By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 18 2019 - 5:17pm
Written by gsbaird on Feb 7 2018 - 4:43pm
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 of Obamacare avoid detail is that an examination of the data shows the health care law has done far more good than bad.
Written by gsbaird on Dec 20 2017 - 10:57am
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, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs for individuals and families with incomes less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Written by gsbaird on Feb 17 2017 - 2:22pm
No one questions the need to improve upon the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Dec 30 2016 - 6:39pm
These are the top 10 videos of 2016 by views:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 20 2016 - 8:43pm
Catch up and get ahead with the EDGE for the week of Jan. 18, 2016 Affordable Care Act Enrollment Closing There’s an important deadline coming up and if you miss it, it could cost you. The window is open until Jan. 31 to enroll in or change your health insurance under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.
Written by gsbaird on Mar 10 2015 - 10:12am
The government has opened a special health care enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 after some people who recently filed their tax returns were assessed a fee because they did not have health insurance during the 2014 calendar year as required by the Affordable Care Act.
Written by gsbaird on Dec 7 2014 - 7:19pm
Open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, for 2015 began Nov. 15 and extends through Feb. 15, 2015. To get this information in Spanish go to https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/ What happens if you already have a health care policy? If you do nothing, you'll be automatically re-enrolled in that plan on Jan. 1. What are the deadlines?
Written by gsbaird on May 24 2014 - 11:12am
The Affordable Care Act’s enrollment window for purchasing health insurance this year in the Health Insurance Marketplace ended March 31. However, a Special Enrollment Period is open now for people with "life events," for example:
Written by Clayton Price on Feb 4 2014 - 1:10pm
REPLAY VIDEO: Hundreds of people came to San Antonio College on Feb. 8 to attend EnrollSA, an Affordable Care Act enrollment and education event hosted by Univision 41 and many community organizations. Speakers at the event included Cecilia Muñoz, White House Director of Domestic Policy, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, U.S. Rep Joaquin Castro (D-20), U.S. Rep. Pete P. Gallego (D-23), Judge Nelson Wolff, Bexar County, and Monica Navarro, Univision 41.