The recently finalized “marketplace stabilization” rule will have significant impacts for consumers by making coverage less affordable and making the process of enrolling more difficult. This blog will review the main implications of the rule for the enrollment process and policy, specifically focusing on changes to open enrollment periods, special enrollment periods, and rules for those who have missed premium payments. It will also provide ideas for how to minimize the potential consequences of this rule.
While today’s vote was not entirely unexpected, it does not make it any less devastating. Those who voted for the bill will regret it.
The House of Representatives just passed a bill that will devastate America’s health care system, pulling the rug out from under some of our country’s most vulnerable people – like children and seniors in nursing homes.
We know how the House Republican bill could affect people who get insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace and Medicaid. But what has been overlooked is how the bill, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), could affect the coverage people get through their jobs. In other words: The Republican bill could make everybody’s coverage worse.
Republican congressional leaders are not giving up on repealing the Affordable Care Act and the newest amendment only makes a bad bill worse.
Reported Upton-Long Amendment Does Virtually Nothing to Address Coverage for People With Pre-Existing Conditions
Families USA analysis finds the Upton-Long proposal to increase funds for high-risk pools would cover only a fraction of America's health care consumers who have pre-existing conditions: As many as 15 million people with pre-existing conditions would be left behind.
House Republicans are weighing a new amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in their latest attempt to secure the needed votes to bring the bill to the House floor.
There was a lot that President Trump got wrong in his interview yesterday about the new version of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But his biggest mistake was insisting that the updated GOP bill, called the American Health Care Act, protects people with pre-existing conditions.
Saturday marks the first 100 days of the Trump presidency.
And it marks 100 days that consumers have been struggling to make sense of what will happen to the life-saving care they get through the Affordable Care Act.
Make no mistake: Decisions made by President Trump and the Republicans in Congress remain the primary threat to the stability of the market and the future of the ACA.
There are a lot of reasons the American Health Care Act is bad for consumers, but here are our top 3 reasons lawmakers should reject it.
Republican leaders are not giving up on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday, media leaked text for an amendment to modify the harmful House repeal bill to make it more appealing to conservative Republicans.
Make no mistake: The proposed changes only make a bad bill worse.