Despite the president’s claims that Obamacare was repealed, the health care law saw its strongest results. Not twenty four hours after President Donald Trump said the Affordable Care Act “has been repealed,” health insurance registrations data showed the strongest year.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…Read More
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Trump won’t admit defeat after yet another failed Senate GOP health care vote
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.…Read More
Congressional Budget Office accuses Trump administration policies of hurting ACA
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…Read More
Health insurance penalty for failing to purchase coverage will remain
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…Read More
GOP healthcare bill could be deadly for thousands of Americans, study
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…Read More
What could the GOP health care repeal do to California consumers?
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…Read More
Did Jimmy Kimmel just stop the latest Obamacare repeal?
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,”…Read More