Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Cut in HealthCare.gov ads won’t affect Oregon

State funds its own outreach efforts. The Trump administration’s massive cutback on advertising and outreach for the upcoming health insurance enrollment period won’t have a huge effect in Oregon. That’s because here, the money for those efforts comes from the state, not federal government. Source: Cut in HealthCare.gov ads won’t affect Oregon; State funds its […]
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Trump Administration Whacks Millions From Budget Used To Push Obamacare 

President Donald Trump has insisted for months that “Obamacare is already dead.” His administration matched its harsh words with damaging action on Thursday — slashing millions of dollars from the government’s budget to promote the health law’s annual open enrollment season beginning in two months. The move is likely to translate into reduced marketing and […]
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Every county in US set to have an ObamaCare option

CareSource announced that it would fill the last remaining “bare” county: Paulding County in Ohio. Every county in the U.S. will have at least one ObamaCare insurer on the exchanges next year after CareSource announced Thursday it would fill the last remaining “bare” county in Ohio. It’s an important political win for advocates of ObamaCare […]
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Analysis: Oregon, Texas put down markers on abortion | Guest Editorial

Federal health insurance rules are a moving target, and it’s unclear whether Republicans will take another run at replacing the Affordable Care Act. In the meantime, some states are staking strong positions on coverage of abortion, cementing their position regardless of how the federal landscape changes. Source: Analysis: Oregon, Texas put down markers on abortion […]
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New numbers show Oregon insurance market regaining stability

State of Oregon Employees: Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. Email: library.help@state.or.us or call 503-378-8800. Financial statements confirm that market is strengthening, despite threats to cut off subsidies and Trump’s declaration to “let Obamacare implode.” Source: New numbers show Oregon insurance market regaining stability – […]
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It will be up to the states to improve the ACA | Opinion

The demise of the Republican proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act leaves many of us wondering, “What’s next?” Some bipartisan ideas may create a stable future for health insurance in the U.S. To determine which direction we should go, we have to understand what the ACA did, what might be done to […]
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CBO: ObamaCare premiums could rise 20 percent if Trump ends payments

The federal deficit could increase by $194 billion through 2026, the analysis found. Insurance companies would raise premium prices about 20 percent for ObamaCare plans if President Trump ends key payments to insurers, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Source: CBO: ObamaCare premiums could rise 20 percent if Trump ends payments | TheHill

Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficit Skyward 

Premiums for the most popular health insurance plans would shoot up 20 percent next year, and federal budget deficits would increase by $194 billion in the coming decade if President Trump carries out his threat to end certain subsidies paid to insurance companies for the benefit of low-income people, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

Tim Nesbitt: Oregon shows how to govern health care reform — Guest Opinion

There is an important lesson to be learned from Oregon’s experience with the Affordable Care Act: The path to successful health care reform requires government intervention in the marketplace – not just in paying for care but in setting its price and managing its delivery. In Oregon and other states that have thrived under the […]
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State health insurance officials, facing possible subsidy cuts, seek a Plan B

Congress is on vacation, but state insurance commissioners have no time off. They have spent the past three days debating what to do if President Donald Trump stops subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of millions of low-income people. For administration officials and many in Congress, the subsidies are a political and legal issue […]
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