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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 in 2019.
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Below is the latest news and opinions related to healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act:
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, most Americans want to see lower prices and the current protections and benefits of the ACA upheld or expanded. Meanwhile, about 30% are against Medicare-for-all and about 30% are for ACA repeal.
Here are some quick tips for filling healthcare related taxes by the April 15th 2019 deadline for 2018 taxes.
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.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to expedite the case against the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare).
According to a brief filed in federal appeals court, AGs from Ohio and Montana are urging the court to throw out the ruling that declares the ACA unconstitutional. In doing this they are breaking with the Trump administration’s support of the ruling.
White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said people would not lose health coverage if the ACA was struck down in a lawsuit supported by the Trump administration. However, that doesn’t make sense.
The Department of Justice announced support for a District Court ruling that found ObamaCare unconstitutional based on its individual mandate.
The fee for not having coverage as been reduced to $0 on a federal level starting in 2019, but the side effect of that is less people obtained coverage and there is less revue to offset healthcare spending.
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.
According to Gallup data, the uninsured rate under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) rose to 13.7% in 2019 from a low of 10.9% in 2016. This seems to be due to changes to the ACA under the Trump administration.
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.
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. UPDATE: The Department of Justice (DOJ)…
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.
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