Affordable Care Act

How the Senate Tax Plan Could Change What You Owe Over a Decade

Unlike the House Republican tax plan approved Thursday, the Senate version makes many of the tax breaks temporary. So what you pay the government in …

Consumer News

Feedback: Tax plan shows who politicians really care about

CLOSE<p>Republicans celebrate before TV cameras after they rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the …

Detroit

4 Republican Senators in Private Talks That Could Kill Current Tax Reform Bill

At least four Republican senators are talking privately about opposing the current version of the tax reform bill, which the House voted to pass …

Politics

If The GOP Kills The Health Insurance Mandate, We May Finally Find Out If It Works

Insurers want it, but Republicans want it gone. A Supreme Court case over it nearly brought down the Affordable Care Act. And now the individual …

Health Care

EDITORIAL: House GOP doesn't care about your taxes, your kids, or you

They don’t care about you.<p>They don’t care about your taxes.<p>They care about their corporate patrons above all, the big companies that pay for their …

ObamaCare

Obamacare 101: Will the GOP tax bill force big Medicare cuts?

As congressional Republicans move forward with their tax legislation, there are growing concerns that the costs, which are projected to increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next decade, will force a host of big cuts in government programs, including Medicare.<p>The Medicare cuts alone are …

Politics

Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

The Senate's Republican-led tax panel has moved toward ending the Affordable Care Act's requirement that everyone in the U.S. have health …

Donald Trump

The market could be 'in the crosshairs’ of a 20% drop if tax reform fails

Being a product of the late seventies and early eighties, I saw first-hand the impact tax reform can have on a faltering economy. Entering college in …

Finance

Despite ACA Cost Protections, Most Adolescents Skip Regular Checkups

As children move through adolescence, some face health hurdles like obesity, sexually transmitted infections, depression and drug abuse. Regular …

Health Care

About A Third Of Americans Unaware Of Obamacare Open Enrollment

While the Affordable Care Act’s fifth open enrollment season is off to a surprisingly good start, many uninsured people said they weren’t even aware …

Health Care

Defying gloomy predictions, Obamacare enrollment surges

A barrage of Obamacare coverage may have provided a marketing boost for a health law the president has pronounced 'dead.'<p>Doomsday headlines about Obamacare enrollment may be having an unforeseen consequence: booming sign-ups in the troubled insurance marketplaces.<p>Obamacare’s fifth open enrollment …

Politics

I.R.S. Starts to Enforce Health Law’s Rule That Employers Offer Insurance

As Republicans and the Trump administration continue trying to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, the Internal Revenue Service has begun, for the first time, to enforce one of the law’s most polarizing provisions: the employer mandate.<p>Thousands of businesses — many of them small or midsize — …

Business

Key Republican senator just became the first major defection on the tax bill

• <b>Sen. Ron Johnson said he will not vote for the Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.</b>• <b><br>Johnson said that he does not like the process being used to advance the bill — and the benefits for large corporations.</b>• <b><br>This complicates the path forward for Senate GOP leaders, who already have little room for error.</b><p>Sen. …

U.S. Politics

Obamacare enrollment at 1.48 million, up more than 46 percent over last year's pace

Enrollments on the federal Obamacare marketplace were 46 percent higher in the first two weeks of November from the same period last year, officials …

ObamaCare

Systems Perspective and the Myth of the Self-Made Man

Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement<p>Published<p>1 month ago<p>on<p>2017/10/11<p>Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from …

Social Work

How Obamacare Changed The Love Lives Of Young Adults

Access to insurance allows young adults to better plan when to marry and when to have children.<p><i>By Joelle Abramowitz, University of Michigan</i><p>It seems that each week, a new development about the Affordable Care Act calls into question the future of health care in the U.S. Such policy changes may also …

Health Care

All the Crazy Ways People Avoided Pregnancy Before Modern Birth Control

Think weasel testicle necklaces and pregnant wolf piss.<p>The past few weeks have been rough for birth control accessibility in America. In early October, President Trump announced new regulations that will make it easy for almost any employer to buck—on broad religious or moral grounds—the Affordable …

North Carolina State University

Regime Change

The costs of our increasingly uncertain policy environment<p>It’s time for regime change, and I’m not talking about throwing President Trump out of …

Conservative View

Gov't says uninsured rate holding steady

WASHINGTON – The government says the uninsured rate is holding steady, with about 9 percent of Americans lacking coverage in the first six months of this year. That's nearly 29 million people, about the same as in 2016.<p>Although progress in reducing the number of uninsured has stalled, Thursday's …

Health Care

18% of ACA enrollees pay $0 a month for coverage

With week two of Open Enrollment (OEP) behind us, we’ve enrolled nearly 70,000 people in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance. As reported last …

Liberal View

Tax Bill Thrown Into Uncertainty as First G.O.P. Senator Comes Out Against It

WASHINGTON — Uncertainty gripped the Senate on Wednesday over efforts to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax cut after a Wisconsin Republican became the first senator in his party to declare that he could not vote for the tax bill as written, and other senators expressed serious misgivings over the …

U.S. Politics

This is exactly how to make a bad tax bill even worse

Even before Senate Republicans introduced a plan to use the tax bill to repeal the individual mandate (thereby reducing the number of insured by 13 million), the GOP tax bill was on weak footing. A series of public polls shows that a large majority of Americans believe (correctly) it would benefit …

Opinion

Donald Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims since becoming President

As of today, US President Donald Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading statements during his 298 days in office - that’s an average of 5.5 claims …

Taxes

Senate Republican Plan to Repeal Mandate Risks Higher Premiums

Congressional Budget Office estimates premiums on private-insurance plans could rise 10% in most years<p>Republican plans to end the Affordable Care Act’s rule that most people must have health insurance would allow consumers who don’t want coverage to shed it, but it could drive premiums higher for …

Health Care

Trump Administration Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears

The Trump administration’s recent endorsement of work requirements in Medicaid and increased state flexibility is part of broader strategy to shrink …

Health Care

Read Jeff Sessions' prepared House Judiciary testimony on Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told House Judiciary Committee members that he has “always told the truth,” rejecting recent news reports that have …

Government

Rethinking The Gruber Controversy: Americans Aren’t Stupid, But They’re Often Ignorant -- And Why

M.I.T. economist Jonathan Gruber, whom his colleagues in the profession hold in very high esteem for his prowess in economic analysis, recently …

Health Care

What Are 1332 Waivers, and Which States Are Using Them?

Several States Have Implemented or Are Pursuing 1332 Waivers<p>Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act allowed for the creation of 1332 waivers. If …

ObamaCare

The Fuzzy Logic Behind the Individual-Mandate Repeal

Lawmakers' quest for budget-scoring room uses some questionable assumptions.<p>Congress is working hard to reconcile competing proposals for tax reform, …

Health Care

Senate GOP Tax Plan to Include Repeal of Health Law Individual Mandate

Move would inject health-care politics into tax fight<p>Senate Republicans signaled Tuesday they would seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act requirement that most Americans must have insurance coverage as part of their tax-overhaul package, adding an uncertain element to an already complex …

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