Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON | Trump administration slashes ‘Obamacare’ sign-up assistance

WASHINGTON— For the second time in days, the Trump administration is taking action to undercut the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday announced steep funding cuts for sign-up assistance through state-based programs called “navigators.” Financing for the 2019 enrollment season is being cut to $10 million from $36 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump administration slashes ‘Obamacare’ sign-up assistance

Washington Political News: Representative Sandy Levin Blasts ACA Navigator Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Sandy Levin (D-MI), the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announced funding cuts for Affordable Care Act Navigators: “Once again the Trump Administration has taken action to sabotage health care provided under the Affordable Care Act.  Vulnerable … Continue reading Washington Political News: Representative Sandy Levin Blasts ACA Navigator Cuts

WASHINGTON | Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. The decision, announced in a filing in a federal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional

EDMOND, Oklahoma | Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular

EDMOND, Oklahoma (AP) — Vicki Toombs was watching the returns on election night 2016 when her phone buzzed — a text from her 22-year-old son Beau in Chicago. Beau, who is gay, was afraid that the new administration would end the Affordable Care Act and with it the insurance he and his friends used to … Continue reading EDMOND, Oklahoma | Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular

‘Cadillac Tax’ Repeal More Urgent As Tax Reform Provision Accelerates Impact

WASHINGTON/ Dec. 21, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — The Alliance to Fight the 40 | Don’t Tax My Health Care today urged Congress to take immediate action to protect health care coverage for the more than 178 million Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance by repealing the Affordable Care Act’s 40% “Cadillac Tax.” “The clock is running out … Continue reading ‘Cadillac Tax’ Repeal More Urgent As Tax Reform Provision Accelerates Impact

Survey: About 1-in-4 Know Obamacare Enrollment Period Ends Today In Most States

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif./Dec. 15, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — HealthPocket.com® today released the results of a nationwide poll that found only about one in four adults surveyed know that today (December 15th) is the last day to enroll in Affordable Care Act insurance for the 39 states using the Healthcare.gov exchange. The remainder either did not know … Continue reading Survey: About 1-in-4 Know Obamacare Enrollment Period Ends Today In Most States

While still rising, health law sign-ups likely to fall short

WASHINGTON/December 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health insurance are still rising, the government said Wednesday. But with just over a week to go in an enrollment season cut in half, experts say the final tally is likely to fall short. About 3.6 million people signed up through Dec. 2 in … Continue reading While still rising, health law sign-ups likely to fall short

Q&A: Tax bill impacts ‘Obamacare’ and potentially Medicare

WASHINGTON/December 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The tax overhaul Republicans are pushing toward final votes in Congress could undermine the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance markets and over time add to the financial squeeze on Medicare. Lawmakers will meet this week to resolve differences between the House- and Senate-passed bills in hopes of getting a finished product … Continue reading Q&A: Tax bill impacts ‘Obamacare’ and potentially Medicare