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After nearly a decade since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, the U.S. is poised to find out what Obamacare will look like withou... [Read More]
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A large suburban St. Louis employer... [Read More]
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A large suburban St. Louis employer - one of a handful of major Affordable Care Act processing facilities - is closing. [Read More]
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44 percent of voters believe that getting rid of any part of Obamacare is a good start to repealing the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
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House Speaker Greg Hughes says GOP legislators might be willing to pass Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act during the 2018 legislative session if the bill meets a slew of requirements. [Read More]
ez1095 2017 Affordable Care Act form software now supports employers and CPAs with foreign employees on staff. Download and test drive at... [Read More]
Sens. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, recently reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would help protect access to professional advice and assistance for American consumers who are looking for affordable health insurance coverage that meets their personal needs. The Access to Independent Health Insurance Advisors Act, S.2303, addresses a provision of the Affordable Care Act that has caused health insurance agents and brokers to have a hard time to stay in business and... [Read More]
FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 -- States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act had fewer hospital closures, especially in rural areas, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed national data from the years before implementation of Medicaid expansion under Obamacare (2008-12) and the years after it took effect (2015-16). Hospitals in the 32 states that expanded Medicaid were about 84 percent less likely to close than hospitals in states that did not expand the government-funded insurance program for the poor or disabled, the study found. The findings are reported in the January issue of Health Affairs. The... [Read More]
On Friday, Kentucky became the first state with federal approval to implement a so-called work requirement for Medicaid recipients. The commonwealth is one of ten states, including Indiana, that have requested approval from the federal government for such a provision. The new rule, to be rolled out in July, would mandate able-bodied Kentuckians on Medicaid to work or volunteer 20 hours per week. Kentucky was one of the 32 states that expanded Medicaid, the health insurance program traditionally covering children, the elderly and disabled, under the Affordable Care Act. Kentucky's expansion brought health coverage to more low-income adults ,... [Read More]
A Maine health insurance cooperative is suing over the federal government's decision to stop some reimbursements under the Affordable Care Act. Community Health Options contends it's owed $5.7 million in reimbursements that were supposed to be issued during the last three months of 2017. The Portland Press Herald reports that the... [Read More]
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I have been in the individual health insurance market for over 12 years, and this is the worst since before the Affordable Care Act. Last year, my insurance company, Coventry,... [Read More]
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A day after the Trump administration announced it would allow states to require poor people to work or get ready for jobs to receive Medicaid benefits, federal health officials granted Kentucky permission to impose such conditions. Becoming the first-in-the-nation state is a victory for Kentucky's Republican governor, Matt Bevin, who during his 2015 campaign vowed to reverse the strong embrace of the Affordable Care Act by his Democratic predecessor. Bevin first pledged to undo his state's expansion of Medicaid, which had helped cause the ranks of uninsured Kentuckians to dwindle more than in almost any other state. [Read More]
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A Maine-based health insurance cooperative is suing the federal government over a decision to stop some reimbursements under the Affordable Care Act. Community Health Options, based in Lewiston, filed the lawsuit in federal court, seeking nearly $5.7 million in reimbursements that were supposed to be issued during the last three months of 2017. The nonprofit…... [Read More]
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Andy Slavitt traveled the country explaining to some 35,000 Americans how ACA repeal would harm them. And it worked. [Read More]
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"It was devastating and terrifying." On December 22, three days before Christmas, Nicole McMinn got a "devastating" letter in the mail. Connecticut health officials wrote to tell her that funding for Husky B, the state's name for its Children's Health Insurance Program, would soon run out, and the program would end on January 31. They would have to buy a health plan for their son through the Affordable Care Act instead at that time. "It was devastating and terrifying," Nicole, who lives in Cheshire with her husband and 2-year-old son, told me by phone. "It basically ruined our holiday."... [Read More]
The plan is exempt from some of the major protections of the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
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The plan is exempt from some of the major protections of the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
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Yesterday the Trump administration took a giant swipe at Medicaid, particularly the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, by announcing a policy that would allow states to deny Medicaid coverage to otherwise eligible individuals if they are not working. This is a radical departure in policy that is at odds with the law – it is also not really about putting people back to work. [Read More]
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Do you have a lazy cousin you just can't stand? Always leeching off other people or working some kind of scam, no visible source of income, thinks he can just take advantage of the system while everybody else has to work for a living? Does he really drive you nuts? Well the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress couldn't be happier about how mad your cousin makes you. They want to nurture that resentment and turn it into public policy, so they can dismantle our system of social supports. It won't be easy, particularly if they... [Read More]
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