In November, 258,497 Americans selected health insurance plans through insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, according to data released this morning by the Department of Health and Human Services. That was up from 106,185 in October. Show More Summary
“All I did was follow the law. The law says that if you have committee staff, leadership staff, they stay where they are. If you have other staff, which is most everyone, they go to the exchanges. I followed the Affordable Care Act. It is the law.” – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), radio […]
There will be a meeting this Saturday, the 14th, at Clarendon Park [4501 N Clarendon] to inform neighbors about the Affordable Care Act including the Marketplace and expanded Medicaid options. There will be Certified Application Counselors...Show More Summary
They won't all disappear. Here's where the remaining ones will go.
I’m trying to decide among a few plans on the exchange. How do I know which ones cover prescription drugs? All of them should. In the past, some individual policies offered drug coverage as an option for an additional cost, but that will change on Jan. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama may have stirred up quiet a bit of controversy over the past few months with his Obamacare and Affordable Care Act, but the latest Obama singing mash-up is sure to have people feeling joyful once again. The creative minds at the popular YouTube Channel Baracksdubs has put together yet another mash-up of... Show More Summary
A campaign that was launched on National Coming Out Day is giving LGBT people the resources they need to make educated decisions about their health care coverage. Contributor: Jeffrey Hartinger read more
Amidst the dark skies of the Healthcare.gov launch, some daylight may finally be emerging with respect to one of the critical goals of the Affordable Care Act—bending the cost curve of America’s expensive healthcare system. According to a New York Times report out Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office has quietly removed hundreds of billions of [...]
Obamacare realities just became a little more intense in the Bluegrass State. Requirements in the Affordable Care Act presented...
Tuesday on The Real Story, Fox's Gretchen Carlson invited fellow host Stuart Varney to help explain how some insurance companies appear to be keeping costs down under the Affordable Care Act by neglecting to cover certain medications for patients.
Opponents of the Affordable Care Act tend to suggest expanded coverage resulting from the law’s Medicaid expansion somehow doesn’t really count as success. But the law’s goal is to expand coverage, and the Medicaid expansion is one of the tools it utilizes to accomplish that. And here’s another way the Medicaid expansion could succeed — […]
One of the most popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act is the requirement that insurance companies sell policies to anyone who wants them, without charging higher premiums based on pre-existing conditions. But premiums are just...Show More Summary
A conservative amendment inserted into the Affordable Care Act by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) inadvertently gave GOP staffers the ability to get abortions covered by their health insurance. (Assume good intentions dead) Read more.....
Over the weekend, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry weighed in on the Affordable Care Act by saying that the term “Obamacare” was actually meant to be a “derogatory term,” conceived by “wealthy white men,” to put themselves above a black man and to diminish his accomplishments: I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a […]
Washington (CNN) - Congress' tangled relationship with the Affordable Care Act entered another phase Monday, raising a new question about whether lawmakers are really experiencing the exchanges the way other Americans do. Monday night was the deadline for members of Congress and the thousands of people who work on their staffs to sign up for […]
A New York Times article highlighted positive stories of people gaining coverage from the Affordable Care Act's exchanges -- a departure from the media's history of ignoring the law's success stories in favor of overwhelmingly negative...Show More Summary
1. Great reporting by Dylan Scott about Affordable Care Act navigators and their toughest job: explaining to people that their state governments have let them down and that because their state didn’t expand Medicaid, they won’t get health insurance. 2. More ground-level Obamacare reporting from Joey Holleman in South Carolina. 3. Which states have enacted new […]
Three of the richest healthcare insurance companies in America are reluctant to join the state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." One expert said their minimal participation will contribute to making the Obamacare plan in the exchanges essentially the same low quality as Medicaid.
Conventional wisdom seems to be congealing around the idea that Democrats may be in deep trouble in 2014 thanks to the Affordable Care Act rollout. Charlie Cook, as good an example of a smart election observer as anyone, takes note of the big swing towards Republicans in recent generic ballot polling and concludes that unless […]
Philip Klein is exasperated from President Obama’s somewhat aggressive use of administrative flexibility in implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and argues that a “future Republican president would have greater latitude to gut Obamacare than I once thought possible.” I think Klein exaggerates the extent to which the Obama administration is doing anything unusual; both […]