Strong health insurance registrations surprise ACA opponents and supporters, too

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Despite the president’s claims that Obamacare was repealed, the health care law saw its strongest results. Not twenty four hours after President Donald Trump said the Affordable Care Act “has been repealed,” health insurance registrations data showed the strongest year. Officials reported that 8.8 million Americans enrolled in health plans on the federal insurance exchange to cover them next year. Those numbers don’t yet include the data from insurance exchanges run by individual states. The 2018 health insurance registrations on HealthCare.gov were strong enough that they nearly achieved the 2017…

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Trump won’t admit defeat after yet another failed Senate GOP health care vote

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Despite the fact that the president has been repeatedly unsuccessful repealing the ACA, he won’t give up. Senate Republicans kicked the latest health care vote to the curb, giving up on their most recent effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That said, President Donald Trump is determined to keep trying to get rid of Obamacare in its current form. Opposition within the Republican party itself led to the termination of the Graham-Cassidy bill. Senate Republicans gave up on the health care vote meant to repeal the Affordable Care Act.…

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Congressional Budget Office accuses Trump administration policies of hurting ACA

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A new report from the CBO predicts that uninsured American numbers will rise under President Trump. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report predicting that Trump’s health care policies will be to the detriment of the Affordable Care Act’s success. Despite the GOP’s efforts to overturn the ACA, the Trump Administration’s policies will foster rising premiums and falling enrollment in individual health insurance markets in 2018. The report suggested that the President Donald Trump’s strategy is causing direct harm to health care. Trump had said that his strategy…

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Health insurance penalty for failing to purchase coverage will remain

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Those opposed to the Affordable Care Act once again failed to pass the whittled-down version of the GOP legislation. The latest attempt by opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to remove the health insurance penalty for not being adequately covered have failed yet again in passing legislation to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. On Friday, the Senate defeated the most recent version of the health care law’s repeal legislation. Among the main reasons cited by GOP lawmakers for trying to overturn the ACA is the penalty for…

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GOP healthcare bill could be deadly for thousands of Americans, study

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A new report suggests that lawmakers are debating a bill that could take away insurance needed to save lives. If the GOP healthcare bill goes ahead in its current form, the number of premature deaths among Americans will increase by 29,000 per year, says a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine medical journal. This report is based on calculations conducted on the Republican health care legislation if it goes forward as-is. Congressional lawmakers are debating two different plans for an Affordable Care Act repeal. That said, the Annals of…

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What could the GOP health care repeal do to California consumers?

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If the U.S. Senate chooses not to block the bill or to significantly revise it, many Californians stand to lose coverage. Should the GOP health care repeal of the Affordable Care Act make its way through the U.S. Senate in its current state, many Californian consumers risk losing their insurance. There are an estimated 5 million California residents whose coverage was purchased through Obamacare. The House of Representatives passed the legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act last Thursday. Both California and officials from the health industry as a whole…

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Did Jimmy Kimmel just stop the latest Obamacare repeal?

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The popular nighttime talk show host gave a heartfelt plea to save affordable health insurance. Jimmy Kimmel’s recent monologue to maintain affordable health care may have played a surprising role in the GOP Obamacare repeal efforts. The talk show host’s emotional speech caused him to choke up as he discussed his own newborn son’s congenital heart defect. His baby needed surgery shortly after he was born. “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life,” he said. “It just shouldn’t happen. Not here,”…

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GOP health care vote abruptly cancelled as Trump didn’t have the support

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“We just pulled it,” said President Trump in a phone interview with the Washington Post. House Republican leaders suddenly cancelled the GOP health care vote and withdrew their rewrite of the law. A vote had been scheduled for 3:30 pm (ET) following dramatic attempts to gain support to pass the bill. On Thursday, it was already clear that there was inadequate support, but President Trump still scheduled a do-or-die vote for Friday. On Friday, the situation only worsened for the bill’s supporters as more Republicans leaned toward a “no” vote.…

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Health care vote likely today after delay from Trump’s failure to find support

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Despite extensive efforts to encourage members to see his side, the president has yet to gain enough votes. House leaders postponed the health care vote that had been expected to occur on Thursday. The GOP’s intention had been to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump and his supporters worked diligently to address demands made from lawmakers who refused to support the overhaul bill. Despite considerable efforts, Trump was unable to convince enough of the lawmakers to make it pass. The House Republicans met behind closed doors late in the day…

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Trump health care reform will include “insurance for everybody”

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According to the President-Elect, he is close to completing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The President-Elect has now said that the Donald Trump health care reform is coming close to completion. This will replace the Affordable Care Act which was President Obama’s signature health care law. The goal of Trump’s overhaul of Obamacare will be to make sure there is “insurance for everybody.” The announcement of this Trump health care reform move came as a bit of a surprise for many people. Despite the fact that he did…

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