(The JAMA Network Journals) A new research letter published by JAMA Oncology examines changes in insurance coverage among patients with cancer under the Affordable Care Act.
Health analysts fear a general sense of confusion about the Affordable Care Act amid so many fits and starts in Washington to change the 2010 health law.
(Indiana University) The number of newly diagnosed cancer patients who were uninsured fell by one-third in the first year of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, according to research from Indiana University.
Image by Shawn Campbell via Flickr Creative Commons What's going on with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? It depends on where you're looking for answers. Federal lawmakers remain in a quandary over how to deal with the ACA, or as it's known (for now) Obamacare. Show More Summary
In a reversal, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has indicated that it will not accept electronically filed tax returns where the taxpayer does not address the health coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is in contrast to the 2017 filing season.
Most people who are eligible for coverage offered on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace do not know when they can sign up for insurance. Open enrollment, the time period during which people can enroll in private plans offered on the marketplace, begins on November 1. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a leading health policy […]
The compromise from Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would provide states with greater flexibility under the Affordable Care Act in exchange for authorizing cost-sharing reduction payments known as CSRs for two years. Show More Summary
The ACA had its marketing budget slashed by 90%, so Barton F. Graf created The Coverage Coalition to get the word out on open enrolment starting Nov. 1. Remember the full-court press promotion blitz around The Affordable Care Act when...Show More Summary
For the past seven months, Americans have watched and weighed in as Congress considered the continued existence of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last Thursday, the Trump administration announced that the government would stop subsidizing insurers for making premiums and deductibles more affordable for low-income customers. Most of the discussion to date has been about […]
Steve Bannon speaks at the Value Voters Summit in Washington. A day after Steve Bannon seemed to confirm Donald Trump’s intent to deliberately destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying the president was “gonna blow that thing up”, a Republican senator who helped dynamite two Republican healthcare bills said Trump was hurting American citizens.
A day earlier, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to remove a key component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In response to President Trump, 18 states sued the administration on Friday to prevent the removal of subsidies,...Show More Summary
The Trump administration has declared open war on the Affordable Care Act. With its abrupt decision to terminate critical subsidies, it has thrown the exchanges into chaos on the eve of open enrollment; it has imperiled the full faith and credit of the United States; and it will cause a massive...
President Trump turned his sabotage of the Affordable Care Act up to top volume Thursday, chiefly by issuing an executive order instructing three major federal agencies to look into ways to siphon healthy people out of the ACA exchanges. Combined with a second order ending federal payments to insurers...
President Trump will end cost-sharing payments in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces that have helped lower-income consumers afford their health plans. The move, confirmed late Thursday by two people briefed on the decision, is likely...Show More Summary
Democratic Gov. John Carney says President Donald Trump's decision to end federal cost-share subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will hurt thousands of low-income Delaware residents. Carney said in a … Click to Continue »
Alex spends his days explaining how health insurance works to people in Florida. People who are enrolled in private plans on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace call a 1-800 number, and he’s there to answer any questions they may have about premium tax credits, coinsurance, and things of that sort. He’s a licensed navigator […]
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday morning intended to allow small businesses and potentially individuals to buy a long-disputed type of health insurance that skirts state regulations and Affordable Care Act protections.
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday that would allow healthy people to buy cheaper health insurance if they are unsatisfied with plans offered on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. Why? Because the plans under the executive order offer much limited coverage. Following the Republicans’ failure to pass their latest Obamacare repeal measure last […]
The Community Health Council of Wyandotte County has run ads online and on radio in past years urging uninsured people to sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, … Click to Continue »
The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2012, included one provision in particular that was crucial to women's health: It prevented employers from excluding birth control from employer-sponsored insurance plans just because they had a religious or moral objection to it. Show More Summary