Regular Updates on the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)
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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.
ObamaCare News and Opinions
Below is the latest news and opinions related to healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act:
Trump said that he’ll be pursuing an executive order to mandate insurers covers pre-existing conditions. With that in mind, ObamaCare already mandates this.
Voters in Missouri approved Medicaid Expansion by a vote of 53.25% to 46.75%. The vote created a state constitutional amendment that expands Medicaid to all low income adults starting on July 1, 2021.
Trump has signed four executive orders to improve the affordability and accessibility of life-saving drugs like insulin. However, the state of the fourth and most impactful order is unclear.
The Trump administration got a win in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has ruled that employers can deny women contraception based on religious grounds.
Oklahoma’s Medicaid expansion vote passed. Oklahoma is set to become the 37th state to expand Medicaid to low-income single adults after the vote narrowly passed.
Medicaid expansion is up for vote in Oklahoma. Currently low-income single adults in Oklahoma do not have access to coverage.
The Trump administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday asking them to get rid of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).
Joe Biden criticized Trump’s anti-ACA stance, pointing out that without the ACA having COVID could be treated as a pre-existing condition.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new rule that removes anti-discrimination protections for transgender people and women seeking abortions put in place by ObamaCare.
A recent study has concluded that the ACA may be helping to reduce bankruptcy rates, especially for low income Americans.
When you lose employer based coverage for any reason other than non-payment you qualify for special enrollment in the health insurance marketplace (HealthCare.Gov or your state marketplace).
A recent study has shown that states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) have seen less cancer deaths.
Trump has stated he will continue to support the ACA lawsuit that could lead to the law being declared illegal, but not everyone in the GOP agrees.
Before the ACA insurers could deny you coverage or charge you more for having a preexisting condition like COVID-19.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of insurers after Republicans in Congress defunded the ACA’s risk adjustment program used to pay insurers. The US government will now have to pay health insurance companies $12 billion.
Some states gave residents without health insurance an extra special enrollment due to COVID. However, many of those state deadlines are coming up. Make sure to enroll ASAP if you haven’t already. Please note this does not impact other special enrollment windows such as the window if you lose your job. For more on state…
If you lose health insurance for any other reason than non-payment, for example if you lost coverage because you lost your job, you qualify for special enrollment in ObamaCare’s health insurance marketplace.
The Trump administration has said no to a special enrollment period for coronavirus, that means those without health insurance will have to stay without it despite the pandemic in most states.
Politico is reporting that the Trump administration is considering reopening ObamaCare’s enrollment by creating a special enrollment due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Some states have extended special enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) due to coronavirus.
Social distancing can help slow the spread of communicable diseases like coronavirus. Slowing the spread means less pressure on the healthcare system. Less pressure on the healthcare system means it can do a better job of delivering care to people who are sick.
A new bill from Congress includes provisions that increase Medicaid funding and offer coverage for COVID-19 testing without cost.
With Joe Biden showing strength after Super Tuesday, the fight over healthcare between parties is looking like it could be the GOP’s “Repeal and Replace” ObamaCare stance vs. Biden’s “Protect and Build” ObamaCare stance.
According to a Feb 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation poll the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is more popular than ever.
Senate Democrats have urged Trump to get the DOJ to defend the ACA in the ongoing ObamaCare lawsuit. Right now the Trump administration is refusing to defend the federal law.
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