27% of Americans today would be uninsurable pre-ACA, Kaiser Family Foundation finds

By Morgan Haefner  Fifty-two million adults under age 65 have pre-existing conditions that would have likely made them uninsurable before the ACA eliminated pre-existing conditions, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read more…
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Obama calls on public to enroll in ACA for 2017

By Kelly Gooch President Barack Obama recently made a public appeal on social media, calling for the protection of the ACA by encouraging Americans to sign up for health coverage. His appeal came via a Facebook video posted Friday afternoon. In the video, President Obama touts the ACA
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Which Americans Are Shut Out of the Affordable Care Act?

By Teresa Mears As the deadline for enrolling in an Affordable Care Act marketplace insurance plan approaches on Dec. 15, some people are finding themselves left out. Since the ACA went into effect in 2013, more than 20 million additional Americans have been able to buy health insuran
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After the Election, the Public Remains Sharply Divided on Future of the Affordable Care Act

Kaiser News Among Those Who Favor Repeal, Arguments About Loss of Coverage for Those with Pre-Exiting Conditions Can Sway Some Opinions Many Obamacare Provisions Remain Broadly Popular Across Party Lines, But Not its Mandate The first Kaiser Health Tracking Poll since the 2016 electio
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AMA Pledges to Prevent Loss of Americans’ Healthcare Coverage

By Vera Gruessner The American Medical Association (AMA) released a statement yesterday reaffirming its commitment to ensuring that every American who currently has healthcare coverage will continue to have insurance and access to medical care. Read more…
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In New Survey Of Eleven Countries, US Adults Still Struggle With Access To And Affordability Of Health Care

By Eric C. Schneider Surveys of patients’ experiences with health care services can reveal how well a country’s health system is meeting the needs of its population. Using data from a 2016 survey conducted in eleven countries—Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Ze
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How Trump Could Repeal Several Parts Of The Affordable Care Act

By Alison Kodjak President-elect Trump and Congress have a couple of options in deciding how to best repeal the Affordable Care Act, each with dramatically different impacts. NPR sorts through the options and looks at how existing Obamacare insurance plans will be affected. Read more&
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100k enrolled in ACA health plans day after election

By Morgan Haefner HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said more than 100,000 enrolled in ACA exchange plans Wednesday following Tuesday’s election results, the highest of any day since enrollment commenced Nov. 1. Read more…
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Repeal and replace Obamacare? It’s not gonna be easy

By Harris Meyer  | November 12, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government i
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Repealing The Affordable Care Act Could Be More Complicated Than It Looks

By Julie Rovner After six controversial years, the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, may be on the way out, thanks to the GOP sweep of the presidency and both houses of Congress Tuesday. “There’s no question Obamacare is dead,” said insurance industry consultant Robert Laszewski. “T
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