Senate Confirms Becerra To Lead Biden's Health DepartmentThe Senate confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday to be President Joe Biden's health secretary, filling a key position in the administration's coronavirus response and its ambitious push to make healthcare costs more affordable for Americans.
Covered California Offers Special Enrollment Period Following President Biden Executive OrderCalifornians without health insurance will be able to sign up for health care coverage through a special enrollment period for Covered California, the state's health exchange that connects Californians with insurers under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
Covered California Extends Open Enrollment Deadline to Dec. 30Covered California is extending the open-enrollment deadline for health care coverage for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Becerra Faces Massive Task of Vaccinating Americans Against COVIDWith the U.S. expected to begin vaccine distribution in the coming months, few Cabinet posts will have such influence over the nation's ability to move past the pandemic, an effort that will likely define the Biden presidency.
Stakes High In California As U.S. Supreme Court Decides Whether To Strike Down Affordable Care ActThe US Supreme court heard arguments early Tuesday morning on whether the Affordable care act should remain in place. While a majority of justices appeared to agree, there’s no guarantee how the Court will eventually rule.
California Showdown Over Affordable Care Act Goes Before US Supreme CourtUsing a surge in COVID-19 cases as a backdrop, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's team presented a strong arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a court battle over the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Leaves Affordable Care Act In JeopardyRuth Bader Ginsberg was known as a stalwart supporter of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Now a coalition of red states is hoping to strike it down.
Santa Clara County, Chicago Lead Coalition to Defend LGBTQ Patient ProtectionsSanta Clara County and the City of Chicago filed an amicus curiae brief Friday on behalf of a coalition of 31 local governments defending the rights of LGBTQ people to access health care without fear of discrimination.
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Trump Administration Exemptions To Obamacare Birth Control MandateThe Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Trump administration's broad exemptions to employers who raise religious or moral objections to providing free birth control coverage, paving the way for more employers to opt out of a provision of the Obama-era health care law that has been at the center of a long-running dispute before the courts.
In Late-Night Filing, Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Invalidate ObamacareIn a late-night court filing, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The filing came the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the pandemic have got coverage through HealthCare.gov.
Signups Rise For Covered California After State Requires Coverage, Enhances SubsidiesCalifornia has reversed several years of slipping sign ups on its Affordable Care Act exchange.
California Joins House In Asking Supreme Court To Immediately Decide Fate Of ObamacareLawyers for the Democratic-led House of Representatives as well as California and other Democratic-led states asked the Supreme Court Friday to immediately step in to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act.
Democratic Leaders Shine Spotlight on Health CareCalifornia congressional Democrats took aim at Pres. Trump on Saturday while promoting their health care agenda in San Francisco.
Trump's Proposed Transgender ACA Rollback Prompts LGBT Community ResistanceLGBT advocates are vowing to fight back against a Trump Administration proposal to roll back protections for transgender people in the Affordable Care Act.
Bay Area Politicians Denounce Texas Judge's Decision Striking Down ObamacareThe Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was declared unconstitutional Friday by a federal judge in Texas and California politicians quickly denounced the ruling.