CBO Says Families Would Be Hit Hard By New Republican ACHA Plan

CBO Says Families Would Be Hit Hard By New Republican ACHA Plan

Families To Pay Price If Maternity Care Coverage Is Cut By GOP Christie Popp, who is pregnant with her third child, is hoping hard that the maternity coverage she has through the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go away. That coverage is written into the health law as a requirement for every plan sold on the individual market. But that could change if Republicans get their way to repeal the ACA and remake health care. Popp…

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When Skinny Isn’t All Good News – Senators Nix Skinny Repeal of Healthcare Law

When Skinny Isn’t All Good News – Senators Nix Skinny Repeal of Healthcare Law

Betting that thin is in — and might be the only way forward — Senate Republicans are eyeing a “skinny repeal” that rolls back an unpopular portion of the federal health law. But experts warn that the idea has been tried before, and with little success. Senators are reportedly considering a narrow bill that would eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate,” which assesses a tax on Americans who don’t have insurance, along with penalties…

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Blue States Forced to Offload Popular Obamacare Protections?

Blue States Forced to Offload Popular Obamacare Protections?

Under the Republican health bill, it’s up to states whether to dismantle key parts of the Affordable Care Act. Will blue states be forced to offload popular Obamacare protections? Red, or GOP-leaning, states are sure to be interested in rolling back the law’s coverage requirements and freeing insurers to charge people more when they have preexisting conditions. As strange as it sounds, deep-blue, heavily Democratic states supportive of Obamacare, including California and New York, may…

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Trump Administration to Help Healthcare Insurers

Trump Administration to Help Healthcare Insurers

The Trump administration is taking steps to help healthcare insurers cover the cost of their sickest patients. This move, industry analysts say, is critical to keeping premiums affordable for ACA healthcare plans. This fix is a well-known insurance industry practice called reinsurance. Claims above a certain amount would be paid by the government, reducing insurers’ financial exposure and allowing them to set lower premiums. Two states — Alaska and Minnesota — that have seen double-digit increases…

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The Battle Over ACA Is Not Over

The Battle Over ACA Is Not Over

The battle over The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not over now that it’s worst enemies are in charge of the vast range of health coverage it created. They’re also discussing changes that could affect a wider net of employment-based policies and Medicare coverage for seniors. Letting ‘Obamacare Explode’ One Step at a Time Republicans failed last month in their first attempt to repeal and replace the ACA. But President Donald Trump vows the effort…

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Could Less Customers Mean Bigger Profits for Health Insurers?

Could Less Customers Mean Bigger Profits for Health Insurers?

The collapse of efforts to repeal and replace the ACA, or Obamacare, arose out of a floodtide of criticism of the Paul Ryan plan. But among those who stayed on the sidelines and offered little input or blowback? Insurers…Could less customers mean bigger profits for health insurers? By Phil Galewitz About the Bottom Line: Could Less Customers Mean Bigger Profits for Health Insurers The House GOP’s embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats,…

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Reversing the Affordable Care Act

Reversing the Affordable Care Act

As the rubber meets the road for the new Trump administration on their promise to wipe out “Obamacare,” reversing the Affordable Care Act has hit a wall. Current regulations and their take on preexisting conditions are anathema to most Republicans and conservatives, and many are disappointed with other elements of the newest plan. Ways The GOP Health Bill Would Reverse Course From The ACA Critics say the new plan they’ve dubbed ‘Republicare’ will almost certainly…

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How You Can Understand Obamacare

How You Can Understand Obamacare

If you’re like many Americans, the prospect of dealing with the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is a horror. It’s a complex health insurance plan which a survey of more than 12,000 people found 60 percent of the people just plain don’t understand. We’re here to help you understand Obamacare. Of the people surveyed by Health Affairs, more than half of those who would sign up for Obamacare don’t completely…

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