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The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor of Texas doesn't block the ACA, for now, and will likely be appealed to a higher court. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it will continue enforcing "all aspects of the ACA."
U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor of Texas argued that the Affordable Care Act cannot stand on its own since Congress last December repealed the individual mandate, which imposed a tax penalty on consumers who went uninsured.
While President Donald Trump didn't repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature health-care law, more commonly known as Obamacare, he was able to dismantle key parts of it that health policy researchers are blaming for a drop.
In a late night tweet, President Donald Trump urged Congress to pass a new "strong" health-care law that provides "great health-care and protects pre-existing conditions."
A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, potentially threatening coverage for millions of Americans and setting up a new legal showdown over former President Barack Obama's signature policy initiative.
Most people who do not sign up for Obamacare insurance by Saturday's open enrollment deadline will not be able to obtain coverage until next fall, unless they have a qualifying life event such as getting married or having a child.
Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act coverage are low this year and Democrats are blaming changes that took effect this year. The Trump administration scaled back the program's ad budget by 90 percent to $10 million last year.
Americans spent $3.5 trillion on health care last year, a 3.9 percent increase over the prior year and the smallest annual increase since 2013.
The tightest U.S. labor market in nearly 50 years could be another contributor to the steep drop in Obamacare sign-ups in some states, as more Americans get health insurance as a benefit from their employer.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed changes to Medicare prescription drug coverage that would allow insurers to stop covering certain "protected" classes of drugs used to treat common ailments like depression, cancer and HIV.
In modernizing the 510(k) approval process, the FDA wants medical device manufacturers to base new products on devices that are no older than 10 years old. Currently, companies can compare new devices to technology that's about 40 years old.
UnitedHealth says it will offer about 2 million of its Medicare Advantage beneficiaries access to Warby Parker's prescription eyewear.
Obamacare sign-ups on the federal health insurance marketplace fell by 20 percent in the first two weeks of this enrollment season compared to last year, according to new federal data.
Amarin CEO is defending results from a major clinical trial of its Vascepa heart drug after researchers raise questions about early results that sent stocks up in September.
Analyst Scott Davis says Danaher, which GE's Larry Culp once ran, would "love" to own the life sciences business of GE Healthcare.
DaVita was set to give back gains at Wall Street's open Thursday after the dialysis provider reported third-quarter earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations.
Health care was the top issue for Americans voting in Tuesday's midterm elections.
Health care emerged as a key issue this year, with 41 percent of voters saying it was their No. 1 concern in the election, followed by immigration, the economy and gun control, according to an NBC News exit poll.
DaVita shelled out $66.6 million of the more than $110 million spent by the industry lobbying against Proposition 8, which was defeated by California voters on Tuesday.
CVS expects its roughly $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna to close before Thanksgiving. CVS plans to open its first concept stores early next year, CEO Larry Merlo told Wall Street analysts Tuesday.