California Touted As Model Of Success Under Affordable Care ActBy Shelly Foster Feb 11, 2017
Trump and the Republican Congress have taken the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act but have not yet decided what will replace it. Congress must focus on the fundamentals: equalizing the tax treatment of health insurance; restoring commonsense regulation of health insurance; and addressing the serious need for reform in Medicare and Medicaid by adopting policies that give individuals control over their health care. It works for Democrats, Republicans, Independents and any American needing health care.
"Keep what's working. Replace what's not working", Casey said during a conference call in which he promoted a study he says shows more than 20 million Americans, including 1.6 million Pennsylvanians, will lose their health insurance by 2019 if the law is repealed. Their plan, A Better Way, released in June of a year ago, addresses numerous failures Americans are now experiencing under Obamacare.
Local factors, such as the number of hospitals and doctors in a region, also were key because they affected insurers' ability to build adequate provider networks and negotiate discounts for care, which would lower premiums for consumers. The Obama administration allowed carriers to keep customers in these plans, which do not adhere to the law's strict coverage rules, in specific circumstances. Quick, dramatic changes, which may convey bold action, may substantially disrupt coverage for millions of people who rely on Medicaid, and destabilize the business environment for Safety Net Health Plans, whose mission is to serve those same populations.
With Tom Price now confirmed to head the Department of Health and Human Services, the Affordable Care Act is sure to undergo many changes. Why all the threats, votes and promises to repeal it? Hall is asking: Why would ACA rates be so high in a state where employer-sponsored health insurance is average in cost?
The benefits of the Affordable Care Act were hard-earned and are now well-loved.
Republicans, including President-elect Donald Trump and GOP leaders of both the Senate and the House, have promised to undo Obamacare, as the law is widely known.
Independent analyst Caroline Pearson of the consulting firm Avalere Health said without the full support of the new administration, insurance markets will continue to struggle.
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For starters, Rivlin said, the importance of local markets for insurers demonstrates that one popular proposal in Washington - selling insurance across state lines - likely would have little effect on quality or affordability. And, there's a small non-profit that I'm familiar with that saw their overall costs reduced due to health insurance purchases made on the marketplace.
A major sticking point is that insurers want a guarantee of subsidies to make up for lower deductibles and co-pays - a program that House Republicans have been trying to kill in court. At the time, we were calling on our MI leadership to provide expanded access to Medicaid coverage to the working poor across the state.
Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that based on his conversations with "a number of folks in D.C." there does not appear to be consensus around what changes to make to the ACA or how to make them. Like everyone who relies on the health care system, children with special health care needs rely on consistency, quality, and above all, coverage.
The insane system we now have for assessing costs for medical care must be addressed.
At the Los Angeles rally, advocates saw a silver lining: a new chance for single payer health care.
"I would like to think I'm probably one of the most accessible members of Congress for having an actual conversation", Thompson said. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and our congressional delegation to let them know the positive impacts of expansion and access to the most appropriate care.
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