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The Affordable Care Act Made Life Harder for These 6 Women

For some people, the Affordable Care Act is much too expensive. Here, six women discuss how the ACA negatively impacted their lives.

Large Majorities Support Key Obamacare Provisions, Unless it Costs Something

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that Americans say they support Affordable Care Act regulations that require health insurance companies in all states to cover a particular set of services (62%) and prohibit insurers in allShow More Summary

Insurer Centene commits to shaky ACA exchanges for 2018

One health insurer is eager to dive back into the Affordable Care Act's troubled insurance exchanges next year, even as competitors waver and President Donald Trump tweets doom about the … Click to Continue »

How the GOP Made the ACA Popular

There are two fundamental paradoxes that created political problems for the Affordable Care Act. The first is that while as a whole the American health care system as a whole is horribly inefficient and inequitable, large numbers of politically important people (most notably, people with Medicare and good employer-provided insurance) are personally happy with the […]

Poll: 50% Lack Confidence in GOP on Health Care

Half of Americans say they have little to no confidence that Republican efforts to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act would make things better, according to results from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Show More Summary

Obamacare getting more popular under President Trump

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump has reaffirmed this week his intention of walking back the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, and replacing it with a Republican alternative. “If our healthcare plan is approved, you will see real healthcare and premiums will start tumbling...

Poll: 61 percent of Americans do not want Obamacare repealed and replaced

President Trump and many Republicans intend to move forward with another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Read more...

Public pans Republicans’ latest approach to replacing Affordable Care Act

9 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

ABC-Washington Post poll finds opposition to letting states decide on insurance rules for health benefits, preexisting medical conditions

HHS, States Move To Help Insurers Defray Costs Of Sickest Patients

11 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

As congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act remain in limbo, the Trump administration and some states are taking steps to help insurers cover the cost of their...

Facing The Budget

Each year legislators sharpen their knives, consider key constituent needs and meet to pass a budget. This year isn’t very different except that when the Republicans could not unify to replace the Affordable Care Act, unexpected questions about the party emerged. The Democrats are united in opposition and after tasting Republican blood in the DC […]

What If The Affordable Care Act Was Available 20 Years Ago?

“Well, I’m sorry. We’re not a charity, so we can’t do that.” A part of me wanted to scream inside. I had asked someone in the billing department at my psychiatrist’s office about accepting payments to take care of an outstanding bill. Show More Summary

Obamacare cuts about to hit rural areas show how little Republicans care about their constituents

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

One of the many components of the Affordable Care Act that made access to quality care better was one designed to help Republican territory—rural  areas—as well as other, underserved urban areas. It's providing training—and bringingShow More Summary

THEY CAN’T EVEN MANAGE A PARTIAL REPEAL: Obamacare tax delay unlikely in government funding bill. …

THEY CAN’T EVEN MANAGE A PARTIAL REPEAL: Obamacare tax delay unlikely in government funding bill. The “Health Insurance Tax” is mandated under the Affordable Care Act. It levies insurance companies with a 4 percent to 6 percent tax on every health plan sold in America, with the exception of coverage provided by firms that self-insure […]

Most New to Medicaid Have No Other Option if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Almost everyone covered through Ohio's Medicaid expansion would have no other viable insurance option should the Affordable Care Act be repealed, a new study has found.

Health Care In America: An Employment Bonanza And A Runaway-Cost Crisis

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

In many ways, the health care industry has been a great friend to the U.S. economy. Its plentiful jobs helped lift the country out of the Great Recession and, partly due to the Affordable Care Act, it...

Is a full Obamacare repeal near?

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

As House Republicans try to find common cause on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they may be ready to let states make the ultimate decision about whether to keep a key consumer provision in the federal health law that conservatives say is raising insurance costs. Those...

The White House Thinks Congress Can Repeal Obamacare AND Prevent A Shutdown... All This Week!

WASHINGTON ? White House officials are ratcheting up pressure on House Republicans to vote this week to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, even though there is no bill, there is no agreement on what that bill should look like,...Show More Summary

GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) told the mother of a service industry worker who has benefitted from the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion that her son should get a better job if he wants decent insurance when Obamacare is repealed. The...Show More Summary

Trump Fires Surgeon General Who Called Gun Violence a Public Health Issue

President Trump asked Obama administration holdover Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to resign, getting rid of a staunch advocate for the Affordable Care Act who has long called for stronger gun control. He was replaced by his deputy, Rear Ad. Show More Summary

Can Obamacare be defused before it blows up?

If the Affordable Care Act were a game, it would be Milton Bradley’s Cold War-era creation, Time Bomb. In the black-and-white TV commercial that lives forever on YouTube, Broadway comedian Stubby Kaye plays catch with adorable kids, except instead of a ball, they’re tossing a toy bomb that makes a tick-tick-tick sound when the fuse […]

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