WASHINGTON -- Republicans are once again running for election on a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 health care reform initiative also known as Obamacare. Every Republican from presumptive...Show More Summary
Cecilia Ramirez is worried about her weight and troubling symptoms that hint of diabetes, but she won’t seek medical help because she can’t afford it. “I don’t go to the doctor when I’m sick — it’s to...
Physician compensation is rising across all major major specialties, jumping in several areas by double-digit percentages thanks to the Affordable Care Act, according to The Medicus Firm.
Not many people know it can be cheaper to pay cash even if you have health insurance. When it comes to the world of health care and health insurance, the rabbit hole is deep and winding. The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has certainly...Show More Summary
A new report indicates that the Affordable Care Act may have reduced American health-care spending. But there’s a catch.
Republicans have tried to sabotage the Affordable Care Act since it passed. Now they are using one of the messes they have made as evidence that they should replace the law. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released an Obamacare replacement plan on Wednesday that, among other things, complains that the ACA leaves people out. In […]
One of the linchpins of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to have everyone in the United States get Health Care Insurance. The way that the law instructed that this be done was to have the States set up Exchanges; access to the exchanges would allow each person to shop, preferably on-line, for an insurance policy that would best meet their needs. Show More Summary
The Republican Party has long criticized the Affordable Care Act since its passage in 2010, and Democrats have long countered that the GOP had no...
Half a decade after winning back the House of Representatives, Republicans in Congress have yet to pass a bill to fully repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. They have failed to do so both because the party is barely cohesive enough...Show More Summary
For six years, Republicans in Congress have promised that very, very soon they’d release their plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Just you wait, they said back in 2010, when we put out our plan America will see how terrific our health-care ideas are. They also said that in 2011 — the […]
More than five years after taking the majority on a promise to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, House Republicans have elected again not to advance a comprehensive alternative. Instead, lawmakers are putting forward a general outline Wednesday that combines a series of familiar conservative...
US Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan rolled out a blueprint of a comprehensive plan on Wednesday to rival the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
House Republicans unveiled what they're calling an Obamacare replacement Wednesday, 2,283 days after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. The plan, which isn't legislation and is more like a mission statement,...Show More Summary
The Obama administration plans a targeted effort to get young adults and other holdouts this fall to sign up for coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s next open enrollment.
The authors of the report make it clear that while the Affordable Care Act may have played some role, it is far from the main contributor... A bit of this has to do with lower-than-expected health insurance enrollment. Medicaid, forShow More Summary
The graphic above embodies the latest good-news story connected with the Affordable Care Act. It shows how projections of U.S. healthcare spending growth have come sharply down since Obamacare’s enactment in 2010. The latest projections are $2.6 trillion lower than the original post-ACA baseline...
The United States spends a lot on health care, but thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, we're going to spend quite a bit less than expected.
WASHINGTON -- Twenty million or so more people have health insurance now than they did before Obamacare, and yet the American health care system is on track to spend $2.6 trillion less from 2014 to 2019 than before the Affordable Care Act became law. That's right -- $2.6 trillion, which is equivalent to about 1.5 percent of U.S. Show More Summary
The biggest criticism lobbed against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been it hasn’t done much yet to slow the decades-long healthcare inflation. Since 2001 costs for a family of four have tripled to$25,826 — hardly affordable. President Obama has said “interesting things happen in the fourth quarter.” Meanwhile, benefits [...]
The Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are challenging insurance and hospital mergers the dealmakers say will help Americans covered under the Affordable Care Act