Stories tagged: "affordable care act"


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WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA

Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act. If the Supreme Court overturns the law, the consequences could be disastrous.

President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump’s Latest Executive Order Does Absolutely Nothing to Protect People With Pre-Existing Conditions

Instead, the president is suing to overturn the law that actually prohibits insurance companies from banning people with pre-existing conditions.

Kelli Midgley, center, an English teacher from Baltimore,  joins people gathered at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Ginsburg's death leaves a vacancy that could be filled by a more conservative justice by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
With RBG Gone, the Affordable Care Act Faces Its Greatest Threat Yet.

The healthcare law is in front of the Supreme Court once again in November, so COURIER decided to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the ACA.

People gather at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
I’m a Medical Doctor: RBG’s Impact Can Be Seen in the Health of Our Nation

Justice Ginsburg helped over 20 million Americans keep their health insurance, but the Affordable Care Act is back in front of the Supreme Court in November.

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Nearly 30 Million Americans Went Without Health Coverage Last Year. Then the Pandemic Hit.

The continued loss of health coverage under the Trump administration has eroded the gains made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which made insurance attainable for 20 million people.

Graphic via Desirée Tapia
COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Heart and Brain Damage. Republicans Still Want to Repeal the ACA.

If the ACA is repealed, the consequences could be devastating for the countless patients who are developing long-lasting medical conditions due to COVID-19.

Graphic via Desirée Tapia
‘Absolute Game Changer’: How the Affordable Care Act Helped Save the Lives of People With HIV

If the conservative-leaning Supreme Court ultimately strikes down the healthcare law, it could set America back years in its fight against HIV/AIDS, taking the country back to a time when the virus posed a deadlier threat than it currently does.