Starting in 2012, privately insured Americans will have an easier time evaluating their health insurance choices: The Affordable Care Act requires all medical insurance plans to use a standard disclosure form. More than 180 million Americans will benefit from this new requirement when it goes into effect.
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: 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.
We have some very exciting news to announce!
This year President Barack Obama will be joining us as a speaker at our annual Health Action conference.
Other health care all stars like Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Tom Harkin, and Stephanie Cutter (Assistant to the President for Special Projects) have also been confirmed. We hope you can join us!
The New Year should welcome in a clean slate, but since opponents of reform won’t give up their campaign of misinformation, we have to set the record straight yet again.
Let’s all say it together this time: The Affordable Care Act does not contain death panels.
The rumors started last year when a few opponents of health reform saw an opportunity to gain political points by misrepresenting a benefit in the bill.
Preventing Unwarranted Exceptions to the Affordable Care Act's Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Requirements
Explains the opportunities for advocacy if state insurance regulators seek adjustments to the MLR requirements for their individual markets.
Reviews the early experiences of four states under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) and how those experiences can inform implementation.
If we had to describe this year in one word, it would be “historic.”
Although we had some bumps along the way, Congress finally stood up for the American people and passed the Affordable Care Act. The law expands health care to millions of Americans who have been left without coverage and will offer a host of new consumer protections that ensure you get the best bang for your health care dollar.
Jennifer Jaff has worked for a decade as an advocate for people with chronic illness while struggling with Crohn’s disease and gastoparesis herself. In her youth, both disorders were not well understood and so Jennifer had to accept a minimal amount of treatment while working hard to graduate from law school. Her illness has played a destructive role in her life. During law school, she would sometimes have to be fed intravenously and let her body heal. She has had countless surgeries, several staph infections, and an autoimmune response to a medication.
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:
Question: What is the future for the doughnut hole for medication for people on Medicare?
It’s no secret that the battle leading up to the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the subsequent months after have seen an onslaught of creative attacks from the opposition. From the threat of death panels to a government takeover of health care, the rhetoric has been over the top and constant, but this most recent attack out of the great state of Texas just might take the cake.