The Record Cost of Health Care

Price of Healthcare Reaches All-Time High! The cost of health care is going up and more and more people are unable to afford increasing insurance premiums, but there is hope. Obama’s health care plan under ObamaCare has started to curb the growth in health care costs with major reforms to the industry. If ObamaCare is…

ObamaCare Rate Review & the 80/20 Rule

Protecting You Against Unfair Premium Increases ObamaCare’s rate review provision and the 80/20 rule help keep curb premium growth and keep insurance affordable. Before the ACA premiums had been increasing at unsustainable rates on a yearly basis, the ACA’s new provisions help to curb that. There are two ways insurers are now held more accountable…

ObamaCare Pre-existing Conditions

No More Pre-existing Conditions Since 2014 ObamaCare eliminated pre-existing conditions starting in 2014. No more pre-existing conditions means you can’t be denied coverage, charged more, or denied treatment based on health status. Considering 1 in 2 Americans has a health condition that qualifies as a pre-existing condition, the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) doing away with pre-existing…

ObamaCare Summary: An Overview of the Affordable Care Act

A Quick Summary of ObamaCare and How it Works The following ObamaCare Summary offers a quick overview of what you need to know about health care reform under the Affordable Care Act. The summary includes a breakdown of how ObamaCare works, how to get covered under the new system, how to get cost assistance, the…

ObamaCare Young Adults

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Young Adults ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act) allows young adults to stay on their parents plan until 26 and offers young people cheaper health insurance due to cost-assistance through their State’s health insurance marketplace. Young people can stay on their parents plans until 26. In many cases young people with limited…

ObamaCare and Women: ObamaCare Women’s Health Services

ObamaCare Ensures Women Get Equal Health Care Rights and Improved Women’s Health Services How Does ObamaCare Benefit Women? ObamaCare gives women access to guaranteed preventive women’s health services with no copayment or coinsurance even if they haven’t met their deductible. See: Preventive care benefits for women at HealthCare.gov for a list of services covered. Before the Affordable…

ObamaCare Website

Updates on the ObamaCare Website (HealthCare.Gov) The official ObamaCare website, that is the official health insurance marketplace website under the Affordable Care Act, is HealthCare.gov. We explain the history of HealthCare.Gov and how it works. The History of the Health Insurance Marketplace The health insurance marketplace was created by the Affordable Care Act as a…

Top 10 Things to Know About ObamaCare

Making the Complex Simple in 10 Easy Pieces This is our ObamaCare top 10 list of the most important things to know about ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act). The law can be overwhelming, but understanding these ten “ObamaCare Facts” will be enough to help you get covered, find out if you qualify for cost assistance,…

ObamaCare Tax: Full List of ObamaCare Taxes

How ObamaCare Taxes Affect You: New Taxes, Hikes, Breaks, Credits, and Other Changes Here’s a full list of ObamaCare Taxes. The 21 new ObamaCare tax hikes and breaks impact us all, but which ObamaCare taxes will you actually pay? Find out how the tax-related provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will affect you, your…

ObamaCare Subsidies

ObamaCare Subsidies – Premium and Out-of-Pocket Cost Assistance on Marketplace Plans Explained ObamaCare subsidies save you money on your premium and out-of-pocket expenses based on income. Subsidies are only available on plans sold on the Marketplace. Let’s take a look at what subsidies are, how they work, and how you can apply for free or…

ObamaCare Stories: Real Life Stories on ObamaCare

We Asked You How You’ve Been Affected By ObamaCare, Here is What You Said Below are Real ObamaCare Stories from our readers. We asked you to share your ObamaCare stories on how health care reform has affected you. Thank you for the overwhelming amount of responses. We have done our best to answer your questions…

ObamaCare and Smokers

ObamaCare Gives Smokers a New Incentive to Quit Get the facts on ObamaCare and smokers. From ObamaCare’s smoking cessation benefits to the amount smoking can increase premiums, ObamaCare affects smokers. Although insurers can’t charge more for health status, they can charge up to 50% more for smoking status. On the flip side of this ObamaCare…

How to Sign up For ObamaCare

How to Sign up for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act To sign up for ObamaCare go to HealthCare.Gov or find your state’s health insurance marketplace, create an account, then enroll in a plan. Sign up for ObamaCare during open enrollment. Directions for signing up, details on cost assistance, fees, enrollment periods, and information…

ObamaCare: Pros and Cons of ObamaCare

The Pros and Cons of ObamaCare What are the pros and cons of ObamaCare? The ObamaCare pros and cons mirror the complex nature of the new health care law. Pros: ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act or ACA) contains many benefits, especially for low and middle-income families and small businesses. This includes tax credits for health insurance…

Obamacare Preventive Care

No Cost-Sharing on Essential Preventive Care Thanks to the Affordable Care Act ObamaCare includes preventive care at no out-of-pocket cost on most health plans. ObamaCare’s free preventive services help to put the focus on wellness, early detection, and prevention, instead of treatments and cures. FACT: At least 15 free preventive services and one wellness visit…

ObamaCare Open Enrollment Period

When is Open Enrollment for ObamaCare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Other Insurance Types? Open enrollment is the annual period in which shoppers can enroll, switch plans, and get subsidies on health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). In general, open enrollment starts each year on November 1st and ends on December 15th. However, open enrollment may be extended…

ObamaCare Myths: Myths on the Affordable Care Act

Separating the ObamaCare Facts from the ObamaCare Myths We fact-check a number of myths about ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act). ObamaCare or Affordable Care Act (ACA) is riddled with myths. These range from premium increases to the idea you can get put in jail for not paying the fee. They include the idea that “ObamaCare”…

ObamaCare Medicare: ObamaCare and Medicare

Get the Facts on the Impact of ObamaCare on Medicare This page contains a summary of everything you need to know about the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) and Medicare. ACA’s Medicare reforms improve and expand Medicare for seniors. Let’s take a look at what ObamaCare’s Medicare cuts and reforms mean for seniors and at how…

ObamaCare Mandate: Exemption and Tax Penalty

The ObamaCare Mandate Exemption and How You Can Qualify for an Exemption from the Tax “Penalty.” From 2014 – 2018, who chose not to purchase insurance had pay a tax “penalty” unless they qualified for an exemption. Exemptions from ObamaCare’s tax “penalty” mandate are available to a number of Americans. We will cover all of…

ObamaCare Lawsuits

Updates on ObamaCare Related Lawsuits: Subsidies, NFIB, Hobby Lobby, John Boehner, and More. Get updates on ObamaCare related lawsuits and find out how a series of lawsuits targeting ObamaCare’s key provisions have shaped the health care law. Below is a breakdown of each lawsuit against ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act) and its outcome. Please follow…

ObamaCare Individual Mandate

ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate: What is the Tax Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance? ObamaCare’s individual mandate had required most Americans obtain and maintain health insurance, or an exemption, each month or pay a tax penalty. However, the fee has been reduced to $0 on a federal level starting in 2019. That said, some states have…

ObamaCare Health Insurance Rules, Regulations and Standards

ObamaCare’s Proposed Rules and Regulations: The Minimum Standards all Health Insurance Plans Sold on and Off the Exchange The proposed ObamaCare health insurance rules and regulations are in. The new ObamaCare health insurance rules dictate the minimum standards of all health insurance plans sold off and on the exchange. The rules proposed November 20th 2012…

ObamaCare Insurance Premiums

How ObamaCare Affects Health Insurance Premium Rates Insurance premiums are a sore subject with many readers. However, insurance premium increases related to Obamacare are largely a response to the protections contained within the law, such as the mandate for insurers to cover people with pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, parts of the law like the rate review…

ObamaCare | Health Insurance Exchange

What is the ObamaCare Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace? The Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace is an online marketplace for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). The Federal marketplace is HealthCare.Gov. Some states operate their own exchanges (you can find out if your state uses its own marketplace or the federal marketplace by going to HealthCare.Gov).…

Free ObamaCare Guide: Your Guide to ObamaCare

Your Guide to Everything ObamaCare Confused about ObamaCare? Our Free ObamaCare Guide makes understanding the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace simple.  Understanding each of the provisions contained within the Affordable Care Act is a tall order on its own, but getting a basic understanding of the law’s key provisions is something that…