When the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was first enacted, many states (and other groups) attempted to fight the law, or at least specific provisions. Several states attempted to ban Obamacare within their borders, but being a federal law, this proved impossible. This didn’t stop some states from doing all they could to sabotage […]
What Is the Latest on Obamacare?
The open enrollment period for 2016-2017 has drawn to a close, leaving the vast majority of Americans covered, but it’s anyone’s guess where the nation will be in terms of health insurance this time next year. With a new president in office, it’s natural to expect some changes, but President Trump has vowed to dismantle […]
Health Insurance Cost 2017
Anyone paying attention to current events is understandably concerned about the future of healthcare and health insurance. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, went into effect several years ago, there was a lot of concern and confusion about what would happen. Would patients really be able to keep their preferred […]
Health Insurance for Artists
The concept of the starving artist is more than just a romantic characterization pertaining to choosing pursuits of the soul and intellect over material comforts – it’s a reality for many painters, actors, musicians, and other types of artists pursuing their creative dreams. Unfortunately, it also happens that many artists are self-employed, work on contract, […]
How Does Obamacare Pay for Itself?
Any type of major reform at the national level is bound to cost something. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is no exception. One of the major goals of the law is to regulate the healthcare industry over time. It provided affordable coverage options for U.S. citizens. Additionally it curbed healthcare […]
Does Obamacare Affect Private Insurance?
Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was first enacted in 2010. It began the process of major healthcare reform. For millions, it provided an opportunity to obtain affordable healthcare where none existed before. It opened the door for those with pre-existing conditions to gain coverage that they were previously denied or overcharged […]
Can You Cancel Obamacare Anytime?
By now, most people are well aware of the open enrollment period for health insurance. It occurs between the beginning of November and the end of January of the following year. During this time, you can enroll for, change, or cancel healthcare coverage. What about the rest of the year, though? What if you want […]
Can the US Afford Obamacare?
Since 2010, the Affordable Care Act has been the law of the land for better or worse. The legislation has a whole list of policies and requirements. They are intended to make obtaining healthcare coverage financially feasible for more American citizens than had been previously covered. Before the passing the law, many people went completely […]
What Was the Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the current population of America is just over 325 million. It should come as no surprise, then, that federal reform of any kind is contentious, considering the number of people affected. This was certainly the case when the Obama administration sought to pass healthcare reform. The Patient Protection and […]
What Are the Negative Effects of Obamacare?
With all the many benefits that have come from the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, there are also some negative aspects of the law. Many of these its opponents point to it as prime examples of the legislation not working out properly. It is not a perfect system by any means at all. There is […]
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