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Due to the ever-changing nature of the new health care law, staying up to date on the latest ObamaCare news is a must. Find out what is going on with the Affordable Care Act here in 2018 – 2019.
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For 2018 you may need to file both the 8962 and 8965 forms for healthcare. 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.
The Trump administration has released a report called “Deregulating Health Insurance Markets: Value to Market Participants.”
According to data compiled by Kaiser, the premium increases from 2018 to 2019 were rather tame compared to past years.
The Trump administration had attempted to weaken the ACA’s contraceptive mandate for employers. However, a California federal district court judge issued an injunction. However, according to CNN, “the injunction only applies in the coalition of 13 Democratic states, plus the District of Columbia, that brought the lawsuit.” In other words, states with Republican leadership and…
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on MSNBC that she wanted to raise the income levels at which people could get subsidies. In other words, while the current cutoff is at 400% FPL, she signaled that she wanted to raise that threshold. She didn’t offer details, but the move would be in-line with what Democrats…
The Texas federal judge who struck down the entire Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) issued a stay on Sunday Dec 30 2018. That means ObamaCare will remain in effect while the ruling is appealed. This is good news for anyone who is getting cost assistance, who has a preexisting condition, or who otherwise depends on the…
Open enrollment 2019 is over, but there are extensions in some states. While there is no official extension for the Federal marketplace, some states did extend the deadline past Dec 15. The best way to find out for sure is to contact your state marketplace or visit your state marketplace website. However, here is a…
Republicans reduced the fee for not having coverage to zero, then took the ACA to court charging the mandate was illegal, then won because the fee was reduced to zero. Let me say that again in a bit more detail: The reason the ACA was ruled constitutional in a 2012 Supreme Court Case was because…
A Texas federal judge ruled the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) unconstitutional on Dec 14 2018. For now nothing changes. However, there could be real consequences down the road. UPDATE: The Judge officially ordered a stay, thus for now the ACA will remain in effect while the ruling is appealed. Here is the deal: A group…
It is important to get your cost assistance in place by Dec 15. Open Enrollment ends Dec 15. It isn’t the end of the world if you are enrolled in a plan, and then your income changes (and thus your cost assistance changes). However, if you cost assistance isn’t in place by the time your…
Barack Obama did a promo for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Make sure to sign up for the Dec 15 deadline. Cost assistance is available to many based on income, don’t forget to check out your options. No jump shots. No ferns. No memes. Not this time. I’m going…
Open enrollment for 2019 health plans ends December 15, 2018 in most states. Make sure to re-enroll, pick a new plan, enroll in a plan, and/or verify your plan and cost assistance by then.
Enrollment numbers are down slightly for HealthCare.Gov coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). However, this was expected given the rising costs and the mandate’s fee being reduced to zero.
Although Trump is President, you can still get health insurance with cost assistance under the Affordable Care Act each year during open enrollment. Open enrollment starts Nov 1 and ends Dec 15 in most states.
House Democrats, who won a majority in the midterms, plan to question the Trump administration’s decision not to defend the ACA in a Republican state AG backed lawsuit against the ACA.
Voters in Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho have voted to expand Medicaid. This could result in as many as 200,000 Americans without coverage getting covered.
Given the midterm elections, it looks like Medicaid will be expanded in Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho. Plus, with Dems taking the house the chances of an ACA repeal are slim for now. On top of that, Maine and Kansas elected governors who support Medicaid expansion.
Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah all have Medicaid Expansion on the ballot. Last year Maine voted in Medicaid Expansion, expanding Medicaid to all adults and families under 138% of the poverty level.
Open enrollment runs until Dec 15 (in most states). Make sure to enroll, re-enroll, and/or apply for cost assistance before December 15.
Don’t forget to sign up for 2019 coverage during open enrollment season which starts November 1, 2018 and ends December 15th 2018 in most states.
Here is a list of states suing the federal government over ObamaCare. This lawsuit could result in many of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions, including pre-existing conditions protections, being illegal.
Rates on ObamaCare’s benchmark Silver plans could drop for the first time since the health insurance marketplace opened open back in 2014.
Although a 2017 Gallup poll showed a rise in the uninsured rate under Trump, 2017 data from the Census Bureau shows there has been no significant change in the uninsured rate since 2016. We don’t have data for 2018 yet.
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.
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