Insurers Baffled By Lack of Clear Message on ACA Future

Insurers Baffled By Lack of Clear Message on ACA Future

Health insurers are baffled by the lack of a clear message on the ACA future. Insurers are also annoyed waiting to see if the government will pay subsidies for their participation in the ACA or not. Insurers say they need a strong statement of intent to help them decide whether to participate in the individual ACA market exchanges next year. While the Department of Health and Human Services recently said it hasn’t changed the precedent which would…

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President Trump and Speaker Ryan Hit The Health Care Wall

President Trump and Speaker Ryan Hit The Health Care Wall

Ways The GOP Health Bill Would Reverse Course From The ACA As the rubber meets the road for the new Trump administration on their promise to wipe out “Obamacare,” it seems the president is finding it a long and winding road. It also seems unlikely that the latest GOP plan will make everyone happy. Current regulations and their take on preexisting conditions are anathema to most Republicans and conservatives, and many are disappointed with other…

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GOP Keeping the ACA Health Insurance ‘Cadillac Tax’

GOP Overhaul Plans to Keep Job-based Health Insurance Taxable By Michelle Andrews Might Republicans make job-based health insurance taxable? And how can you fight an insurance denial for lung-cancer screening? Also, can pharmacists prescribe drugs? Here are answers to some recent questions from readers. Q: I’ve heard that Republicans plan to change the system so that I’d have to pay income taxes on my health insurance benefits. Is it true? It’s way too soon to predict what may happen as…

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