Repealing ObamaCare would increase the federal deficit by at least $137 billion over ten years and increase the number of uninsured by 19 million by 2016.
Last week a story went viral about a guy in South Carolina who didn’t get ObamaCare and ended up needing it.
A study shows that ER visits have increased as more people have gotten coverage under the Affordable Care Act. This expected short term outcome isn’t ideal, but speaks to habits of the previously uninsured, the fact that ER visits are covered under the ACA, and an increased doc shortage as demand outpaces supply in the short term.
Rand Paul announced he is running for President, but didn’t mention ObamaCare. What cuts would Libertarian (ish) Rand Paul make to the safety net and federal programs? Luckily Rand is very vocal about the rest of his policy ideas and how the budget should look
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash used her GOP clout to fish for ObamaCare horror stories, but came up with success stories instead.
The Supreme Court won’t hear a lawsuit, that among other things, challenges the legality of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) was signed into law 5 years ago on March 23rd, 2010. We look at the successes, sticking points, and politics of the law.
The CBO announced ObamaCare’s new cost of $1,207 trillion net in it’s March 2015 report which includes Updated Estimates of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
On March 4th, the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments for King V. Burwell (the ObamaCare subsidy lawsuit about an exchange established by the state). Here is what we know so far.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) if you didn’t have health insurance for the whole year you may owe the fee, but if you had coverage for some of the year you may qualify for an exemption.
Section 1311 of the Affordable Care Act grants “an Exchange established by the state” authority (to issue subsidies), but doesn’t mention an Exchange established by the federal government. This is the key to understanding King V. Burwell.
Orrin Hatch’s replacement plan for ObamaCare, dubbed “the freedom option” in a WSJ op-ed, is an alternative to amending the law to clarify that Healthcare.Gov can issue subsidies, and is essentially a rehash of the old “repeal ObamaCare” plan.
King V. Burwell is a lawsuit that challenges the legality of subsidies issued by the IRS on behalf of HealthCare.Gov under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).
The wrong 1095-A forms went out to about 800,000. This form is used to adjust cost assistance on taxes. The wrong forms had correct subsidy amounts, but wrong calculations.
By the end of open enrollment 2015 an estimated 11.4 million people were enrolled in ObamaCare.
There may be an extra enrollment period during tax season due to an ObamaCare enrollment extension that would let people sign-up and avoid the fee.
Open enrollment ends February 15th. That means February 15th is your last chance to get cost assistance and coverage each year, unless you qualify for a special enrollment period.
The ObamaCare alternative, a plan by Burr, Hatch, and Upton called the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act is here. Just wait until you see what is inside.
ObamaCare sign up numbers reach 10 million after a surge in Federal Marketplace enrollments. A February 2015 HHS report shows ObamaCare is working. Enrollment numbers have surpassed 10 million between the state and federal marketplaces. It also points out some other really cool and groundbreaking facts about the uninsured rate (updated with citations on March 18 2015).…
They say the 60th time is a charm, or even if they don’t… The house voted for the 56th time to repeal ObamaCare, and the vote passed 239-186. Added together with provisional attempts this is the 60th GOP attempt to repeal the law.
You’ve heard about vaccination and its dangers. Let’s look at the facts and myths on vaccines covered under ObamaCare at no out-of-pocket costs.
Millions may get a tax refund under ObamaCare. If your income was lower than projected, and you had a Marketplace plan, you may get an ObamaCare tax refund. Why Millions May Get a Refund Everyone who got a Tax Credit (any of the 8 million who enrolled who made less than 400% of the Federal…
Tennessee may move forward with Medicaid Expansion alternative. Tennessee Medicaid Expansion would cover about 330,000. NOTE: May move forward should be stressed. Unlike in other expanding states, there is a lot of opposition to covering Tennessee’s 330,000. Officials elected by Tennesseans feel that the 330,000 aren’t worth the extra costs. What do you think? An Alternative Plan…
Marilyn Tavenner, who took over CMS in 2011, will resign. Andy Slavitt, a former UnitedHealth Group Inc. executive, will move into Tavenner’s job on a temporary basis