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Administration Takes Definitive Swipe at ACA

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The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest administration action could disrupt the Affordable Care Act, the health c...
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Congress Considers Voiding ObamaCare Mandate in New Tax Bill: 11-6-17

As Congress began retooling the tax proposal in pursuit of a final version that can pass a Congressional vote, the House suggested that using their sweeping tax bill to repeal the ACA's individual mandate - through a proposed measure to undo the requirement that Americans must buy health insurance - might be included in the final tax package. The mandate, which imposes a tax penalty on Americans who fail to buy insurance under the ACA, is considered a critical component of the 2010 health care l...
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American Health Care Act Draft Unveiled

On June 22, 2017, Senate Republicans unveiled a draft version of their healthcare reform bill "H.R. 1628" designed to: Cuts Medicaid Ends penalties for people not buying insurance Reshapes subsidies to low-income users The 142-page draft bill could go to a vote as early as this week. The new Plan Would: Prohibit states from opting out of key protections for patients with preexisting conditions, eliminates much of former President Obama’s signature health care legislation. Repeal tax i...
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House GOP Health Plan - Comparison to the ACA

Estimates: Cost & Coverage of Proposed ACA Legislation The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would save the government billions over the next 10 years, but leave 14M people without insurance in 2018 compared with current law, an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The health-care plan calls for repealing a majority of the Affordable Care Act’s taxes starting in 2018 and phase out the Medicaid expansion in 2020 for the 31 participating states and the Di...
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Obamacare Exchange Stats Not Encouraging

Nearly two million individuals enrolled in Obamacare plans through state exchanges dropped their coverage through mid-March, according to a Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services report released Monday evening. Some 12.2 million people enrolled in Obamacare plans during the 2017 open enrollment period, but only 10.3 million individuals paid their premiums.  This means that 1.9M individuals either had not paid or did not pay the necessary amount to keep coverage on the exchanges, according to ...
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Snippets American Health Care Act (AHCA)

The AHCA is like having a baby ...It's not here yet, but it's coming. ANTI-AHCA PUSH - Eight major groups announced national events hoping to bring together patients, providers and advocates to warn the Senate against repealing the Affordable Care Act. Participants: AARP, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Federation of American Hospitals and March of Dimes. Tar...
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Obamacare Drives Out Insurers

Insurers Fleeing Marketplaces Cite Fear of Subsidy Payments and the Individual Mandate Obamacare markets are undergoing a slow-motion meltdown as a climate of uncertainty. Most insurers have announced plans to exit the marketplaces, which leaves Obamacare customers nationwide with potentially no options for purchasing subsidized coverage in 2018.  In the latest and most significant blow, Anthem this week announced it will pull out of Ohio next year, leaving at least 18 counties without an insure...
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ACA Update - Three Key Takeaways

The Revised House Republican health bill follows a philosophy that "Insurers and markets, rather than government" are empowered to find ways to provide affordable health insurance to a broad set of Americans. The bill that passed this week creates a mechanism to free insurers to sell a wider variety of products—including less-comprehensive plans now barred by law—and to broaden the pricing, that could potentially raising premiums for older and sicker Americans. The bill eliminates the requiremen...
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BREAKING NEWS Obamacare Repeal Passes the House

House Republicans on Thursday narrowly approved a sweeping health care bill aimed at fulfilling an overturn of ObamaCare. The revised American Health Care Act passed on a 217-213 vote.  The passage marked Republicans' biggest step yet toward replacing the Affordable Care Act. The bill heads next to the Senate, however, where it faces an uncertain fate. 
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Latest Update on ObamaCare

ObamaCare Updates To help you keep up to date on what’s happening with ObamaCare we provide the latest ObamaCare information that affects you, your family and your business. As of today the ACA remains the law of the land until further notice.  See rules That means, until things change, to avoid the penalty for not having minimum essential coverage Americans still needed to get coverage, apply for cost assistance, and/or change plans during open enrollment. Open en...
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