health care policy and law

Trump continues piecemeal health care push

Staring down the near-certainty of running next year against a Democrat whose campaign will feature a sweeping vision for health care, President Donald Trump is rolling out the latest in a series of isolated health care policies that his team hopes will stack up to a plan he can run on.

Biden: Had ‘good night' but ‘could have done better'

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday he'd had a "good night" in the third Democratic presidential debate -- and that he is getting more comfortable in the party's 2020 primary debates, though he sees room for improvement.

Kamala Harris unveils 'Medicare for All'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris released a health care plan on Monday that would put the US on the path toward a government-backed health insurance system but stops short of completely eliminating private insurance.

Kamala Harris says Trump 'needs to go back where he came from'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris in an interview with CNN on Tuesday responded to President Donald Trump's racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen of color by saying he "needs to go back where he came from and leave that office."

Trump again takes aim at Obamacare

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.

Affordable Care Act faces new court test

Nearly a decade after President Barack Obama signed the legislation, and after it twice survived challenges at the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act faces a momentous test in a New Orleans courtroom this week.

Trump reshapes Obamacare without courts

Obamacare is facing its next big court challenge this week, but regardless of what the judges decide, President Donald Trump has already succeeded in hobbling the landmark health reform law.

Readers' guide to the first Democratic debate

Tonight, 10 challengers for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination will face off in the first debate of the season. After months of campaign coverage, the two-hour event will finally give voters a chance to watch Democratic candidates exchange views on a variety of issues, from health care and immigration to taxes and climate change. While they will likely spend a fair amount of time attacking the policies of President Donald Trump, the debate will also be an opportunity for candidates...