A federal district judge in Texas dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, deeming the entire legislation unconstitutional without the individual mandate - which was eliminated in the GOP-passed tax bill a year ago.
The deadline to apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is midnight on Saturday, December 15.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders praised the ruling. "Further, the Court declares the remaining provisions of the ACA ... are inseverable and therefore invalid".
Enrollment, which opened on November 1, has reportedly been slow this year, but last year numbers surged just before the deadline.
"Marketing does matter", said Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, a state-run insurance marketplace.
But boosting sign-ups "was not a priority" for the Trump administration, said Ferguson, now a consultant. The court case argued that all of the pieces of the law were dependent upon each other, so by eliminating the penalty the rest of the law fell apart.
"We've had a lot of green card holders coming in because they think they might be affected", said Kori Hattemer of Foundation Communities, a nonprofit organization in Austin, Texas, that helps enroll people for coverage.
Former President Barack Obama released a video earlier this week urging people to hurry up and shop for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange.
Hansen to make coaching call
He is to leave the Ireland job after the World Cup, like England coach Eddie Jones and Wales boss Warren Gatland will do also. Hansen says he hadn't made any decision on his future at this stage and his focus was on preparing for the 2019 season.
"Obamacare has been struck down by a highly respected judge. Mitch and Nancy, get it done!" "Great news for America!" They argued that the mandate remains constitutional and that the rest of the law, in any event, can stand without it. We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court. A spokeswoman for Becerra said an appeal will be filed before January 1. "It will destabilize health insurance coverage by rolling back federal policy to 2009". She told WXXI News about one recent client who started out feeling hopeless and left grateful.
"The law is still in effect", said Tim Jost, emeritus professor, Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Several Democrat-led states have already promised to appeal O'Connor's ruling. Protecting those with pre-existing conditions became a central focus of the races. WXXI's Brett Dahlberg has more on what that means for local health care consumers, and the insurance navigators whose job it is to help them.
The consumer protections targeted by the administration are central to Obamacare and transformed the health insurance landscape.
Counting the seventh week, the open-enrollment periods for this year and last year are 45 days apiece.
The AP's VoteCast survey during this year's elections showed that 59 percent of voters want the government to ensure coverage for all Americans. But they also have pushed up premiums for those who are young and healthy. And about the same share of Americans say it's "very important" that insurers continue to be barred from charging sick people more.
But now, he said, YouTube saw Rewind as a way to "showcase all the best stuff that happens on YouTube for advertisers". Some of the most prominent people in this year's " Rewind " were not primarily famous for, well, being on YouTube .
Reports of a feud between the Sussexes and Cambridges have been fuelled by the shock claim the couples will split this Christmas. The two families have chosen the photographs to appear on their Christmas cards, which are going out this week.
He later told reporters he's in "no rush" to fill the post "because we have a wonderful chief of staff right now". But his iron fist also alienated some longtime Trump allies, and over time he grew increasingly isolated.
Apple and Qualcomm are not the best of friends at the moment, and the relationship breakdown is playing out in the courts . Earlier this week, Qualcomm won an injunction, temporarily banning the sales of Apple's older models of iPhone in China.
The jet climbed to an altitude near 43,000 feet, and then successfully released the Virgin Space Ship Unity just before 8 a.m. Branson was optimistic that the next test flight could take place in the near future after a review of data from this flight.
In third place and four points behind the leaders Zenit, Viktor Goncharenko's team won 2-1 against Yenisey at the weekend. Jesús Vallejo could get a game at the heart of the Madrid defence alongside the more experienced Raphael Varane .
Is that where they're going with this? If they did, the judge could toss out the entire case and dismiss the charge he's facing. The defendant deserves credit for accepting responsibility in a timely fashion and substantially assisting the government.
He claimed Rajapaksa can hold office without resigning but that will only further drag the political turmoil in the country. Earlier, Sirisena had refused to reinstate Wickremesinghe saying he had serious cultural and policy differences with him.
AT&T is the first among the major United States networks to offer eSIM services, but Verizon and the others should catch up soon. This means Apple will be at least a year behind rivals such as Samsung, who are said to be planning to launch 5G phones in 2019.
Here are five observations from the Warriors' 113-93 blowout loss to the Raptors on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. The Raptors repeatedly beat the sluggish Warriors to loose balls and outrebounded them 48-40.
China raises stakes in dispute by detaining two Canadians
The detentions came after USA officials asked Canadian law enforcement to arrest an executive with Chinese telecom giant Huawei . China has since become Canada's second-largest trading partner, after the United States. "We are responding to a U.S. request".
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’
As always you can pick up Silver Lining for $10 individually, or as part of the City That Never Sleeps bundle for $25. In addition to his ever-growing list of chores/noble quests, Silver Lining boasts three brand-new Spidey-Suits.
Brexit vote in Parliament is called off
Independence Party and Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, rallied to accuse May of compromising over Brexit . In London (UK) today, 9 December, thousands of people with banners and flags gathered for a rally in support of Brexit .
Second Canadian being questioned by China: FM Freeland
Hours later, Global Affairs spokesman Guillaume Berube confirmed in an email that the second missing Canadian is Spavor. The company closed its Beijing operations in December 2016 because of the new Chinese law, according to a statement.