Health Law & Affordable Care Act

Health law is the federal, state, and local law, rules, regulations and other jurisprudence affecting the health care industry and their application to health care patients, providers and payors, and vendors to the health care industry, including without limitation the (1) relationships among providers, payors and vendors to the health care industry and its patients; and (2) delivery of health care services; all with an emphasis on operations, regulatory and transactional legal issues. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), informally referred to as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The law (along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) is the principal health care reform legislation of the 111th United States Congress. 5.0/5

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Thousands rally in Michigan to protest GOP efforts to repeal Affordable Care Act. by
Health care prices have risen at the lowest rate in 50 years since the Affordable Care Act became law.
Trump said he was nearly ready to unveil a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act with "insurance for everybody"
In a year that was supposed to be dominated by attacks on the Affordable Care Act, few Republican candidates foc...
I wish this article addressed at least a little how the Affordable Care Act is performing.
It's even more complicated to enroll consumers in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year than last.
New Hampshire's rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been one of the rockiest in the nation, putting Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on the front lines of Republican efforts to make the 2014 elections a referendum on the health law.
Health Law's Impact Has Only Begun Insurers Seek Healthy Enrollees, Doctors Educate New Patients, Employers Wrestle With Added Costs By ANNA WILDE MATHEWS Updated Feb. 18, 2014 9:49 p.m. ET WALL STREET JOURNAL On Jan. 1, the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect. Americans gained access to new health plans subsidized by federal dollars. Insurers no longer can turn away people with existing conditions. Millions are now eligible for new Medicaid benefits. But the federal law also upended existing health-insurance arrangements for millions of people. Companies worry about the expense of providing new policies, some hospitals aren't seeing the influx of new patients they expected to balance new costs and entrepreneurs say they may hire more part-time workers to avoid offering more coverage. Tell Us The law's true impact will play out over years. It will depend in part on whether backers overcome serious early setbacks, including crippling glitches in the new online insurance marketplaces and m ...
Now we are going to be CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED with commercials asking people to sign petitions to do away with the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. And the ONLY 2 reasons this is being done is A: President Obama said during his State of the Union Address that he thought that after more than 40 votes in the House to get rid of the Health Law, (let's not forget, IT IS THE LAW), THEY, THE CONGRESS could concentrate on getting more work done, and B: the P. W. PARTY, ie pissy whiny Party, has found that circumventing the GENERAL POPULATION as the Right-to-Life groups, and others like them, are getting these state anti-abortion laws passed without going to the general public for a vote, by pushing these petitions rather than going through ALL the AMERICAN VOTERS, TO GET RID OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. People better wise up and see what is happening to our voting rights being by-passed, stripped by gerrymandering, and a host of tricks that the likes of which haven't been seen in decades.
Even in Willing States, Health Law's Rollout Rocky A bug-ridden website. Endless wait times on a toll-free helpline. Error-laden data sent to insurance companies. These are not problems burdening Republican-led states that had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the federal health insurance overhaul. These are recent complications in the rollout of MNsure, the state-based exchange in Minnesota, a place with a long tradition of activist government and generous social programs. Political opposition to President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act runs deep in states led by Republican governors and legislators. And problems with its troubled rollout have been felt starkly in many of those places. But states where Democratic governors and legislative majorities enthusiastically enacted the system have also bogged down with glitches, gaffes, and controversy. Minnesota's efforts became so beset with problems that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton issued a public apology and MNsure's top executive recently resigne ...
Dental and Vision Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act Article By: William N. Anspach, Jr. Much Shelist, P.C. posted on: Monday, December 16, 2013 Health Law & Managed Care / Insurance Reinsurance & Surety / Labor & Employment All Federal Printer-friendly Email this Article Download PDF Reprints & Permissions Many employers are unaware of how dental and vision insurance coverage fit within the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This article unravels these rules. ACA does not mandate dental and vision insurance for adults. For children under age 19, the rules are different. In the exchanges and the individual and small-employer markets, dental and vision insurance are generally required for children under age 19. This requirement does not apply to large employers with 50 or more employees. Individuals and Small Employers Effective January 1, 2014, for the small employer and individual market, ACA requires non-grandfathered health plans to cover a specific group of health benefits known as “essential health ben ...
President Obama the "Uber President" or that's what Republicans in the House called him today. Finally the goobers in the Republican Party acknowledge the fact that President Obama is the greatest President, possibly ever. On last week I requested. No. I begged the Republican Party to update their insults. It's not that they call the Health Law that will insure the possibility that everyone can finally have affordable care. The official Law is the Affordable Care Act. To insult him they call the law Obama Care. If that's how you insult me, then please name the cure for Cancer " Andi Care" or "Juanita Care"? I was reading a posting from what I assume was a "very old White guy" and he was talking about something that the Black Panthers did. I looked at the person he was talking to and she was approximately 27. Please, people,"this youngster probably has no idea of what or who he was talking about". Another one commented that,"you Black people only listen to Jesse Jackson". Now maybe Jesse Jackson is getting ...
Sebelius Rejects Bipartisan Calls for Delay in Health Law - “Delaying the Affordable Care Act would...
The Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group (MAADDSG) is pleased to present: "Navigating the Health-Care Maze" When it comes to medical coverage, the issues -- eligibility, premiums, deductibles, co-pays, recognized conditions, pre-existing conditions, accepted treatments, primary-care providers, out-of-network referrals, authorizations, denials, appeals, hearings, complaints -- can make your head spin. And then we get to: how to pay for all this? Meanwhile, next year, the Affordable Care Act -- the health-care reform law passed in 2010 -- will finally kick in. What will it offer the uninsured? Or the under-insured? And how will Medicaid expansion affect the picture? For more, hear Flor Ramirez, a community health advocate with the Children's Aid Society. Ms. Ramirez holds a Master of Public Administration degree from CUNY, and has spent five years engaged in health-consumer counseling, case management, and community education. She'll speak on Thursday, March 7 -- from 6:45pm to 8:45pm -- ...
ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare is the first comprehensive but easy-to-understand road map of the 2,700-page healthcare law.
An interesting read about the taxes and penalties of obamacare ObamaCare and the 'RobertsTax' Jon N. Hall One of the necessary features of any law is enforcement. Taxes are laws, and if you don't pay your taxes, the government swoops down on you like a raptor on a rodent. You then must either pay up or prove that you don't owe the money the government says you owe. Otherwise, government can garnish your wages, take your house, or maybe even put you in prison. None of that applies to the "tax" that Chief Justice John Roberts "discovered" in the Affordable Care Act, which the legislation had mistakenly labeled a "penalty" for noncompliance with the mandate to buy health insurance. To help dissuade the judiciary from "legislating from the bench," this newfangled tax/penalty should forevermore be referred to as the "RobertsTax." (CAUTION: reading further may make you a "subversive.") If having provisions for enforcement is necessary for a "tax" to really be a tax, then the RobertsTax isn't a tax at all -- it' ...
Greenwald offers analysis of Affordable Care Act and Texas Medicaid System January 24   WHAT: Media event with public forum to follow Texas One Voice: A Collaborative for Health and Human Services and the Harris County Healthcare Alliance are hosting an in-depth analysis forum of the federal health reform Affordable Care Act and associated transformation of the Texas Medicaid system, with a focus on implications for all Texans.    WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 2013 Exclusive media event – 1:30-2:00 p.m. Forum (open to media and general public) – 2:00-4:00 p.m. WHERE: Texas Hospital Association, 1108 Lavaca, Austin WHO: Robert Greenwald, JD, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, will present on the challenges and opportunities specific to Texas, including covered health benefits, the federal health insurance exchange, chronic disease management, disability, and behavioral health issues.    BACKGROUND: Professor Greenwald has ov ...
... Breaking down the Affordable Care Act in Health Law class 😖😫😩
it's been said romney lied when he said obama would cut $716 billion to medicare - Romney’s right: Obamacare cuts Medicare by $716 billion. Here’s how. Posted by Sarah Kliff on August 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm The Romney campaign has gone on the offense on Medicare, charging that the Affordable Care Act “cuts $716 billion” from the entitlement program. That $716 billion figure is one you’ll probably be hearing a lot about during this election cycle. It’s worth understanding where it comes from and what the spending reductions mean for the Medicare program. First, where it comes from. On July 24, the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, detailing the budget impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act. If Congress overturned the law, “spending for Medicare would increase by an estimated $716 billion over that 2013–2022 period.” As to how the Affordable Care Act actually gets to $716 billion in Medicare savings, that’s a bit more complicated. John McDonough d ...
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, asked for more information on "aggressive" health insurance exchange deadlines and stated his group's opposition to the Affordable Care Act in a letter to the White House. "While we believe the best option is to fully rep...
California leads others states in implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Republican lawmakers want to know why California hired a PR firm to promote the healthcare law on shows such as Modern Family. The Golden State made headlines when its insurance exchange — created by the Affordable Care Act — hired Ogilvy Public Relations to pitch popular TV shows on story lines inv...
Scott Pruitt talked about Oklahoma's challenge to the Affordable Care Act (the health care law), focusing on penalties that employers in the state would face if they do no offer affordable health coverage to their workers. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. C-SP...
States Opposing Affordable Care Act still moving forward with implementation: Even Jan Brewer!!
Medicaid changes approved by Illinois lawmakers to rein in the skyrocketing cost of the program may have another effect. They could make it more difficult for the state to implement the federal Affordable Care Act.
You likely know that the Supreme Court recently decided to uphold part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The upholding of the health care law does not make its onerous provisions any less worrisome. It is a fiscal disaster. It increases taxes by a total of nearly $570 billion, cuts nearly $530 billion from Medicare, and spends $2.3 trillion—all in the first decade it is fully implemented. Further, it will increase both federal spending and the national deficit at a time when our national debt is more than $16 trillion. You may be interested to know I have authored three oversight reports on the health care law, along with my colleague and fellow physician in the Senate, Dr. Barrasso from Wyoming. The newest report, Warning: Side Effects, A Check-Up on the Federal Health Law, presents the American people with a two-year update on the economic and financial impacts of the law. The report also includes information about several critically harmful provisions of the law, including new Me ...
Time to do some fact checking on Pres. Clinton's speech last night courtesy of the Washington post: DOUBLE COUNTED: “Instead of raiding Medicare, he used the savings to close the doughnut hole in the Medicare drug program…and to add eight years to the life of the Medicare trust fund so it is solvent till 2024.” Both of these facts are, independently, true. The health care law did indeed use some of the revenue it generated to pay for seniors who land in the “donut hole,” the gap after normal drug coverage ends and catastrophic coverage kicks in. And it did extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by eight more years, until 2024, per a report earlier this year. But this represents some of the least-liked math in Washington, because it uses a sort of “double counting” of Medicare savings. The Medicare Trust Fund counts the health law’s $716 billion in savings as going back into its coffers. The Congressional Budget Office counts them as paying for provisions in the Affordable Care Act, ...
Do women fare better than men in new health law?: The Affordable Care Act of 2010 greatly expanded women's access to...
What do you want to know about health insurance exchanges under the new ...: The Affordable Care Act or ACA was ...
" If you have only $1 of income and are obliged to pay a dollar each to two different recipients, then you will have to borrow another $1. This is effectively what the health law does. It authorizes far more in spending than it creates in savings." "How much more? Charles Blahous's study, "The Fiscal Consequences of the Affordable Care Act," published last month by the Mercatus Center, found that the health law would add over $340 billion to federal deficits over the next 10 years. Over the longer term, deficits would run into the trillions."
Under rules proposed by the Internal Revenue Service, some working-class families would be unable to afford family coverage offered by their employers, and yet they would not qualify for subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act...
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A portion of the Affordable Care Act goes into effect today that requires new health insurance plans to cover – with no additional co-pays or cost to consumers – eight women’s preventive health care services. These services include HIV screening and counseling, sexually transmitted infection (STI) c...
Recently, the Washington Post published an op-ed by Gov. Scott Walker on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Governor Walker's column selectively uses data and ignores the many ways the ACA will benefit our state. Implementation of the ACA is far too critical to the lives, health an...
The Affordable Care Act has saved seniors & people with disabilities nearly $4B on medications. Read more: via
The Affordable Care Act is now in full implementation, and the national conversation is shifting to: Will the uninsured employers and employees, as well as the unemployed, buy health coverage? Let's look at the numbers.
The federal Health secretary said a new project under the Affordable Care Act will improve care and cut spending in three major federal health programs. The initiatives will reward states for working with healthcare stakeholders to better coordinate care and cut unnecessary spending in Medicare, Med...
Thousands of Oklahoma families and businesses are receiving rebate checks averaging $126 per family from their health insurance companies because of the Affordable Care Act.
The Affordable Care Act will increase demand for care, and advanced practice registered nurses are well-suited to help meet it, according to ANA. Patients who will gain coverage have been putting off preventive care and management of chronic conditions, types of care that fit well with the strengths...
Today, the House voted on H.R. 6079, to repeal the ACA—or Affordable Care Act, also known as the HHS Mandate and Obamacare—in full. It is only the second time the bill has come up for repeal, and it was approved by a good margin: 244 to 185, with a surprising five Democrats crossing partisan lines ...
Repealing President Obama’s healthcare law would let members of Congress keep their government-subsidized insurance coverage after they retire — a benefit they lost under the health law. The Affordable Care Act — specifically, a Republican amendment to the Affordable Care Act — kicked members of Con...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has announced that he opposes the expansion of Medicaid as provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the creation of state insurance exchanges. Melissa Block talks to Emily Ramshaw, editor at the Texas Tribune, for more on what Perry's announcement means f...
Since the start of this Congress, Republicans have taken 30 votes to repeal, defund or dismantle the Affordable Care Act. When they vote to repeal the health law later this week that will make 31. House Republicans will then have had as many health-repeal votes as Baskin Robbins has ice cream flavor...
Americans are more likely to say Affordable Care Act will hurt the national economy (46%) rather than help it (37%),
Congressman Yarmuth appeared on MSNBC's Martin Bashir Live on Tuesday to discuss the GOP's misinformation campaign against the Affordable Care Act, as well a...
The Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act did not change the partisan public divide on the law, according to a new poll gauging initial reaction. People’s views on Thursday’s ruling were evenly split and generally reflected what they thought of the law in the first place.
US academic centres fear they will lose out as upheld Affordable Care Act cuts payments.
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After many failed attempts to kill the Affordable Care Act, Republicans now acknowledge November is probably their last chance. Despite three years of political rancor, Republicans have largely failed to score a substantive win over President Obama’s healthcare law — and the November elections might...
Boehner acknowledged some good provisions in the bill, and said Republicans would address those after a full repeal. House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Sunday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, saying the law, which the Supreme Court ruled as being constitutional this week, should be ripped out by ...
WASHINGTON – In a major victory for the Obama administration, the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has survived under the taxing power of the Congress, according to a ...
TMA: Reduce Health Law Red Tape Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Congress and the Obama administration must find a way to reduce the law's overbearing bureaucracy, said Texas Medical Association President Michael E. Speer, MD. But, he added, "One thing today's ruling has not, and cannot, change is Texas physicians' deep commitment to care for our patients. The well-being of our patients comes first." Dr. Speer said the court "gave
The Department of Health and Human Services' recently signed $17.6 million dollar contract with public relations firm, Porter-Novelli, to tout the Affordable Care Act, is coming under Congressional scrutiny.
Most people who buy their own health insurance would get a much more generous policy under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study published in Health Affairs . Most individual policies today fall short of the ACA's most basic standards, the study said.
He gives the same odds that the justices will strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety or part of the law that includes its controversial mandate for most individuals to purchase health insurance.
As a result of the new health law – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – health insurance companies will focus more on your medical care – rather than their marketing costs. ACA includes a new provision that requires health insurance companies to dedicate 80 cents on consumers’ medical care for every dollar they spend on insurance premiums – or give a rebate to each consumer. An estimated 212,000* Ohio consumers will see up to $10.7 million in new health insurance premium rebates this fall. If an insurance company does not spend at least 80 or 85 percent of premium dollars it collects on medical care, they must provide a rebate to their consumers starting in August 2012. By requiring insurance companies to rebate consumers, it will be in their best interests to prioritize your health care over executive salaries. And by preventing insurance companies from issuing unjustifiable increases in premiums, Ohio families will see better value for their health care dollars.
What happens if the Affordable Care Act is struck down by the Supremes?
Minnesota trying to move ahead on the Affordable Care Act and Republicans trying to stand in the way.
Three professors from the Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Department at Boston University School of Public Health posed the question: "The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act: What Went Wrong?"
Outside Supreme Court Crowd Draws Lines on Health Law - Shouts and chants for and against the Affordable Care Act tu...
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