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ObamaCare Website and Personal Data

The ObamaCare website HealthCare.Gov does not share personally identifiable information with third parities, learn more about ObamaCare’s privacy policy for data. HealthCare.Gov’s privacy policy explains how they share data that can’t identify you, and how they protect data that can. Facts on How Personal Data is Shared and Stored on HealthCare.Gov Your information is stored under and safeguarded…

Obamacare Tax Refund

How Tax Refunds for Advanced Tax Credits Work under the Affordable Care Act Millions may get a tax refund under ObamaCare. If your income was lower than projected, and you had a Marketplace plan, you may get an ObamaCare tax refund. NOTE: This article was written in 2015, but has been updated for 2019 –…

Tennessee Medicaid Expansion

Tennessee may move forward with Medicaid Expansion alternative. Tennessee Medicaid Expansion would cover about 330,000. NOTE: May move forward should be stressed. Unlike in other expanding states, there is a lot of opposition to covering Tennessee’s 330,000. Officials elected by Tennesseans feel that the 330,000 aren’t worth the extra costs. What do you think? An Alternative Plan…

State of the Union January 20th, 2015 Facts

Watch President Obama’s the State of the Union address which aired 9pm Eastern January 20th, 2015. You can watch the SOTU streaming here. Watch the State of the Union. State of the Union Facts Below we will discuss a few facts from the State of the Union Address, do some fact-checking, and explain the claims made. 10 million…

Supreme Court Rejects ObamaCare Lawsuit

The Supreme Court rejected the latest challenge to ObamaCare, an appeal by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health USA. The appeal challenged the Shared Responsibility Provision of the Affordable Care Act, the part that requires folks to obtain and maintain coverage or pay a fee. Although this particular…

CommonWealth: State Trends in Employer Coverage

State Trends in the Cost of Employer Health Insurance Coverage, 2003–2013 The new January 2015 Commonwealth Fund healthcare report shows the ACA is the only thing curbing health insurance costs, which are rising faster than income. The report is long, but the point is short, employer-sponsored health Insurance costs (particularly premiums and deductibles) have been rising…

Save American Workers Act Passes House

The Save American Workers Act of 2015 passed the House, but the Obama Administration won’t let it see the light of day. The Save American Workers Act of 2015 seeks to change the definition of full-time hours to 40 or more, meaning less employers would have to cover employees. While this decreases incentive to cut employee…

Understanding ObamaCare’s Enrollment Numbers

ObamaCare enrollments can be looked at in a few ways: current Marketplace enrollments, current insured under the ACA, and total average insured for the calendar year. Depending on how we are looking at the numbers, and what other factors we take into account, the answer to, “how many people enrolled in ObamaCare” changes. For instance…

Should I Get Health Insurance?

Having Health Insurance means you are covered in an emergency. Not getting coverage could result in big fees for those who wait until taxes are due. Obtaining and maintaining health insurance isn’t just about avoiding a fee, it’s about taking responsibility for your health, knowing you have coverage when you need it, and avoiding the devastating…

ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Dec 20 – Dec 26 2014

About 6.5 million people enrolled in a plan through HealthCare.Gov since the start of open enrollment for 2015. This includes about 6.4 million renewals, auto-renewals, and 1.9 million signups through Nov 15 – Dec 19 and about 96,000 enrollments for Dec 20 – Dec 26. These numbers don’t include enrollments from the 14 state’s who don’t…

ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Nov 15 – Dec 19 2014

6.4 million people enrolled in ObamaCare’s Health Insurance Marketplace between Nov 15-Dec 19 2014 including 4.5 million renewals and 1.9 million new signups. Let’s take a look at a few facts about enrollments to help you better understand these sign-ups and the December HHS enrollment numbers report! These enrollments don’t count the 14 state’s using their…

Free eBook ObamaCare Open Enrollment 2015

Today we released our free ObamaCare eBook, the ObamaCareFacts.com Guide to Open Enrollment 2015.  We help you understand how to get covered and stay covered in the Health Insurance Marketplace. We also review tips and tricks for getting lower costs, getting the right plan, and explain everything from the fee, to open enrollment, to health insurance…

Kaiser Uninsured Poll November 2014

A November 2014 Kaiser Poll shows the majority of uninsured are unaware of open enrollment date, despite saying health insurance was important and needed.  Let’s take a look at what the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows about the uninsured going into open enrollment 2015. Kaiser Health Tracking Poll 2014 Summary Despite the fact that the…

House Committee on Oversight to call Gruber and Tavenner to Testify on Perceived ACA Deception

According to a document posted on November 21st, 2014, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversite and Government Reform will be calling on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and ACA architect Jonathan Gruber to testify on Tuesday, December 9th before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on what they feel…

Notices to Change or Renew Marketplace Plans

By the end of November everyone enrolled in a Health Insurance Marketplace plan should get two notices about changing and renewing marketplace plans during open enrollment 2015.  One notice will be from your insurer and the other will be from your state’s marketplace.  These notifications will help you to understand what is new for open enrollment 2015…

ObamaCare 2014 Midterms

How is ObamaCare Affected by the 2014 Midterms? How do the 2014 midterm elections affect ObamaCare? Victories for Republicans in the House and Senate could mean trouble for ObamaCare’s key provisions.  Republicans are pretty out-spoken about their dislike of some of ObamaCare’s major provisions like the medical device tax, medicaid expansion, the individual mandate, and…

ObamaCare CDC Report

A new CDC report shows the largest decrease in the uninsured rate was recorded among young adults age 19-25, from 19.8 percent in 2013 to 14.9 percent in first quarter of 2014. Was it the the expansion of Medicaid, woodworking effects, under 26 young adults staying on their parents plan, subsidies that 82% of uninsured…

Walmart and ObamaCare

ObamaCare’s impact on Walmart seem to have brought a new business opportunity, and a sad day for employees. Walmart cut back benefits for part-time workers in an effort to cut healthcare costs before the looming 2015 mandate to insure full-time workers. The end result of Walmarts reaction to ObamaCare for the employees won’t be too…

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