The Trump administration announced a sizable change to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Monday — winding back Obama-era rules on skimpier health insurance. The administration is proposing to expand access to short-term health plans, which is intended to fill temporary gaps in coverage and provide some consumers with cheaper options because the plan’s coverage is limited. […]
The percentage of cancer survivors without health insurance decreased substantially after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
Blue Cross of Idaho submitted five health plans to Idaho insurance regulators on Tuesday that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to local reports. The move has serious repercussions on people’s health care — and if the Trump administration allows the state to bypass the federal health law, other states could soon […]
(JAMA Network) The dependent coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that allowed young adults to stay on their parents' insurance until they were 26 was associated with increased use of prenatal care, increased private insurance payment for births, and a modest reduction in preterm births.
The Affordable Care Act appears to have improved the health of young pregnant women and their babies. A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at the effects of the ACA provision allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance through age 26. The researchers studied a group of […]
Nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage for 2018.
An Arkansas state legislator who survived cancer announced Monday that he’s running for Congress, hoping to take down his district’s current Republican representative, who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Clarke Tucker, a Democrat, told ThinkProgress Monday that his own experience with bladder cancer last year helped him realize just how real the […]
I’ve been fascinated by the variance in the lived experience of the Affordable Care Act at the year over year level and variation at the county line level for a while now. There are two major sources of variation of the lived exerpienced for otherwise identical individuals. The first is the state decision to expand […]
Potential impacts of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers examined.
(JAMA Network) Bottom Line: The Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) Medicaid expansion was associated with significant increases in insurance coverage among patients with serious surgical conditions such as appendicitis or aortic aneurysm, and a greater likelihood of these patients receiving timely, optimal care.
There’s never been a ballot measure asking voters to weigh funding for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion until Oregon’s. On Tuesday, voters statewide will decide whether to keep taxing insurance companies and hospitals to pay for health insurance or tell the state legislature to return to the drawing board and think of something […]
Americans witnessed the many failed attempts of our elected officials to reform our broken health care system over the past year. Some call for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while others think it is the cure-all for what ails our system. The simple fact that politicians fail to consider is the fact […]
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated cost sharing for screening mammograms, their rate of use rose six percentage points among older woman for whom such screenings were recommended, aShow More Summary
When it comes to Obamacare (i.e. the Affordable Care Act, or ACA), Democrats and Republicans haven’t found much to agree upon. That’s why it was particularly notable when bipartisan consensus... The post Congress Sees The Importance Of Addressing ACA Taxes Now, Not Later appeared first on Shopfloor.
(Brown University) A new study finds that screening mammogram rates increased after the Affordable Care Act eliminated out-of-pocket costs.
This is worth at least an quasi-ironic chuckle. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2018 is closer to some elements of the early 2007 campaign version of Obama’s health care vision than the ACA implementation from 2010-2017 was. Now let’s go look at the tape, from Polifact 2007: Obama shot back: “Well, let’s […]
A new report published in the January issue of Health Affairs is the first to examine hospital closures in the context of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion. The study from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health...Show More Summary
Affordable Care Act changes will impact 2018. But we still have to remember our 2017 requirements. ComplyRight shares with us many resources to make that a whole lot easier! The post Affordable Care Act (#ACA): Don’t Forget Your 2017 Requirements! appeared first on hr bartender.
The controversy over health care reform often boils down to two issues: coverage and cost. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made significant impact on the coverage issue, dropping the uninsured rate below 10 percent for the first time in the recorded history of the United States, covering 20+ million Americans in the 8 years since it was passed, and […]
The Affordable Care Act mandated that hospitals exempt from taxes work to provide health benefits to the community. But a study finds that has been slow to get off the ground.