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  • FILE PHOTO: A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro

    3 Key Questions About the Obamacare Court Ruling

    The fate of Obamacare may once again wind up before the Supreme Court now that a federal judge in Texas has ruled that the law is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor ruled on...

  • Obamacare Signups Still Lagging

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Open enrollment for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange (HealthCare.gov) ends in most states on Saturday, and it looks the number of signups could be significantly lower this year...

  • Moody’s Warns of Declining US Fiscal Strength

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Trump’s tax cuts combined with a slowing economy will diminish the United States’ “fiscal strength” over the next 10 years, Moody’s Investor Service said Wednesday. The gradual decline could pressure...

  • Congressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus

    Number of Uninsured Americans Rose by 700,000 in 2017

    The number of uninsured people in the United States rose by nearly 700,000 to 27.4 million in 2017, the first increase since 2010, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The...

  • How Congress Got So Broken

    More than 50 House members chose not to seek re-election in 2018, and a new report from nonprofit groups Issue One and the R Street Institute examines what drove so many to that decision. The report...

  • Medicaid Enrollment Falls in 2018

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Medicaid enrollment dropped 0.6 percent in 2018, thanks in large part to a stronger economy, the Kaiser Family Foundation said Thursday. Costs, however, continue to rise, up 4.2 percent from a year...

  • Trump speaks at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington

    Trump Wants ‘Revolutionary’ Changes to Medicare Drug Payments

    President Trump on Thursday said his administration is taking “revolutionary” action to change how Medicare pays for some drugs and end what he described as a “rigged” and “unfair” system that...

  • Number of the Day: 15.6 Million

    In a report released Wednesday, House Democrats warn that if a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare succeeds, up to 15.6 million Americans could lose health coverage or face premium...

  • Democrats Take Aim at Republicans on Entitlement Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    Democrats have a new sledgehammer of a study they can use in trying to link Republican tax cuts and proposed cuts to Medicare, Social Security and other social welfare programs. A report released...

  • Kevin Hassett addresses reporters during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington

    Trump White House Takes Aim at the ‘Socialist’ Threat

    By Michael Rainey

    The Trump administration wants to make it perfectly clear that socialism is a very bad thing as far as it’s concerned, releasing a 72-page economic report on the topic Tuesday to hammer the point...

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