Affordable Care Act

President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Source: Wikipedia

President Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, is often in the news. One of the law’s most important (and most controversial) provisions, providing for the expansion of Medicaid by the states, is being hotly debated in state legislatures nationwide. As of this writing, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on the legality of the insurance subsidies in the federal exchanges – one of the law’s central provisions. Clearly, it pays to be informed on the political twists and turns of Obamacare.

Understanding Obamacare

With the recent election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, there is a very real chance that Obamacare will be gutted or repealed. Because of that, it is perhaps ironic that Daniel Dawes’ book is entitled, 150 Years of ObamaCare. The book provides an indispensable insider’s point of view on the political challenges and compromises that Read more

Unchanged Medical Costs Show Strength of Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first data on how the Affordable Care Act’s individual market risk pool evolved between 2014 and 2015.The report shows that per-enrollee medical costs in the ACA individual market were essentially unchanged in 2015, even as costs in the broader insurance market continued to rise.

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