Under the ACA, health plans are ranked according to metals where the plans are ranked bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Bronze has the lowest premiums and highest cost sharing, platinum has the lowest cost sharing and highest premiums.
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Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-all plan improves and expands Medicare to create a single payer universal healthcare system with no out-of-pocket costs for all Americans.
The Trump administration is backing a lawsuit that would make the ACA illegal. This would for example make the ACA’s cost assistance and pre-existing protections illegal. That is not popular.
For 2016 coverage, you could go silent on your tax returns regarding health coverage. For 2017 and 2018 coverage, going silent isn’t an option.
The Trump administration has proposed a second bill every month for California health insurance customers with abortion coverage of $1. If this bill isn’t paid, then people could lose their health plan.
For plans held in 2018 you may need to file both the 8962 and 8965 forms in 2019 for healthcare related taxes. 8962 is for tax credits, and 8965 is for exemptions from the fee.
A new study shows that ObamaCare, specifically Medicaid expansion and marketplace assistance, helped people from becoming delinquent on rent and mortgage payments.
According to data compiled by Kaiser, the premium increases from 2018 to 2019 were rather tame compared to past years.
Sign up for “TrumpCare” between November 1 and December 15, 2018 to get health coverage and cost assistance for 2019. Get covered at Healthcare.Gov.
20 states are suing the Federal Government charging that without the mandate ObamaCare is illegal. Now consider Trump repealed the mandate, the 20 states are Republican led, and Trump’s administration won’t defend ObamaCare in Court.
20 states sued the federal government in February claiming the individual mandate is unconstitutional. The Trump administration refuses to defend the provision. This could lead to a loss of preexisting conditions protections.
According to preliminary reports health premiums are set to surge for 2019. Meanwhile, solutions for fixing the looming 2019 problems are lacking.
Repealing the individual mandate means from 2019 forward there is no fee for not getting covered. This can be good for those who don’t want coverage, but will likely raise costs for everyone else.
The Trump Administration has been making small changes to the Affordable Care Act through CMS and HHS that deregulate healthcare.
Obama had his 8 years, and “ObamaCare” had its days of being a hot topic. Today healthcare is evolving. However, the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”) is still mostly in effect and a lot of the evolutions taking place rely on the structure the ACA set forth.
Idaho plans to allow health plans that don’t comply with Obamacare’s minimum standards. Thus, in Idaho, non-marketplace plans won’t have to meet the standards set forth by the Affordable Care Act.
Congress hasn’t funded CHIP yet. What is happening is that Republicans won’t pass a clean CHIP funding bill. They are using it as a bargaining chip in terms of striking a deal on the 2018 budget.
We at ObamaCareFacts.com have been writing about the ACA since 2012. A lot has changed since then. Given all the changes we are in the process of updating our site.
Here is a list of things you can do if you missed the Dec. 15 deadline for ObamaCare’s open enrollment 2018 in the health insurance marketplace.
Here are 7 last minute tips for open enrollment 2018. These should help answer any last minute questions.
What if you Don’t Have Medicare Part B? Many Americans enroll in Medicare Part A because it is free if you have enough Social Security quarters of employment. Part B has a fee, and you need to sign up for it and start paying for it during your first Medicare enrollment period or pay a…
Both health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket cost-sharing amounts have been increasing rapidly for everyone. The middle-class has suffered unequally.
What is Medicare Cost-Sharing? When you use Medicare, you share the cost of your care by paying premiums, deductibles, copayments, co-insurance, and out-of-pocket maximums. If you receive a paycheck, part of your check will be set aside for Medicare. You pay for the program when you work and pay again when you use it. When you…
It’s Open Enrollment! Participating in open enrollment is essential even if you have been affected by the hurricanes and wildfires or are dealing with other pressing issues. It is open enrollment for both Medicare and the ACA in November and early December of 2017. Trump has talked a lot about repealing the Affordable Care Act and…
Trump’s move to cut Cost-Sharing Reduction assistance will likely result in lower premiums for those who qualify for Premium Tax Credits on Bronze, Gold, and Platinum plans.