Category Affordable Care Act

18 million would lose insurance with repeal of Obamacare, study says

By Kelsey Snell If Republicans repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, millions of people would lose their health insurance in the first year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The study was based on a 2015 plan that GOP leaders expect to use as a model for current repeal […]

Public Misperceptions About Obamacare Premium Increases

By DREW ALTMAN – – – – Drew Altman is president and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Family Foundation. He is on Twitter: @drewaltman. “Limited empirical validation” is a fancy social science term for using an anecdote to make a broader point that is not actually supported by the evidence. That’s what Donald Trump did recently at […]

How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?

                By Donna Barry

NY Times Blows a Hole in Case Against Obamacare

There are basically two versions of the looming Supreme Court case against Obamacare. One of them makes sense but doesn’t pose enough of a threat to Obamacare to satisfy Republicans. The other poses a real threat to Obamacare, but it’s never made much sense — and the New York Times just blew a hole right […]

Obamacare Enrollment 2015: National Uninsured Rate Continues to Drop; Low-Income Americans & Latinos Find Access via Affordable Care Act

The national uninsured rate continues to drop following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), which has increased insurance rates access among all racial/ethnic groups while prompting a drastic decrease in the health care disparities faced by people of color. According to the “2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report,” the uninsured […]

The Great Cost Shift: Why Middle-Class Workers Do Not Feel the Health Care Spending Slowdown

Cost shifting from employers to employees—not the Affordable Care Act—is the reason why employees continue to experience growing health care costs. Employees should be aware of these cost-shifting efforts and share in health care cost savings. In recent years, the growth in overall health care costs has slowed dramatically. But for millions of Americans with […]

Despite Efforts, Latino ACA Enrollment Lags

Norma and Rodolfo Santaolalla have always worked but have never had health insurance. When the Arlington, Va., couple tried to apply online for coverage under the health care law, it was just too confusing. “I didn’t understand about the deductibles and how to choose a plan. It’s difficult. It’s the first time we’ve done that, […]

When a state blocks Obamacare, ERs close

When a state blocks Obamacare, ERs close: The lesson of Louisiana Baton Rouge, La., is about to lose one of its crucial hospital emergency rooms, and the reason is clear: The administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal has refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and won’t put up any other money to keep […]

Fact Sheets: How the U.S. Supreme Court Could Affect Your State

On March 4, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear King v. Burwell, a lawsuit that seeks to strip premium tax credits from people who live in states with a federal insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. Repealing this pillar of the law, which helps make health coverage more affordable for consumers, […]