For some people, the Affordable Care Act is much too expensive. Here, six women discuss how the ACA negatively impacted their lives.
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
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 »
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 […]
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
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...
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...
ABC-Washington Post poll finds opposition to letting states decide on insurance rules for health benefits, preexisting medical conditions
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...
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 […]
“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
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. 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 […]
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.
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...
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...
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
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
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
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 […]