Australia cricket union condemns boos after Smith felled by Archer
Sydney (AFP) - Australia's cricket union Sunday slammed fans at Lord's for booing Steve Smith after he was felled by a bouncer from fast bowler Jofra Archer, saying the sport deserves better.The star batsman collapsed face forward after a sickening blow to the side of the neck and head when on 80 during Australia's first innings of the second Ashes Test against England on Saturday.He was eventually able to walk off the field for concussion checks to a standing ovation after another gritty performance. But when he returned some fans booed him, mirroring the treatment he has received from sectio...
ObamaCare Sign-Ups For 2019 See Late Surge Of 8.5 Million, Down 4 Percent From 2018
Sign-ups for 2019 health care coverage under ObamaCare, the colloquial name for the Affordable Care Act, saw a last-minute surge last week of 8.5 million people, a decrease from last year.The sign-ups came around the same time federal Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas ruled the ACA — Barack Obama‘s signature law — unconstitutional. The number of enrollments marks a roughly 4 percent drop compared to the 8.8 million online sign-ups (on HealthCare.gov) for 2018 medical care coverage made last year.President Donald Trump‘s administration rapidly attempted to take credit for the relatively stable numbe...
Federal Judge Reed O’Connor Rules ObamaCare Unconstitutional, Democrats Vow to Appeal
In a lawsuit led by a conservative coalition of state Attorney Generals, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled in a surprise decision Friday night that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as ObamaCare, is unconstitutional, threatening a decade-long stint of progress to make health care more affordable for all Americans.Friday’s announcement came as a surprise to many including those within President Donald Trump’s own administration which had previously asked O’Connor to wait until after the ACA’s open enrollment period had ended, before announcing a final decision. Following t...