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Obamacare Penalty May Not Be High Enough For Middle Incomes

Even though penalties under the Affordable Care Act for not having health insurance jumped significantly this year, they still might be too low to attract Americans to signup for subsidized coverage, a new analysis shows. Avalere Health, a Washington health policy and consulting firm, said some middle income healthy individuals would [...]

Obama Isn't Trying to Strong Arm Just One Red State into Expanding Obamacare — He's Got His Eye on Four

Florida governor Rick Scott filed suit against the Obama administration last week on the grounds that the feds are trying to coerce his state into expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The bludgeon of choice: threateningShow More Summary

Health Care by Decade: A Guide to Protecting Your Health in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s

Just like your 401(k), your health is a long-term investment that you really can't afford to push to the bottom of your priority list. Yet knowing what steps to take in order to stay healthy isn't always obvious--thanks to all of the...Show More Summary

Obamacare News That Should Make Conservatives Happy, But Won't

A new survey released on Thursday suggests that Affordable Care Act consumers are relatively happy with the insurance that they have purchased. And it's partly for reasons that conservatives would be celebrating -- if only that didn't also mean celebrating “Obamacare.” The survey comes from the research firm J.D. Show More Summary

Here Comes the Big Intra-GOP Fight Over Obamacare Subsidies

It's been obvious for a while that congressional Republicans will be placed in a difficult position if SCOTUS strikes down subsidies for health insurance purchases under the Affordable Care Act...

Provider Accountability Essential for Successful Care Transitions

Regardless of one's views on the Affordable Care Act, it has succeeded in placing long-overdue attention on improving management of patient transitions from one care setting to another, according to a leading health care policy analyst speaking today at the National Quality Summit, sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

Obamacare and Obama will be popular in 2020

Good news for Obamacare supporters: It's quite a bit less unpopular than it was a few months ago. The uptick leads to the question: Will the Affordable Care Act ever actually be popular? Looking at the long run, Republicans may have done the law a favor by naming it Obamacare.

Punishing Protest

Nice that participating in a protest to get your state to accept the provisions of the Affordable Care Act gets one in seriously hot water at the University of Georgia.

Obama Has a Plan to Expand Medicaid in Red States—by Weakening It

One of the Affordable Care Act's major provisions sought to expand the number of people covered by Medicaid by allowing people earning up to 138 percent of the poverty line to enroll. But in many parts of the country, it hasn't worked out that way. Show More Summary

On Iran, the GOP Stumbles Toward Self-Destruction

It was an outlandish act of political theater, and one that resulted in utter failure. In the fall of 2013, the Republican Party decided to take a stand against the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health-care legislation. Show More Summary

Obamacare's Rising Popularity Could Sink Republicans in 2016

Two days ago, I observed that the Affordable Care Act remained barely unpopular, with a 2 percent unfavorability margin that could be attributed entirely to elderly people who have litt

New warning to states: reject Medicaid expansion, risk losing federal funds

Add Tennessee and Kansas to the list of states that have been warned by the Obama administration that failing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act could jeopardize special funding to pay hospitals and doctors for treating the poor. Continue reading ? The post New warning to states: reject Medicaid expansion, risk losing federal funds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Good News In Polls On Obamacare, Obama, And The Economy

There is some favorable news in a couple polls out yesterday. A Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows that the number who view the Affordable Care Act favorably or unfavorably is now evenly split, with 43 percent having a favorable view and 42 percent unfavorable. This remains within the margin of error and, while still lower [...]Show More Summary

The Anti-Business Agenda of the Obama Administration

By Hector Barreto, Inside Sources Anti-business policies have unfortunately become the norm for the Obama Administration. From the Affordable Care Act to Dodd-Frank, the last six years have been hard for job creators across the United States, even as they strive to hire new workers and lift an anemic economic recovery.

Back to Basics

The Basic Plan is part of the Affordable Care Act.  States can request permission from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to set up a health plan for people whose incomes are between 138% FPL and 200% FPL.  It is funded by the pooling together of premium tax credit subsidies and cost sharing [Read more...]

Why are Obamacare’s polling numbers so low?

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a poll Tuesday showing that public opinion is divided on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Forty-three percent of respondents reported that they approve of the health-care law, and 42 percent said they disapprove. That’s a marked improvement from much of the last year. But those of us […]

Do These Poll Ratings Mark A Turning Point For Obamacare?

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Favorable impressions of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act have increased slightly in recent months, showing the highest positive rating in a key tracking poll since the autumn of 2012. While the change is small, the reasons...Show More Summary

Insurers Backed Obamacare, Then Undermined It. Now They're Profiting From It

Anyone who still thinks the Affordable Care Act was a “government takeover of health care” should consider this headline from the news pages of last Thursday’s Investor’s Business Daily: UnitedHealth Profit Soars On Obamacare, Optum —April...Show More Summary

A half century's legacy at a crossroads

In 1965, the 89th Congress and President Lyndon Johnson produced landmark laws that made education more attainable, health care more affordable, voting more accessible, housing more available, immigration more equitable, and the environment cleaner. Show More Summary

Poll: Obamacare Edges into Popularity

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found steadily improving numbers for the Affordable Care Act, with the law's approval rating inching above its disapproval rating for the first time in two and a half years.

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