Trump ends health care subsidies and places Congress under high pressure

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The President’s decision to cut off payments vital to making insurance plans affordable is creating turmoil. Before the start of the weekend, President Trump decided to singlehandedly eliminate the health care subsidies central to the Affordable Care Act. The move takes away money critical to making sure lower income Americans can afford the coverage they need. Trump’s decision was made to try to put pressure on Congress to repeal the ACA, despite many prior failures. The health care subsidies were added to President Obama’s reforms to protect consumers against the…

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Birth control insurance ruling will be laid down by the Supreme Court

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This will settle a broad scale dispute occurring between the Obama administration and religious non-profits. On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed that it would settle the ongoing birth control insurance dispute occurring between the Obama administration and certain religious non-profits. This will surely place religious freedom and reproductive rights in the presidential campaign spotlight. The justices gave the nod to hearing a challenge against the Affordable Care Act which will be made by seven non-profit organizations. Each of those different groups claim to have religious objections to the requirements of…

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Consumers without health insurance will face tax penalties next year

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Open enrollment period is coming, giving consumers a chance to purchase health insurance policies November is coming and in the United States that means that the next open enrollment for health insurance exchanges will begin. On November 1, consumers will be able to find and renew health insurance policies through these exchanges. The federal government expects that several million people will find coverage through these exchanges, but many more will forgo coverage entirely. Health insurance coverage is expected to become more expensive in 2016, with insurers raising premiums. Uninsured consumers…

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New Jersey Senators take issue with proposed health insurance plans

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Senators seek more regulation for insurance plans that will be offered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Two Senators in New Jersey have filed a request with the state’s Attorney General to delay one of the largest health insurance providers from offering a set of new plans. The plans are meant to be sold as money-saving solutions that would provide better coverage for health care costs. The plans are coming from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Senators are concerned that the plans could be a detriment to both…

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New report highlights the expensive nature of health insurance

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Many people in the US cannot afford the deductible on their health insurance policies The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new report that shows that more consumers in the United States have health insurance, but fewer of these people are actually able to afford the deductible on their policies. The Affordable Care Act has helped make insurance coverage more accessible to consumers, but the law has not made deductibles for new policies affordable. Many consumers with mid-to-high range plans are unable to afford their deductibles because of a lack…

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Insurance plan loophole nearly closed

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The government is coming close to stopping employers from being able to offer substandard coverage. Insurance plan consultants were recently surprised to discover that under the rules of the Affordable Care Act, employers are capable of offering policies to their employees for next year that do not include hospital benefits. This has caused the administration to take action to correct an official calculator for approving of insurance policies. Officials from the Treasury Department are now working on changing the path of an official calculator that gives approval to various types…

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Does Health Care Reform Need Reform?

Los Angeles, CA: LiveInsuranceNews.com has run its first poll concerning health care reform in the U.S. This has been a hot topic for some time and has served to divide much of the country. Before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, many people questioned whether or not it would be able to solve the problems of the country’s health care sector. Others were convinced that the law would solve these problems and help make insurance coverage more affordable, if not completely free. Since the law was enacted, the…

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Health care reform law creates promising opportunities

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Medical practices could face new challenges and favorable opportunities The Affordable Care Act has sparked a significant influx on new patients into the Medicaid program of some states. The law has given states the opportunity to expand their Medicaid programs in order to make insurance coverage more available to a wider range of consumers. The law has also allowed for the creation of insurance policies with high deductibles, which are sold through state insurance exchanges. For some state’s the health care reform law may be creating major revenue opportunities. Report…

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Health insurance exchange glitches threaten policies for some consumers

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Despite the fact that many people have resubmitted their citizenship and immigration information, problems continue. More than 310,000 people across the United States were recently told that they must resubmit their citizenship or immigration documentation to the government by the end of this week in order to prove that they are eligible for the health insurance coverage that they had purchased through the state or federal exchanges, but now they are facing another threat to their protection. The glitches that remain in the Healthcare.gov site are getting in the way…

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Health care reform tax credits could impact overall refunds

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Americans are being advised to review a bit of their tax information to make sure there will be no unwelcome surprises. Many people across the United States look forward to a tax refund, every year, but this is the first time that the credits from the health care reform will come into play, and many experts are now recommending that individuals review some of their information to make sure that they won’t be receiving less than expected – or miss out on a potential opportunity for more. Americans need to…

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