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When congressional Republicans passed tax reform in December, they gutted the provision of the Affordable Care Act mandating uninsured Americans pay a fee for not having “qualifying” health insurance. Although this important decision will provide tax relief to millions of people forced to pay a fine for not ...
What does a ruling about automobile financing have to do with Obamacare? As it turns out, plenty. This week the Senate acted to repeal a piece of regulatory guidance the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued back in March 2013. As a Politico report Wednesday noted, that precedent ...

The federal contractor that operates ObamaCare call centers was accused of wage theft totaling more than $100 million over five years in complaints filed Monday. The Communications Workers of America (CWA) brought the complaints with the Department of Labor, alleging that the contractor, General ...
In 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Obamacare in a 5-4 ruling, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinion. Many Obamacare opponents believe Roberts used contorted reasoning to save the law by labeling Obamacare's individual mandate penalty a tax. Now, six years ...
The Trump administration also took another step Monday to put its stamp on the Affordable Care Act by releasing new rules for 2019. Since Congress failed to repeal and replace the health reform law, administration officials can only adjust Obamacare's regulations. Like its prior moves, the administration ...
... and the tally usually declines after the sign-up period. Obamacare's open enrollment period was in the spotlight this past fall with both supporters and detractors poised to use the numbers to support their arguments. The modest dip in sign-ups allowed advocates to stress the Affordable Care Act's value to ...

In the 11 states that sell coverage for the Affordable Care Act — popularly known as Obamacare — through their own marketplaces, enrollment remained the same as last year. Seema Verma, the administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, congratulated her agency in a Twitter ...
Affordable Care Act premiums are headed in the same direction as last year: higher. According to a new study from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, premiums in the Obamacare exchanges — which provide insurance for people who do not get coverage through work or a government program ...
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should receive 1095 forms along with the W-2, 1099, and other tax forms that you receive from employers and financial institutions. The 1095 forms verify your health care insurance status for tax purposes. 1095-A forms debuted in 2015, while taxpayers ...
An Indiana University researcher says there was a significant increase in the number of children breastfed and the recent study links the increase to the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. The ACA required coverage of lactation support services and equipment and this resulted in thousands more women ...
The Affordable Care Act has helped reduce the number of uninsured college students in the country, though nearly 1.7 million of students still remain without coverage, according to a new report. The analysis comes from the Lookout Mountain Group, a collection of university health officials and other ...
New Jerseyans by more than a two-to-one margin want Obamacare to continue, but their support for the mandate that nearly everyone have insurance or pay a penalty is lukewarm at ... It surveyed 1,502 residents last fall, when Congress began to strip away some of the Affordable Care Act's requirements.
Now that lawmakers have finished with the last of its “must-pass” legislation, it's time for the Republican-controlled Congress to go back and address its biggest disappointment so far: its failure to keep its campaign promises to repeal ObamaCare. I'm not talking about another frontal assault on that odious ...
ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion has been a proven disaster. More than twice as many able-bodied adults have signed up as states thought ever possible, leading to massive and growing cost overruns. Those cost overruns leave less money to fund services for the truly needy, including seniors, poor ...
Oh, the new taxes put in place by the Affordable Care Act led the richest 20 percent of Americans to pay an average of $1,100 more in taxes each year—which amounts to a pittance for people making $281,000 or more? Oh, you are saying this redistribution of wealth did not, in fact, cause civil society to ...
Eight years ago last week, President Obama took a giant step by signing the Affordable Care Act, establishing health care as a right for all Americans. The law ... The landmark law that came to be know as “Obamacare” by both its supporters and its enemies has made significant progress in all three areas.
When GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, came up short last summer, the senators stepped in to see if they could piece together a bipartisan plan to keep insurance premiums from skyrocketing and stabilize health insurance markets while Congress figured out its next step on the ...

News 4 examines Obamacare's impact on Nevada on the bill's 8th anniversary. by Ben Margiott ... Eight years ago today, former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, bringing about sweeping changes to the healthcare industry. How has Nevada been impacted by the law known as Obamacare?
The Trump administration has once again pointed to health insurers' robust stock market performance as proof that they are profiting from Obamacare. The White House's Council of Economic Advisers issued a report this week declaring that insurers have made a lot of money since the Affordable Care Act ...
After months of bipartisan negotiations involving some of Congress' best deal-makers, the Senate appeared poised to reach an agreement this week on a proposal to inject billions of dollars into the state Obamacare insurance exchanges, holding down premiums for millions of Americans not covered by ...
But as lawmakers continue their over years-long battle over Obamacare, it is Americans who will feel the brunt of the seemingly endless battle over the future of the U.S. health insurance system. A February report by the left-leaning Urban Institute projected that premiums would increase 18 percent on ...
As Congress moves forward with their budget-busting omnibus bill, they have simultaneously readied in a separate measure nearly $60-$65 billion in wealth transfer from hard-working Americans to insurance companies under the guise of “stabilizing” the ObamaCare exchanges. This despite insurance ...
A year after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, South LA– the neighborhood where I work– was still ground zero of the uninsured crisis. In 2011, 28.5 percent of LA's population still lacked health insurance, and 21.3 percent of Californians as a whole were uninsured at some point during the ...
But lawmakers whiffed on striking agreements on two of their biggest priorities of the last six months: stabilizing the individual health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act and resolving the status of young undocumented immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...
Eight years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, saying it enshrined “the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their healthcare.” Whether you prefer to call it the ACA or Obamacare, here are 5 things to ...
has "kept his commitment completely" to support ObamaCare fixes she championed. Collins pushed back on criticism she has received from Democrats that she should not have voted for the tax-reform bill in December in hopes of later passing her measure aimed at lowering ObamaCare premiums.
The big budget deal reached this week in the House doesn't include a long-sought-after provision to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. But the $1.3 billion plan, set to fund the government through September, has lots of new money for medical research, addiction treatment and mental health ...
The Obamacare marketplaces aren't slated to open again until November, but signs already point to trouble ahead. A recent independent analysis confirmed what industry experts and consumer advocacy groups have already argued: Republican changes to key provisions of former President Barack ...
ObamaCare payments aimed at lowering premiums will not be included in the House's government funding bill, in a significant defeat for backers of the effort. Multiple GOP lawmakers said the payments are not being included, in large part because of a dispute with Democrats over abortion restrictions ...
The Affordable Care Act very nearly failed to become law due to an intraparty dispute among Democrats over how to handle the abortion issue. Now a similar argument between Democrats and Republicans is slowing progress on a bill that could help cut soaring premiums and shore up the ACA. At issue is ...
“I will probably never work on anything more fulfilling than my work on RomneyCare in Massachusetts and later on, working on Obamacare,” Gruber said. The Affordable Care Act is a set of three mutually supporting interlinked ideas, according to Gruber. He said those are guaranteed coverage regardless ...
The Affordable Care Act originally had a reinsurance program that expired after three years. The Alexander-Collins proposal would start it up again, for another three years, reducing premiums by 10 percent on average in 2019 and by 20 percent on average in the two years after that, according to an ...
Phil Murphy and Democratic lawmakers are trying to shore up the Affordable Care Act with legislation and outreach to reverse what they say has been an attempt by their ... The Trump administration's bid to chip away at Obamacare could bring financial relief to consumers who don't need health care.
If we know one thing for absolutely certain, it's that most Republicans can't stand the Affordable Care Act and want to see it repealed. And then there's GOP gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango who might have been for the law before he was against it. During an March 15 appearance before the Berks ...
The relentless attack on the Affordable Care Act - the holy grail in President Trump's govern-by-sabotage fiat - scored its most damaging blow in December, when the Republicans repealed the individual mandate as part of a regressive tax bill. It was merely one step in the long quest to undermine the ACA ...
"[The Affordable Care Act] remains the law and we have a duty to enforce and uphold the law," she wrote. The decision was particularly noteworthy because it put a Republican administration at odds with a GOP governor. But the controversy may not be over yet. On Friday, Otter said his state is not backing ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) made comments in a January radio interview supporting a “bipartisan opportunity” to fund Obamacare's Exchanges, specifically through mechanisms like reinsurance. How quickly the speaker forgets — or wants others to forget. Obamacare already had a reinsurance ...
22, President Donald Trump did indeed sign a sweeping tax bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act's tax penalty by zeroing out the fines. Opponents of the tax penalty rejoiced, and many, like Rick, Patrick and Michael, assumed it took effect immediately. Not so. The penalty won't go away until 2019, and ...
... the fact that payment was even an issue says a lot about the coverage that sharing ministries provide their members. Pre-existing conditions aren't supposed to matter anymore, under the Affordable Care Act. But they matter for people who enroll in ministries and other alternatives to traditional insurance.
A pair of proposed state bills to salvage aspects of the Affordable Care Act for Connecticut residents differ significantly when it comes to penalizing citizens who forgo health care coverage. health insurance connecticut In written testimony that Gov. Dannel Malloy submitted to the General Assembly's ...
Under the new state rules, insurers in Idaho would still have to offer policies that comply with the Affordable Care Act on the state's health insurance exchange, ... alternatives hold great promise, and we believe that Idaho's plan aligns with the State's responsibility for 'substantially enforcing' Obamacare.
... up to do something positive to aid the Affordable Care Act. But now the administration is adding abortion to an already-volatile mix and pushing a provision fundamentally at odds with Democratic priorities. It seems like the White House is standing in the way of anything getting done on Obamacare.
Having failed in its effort to have Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has been relentlessly trying to destroy the health care law on its own. The latest move in that demolition derby came this week, when officials proposed giving insurance companies more leeway to sell junk ...
The Blue plans increased premiums by more than 25 percent on average in 2017, meaning many insurers charged enough to cover their customers' medical costs for the first time since the Affordable Care Act marketplaces launched in 2014 with robust coverage requirements. “2017 was the first year we ...
22, President Donald Trump did indeed sign a sweeping tax bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act's tax penalty by zeroing out the fines. Opponents of the tax penalty rejoiced, and many, like Rick, Patrick and Michael, assumed it took effect immediately. Not so. The penalty won't go away until 2019, and ...
22, President Donald Trump did indeed sign a sweeping tax bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act's tax penalty by zeroing out the fines. Opponents of the tax penalty rejoiced, and many, like Rick, Patrick and Michael, assumed it took effect immediately. Not so. The penalty won't go away until 2019, and ...
The irony is the approach — known as reinsurance — will likely help preserve Obamacare markets in Wisconsin even as the Trump administration continues to take executive actions to undermine the law. “Even though I may not agree with the Affordable Care Act … until someone decides what to do in ...
He also appeared to reference a rule his administration put out this week allowing for new “short-term plans” that are cheaper and skimpier than ObamaCare insurance plans. Trump lamented that legislation to entirely repeal the law failed by one vote in the Senate, but added, “I think we may be better off ...
You might remember from Sarah's overview last month: Idaho has told health insurers that they can sell plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act's regulations — those are the rules that prevent plans from discriminating against people with preexisting medical conditions and that require them to ...
Johnson argued that the Medicaid expansion, which took effect in 2014 through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is partly to blame for the United States' growing opioid epidemic. “Overwhelming evidence shows that Medicaid has inadvertently contributed to the national tragedy that is the opioid epidemic and ...


 

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