Affordable Health Care Act

Uninsured Rate Falls To Record Low Of 8.8%

Sep 13, 2017
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Three years after the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion took effect, the number of Americans without health insurance fell to 28.1 million in 2016, down from 29 million in 2015, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

Earlier this month, a day after the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, Ashleigh Morley visited her congressman’s Facebook page to voice her dismay.

Trump’s Mastery Of Health Care Under Scrutiny

May 15, 2017
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Lost in all the coverage of the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week were a pair of in-depth interviews President Donald Trump gave that included lengthy comments on health care — one with Time  magazine and the other with The Economist.

In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose.

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Two Republican senators plan to propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.

Health Care Regulation Debate Rekindled

Jan 18, 2017
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Florida lawmakers could be preparing for a renewed debate about easing regulations in the state's health-care industry.

A House panel last week began considering the "certificate of need" process — a long-controversial system that requires state regulatory approvals before facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes can be built. Also, bills have been filed in the House and Senate that address issues such as the regulation of ambulatory surgical centers and clearing the way for "direct primary care" agreements between doctors and patients.

Republicans pushed a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Burwell: Upcoming Enrollment Efforts Pivotal For Health Law

Oct 20, 2016

Rate hikes are likely on the way for plans offered on the health law’s online exchanges, or marketplaces. Consumers’ out-of-pocket costs are expected to climb, and some major insurers are pulling out.

Health insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida invested nearly $5 million in the 2012 election cycle, only to see its top priority -- expanding Medicaid to cover 1-million uninsured Floridians —  thwarted by the Legislature, the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reports.

Will part-time work become the norm of our economy? It could happen, as employers try to avoid the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide coverage for full-time workers, set to take effect in 2015.