Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions on Key Challenges to Obamacare

Source: Chris Casteel/Newsok WASHINGTON — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions Tuesday on whether the Affordable Care Act allows Oklahomans and people in 35 other states to receive tax credits for health insurance purchased on federal exchanges. The high-stakes dispute seems destined for the U.S. Supreme Court, which already has issued major rulings this year and in 2012 on the health …

Blacks Benefiting Less from Obamacare Than Other Groups

Source: Christopher Flavelle/Bloomberg View A new survey shows that Obamacare has done a fantastic job of reducing the uninsurance rate — for everybody except blacks. The share of Americans age 19 to 64 without health insurance fell from 20 percent last summer to 15 percent this spring, according to a telephone survey of 4,425 people from the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit health-care research …

Senate Democrats Pushing “Not My Boss’ Business Act” To Reverse Hobby Lobby Birth Control Ruling

Source: Chris Casteel/NewsOK.com  WASHINGTON — With senators nearly as divided as U.S. Supreme Court justices, the Senate headed for a test vote on Wednesday on a bill that would effectively reverse the high court’s recent decision to allow some for-profit companies to deny health insurance coverage for contraceptives. The showdown comes two weeks after the court sided 5-4 with Hobby …