ACA News

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, continues to be characterized by conservative politicians as being a disaster for Americans. Those criticizing it avoid detail, typically referring to the “skyrocketing premiums” and to two remarks made by President Obama: “If you like your doctor, you can keep him,” and “Everyone will save $2,500 on health care costs.” The reason that opponents...
Posted on Feb 07, 2018
By Melissa McChesney, Center for Public Policy Priorities The open enrollment period for health insurance is extended to December 31, 2017 for Texans who live in a disaster-affected area, or did when Hurricane Harvey hit. That extends the deadlien by two weeks from the regular open enrollment period for health insurance through the Obamacare Marketplace that ended Friday December 15. According to...
Posted on Dec 19, 2017
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently studied documents submitted by health insurance companies detailing Obamacare premium price changes and the justification for those changes. The study revealed that premiums were increased by an additional 7% to 38% over what they would have been due to action taken by President Donald Trump. Insurers are required by the health care law to reduce copayments,...
Posted on Nov 19, 2017