POLITICS 08/12/2018 08:01 am ET Obamacare's future hinges on who controls Washington -- and state capitals, too. By Jonathan Cohn Health care is on the ballot this year, in more ways than voters may realize. Full repeal of the Affordable Care Act remains a very real possibility if Republicans get through the midterm elections with their congressional majorities intact. But even if the law stays on the books, its future will depend heavily on who wields power at the state level ― as governors, insurance commissioners and members of state legislatures. These officials have always had a lot to say about the ACA’s implementation, although they rarely get the attention they deserve. Now they have even more influence, thanks to the ways that President Donald Trump and his allies have battered the law over the last 18 months. The most recent change came from Washington early this month, when the Trump administration made it easier for people to buy … [Read more...] about Vote Like The Affordable Care Act Depends On It (It Does)
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www.blackdoctor.org Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obama Care as many of us have come to know it, is upon us. However, for the first time since its inception it has a different spin. This is the first year that Barack Obama is not in office since the ACA was signed into office in March of 2010. I point this out not simply to make a nostalgic point but also because of the changes that have occurred since our change of administration in the country. From this change, fundamental aspects of the ACA program have also been changed from what many had gotten used to in prior years and if one is not prudent to keep up with these changes, this can cause deleterious effects. Lack of Promotion One thing you might have noticed is that those recurrent ads that you became used to on your television, radio and in print have drastically decreased. Advertisements for open enrollment for the ACA has been cut by 90 percent this year. That’s a cut from $100 million previously … [Read more...] about AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OPEN ENROLLMENT HAS CHANGED
Amy Goldstein, The Washington Post Published 7:21 pm CDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo Jabin Botsford Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced the proposal Thursday. Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced the proposal Thursday. Photo: Washington Post Photo Jabin Botsford Trump administration proposes further dismantling of Affordable Care Act through Medicare 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is proposing to restrict an innovation in the Affordable Care Act that was intended to improve Medicare and slow spending in the vast federal insurance system for older Americans. Health-care researchers hail the model's promise to improve … [Read more...] about Trump administration proposes further dismantling of Affordable Care Act through Medicare
All of us must continue to support the Affordable Care Act and the opportunity that it provides for nearly six million Texans to purchase affordable health care coverage for the first time. The six month enrollment period ends in March and many of our friends, neighbors, and relatives who are eligible have not signed up. We must spread the word in our churches, our neighborhood association meetings, our social events, and even in our grocery stores that people can get coverage by utilizing the federally-run exchange in Texas. Twenty-six percent of all Texas residents lack health care coverage. This is the largest percentage in the country. The Affordable Care Act is a solution that allows our fellow Texans to get the coverage they need. Coverage of the uninsured is also in the best interest of those who already have coverage for themselves and their families. The cost of care rises for taxpayers when the uninsured and underinsured rely on emergency rooms for treatments … [Read more...] about Tell Everyone About the Affordable Care Act!
Jennie Key Cincinnati Enquirer Published 5:14 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 Cincinnati has joined Baltimore, Columbus, and Chicago in a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump and members of his administration with undermining the Affordable Care Act and forcing local governments to spend more money caring for the uninsured. The cities allege in the lawsuit that after failing to persuade Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Trump and his administration are "waging a relentless campaign to sabotage and, ultimately, to nullify the law. "Their objective: to pressure Congress to repeal the Act or, if that fails, to achieve de facto repeal through executive action alone," the suit said. Opinion:: Going on offense to save Obamacare from Trump sabotage: It's illegal and unconstitutional Opinion: Repealing Affordable Care Act will be more costly long term The suit says this is being done by discouraging Americans from enrolling in health care plans, … [Read more...] about Cincinnati joins three other cities in suit against Trump over Affordable Care Act