US sets health insurance enrollment record for Affordable Care Act plans

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This year’s open enrollment period has already broken previous records for the number of enrollments. So far, over 20 million consumers across the United States have enrolled in health insurance plans through Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces this year. This represents the highest number of enrollments since the law went into effect back in 2010. New data was released on Wednesday announcing that the health insurance plan enrollments for 2024 had already broken the record, even with another week left in which to enroll in a plan for the year.…

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More than half of US adults with health insurance struggle with their plan

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People with poor of fair mental health faced the highest challenges with their coverage. Over half of insured adults in the United States are facing struggles with their health insurance, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey. The survey results showed struggles in everything from payment discrepancies to limited mental healthcare coverage. The online survey was conducted this year between February 21 and March 14. It involved the participation of 3,605 adults who are covered by employer-sponsored health insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare, a Military plan, or Affordable Care Act…

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More than 16 million Americans enroll in Obamacare health insurance

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This figure represents a record-breaking number of enrollments into the Affordable Care Act’s coverage. Over 16.3 million people across the United States purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the most recent open enrollment period, for a record number of enrollees since the program initially launched a decade ago. The enrollments took place between November 1, 2022, and January 15, 2023. The 16.3 million people who purchased their health insurance through the ACA represents an increase of about 2 million people over the number of enrollees from…

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Why the Country Still Needs the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, ACA or “Obama care,” was enacted in 2010 and has had extreme proponents and detractors ever since. The Act was a reaction to the soaring costs of healthcare and health insurance, leaving millions uninsured and going into medical bill debt. So, what is the ACA, exactly, and what are its benefits? Read on to find out. Affordable Health Insurance The central pillar of the ACA is Obama care plans that provide affordable insurance to millions of people who previously had no coverage. Over 20 million Americans…

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Trump steps back from Obamacare overhaul until after the 2020 election

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The president backed away from his previous insistence for a vote on an Affordable Care Act replacement. Last week, President Donald Trump withdrew from his prior push for an Obamacare overhaul vote. He had been seeking a vote toward a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Trump changed directions, deciding to hold off his efforts against the ACA until after the 2020 elections. Trump’s move away from the Obamacare overhaul vote was a recognition of the current political situation. It has become clear that health care replacement legislation would not…

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