Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Here’s what happens if Trump administration wins Obamacare lawsuit

  President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to make health care better for all Americans, especially those with pre-existing conditions. But while his administration has yet to unveil a plan, his Justice Department is now threatening to strip away coverage and benefits that many people have come to take for granted in the nine years since […]
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Trump administration backs full repeal of Affordable Care Act in legal reversal

The case is currently pending before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a significant shift, the Justice Department now says that it backs a full invalidation of the Affordable Care Act, the signature Obama-era health law. It presented its position in a legal filing Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in […]
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Reinsurance will cost feds $30 billion to support ACA insurers

The projected $30 billion price tag over three years hews close to proposed funding in Congress for a federal reinsurance program. Adopting a nationwide reinsurance program to bolster Affordable Care Act insurers would cost the U.S. $30.1 billion over three years, according to a new study. The study published Thursday in the Journal of Health […]
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How Affordable are 2019 ACA Premiums for Middle-Income People? 

This analysis finds that Affordable Care Act marketplace premiums are least affordable for older adults who earn too much to qualify for federal subsidies, especially those living in rural areas where premiums are highest. The majority of enrollees who purchase health coverage through Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges receive premium tax credits to help them afford their […]
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After Falling Under Obama, America’s Uninsured Rate Looks to Be Rising

The number of Americans without health insurance plunged after Obamacare started. Now, early evidence suggests, it’s beginning to climb again. New polling from Gallup shows that the percentage of uninsured Americans inched up throughout last year.

Shutdown Poses Risk to Health Care

State employees can access this Wall Street Journal story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access.  library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Some consumers may face higher ACA premiums and insurers delay plans for 2020 because of staff shortages. The longest-ever U.S. government shutdown is posing new risks to the Affordable Care Act and some health services, prompting alarm from insurers, […]
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The Health 202: Here’s how the shutdown could jeopardize Obamacare benefits

The IRS plays the role of accountant for the health-care law’s marketplaces. The Department of Health and Human Services isn’t part of the seemingly endless government shutdown. But that doesn’t mean Obamacare will escape unscathed. The Internal Revenue Service — which has sent 90 percent of its staff home without pay — plays the role of […]
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California gets it right with its new health-care initiative

The new governor unveils a reform plan that other states should follow. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) wasted no time making a splash, announcing on Monday, his inauguration day, a major new health-care initiative that would make his state a leader in resisting Republican efforts to unravel the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Newsom’s plan is a promising […]
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Federal judge blocks Trump rollback of birth control mandate

State Library Ed. Note:  Oregon was not one of the 13 states mentioned in the article. A federal judge has blocked, at least in 13 states, a Trump Administration rule that would green light expanded use of religious and moral objections by employers seeking to deny contraceptive coverage to their women employees. Source: Federal judge blocks […]
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ACA health insurance enrollment down 5 percent

Local nonprofit Northeast Oregon Network continues to assist individuals in obtaining health insurance. The period for enrolling in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans for 2019 concluded Dec. 15, 2018, and 148,180 Oregonians enrolled in plans using HealthCare.gov. While this is the first year the number of enrollees decreased from the year prior, officials with […]
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