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Kaiser Survey Says, “People like ObamaCare” (ish)

A recent survey from 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.

Is the Medicare Shared Savings Program Working?

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…

Study Shows ER Visits Up Under ACA

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.

Unpaid Medical Bills Reduced By ACA

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…

Treasury and IRS Confirm No Penalties For Wrong 1095-A

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…

Fewer Young Adults Rely on the Emergency Department for Routine Care

A recent HHS blog post helps to illustrate one of the many small, but noticeable, ways ObamaCare has helped to curb healthcare costs across the nation. A new study, in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, shows that, following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the annual rate of emergency department visits by young adults age 19 to 25 decreased by 1.4 percent in 2011.