Contents tagged with repeal and replace
Posted Sep 01, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Calls to repeal and replace Obamacare seem quieter these days, but the discussion is not necessarily over. In the meantime, we are approaching the Affordable Care Act’s annual open enrollment period—or at least the time of year during which we’ve come to expect it.
Continue reading: Is There Still Obamacare? What’s Happening with Healthcare?
Posted Jun 08, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Open enrollment for 2018 individual health insurance plans may not begin until November 1, 2017, but insurers need to file premium rates for Obamacare exchange plans by June 21. But under what context are they filing them: a continuation of Obamacare or something else?
Continue reading: A Healthcare Bill in the Senate, Birth Control Back in the Headlines
Posted May 01, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Although the GOP continues to craft new legislation for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare), none of its proposals have passed. However, some changes are coming anyway—changes that aim to improve the health insurance risk pool, promote more competition within markets and increase consumer choice.
Continue reading: Not Up for Debate
Posted Apr 08, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
As the GOP revisits its plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (i.e., ACA, Obamacare), Vice President Mike Pence has attempted to sweeten the deal for members of the House Freedom Caucus. Pence this week offered to eliminate or change three Affordable Care Act regulations: essential health benefits, guaranteed issue coverage and community rating.
Continue reading: What is Community Rating?
Posted Mar 28, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
As you’ve likely heard by now, the GOP pulled its Obamacare replacement bill before it could go to a vote on Friday, March 24. Now what? Is that the end of Trump’s promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act? Will politicians draft another bill?
Continue reading: Lack of Support Trumps GOP Healthcare Bill
Posted Feb 13, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
By a party-line vote of 52-47, the Senate on Friday morning confirmed Rep. Tom Price as chief of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As HHS secretary, Price will play a key role in the Republican-driven repeal of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare).
Continue reading: Steering Toward Repeal with Price at the Helm
Posted Jan 31, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
2017 open enrollment ends today! It’s time to buy your health insurance plan for the year before it’s too late. Need a reason? We’ll give you nine to start.
Continue reading: Obamacare Deadline Reminder: Open Enrollment Ends January 31
Posted Jan 30, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
On his first day in office President Trump signed an executive order for the “prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”  As news spread, many Americans experienced panic and confusion. With less than a week left in 2017 open enrollment (it concludes January 31), did this action mean the plan you already enrolled in was obsolete or that you could no longer enroll if you hadn’t already?
Continue reading: Trump’s Executive Order on Obamacare