The Affordable Care Act was a game changer for community clinics. It has enabled them to get reimbursement for much more of the care they provided, because more of their patients now had private insurance or were on Medicaid.
Affordable Care Act
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.
Beginning in January, the University of Arkansas was scheduled to include gender-dysphoria benefits in its insurance for faculty and staff members under a requirement from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
What the past 8 years have taught us is that health care reform requires an evidence-based, careful approach, driven by what is best for the American people. That is why Republicans’ plan is so reckless.
When Former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, my first and most overwhelming emotion was relief.
A December 2016 report showed that for the first time in 20 years, life expectancy in the United States has declined, particularly in small cities and rural areas, where people are dying at much higher rates.
A bill to improve the country’s mental health care system could be undermined by more widespread changes to health coverage that will likely occur next year, supporters of the effort fear.
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the recent election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, there is a very real chance that Obamacare will be gutted or repealed.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
72 percent of Marketplace consumers in states using HealthCare.gov will be able to find plans with a premium of less than $75 per month.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump disagree on many, if not most, issues, and how to provide health insurance coverage for Americans is one of the most divisive.
Minnesota’s Democratic governor on Wednesday said Obamacare is “no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people” — the latest sign of Democrats’ growing concern about the law’s rising insurance costs.
The cost of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is rising faster than expected in many states, causing budget anxieties and political misgivings.
Blue Cross Blue Shield will continue to offer health insurance plans in all 254 counties in Texas in 2017, the company said in a statement Monday.
Republicans have found an issue on which they can play a rare bit of offense in their quest to hang on to their Senate and House majorities: Obamacare.
This panel will explore the reasons health inequality pervades our system, causing Blacks to die quicker and live sicker than any other population in America. Watch it live here.
Leading progressive senators are demanding an explanation from the insurance giant Aetna about its abrupt decision to pull out of most ObamaCare exchanges this year, which they said appeared to be politically motivated.
The Affordable Care Act has been criticized since it was passed in 2010. Its success depended on states supporting their marketplaces and enrolling healthy consumers.
In the conversation on health care, patient health and wellbeing often take a back seat to debate over cost and policy.
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.
President Barack Obama writes an article for The Journal of the American Medical Association summarizing the legacy of his signature legislation and offering ways to improve it.