An empowering health care plan for AmericaBy Shelly Foster Jan 31, 2017
"The Affordable Care Act is a really big law and it's going to take a lot of time to make the necessary changes".
The Hofstra students stood in front of a poster board asking: "What Does Accessible and Affordable Health Care Mean To You?"
According to "CNN", the executive order will not terminate the current law, but aims to "minimize the financial burden on individuals, insurers, health care providers and others". It also widens access to the group market and spreads out the risk, enhancing the ability of individuals and small businesses to decrease costs, increase administrative efficiencies, and further protect those with pre-existing conditions.
"Folks are saying the replacement plans will not make us worse off". Losing access to care is literally life and death for many people, and will cost taxpayers more when others have to go to emergency rooms for basic care and not be able to pay their bills.
Fortunately I do not have a terminal illness, but if I did and former President Obama never worked to get this law passed, it's not likely that I would have received care and, as a result, even less likely that I would have survived the ailment.
However, the GOP has not united yet behind a possible alternative to the health care law.
The 2010 law widely known as Obamacare, which covers 20 million people, essentially required Americans to secure health care with state Medicaid or subsidized private coverage plans.
Sacramento State students, and all Californians, should pay special attention to what decisions are made about the ACA in the coming months, because 4.6 million Californians receive health insurance through the Act, either through Medi-Cal or by buying their insurance plans through Covered California. Medicaid enrollment is open year-round.
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations said it would challenge the constitutionality of the executive order. She said lawyers were contacting federal immigration officials late Saturday to ensure the stay is enforced.
In South Florida, where almost 600,000 people in Miami and Fort Lauderdale had signed up for a plan on HealthCare.gov through December 31, enrollment counselors with the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida said Trump's actions had taken the wind out of their efforts just as they were hitting one of the busiest months.
At my clinic, precious time with patients and money is wasted on excessive paperwork to different insurance companies whose legal obligation is to maximize profit for shareholders by denying care.
Amid increasing tensions surrounding President Donald Trump's opposition to Obamacare, more than 150 people removed their white lab coats and laid them down into a "carpet" on the floor of Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center in Chicago. "With more people insured, the cost of providing care that was previously not paid for [uncompensated care] falls".
They say the program could be repealed by March, and Republicans don't have a replacement on the table.
"I would like to see a reform that focused on insurance companies, pharmaceuticals and also the medical supply companies". Residents who are uninsured after the deadline may face penalties.
Event co-organizer Andrea Henricks, a second-year Feinberg student, said she and her peers were motivated to plan the demonstration after she organized a phone bank to help people call their senators about the ACA. The percentage of household income is 2.5 percent.
One of the core principles of Obamacare is that states should experiment and innovate on how to provide better healthcare at lower prices.
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