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Obamacare Co-Ops Down From 23 to Final ‘3 Little Miracles’

New Mexico Health Connections’ decision to close at year’s end will leave just three of the 23 nonprofit health insurance co-ops that sprang from the Affordable Care Act. One co-op serves customers in Maine, another in Wisconsin, and the third operates in Idaho and Montana and will move into Wyoming…
bubmag
September 9, 2020
Obamacare

Listen: Control of U.S. Senate Could Hinge on Obamacare Positions

September 1, 2020 We encourage organizations to republish our content, free of charge. Here’s what we ask: You must credit us as the original publisher, with a hyperlink to our khn.org site. If possible, please include the original author(s) and “Kaiser Health News” in the byline. Please preserve the hyperlinks…
bubmag
September 1, 2020
Obamacare

Joe Biden’s Great Reclamation Project

Provided that the polling of late summer holds (a big “if” in presidential politics), on January 20 Joe Biden will—as a late bloomer on par with Grandma Moses—have finally achieved his life’s great ambition at age 78. As he moves into the Oval Office after his inaugural address and the…
bubmag
August 17, 2020
Obamacare

‘Pennie’-Pinching States Take Over Obamacare Exchanges From Feds

Pennsylvania is rolling out its new “Pennie” this fall: a state-run insurance exchange that officials say will save residents collectively millions of dollars on next year’s health plan premiums. Since the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces opened for enrollment in fall 2013, Pennsylvania, like most states, has used the federal www.healthcare.gov…
bubmag
August 17, 2020
Obamacare

Trump weighing executive order to force insurers to cover pre-existing conditions, something Obamacare does

Jason Lalljee USA TODAYPublished 11:54 AM EDT Aug 8, 2020President Donald Trump said Friday he will be pursuing an executive order requiring health insurers to cover all pre-existing conditions, a stipulation already made by the Affordable Care Act. "Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to…
bubmag
August 8, 2020
Obamacare

Medicare for all: A prescription against deadly COVID capitalism

The United States, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in world history, is also number one in COVID-19 infections and deaths. As White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Deborah Birx warned last weekend, "It is extraordinarily widespread. It's into the rural as equal urban areas. To everybody who lives in a…
bubmag
August 6, 2020
Obamacare

Obama’s Medicaid expansion gains momentum under Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” but his predecessor’s health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome.Missouri voters this week approved Medicaid expansion by a 53 percent to 47 percent margin, making the conservative state the seventh to do so…
bubmag
August 6, 2020
Obamacare

Obama’s Medicaid expansion keeps gaining ground under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” but his predecessor’s health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome.Missouri voters this week approved Medicaid expansion by a 53% to 47% margin, making the conservative state the seventh to do so under…
bubmag
August 6, 2020
Obamacare

Thom Tillis Wanted to Kill Obamacare. Now He’s Plagiarizing It.

Like many Republicans in office today, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) came to power in the Barack Obama era by running against the president’s signature health-care law. Today, those Republicans are confronting a difficult political environment in which their dogged efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act may have, in fact, made…
bubmag
August 2, 2020
Obamacare

The 2020 Election Doesn’t Really Matter to Republicans

The new Republican coronavirus relief bill is abominable. From the earliest days of the pandemic, experts have insisted on closing America’s workplaces and offering workers and businesses financial support until the virus has been brought under control. But Republicans have been preoccupied with the idea that measures like the expansion…
bubmag
July 30, 2020