Sign-ups steady as health law case goes to appeals court
Thursday, 3 January 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage next year under the Obama health law, reflecting steady enrollment even as supporters of the law appeal a court ruling that declares it unconstitutional. Thursday's numbers underscore the unexpected staying power of "Obamacare," which President Donald Trump failed to repeal after promising a better health insurance plan in its place. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reflect the 39 states served by the federal HealthCare.gov website. The final count will be higher, after major states like California and New York report.
The 1st District Court of Appeal has agreed to hear arguments in a battle about the constitutionality of a 2015 state law that would require women to wait 24 hours before having abortions, according to an online docket. Ken Molestina reports.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joan Ruth Bader, also known as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was born on March 15, 1933, and turns 86. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. Ginsburg is an associate justice for the United States..
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