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Conflicting Ideas: Covering Pre-existing Conditions without an Individual Mandate

Posted on 02/01/2017

President Donald Trump repeatedly promised during his campaign that although he planned to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, there were some portions of the law that he wanted to keep intact. One of those was the coverage of Americans with pre-existing conditions. Under the ACA, people with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage and must not be

Why You Need Coverage in 2017

Posted on 02/01/2017

It’s impossible to turn on the television without hearing a news commentator talking about healthcare. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Republican push to repeal the legislation and the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, healthcare is on the minds of many in this country. The ACA was designed to provide health insurance coverage for

Income-based Subsidies vs. Tax Credits Under Trumpcare

Posted on 01/18/2017

When President Obama first tried to sell the Affordable Care Act to the American public, he indicated that there would be tax subsidies to help low-income families to pay their insurance premiums. Obama knew that insurance companies were not going to help keep costs down, so he pushed the burden to the American taxpayer. While the idea of making taxpayers

Cadillac Tax Versus Rolling Back Tax Credits

Posted on 01/18/2017

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump referred repeatedly to the “really good people” he had working with him on his health care plan. When Trump finally introduced his health care ideas on his campaign website, many people complained that the ideas were vague, incomplete and unworkable. Trump explained what he wanted to fix, but he rarely laid out exactly how

Buying Health Coverage vs. Paying the Fine

Posted on 01/18/2017

One of the primary features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is its individual mandate, which requires everyone to carry insurance or pay a fine. This fine is called the shared responsibility payment and is intended to encourage people to purchase health insurance so that the cost for benefits is spread out over most of the population. The individual mandate

Major changes to the ACA

Posted on 01/18/2017

On November 8, 2016, the American people gave the Republican Party the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Throughout his presidential campaign, GOP nominee Donald Trump vowed to repeal Obamacare and replace it. The Republicans only won 52 seats in the Senate, which falls short of the 60 votes needed to completely repeal Obamacare, and it’s doubtful

The “Repeal and Delay” Approach: How Will This Affect the Country?

Posted on 01/18/2017

Congressional Republicans have vowed to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). President-elect Trump’s transition team and GOP leaders are devising the details of a plan to vote for repeal in early 2017. They are taking a close look at the budget to pass a reconciliation bill that will take priority in the first 100 days Trump is in office to

What Needs to Happen for an ACA Repeal to Take Place?

Posted on 01/18/2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) can’t be eliminated quickly while millions of Americans are insured under its vast array of provisions. Open enrollment is nearly completed for 2017, and the exchange is estimated to insure 11.4 million this coming year. Trump wants a repeal but has since indicated he would retain parts of the legislation, such as continuing to cover