Keeping Up With The GOP And Medicaid Expansion

Keeping Up With The GOP And Medicaid Expansion

February 15, 2017 New remarks from President Trump are now suggesting that the Affordable Care Act won’t see an immediate repeal or replacement until well into the next year. While that may be Read More
The Fate Of The ACA In Kentucky

The Fate Of The ACA In Kentucky

February 9, 2017 While the Trump Administration is slowly putting the wheels in motion to repeal the Affordable Care Act, one state governor has been trying for over a year to do so Read More
As ACA Repeal Draws Near, The CBO Weighs In

As ACA Repeal Draws Near, The CBO Weighs In

February 7, 2017 In a report dated January 17, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) offered estimates on what would happen should the ACA be repealed. These figures range from premium prices to statistics Read More
Trump Supporters And Healthcare: What Do They Want?

Trump Supporters And Healthcare: What Do They Want?

February 2, 2017 In mid-January, Republicans made the official first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by voting 227-198 in permitting the GOP to bring their bill for repeal of the Read More
This Interactive Map Will Shed More Light On ACA Enrollment

This Interactive Map Will Shed More Light On ACA Enrollment

January 31, 2017 The Kaiser Family Foundation often conducts surveys providing valuable information, more specifically in recent years surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the KFF has released some interactive maps to Read More
Understanding Anti-Discrimination: The IRS Issues Final Rule

Understanding Anti-Discrimination: The IRS Issues Final Rule

January 25, 2017 In the final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, Read More
An ACA Repeal Could Cost Hospitals Billions In Losses

An ACA Repeal Could Cost Hospitals Billions In Losses

January 18, 2017 Inauguration Day is inching closer and closer, and so are the policies that President-Elect Trump has planned once he assumes the seat of President this year. A repeal of the Read More
IRS Finalizes Regulations Adopt Intentional or Reckless Disregard of Facts Exceptions to Employee Safe Harbor

IRS Finalizes Regulations Adopt Intentional or Reckless Disregard of Facts Exceptions to Employee Safe Harbor

January 12, 2017 The IRS has provided clarity with regard to what qualifies as an “intentional or reckless disregard of facts” by employees when it comes to seeking shelter under the employee Premium Read More
Florida Governor Wants An ACA Repeal “As Quickly As Can Get It Done”

Florida Governor Wants An ACA Repeal “As Quickly As Can Get It Done”

January 9, 2017 On December 19th, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott had a meeting with nominated Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price. While Scott and Price barely met Read More
Mike Pence: Friend Or Foe To Medicaid?

Mike Pence: Friend Or Foe To Medicaid?

December 20, 2016 Indiana residents now have a concern about their healthcare, which perhaps they didn’t have before. In his past career as Indiana Governor, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence was one of the Read More
Rural America Is Concerned For The Fate Of Their Healthcare

Rural America Is Concerned For The Fate Of Their Healthcare

December 19, 2016 In 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed for the expansion of Medicaid in Kentucky, providing healthcare for over 440,000 residents of low income households statewide. USA Today’s The Gleaner Read More
With Trump In, Is Medicare Out?

With Trump In, Is Medicare Out?

December 13, 2016 President-Elect Donald Trump has remained cavalier in his plans and directions for the healthcare of our nation. Throughout his campaign, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was targeted for repeal and Read More
Trump Picks Price and Verma to Lead the Charge to a Conservative Approach to Healthcare Reform

Trump Picks Price and Verma to Lead the Charge to a Conservative Approach to Healthcare Reform

December 5, 2016 Donald Trump recently announced his pick of Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quickly followed by his announcement of picking Seem Verma Read More
Will ColoradoCare replace the ACA?

Will ColoradoCare replace the ACA?

November 3, 2016 November 8th is right around the corner. And while the onus of the day is placed on electing our next President, Colorado residents will have something else to ponder in Read More
Study Shows Millions Of Uninsured Eligible Americans Are Still Underutilizing The ACA

Study Shows Millions Of Uninsured Eligible Americans Are Still Underutilizing The ACA

October 31, 2016 The Kaiser Family Foundation has released another report surrounding ACA figures, and the results are astounding. In a report of “Estimates of Eligibility for ACA Coverage among the Uninsured in Read More
Individual Shared Responsibility Payment? Not For Everyone

Individual Shared Responsibility Payment? Not For Everyone

October 24, 2016 For many, the Individual Shared Responsibility payment is another irritating factor of healthcare as it can add to yet another unforeseen financial burden to the pockets of Americans. However, we Read More
Medicaid Expansion Proves Big Wins In Kentucky And Arkansas

Medicaid Expansion Proves Big Wins In Kentucky And Arkansas

September 12, 2016 Think Medicaid expansion doesn’t help those in need? Think again. In a study from the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine released in August, states which have expanded Read More
States Feel Shifts In Medicaid Expansion As New Governors Take Office

States Feel Shifts In Medicaid Expansion As New Governors Take Office

August 31, 2016 Medicaid expansion is not a fixed journey, as we’re slowly learning from states like Kentucky and Louisiana. The Wall Street Journal reports a pleasant change in events for the aforementioned Read More
Heads Up About Code 4980H

Heads Up About Code 4980H

August 17, 2016 One of the most talked about issues regarding employers and health care for their employees is under Internal Revenue Code 4980H. This Code, being Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Read More
Premiums Up, With The Uninsured Down

Premiums Up, With The Uninsured Down

July 7, 2016 It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for the Affordable Care Act this year, as companies like UnitedHealth have spiked their premiums in an effort to combat what they reportedly found Read More
Louisiana Joins Other States In Medicaid Expansion

Louisiana Joins Other States In Medicaid Expansion

July 6, 2016 **Updated 7/6/2016, 2:15pm** Of all the hot topics surrounding the Affordable Care Act, the state-to-state expansion of Medicaid is perhaps the hottest. Medicaid expansion arguably draws the line between Democrats Read More
Is Individual Shared Responsibility Your Responsibility?

Is Individual Shared Responsibility Your Responsibility?

May 8, 2016 Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the goal in mind is to ensure that every American has received or has been given access to adequate health coverage. While Read More
Do You Have Minimum Essential Coverage?

Do You Have Minimum Essential Coverage?

April 19, 2016 Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals and families are generally required to have minimum essential coverage in order to avoid year-end penalties or shared responsibility payments. This coverage can be Read More
Wyoming’s Governor Loses on Medicaid Expansion

Wyoming’s Governor Loses on Medicaid Expansion

February 22, 2016 Despite vocal support by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, a Republican, the State Senate rejected a proposal to expand Medicaid. The vote means Wyoming will not receive $268 million in federal Read More
17.6 Million Have Gained Health Coverage Under the ACA

17.6 Million Have Gained Health Coverage Under the ACA

October 1, 2015 As of September 12, an estimated 17.6 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage since enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began in October of 2013, according to the Department Read More
Utah Legislators Agree on Medicaid Expansion

Utah Legislators Agree on Medicaid Expansion

July 21, 2015 After two years of debate and months of closed-door negotiations, Utah’s Republican governor and state legislature have agreed on a deal to expand Medicaid in that state, covering about 126,000 Read More
Alaska’s Governor Acts to Expand Medicaid

Alaska’s Governor Acts to Expand Medicaid

July 17, 2015 Alaska’s Gov. Bill Walker moved to expand Medicaid, saying he will ask the administration to offer Medicaid coverage to all qualifying residents of the state. Noting that Alaska’s legislature had Read More
Montana Expands Medicaid With Bipartisan Support

Montana Expands Medicaid With Bipartisan Support

May 4, 2015 Montana’s Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signed into law a Medicaid expansion bill that had been drafted by a Republican member of the state legislature. Under the new law, Montana will Read More
Minorities More Affected By Medicaid Gap

Minorities More Affected By Medicaid Gap

April 14, 2015 Low-income Black and Hispanic Americans are much more likely than Whites to be affected by a “ gap” in the 22 states that have not expanded Medicaid, declining funds for Read More

Administration Predicts Lower ACA Enrollment

November 11, 2014 Obama administration officials say the number of Americans who will gain health coverage during 2015 through Affordable Care Act marketplaces will be about 30% lower than earlier estimates. Health and Read More