneys general are asking for a role in ongoing litigation over those subsidies, known as cost sharing reductions.

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