Andrea’s last post comparing ObamaCare to Romney’s Massachusetts Health Insurance Law (RomneyCare) might leave you with the impression that Romney would do something similar for the nation should he be elected in November. Unfortunately, everything Governor Romney has proposed during his campaign—what we might call RomneyCandidateCare—indicates the exact opposite.
Explains what to tell people about how the Affordable Care Act will help them, depending on their age, employment status, and whether they have insurance.
Shows the financial benefits of the Affordable Care Act for families in each state, including help people will get with paying premiums and new, more affordable health insurance options.
If you have insurance, you might not give a second thought to those without it. Think uninsurance doesn’t affect you? Think again. According to a new study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, when there are high uninsurance rates in a community, there are adverse effects for those who are insured.
The study, authored by researchers from the RAND Corporation and UCLA found that high rates of uninsurance affect those with insurance in the following ways:
It’s that dreaded time of year that only those of us who are guaranteed a big return are excited for: Yesterday was tax day. But please bear with us for a moment, because this tax day, we’ve got good news for you.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, many Americans will soon be receiving tax credits to help them pay for health care. That’s right. Due to the historic health care law that President Obama signed more than a year ago, American families will be able to afford health care and will receive tax credits to help them do so.
Discusses provisions in the Affordable Care Act that call for states to have one streamlined online application for all types of insurance and for premiums tax credits.
The last few years have been difficult for families across America. Many have lost their jobs, their homes, and their health insurance. According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 59 million Americans interviewed between January and March 2010 went without health coverage at some point in the previous year. This staggering figure is made up of people of all ages, the healthy and the sick, and people with both low and middle incomes.
Many of you have sent in questions about how the new health care law will affect you and your family. We’ve compiled answers for select questions to our experts in a short series to help you navigate changes to the health care system. Here's the latest:
The passage of the Affordable Care Act will extend health coverage to millions of Americans by expanding Medicaid and creating a tax cut to help low- and middle-income individuals and families afford private coverage. This tax cut will be in the form of tax credits that can be used to offset the costs of health insurance premiums and will go into effect in 2014.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.