Percentage of Americans without health coverage hits a new low of eight percent, says health department, based on recent household survey.
The Supreme Court justices have dismissed a challenge to the Obama-era healthcare law by a 7-2 vote, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans.
Although the Democratic majority seemed secure, the results were an unexpected jolt for a party that had envisioned gains of perhaps 15 seats.
Any new plan would likely require a 60-vote majority in the Senate to move forward, making Democrat support necessary in any future attempt to change the Affordable Care Act.
Three Republicans crossed party lines to join Democrats in a 49-to-51 vote that killed the bill in a stinging blow to President Donald Trump who had vowed to replace the policy that brought insurance to 20 million previously uninsured Americans.
President Donald Trump promised to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. But now that people are facing the possibility of losing their insurance, many are worried.
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