You’ve heard about vaccination and its dangers. Let’s look at the facts and myths on vaccines covered under ObamaCare at no out-of-pocket costs.
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ObamaCare’s Open enrollment ends on February 15th, are you covered? Time is running out to get coverage for 2015.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam proposed plans for Medicaid expansion to cover up to 200,000. But given the history of TennCare and the opposition, expansion may never see the light of day. Are 200,000 low-income adults worth a state income tax? Until 2017 it’s not much of an issue either way. Find out why. How Would Expansion Work in Tennessee?… Read More
According to HHS 9.5 million are enrolled in ObamaCare’s State and Federal Marketplaces as of January 16th, 2015. This includes 7.16 million on HealthCare.Gov and 2.4 million in state-based exchanges. Goals for enrollment were 9.1 million, so it is encouraging to see the goal surpassed with two weeks to go until the end of open enrollment on… Read More
Indiana has expanded Medicaid to 350,000 people under the Healthy Indiana Plan (or “HIP 2.0”) proving it isn’t too late for state’s to expand Medicaid to their poorest. NOTE: HIP Is a market driven expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCare that doesn’t replace the basic program, but expands it with a unique market-based Medicaid solution for those who… Read More
The latest CBO report is in, ObamaCare’s costs are 20% less than expected. The CBO projects ACA related provisions to cost $571 billion through 2019, that’s $139 billion less than projected in 2010 and 7% less than projected last April. CBO and JCT currently estimate that the ACA’s coverage provisions will result in net costs to the federal… Read More
Bernie Sanders counters the argument that full-time employment should be defined by 40 hours, by pointing out universal healthcare may be the solution. In general everyone agrees on the idea, but they don’t agree on how. In the meantime, the workweek remains at 30 hours under the ACA. Read an overview of Bernie Sander’s Single… Read More
The new HHS report is in, 7.1 million covered by January 16th and we finally get to see a state-by-state breakdown too. Remember this doesn’t include state marketplaces who aren’t using HeatlhCare.Gov. Below is the post on the HHS.Gov blog for open enrollment week 9. Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, more than 7.1… Read More
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 –… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
Marilyn Tavenner, who took over CMS in 2011, will resign. Andy Slavitt, a former UnitedHealth Group Inc. executive, will move into Tavenner’s job on a temporary basis
A 2015 report from the Commonwealth Fund shows a rise in health care coverage and affordability since ObamaCare was enacted.
If your state didn’t offer auto-renew, or you don’t have confirmation your plan auto-renewed. You have until the end of open enrollment each year to get covered.
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
The original HHS report can be found here. Below is the contents of that report. “Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, nearly 6.6 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). The Week 7 snapshot includes the New Year’s holiday; consumers continued to shop and select the… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
If you have a marketplace plan from last year, or just want coverage that will start by Jan 1, 2015, you’ll need to go to HealthCare.Gov by Dec 15, 2014. It’s open enrollment and that means the Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business. Here are your open enrollment options. • If you have a plan… Read More
Some ObamaCare plans automatically renew Jan 1st, others don’t. Ensure your plan and cost assistance before Dec 15, to avoid problems.