GOP tax plan will cause health insurance rates to spike

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If the Republicans manage to pass their tax plan as is expected this week, coverage may get much pricier. If Republicans successfully pass the GOP tax plan this week – and the expectation is that it will – health insurance could become much more expensive for Americans, say opponents. The final version of the Republican plan will repeal the individual insurance mandate of the ACA. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires Americans who don’t have health insurance coverage through their employers, other groups, Medicare or Medicaid, to purchase coverage for…

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Democrats call Trump’s birth control insurance plan unconstitutional

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The administration plans to roll back yet another one of Obama’s health coverage requirements. The Trump administrations strategy to undo a requirement for employers to provide workers with birth control insurance in their health plans is a religious endorsement and it is unconstitutional, say a group consisting of 19 Democratic state attorneys general. The reason is that Trump’s plan allows an employer’s religious objections to block an employee’s coverage. Trump’s plan gives employers the opportunity to stop their employees from receiving birth control insurance on religious or moral grounds. The…

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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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ACA birth control insurance requirement undermined by Trump administration

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The White House has cut into regulations under the Affordable Care Act that employers cover certain women’s contraception. Right before the weekend, President Donald Trump’s administration cut into the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for birth control insurance from employer sponsored health plans. This step was taken as a follow-through with a promise Trump had made to his conservative Christian supporters during his campaign. The new rules will allow companies and nonprofits to register moral objections in order to receive an exemption. The updated birth control insurance regulations were issued by…

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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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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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Trumpcare could cost millions of Americans their health insurance plans

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New Republican proposals would greatly reduce the aid many Americans currently receive through the Affordable Care Act. Millions of people receiving private health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act could lose them with so-called Trumpcare. The House Republicans proposed replacement legislation that could be problematic for many people covered through the ACA. This struggle could be particularly challenging for Americans in their 50s and 60s. People in their 50s and 60s do not yet qualify for Medicare. That said, under the proposed Trumpcare legislation, Americans within those age groups…

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Will Trump health care system lower your premiums?

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Despite the intention to sell health insurance across state lines, many don’t forecast dropping rates. President Donald Trump spoke before Congress for the first time and reaffirmed his intention for a new Trump health care system. Among the primary changes to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would be the ability for health insurance companies to sell policies across state lines. That said, many analysts are doubtful that this change to the law will reduce health insurance premiums. The actual details of a future Trump health care reform still have yet…

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Will health insurance exchanges crumble under Obamacare repeal?

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According to a number of industry experts and analysts, the marketplaces may just survive. In under a handful of days into the start of 2017, the Republicans made it clear that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its health insurance exchanges would be among the first moves of the year. Some predictions have stated that health insurance companies will start withdrawing from the marketplaces. The concern is that the instability brought by the Affordable Care Act repeal could make the health insurance exchanges too much of a risk…

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Will the Trump health care strategy terminate Obamacare?

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The president-elect has repeatedly said the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would be among his first acts. If the campaign promises are to be believed, the Trump health care strategy’s implementation will be one of the first steps taken once the president-elect is sworn in. Over the last few months, Donald Trump has stated that he would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. As Americans shop for coverage on the 2017 insurance exchanges, many wonder what will happen next. During a debate in October, Trump said “Obamacare is…

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