This media teleconference discusses how the Republican proposals of continuous coverage penalizes people by allowing insurance companies to discriminate and/or charge more for not having coverage continuously.
Despite President Trump’s promises that he would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a plan that would “have insurance for everybody... [that is] much less expensive and much better,” the Republican repeal bill does just the opposite.
A key way the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped the United States reach a dramatic drop in the uninsured rate was by expanding the Medicaid program to low and moderate income adults. Despite this success, the House Republican plan to repeal the ACA would freeze the Medicaid expansion starting in 2020. As Arizona’s experience shows, freezing the Medicaid expansion is ending the Medicaid expansion and it’s a move that gambles with the lives of millions of Americans.
Today, we saw the final enrollment numbers for the fourth open enrollment period. They build on earlier reports showing a high demand for coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces (exchanges).
Here’s our quick take on the numbers.
A work requirement in Medicaid is not only a bad idea, it’s unnecessary and counterproductive.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report confirmed on Monday what we already knew: the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will be a disaster for consumers and the American health care system.
This fourth teleconference call hosted by our partner Community Catalyst, discusses the Republican proposals to rely on high risk pools to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions.
Republicans' ACA Replacement Proposals Fall Short of Providing the Protections and Care People Currently Enjoy Under the Affordable Care Act
Despite public disapproval, congressional Republicans are rushing down a dangerous path that could take health coverage away from 30 million people and raise premiums for millions more.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has confirmed what we already know: The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would wreak havoc on the health care system.
The American Health Care Act would strip affordable coverage from working people, leaving millions uninsured and millions more facing drastically higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. It would return us to a time when only the wealthy were able to afford comprehensive coverage.