Employees can get free contraceptive coverage on employer plans, even if an employer is exempt from offering contraception for religious reasons. Coverage is provided through a third party and is not provided by the employer.
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A second quarter 2015 Gallup-Healthways poll shows only 11.4% of Adults lack health insurance. This is down 6 points from late 2013 before key ACA changes took effect.
A 2015 Health Affairs study shows out-of-pocket spending on the pill decreased nearly 50%, saving women an estimated $1.4 billion per year on birth control
Just days after the Supreme Court Declared subsidies legal many major health insurance companies declared mergers. Mergers include Aetna (AET) buying Humana (HUM) for $230 a share, 23% higher then Market price the day before the announcement.
Employers who reimburse employees for individual non-group health plans face a $100 a day or $36,500 per year, per employee excise tax. This rule applies to all employers, but the fine itself is only levied on those who have to comply with ObamaCare’s mandate (firms with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees).
On June 25th the supreme court upheld ObamaCare’s subsidies in King V Burwell ruling 6-3. Millions will keep their legal HealthCare.Gov subsidies
Repealing ObamaCare would increase the federal deficit by at least $137 billion over ten years and increase the number of uninsured by 19 million by 2016.
More Americans approve of ObamaCare’s subsidies than not with 55% against repealing subsidies according to a Washington Post poll and our own polls.
A Supreme Court ruling on King V Burwell (the lawsuit challenging the legality of subsidies offered through HealthCare.Gov) is expected in June of 2015.
A recent survey from KKF.org shows that people like their non-group insurance under ObamaCare. The findings are pretty remarkable showing that Republicans are more likely to dislike their insurance then independents or democrats, more people are benefiting from plan costs under the ACA then not, and the only thing people like less than ACA-compliant plans are plans that aren’t ACA compliant.
A 2015 RAND corporation study shows gross enrollment numbers under the ACA of 22.8 million, while Medicaid sees 12 million according to CMS.
HHS issued guidance to clarify the requirement that insurers cover at least one form of each of the 18 FDA approved contraception (birth control) methods.
The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) established by the ACA allows healthcare providers to group together under ACOs to get paid for quality over quantity. Initial reports show savings for Medicare and providers under the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model established under the ACA. Not all the initial “Pioneer ACO” groups faired equally as well, but overall…
A study shows that ER visits have increased as more people have gotten coverage under the Affordable Care Act. This expected short term outcome isn’t ideal, but speaks to habits of the previously uninsured, the fact that ER visits are covered under the ACA, and an increased doc shortage as demand outpaces supply in the short term.
Open enrollment ended February 15, 2015 but last minute shoppers have until April 30 to get covered and avoid the fee, if they don’t have a health plan yet. *Healthcare.gov customers and select states only.
The Medicare“doc fix” bill, officially called the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) passed 92-8 fixing the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
Here are some last minute tax tips for ObamaCare about claiming tax credits, claiming exemptions, using your 1095-A form, and filing for extensions.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) the uninsured rate dropped to 11.9% for Q1 of 2015. This is down about 1% from last quarter and 5.2% since 2013.
Get the latest 1095-A information from the Treasury department and IRS released on April 3rd, 2015. Those who filed won’t be penalized, but can amend.
The Supreme Court won’t hear a lawsuit, that among other things, challenges the legality of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
Want to know what real people think about the ACA, well here is your chance. Over open enrollment 2015 624 of our users took our ObamaCareFacts.com poll. Check out the results for yourself.
According to PwC more than 90 new companies related to healthcare have been created since the ACA was signed into law. As more people get access to healthcare new companies are entering the nearly $3 trillion health care market.
According to HHS the expansion of Medicaid and the increased coverage under the ACA has led to a reduction in unpaid medical bills saving taxpayers and hospitals billions. Highlights from the factsheets can be found below (for a list of citations see page 3 of this PDF). NOTE: This information is from a 2015 report. Logically…
The Treasury department and IRS confirmed those who filed using an incorrect 1095-A will not be charged additional taxes based on the corrected forms. This applies to both the federal exchange HealthCare.Gov and the state exchanges. UPDATE: 2019: While this page was written in 2015 and applies first and foremost to the 2014 plan year, the information…
Bipartisan committee leaders have proposed a $210 billion Medicare fix that would solve one of the larger Medicare problems, doctor payments.