In unsurprising but equally as disappointing news, Republicans in Congress are trying yet again to take affordable health care access away from millions of their fellow Americans. Here’s what it means for you. Yet again.
There was always an assumption that the Affordable Care Act would need time to find its sea legs. That’s why it included measures to shield insurers from the potential profit losses that inherently come with offering millions more people better health coverage at more reasonable prices. Insurers operate on profit margins and the ACA took that into account, for better or for worse.
Yesterday, House Republicans failed to find enough votes to pass their Affordable Care Act replacement. It was a very good day for the millions of Americans projected to lose their coverage under the GOP plan. But let’s be clear: Obamacare is not safe.
As Healthcare.gov welcomes enrollees for 2015 health-insurance plans, we're seeing far fewer technical problems, modest premium increases overall (but not everywhere), and a continued lack of affordable options for those in the "coverage gap."
There were few better places to hear about today's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act and its individual insurance mandate than at a meeting of the American Public Health Association.
As we're waiting to learn whether the Affordable Care Act will survive the upcoming Supreme Court decision, it's a good time to remember what's at stake with the individual mandate. It's helpful to consider the stories of two states that took different mandate paths in their attempts to make insurance affordable, with very different outcomes.
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