The ACA Has Improved Healthcare In the United States

The ACA Has Improved Healthcare In the United States

Nov 30 There is much political debate about whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has improved healthcare for Americans. The Wharton University scholarly podcast Knowledge@Wharton recently featured Wharton health care management professor Read More
ACA Enrollment Continues at Faster Pace From Previous Year

ACA Enrollment Continues at Faster Pace From Previous Year

Nov 29 They say that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, a theory that may be true for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was just months ago when Read More
Who’s Thankful for the ACA?

Who’s Thankful for the ACA?

Nov 22 As we enter into the annual Thanksgiving break, there is much to be thankful for. Most lists will include giving thanks for family, friends, and employment. And almost 1.5 million Read More
Why It Matters That More People Signed Up for ACA Health Coverage In 2018

Why It Matters That More People Signed Up for ACA Health Coverage In 2018

Nov 20 It was meant to have the opposite effect. The Trump administration’s decision to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by shortening the annual open enrollment period to 45-days and cutting Read More
New Kaiser Family Foundation Study Shows Number Of Uninsured In 2016

New Kaiser Family Foundation Study Shows Number Of Uninsured In 2016

Nov 8 When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was first enacted in 2010, the mission was clear: provide affordable healthcare to the millions of Americans without it. Depending on who you speak Read More
Efforts to Undermine the Start of Open Enrollment for 2018 Healthcare Coverage on November 1

Efforts to Undermine the Start of Open Enrollment for 2018 Healthcare Coverage on November 1

Oct 31 Open enrollment for individuals to purchase healthcare coverage through government exchanges begins tomorrow and runs through December 15. Both advocates and opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are anxious Read More
Americans Don’t Want President Trump to Destroy the Affordable Care Act

Americans Don’t Want President Trump to Destroy the Affordable Care Act

Oct 26 While President Trump does his best to undermine the Affordable Care Act, the American public wants it to succeed. Americans don’t want the Affordable Care Act (ACA) destroyed. They want Read More
In Contrast to Federal Government, California Institutes New Laws to Bolster ACA

In Contrast to Federal Government, California Institutes New Laws to Bolster ACA

Oct 17 While the White House and many Republicans in Washington, D.C., seem intent on undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the statehouse in Sacramento is doing something to bolster it. The Read More
States Are Taking The Lead in Curbing Drug Costs

States Are Taking The Lead in Curbing Drug Costs

Oct 12 States are taking more aggressive action to curb drug costs. It’s self-preservation. Prescription drug expenditures are nearly 20 percent of U.S. health care costs. According to the National Academy for Read More
Temporary Shutdowns of Healthcare.gov Termed ACA Sabotage

Temporary Shutdowns of Healthcare.gov Termed ACA Sabotage

Oct 9 It’s become a bit of a sport. Websites and media outlets are tracking ways that the Trump administration has been working to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Organizations such as Read More
CHIP Reauthorization in Congressional Committees Sees Mixed Results

CHIP Reauthorization in Congressional Committees Sees Mixed Results

Oct 5 There were mixed results yesterday in Congress as Senate and House committees considered bills reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program provided healthcare coverage to 8.9 Read More
Congress Not Delivering Yet on Public Priorities for Healthcare

Congress Not Delivering Yet on Public Priorities for Healthcare

Oct 4 Despite a recent declaration that Congress will focus on tax reform, the need to address critical healthcare issues remains. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) survey found that a large Read More
U.S. Senate Health Committee Works to Reach Consensus With Healthcare Hearings Over

U.S. Senate Health Committee Works to Reach Consensus With Healthcare Hearings Over

Sep 18 Can they reach a bipartisan consensus on fixing healthcare? That’s the question now that the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has completed its hearings on stabilizing Read More
MassHealth Changes Come With A Hefty Price Tag For Employers

MassHealth Changes Come With A Hefty Price Tag For Employers

Aug 31 While healthcare is expected to continue to be discussed when Congress reconvenes in September, some state governments are taking steps of their own to shore up the Affordable Care Act Read More
Congressional Budget Office Expects Health Insurance Premiums to Increase

Congressional Budget Office Expects Health Insurance Premiums to Increase

Aug 17 Gross premiums for silver-level health insurance plans purchased through the healthcare marketplace would be 20 percent higher in 2018 and 25 percent higher by 2020 if cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) payments Read More
Americans Want a Bipartisan Approach to Healthcare, According to a New KFF Poll

Americans Want a Bipartisan Approach to Healthcare, According to a New KFF Poll

Aug 14 Now that the great Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replace debate has seemingly ended in Congress, we’ve seen movement by members of Congress towards a bipartisan approach to healthcare Read More
Health Insurance Brokers Help Employers Lower Healthcare Costs

Health Insurance Brokers Help Employers Lower Healthcare Costs

Aug 3 When it comes to providing healthcare as an employer, cost is a major concern. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), applicable large employers – organizations with 50 or more full-time Read More
ACA Discrimination Suit Sheds Light On Transgender Child Rights

ACA Discrimination Suit Sheds Light On Transgender Child Rights

Jul 18 Over the last few years, the rights of transgender workers within organizations have continued to fall under the microscope. From anti-discrimination rules surrounding hiring to adequately reporting the gender of Read More
IRS Memorandum Sheds Light on Taxability Of Benefits Paid by Self-Funded Health Plans

IRS Memorandum Sheds Light on Taxability Of Benefits Paid by Self-Funded Health Plans

Jul 13 Many employers which provide self-funded healthcare for their employees have taken to covering the cost of employee participation in associated wellness plans. It’s a practice the IRS is well aware Read More
As Trump Seeks To Change Birth Control Rights, States Provide Aid For Women

As Trump Seeks To Change Birth Control Rights, States Provide Aid For Women

Jul 12 It’s far from coincidental that timed with Donald Trump’s move into the White House as President of the United States, women marched for reproductive rights. Trump made it part of Read More
Iowa Seeks Help From ACA During Healthcare Crisis

Iowa Seeks Help From ACA During Healthcare Crisis

Jul 7 Come 2018, Iowa has the potential threat of losing health care provider options within their exchange for a significant number of residents. Now, the Iowa insurance commission is requesting a Read More
Texas And Other States Await Possible Return Of Blue Cross-Blue Shield Insurer

Texas And Other States Await Possible Return Of Blue Cross-Blue Shield Insurer

Jul 6 Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed major health insurers withdrawing from offering coverage on various states’ exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Companies like UnitedHealth and Aetna arguably led Read More
Deadline Nearing to Provide HHS Comments On How To Improve Health Insurance Markets

Deadline Nearing to Provide HHS Comments On How To Improve Health Insurance Markets

Jul 5 While Congress has been discussing new directions for healthcare reform from the Affordable Care Act, President Trump has been talking about the death of that current healthcare law. However, as Read More
The AHCA May Cost Seniors Almost Half Of Their Annual Income In Premiums

The AHCA May Cost Seniors Almost Half Of Their Annual Income In Premiums

Jun 26 The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is still sitting in the Senate, awaiting a verdict on being modified or dismantled to something unrecognizable. While in limbo, analyses continue to surface, Read More
Two New Health Care Tax Bills Approved Pending AHCA Passing

Two New Health Care Tax Bills Approved Pending AHCA Passing

Jun 20 There was a time in the early stages of the ACA repeal where the Trump Administration shrugged off any ACA-mandated taxes going forward. The growing concern was that a repeal Read More
Seniors And Medicaid: The Real Connection

Seniors And Medicaid: The Real Connection

Jun 14 For many Americans, the understanding of healthcare when it comes to senior citizens is that their benefits are derived from Medicare. While that may be true for millions, there are Read More
Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

Jun 8 Currently, Senate GOP may be deliberating over potentially holding off on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act until after the 2018 elections. This news arrives on the Read More
Will Medicaid Be A Casualty Of The AHCA? New Study Shows Americans Are Concerned

Will Medicaid Be A Casualty Of The AHCA? New Study Shows Americans Are Concerned

Jun 7 While the Affordable Care Act made significant strides in Medicaid Expansion, that may all change should the American Health Care Act (AHCA) be put into action. While federal funding for Read More
President Trump’s Budget Proposal Poses Continued Threat To Medicaid And Planned Parenthood

President Trump’s Budget Proposal Poses Continued Threat To Medicaid And Planned Parenthood

May 31 Last week, news broke that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that Trump’s newly revamped American Health Care Act (AHCA) will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than Read More
Anti-AHCA Protesters Kick Their Efforts Up A Notch

Anti-AHCA Protesters Kick Their Efforts Up A Notch

May 30 If there is one thing that President Trump has placed into the hearts of the American people, it’s the need to speak out. Since arriving in office at the top Read More
CBO Scoring Shows 23 Million Will Lose Insurance by 2026 Under the Revised House Healthcare Bill

CBO Scoring Shows 23 Million Will Lose Insurance by 2026 Under the Revised House Healthcare Bill

May 25 So much of Senate’s decisions appear to be surrounding the House GOP’s proposed healthcare bill rested on a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The scoring was guaranteed by Read More
Paralyzed Veterans of America Reject the AHCA

Paralyzed Veterans of America Reject the AHCA

May 24 Donald Trump’s entire “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan was footnoted with a promise to help both the working class and United States Veterans. However, a specific group of veterans Read More
New Delays Prove The ACA Will Be Around For A While

New Delays Prove The ACA Will Be Around For A While

May 23 On Monday (May 22), a motion was filed by both the White House and Congress requesting a 90-day delay regarding an appeal surrounding cost-sharing reduction payments (CSR). The case, known Read More
Warren Buffett Says The One Thing About Trumpcare That We Needed To Hear

Warren Buffett Says The One Thing About Trumpcare That We Needed To Hear

May 18 Earlier this month, Warren Buffett appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and had several things to say in his interview; especially about Trump’s American Health Care Act. While many speculated that Read More
Republican Congress Members Maintain Their ACA Benefits In The Midst Of A Repeal

Republican Congress Members Maintain Their ACA Benefits In The Midst Of A Repeal

May 17 When Trump’s revamp of his American Health Care Act (AHCA) was green lit by the House, Republicans who were anti-ACA found this to be a win. Despite the Senate feeling Read More
New Study Finds Staggering Number Of Uninsured Medicaid Recipients Should AHCA Be Passed

New Study Finds Staggering Number Of Uninsured Medicaid Recipients Should AHCA Be Passed

May 16 As the newly revamped AHCA has been given House approval and moves onto the Senate floor, a new study shows how the revamped bill’s effect on Medicaid Expansion could prove Read More
New KFF Study Shows Healthcare Insurers May Be Financially Stable on the ACA Exchanges

New KFF Study Shows Healthcare Insurers May Be Financially Stable on the ACA Exchanges

May 9 It was just last year when healthcare giants like UnitedHealth and Aetna were exiting out of certain ACA exchanges—citing the ACA as the cause for financial dips in their bottom Read More
GOP Health Care Bill Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

GOP Health Care Bill Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

May 4 Today, with a vote count of 217 for and 213 against, the heavily Republican majority House passed the amended American Healthcare Act (AHCA). This rushed vote came with less than Read More
Preparing Your 2016 ACA Forms – Better Late Than Never

Preparing Your 2016 ACA Forms – Better Late Than Never

May 4 Now that the dust has settled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay and the 2016 ACA reporting deadline is just behind us, employers Read More
The ACA In Numbers: An Infographic

The ACA In Numbers: An Infographic

May 3 When the Trump Administration reluctantly agreed to keep the ACA around, many breathed a collective sigh of relief. While some were unaware that the Affordable Care Act was synonymous with Read More