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Open Enrollment Period Facing Tough Challenges Due to Cuts in ACA by Trump Administration

Posted on 11/20/2017

As the open enrollment period for health insurance under the Obamacare marketplace kicks off, many people remain unsure about the future of the Affordable Care Act and whether or not the law is still in effect. In fact, many Americans believe the law was repealed by the Trump administration and have no intention of pursuing healthcare on the open marketplace.

Latest CMS Rule Change

Posted on 04/24/2017

Updated May 17, 2017 CMS Passes Rule That Makes Enrollment Easier Enrollment just got a lot easier and a lot faster. If you were one of the millions of people who enrolled in your own health insurance the past two years and noticed that the experience was completely different and far more frustrating, you were not alone. During the 2015

Repeal and Delay: Emphasis on “Delay”

Posted on 03/23/2017

At the start of President Trump’s term, Republicans in Congress planned to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, without a replacement plan to replace it. This “repeal and delay” tactic did not sit well with Democrats and many Republicans, nor was it acceptable to President Donald Trump, who wanted to “repeal and replace former President Obama’s

2017 Health Insurance Enrollment Down by Half a Million

Posted on 03/18/2017

About 12.2 million people signed up for or renewed their health insurance using federal and state marketplaces during the 2017 open enrollment period. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which tallies the numbers each year and is responsible for administrating the federal exchange site, reported a 4 percent drop in sign-ups for this year. In 2016, about 12.7 million

New Names in Healthcare Reform

Posted on 03/16/2017

The Affordable Care Act was nicknamed “Obamacare” because the law’s primary champion was former President Obama. But the president wasn’t acting alone when he signed the bill into law. Healthcare reform takes time, effort and energy from a lot of different people, a fact that hasn’t changed since President Trump took office in January. The new president is unafraid to

Impact of ACA Repeal on the Gig Economy

Posted on 03/06/2017

Impact of ACA Repeal on the Gig Economy In 2015, about 10 percent of all workers in the U.S. were self-employed, meaning they worked for themselves as independent contractors, business owners or other occupations. The number of independent workers has declined somewhat since the end of the recession, but millions of people continue to branch out on their own. It’s

Economic Impact of Repealing Obamacare

Posted on 03/06/2017

Newly elected congressional Republicans are ready to take down the Affordable Care Act, but it’s not the first time that Obamacare has risked getting the axe from the country’s legislative branch. The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762) was introduced in January 2016 by Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who’s now slated to be the next secretary of health

President Trump Withdraws Money for Ads

Posted on 02/27/2017

In the coming months, you will likely notice a decrease in the number of ads. While you might attribute this to the fact that open enrollment ended in January, there may be more to the story. President Trump pulled funding for the ads, a decision that will affect the number of people who sign up for health insurance outside