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The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") provides Americans with better health security by putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will expand coverage, hold insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more choice and enhance the quality of care for all Americans.



It actually contains two separate pieces of legislation — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-152) — that, together expand Medicaid coverage to millions of low-income Americans and makes numerous improvements to both Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 4 key policy changes in Paul Ryan’s revised health care bill, explained. “We cannot find the bill": inside the frantic hunt for the GOP Obamacare replacement. Don’t repeal the ACA without replacing it. Nearly 1 million Ohioans could lose their healthcare if the Affordable Care Act is repealed The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a huge difference in the lives of millions of Americans.

Don’t repeal the ACA without replacing it

Some of the changes are nearly invisible but widely used, such as the provision that allows children to stay on a parent’s plan until they are 26 and financially on their feet, or the one that prevents a cancer survivor from being locked out of health coverage. Ohio’s Medicaid expansion and the health care exchanges permitted nearly 1 million residents to get health coverage, allowing them to see a doctor for chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and other common yet serious illnesses.

As a result, as a people, we are healthier and more productive. For 20 years, the Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN Ohio) has worked to improve everyone’s access to affordable quality healthcare. Today, that repeal is on a fast track. Obamacare's double-digit rate hike, explained in 400 words. Another Big Win For Obama As Health Care Cost Rising At Slowest Rate Since 1961. The revised third quarter economic data contained some good news for President Obama and Democrats as thanks to Obamacare; healthcare costs have risen at their slowest rate since 1961.

Another Big Win For Obama As Health Care Cost Rising At Slowest Rate Since 1961

Via The White House: Prices of health care services have risen just 0.7 percent over the past four quarters, extending the recent period of exceptionally slow health care price inflation, while expanding coverage has driven faster growth in aggregate utilization of health care services. Prior to 2015, an increase in health care services prices as low as the 0.7 percent increase over the most recent four quarters had not been seen since 1961. Continuing an unusual pattern in recent years, the increase in the prices of health care services over the last year was only slightly above the overall increase in consumer prices. From 1960:Q1 through 2010:Q1, the inflation rate for health care services exceeded the inflation rate for all consumer goods and services by an average of 2.1 percentage points. Repeal of health law threatens Ohioans. Nearly 1 million people stand to lose coverage by 2019 Contact Wendy Patton 614.221.4505Download report Press release.

Repeal of health law threatens Ohioans

Midnight health care massacre: Republicans take middle-of-the-night vote to pave the way for health care dismantling. The Senate early has passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans and President-elect Trump grapple with what to replace it with.

Midnight health care massacre: Republicans take middle-of-the-night vote to pave the way for health care dismantling

The nearly party-line 51-48 vote early Thursday came on a nonbinding Republican-backed budget measure that eases the way for action on subsequent repeal legislation as soon as next month. “We must act quickly to bring relief to the American people,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Happy New Year, rich people! Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and Congress will make sure 2017 will be terrific for the super-wealthy. Donald Trump will be inaugurated president of the United States on Jan. 20, cementing Republican control of the executive and legislative branches of government.

Happy New Year, rich people! Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and Congress will make sure 2017 will be terrific for the super-wealthy

And while Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin has promised that no rich people will see their taxes cut, Trump and the congressional Republicans are nonetheless teeing up some tremendously large tax cuts for high earners as their first orders of business. So congrats, wealthy people: you win again! Skyrocketing Obamacare premiums? Not in comparison to employer plans. Republicans are back at it with the Obamacare attacks, because that's what they do.

Skyrocketing Obamacare premiums? Not in comparison to employer plans

Like clockwork, they start screaming about the "skyrocketing" premiums people buying insurance on the exchanges face. Except, as with most of their claims about, well, anything (but specifically this law), it ain't so. At least not so much as compared to the employer-sponsored plans. A new analysis from the Urban Institute found that the average unsubsidized premiums in the Affordable Care Act exchanges, commonly known as Obamacare, are actually 10 percent lower than the full premiums in the average employer plan nationally in 2016.

Is A Healthcare Public Option Coming? - The Big Picture. Obamacare: Still not killing jobs. Consider this, Republicans: 86 percent of people really, really like their Obamacare. With the Supreme Court about to decide King v.

Consider this, Republicans: 86 percent of people really, really like their Obamacare

Burwell, the case that will decide whether more than six million people can keep their Obamacare insurance, a new survey from the Commonwealth Fund shows just how much is at stake in this decision. That includes the political dimension, because it turns out that huge majorities of people newly insured through Obamacare really like it. Eighty-six percent of the people who are newly insured through Obamacare are very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the coverage, whether in private plans or expanded Medicaid. A total of 91 percent are satisfied with the doctors who are covered in their plans, and nearly 70 percent have used their coverage and seen a doctor. Among them, 62 percent say they would not have been able to access or afford this coverage before the law. Twenty million newly insured Americans might have a bone to pick with Trump over Obamacare.

Donald Trump has a healthcare "plan" now, one that he prefaced with the claim that "the American people have had to suffer under the incredible economic burden of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare," which "has tragically but predictably resulted in runaway costs, websites that don't work, greater rationing of care, higher premiums, less competition and fewer choices.

Twenty million newly insured Americans might have a bone to pick with Trump over Obamacare

" Try telling that to the 20 million people who have health insurance because of the law, Mr. Trump. MILWAUKEE — President Obama came to this city on Thursday to highlight the success of the Affordable Care Act, which he said had now allowed 20 million people to gain health care coverage, a new high. "Today I can announce that thanks to the law, 20 million more Americans now know the security of health insurance," Mr. Poll Reveals Healthcare Attacks On Sanders Backfire And May Cost Hillary Clinton Iowa. The latest Democratic polling from Iowa reveals that the Clinton campaign’s decision to attack Bernie Sanders on healthcare is backfiring and could cost her a victory in the Hawkeye State.

Poll Reveals Healthcare Attacks On Sanders Backfire And May Cost Hillary Clinton Iowa

For weeks, the Clinton campaign has tried to separate itself from Sanders on healthcare. During the NBC Democratic debate, Clinton said, “We’ve accomplished so much already. I do not want to see the Republicans repeal it. And I don’t wanna see us start over again with a contentious debate. I want us to defend and build on the Affordable Care Act and improve it.” Thanks To President Obama, More Than 90% Of Americans Now Have Health Insurance. Thanks to the leadership and vision of President Obama, for the first time ever more than 90% of Americans have health insurance.

Thanks To President Obama, More Than 90% Of Americans Now Have Health Insurance

Video: In his weekly address, the President said: When I took office seven years ago this week, more than 15% of Americans went without health insurance. For folks who did have coverage, insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more just because you’d been sick. And too many Americans gave up their dreams of changing jobs or going back to school because they couldn’t risk giving up their employer-based insurance plan. We’ve changed that. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin begins process of undoing state's remarkable healthcare success. New Republican Gov. Matt Bevin promised in his campaign to do something to roll back the remarkable success Kentucky has achieved since launching Kynect, the state's Obamacare program, and—sure enough— he's begun the process of dismantling the state's popular Kynect health exchange. The decision drew immediate fire from health care advocates, including Bill Wagner, executive director of the Family Health Centers, a network of public health clinics in Louisville.

"It's a great disappointment," Wagner said. "It's an unwelcome setback in our efforts to reach the number of uninsured people and improve access to health care in Kentucky. " What Republicans really voted to repeal last week: At least 87,000 saved lives and counting. Job creation isn't the only accomplishment of President Obama's that Republicans are refusing to acknowledge. That's particularly true when it comes to Obamacare—to hear them on the issue, you'd think it's impoverishing and killing everyone who comes near it.

That's because, when they're busy repealing it, they are also voting to repeal some amazing thing. Like 87,000 saved lives, just in hospital care alone. Some of the see-what-sticks cost experiments also seem to be improving care. Avoid These Traps When Shopping for Health Insurance. 5 Ways Obamacare Has Changed America For The Better. Recently the Senate passed a bill that would repeal Obamacare. While this bill will fail once it reaches the President’s desk, that hasn’t stopped Republicans from repealing Obamacare over 50 times in the five years it has been in existence.

The Affordable Care Act was signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010, and became an instant hot-button topic with conservatives. GOP’s Obamacare repeal shambles: Turns out taking away health coverage isn’t super popular. It may have slipped your notice, what with the thrill-a-minute nonsense of the 2016 presidential race, but Republicans in Congress are still trying to repeal Obamacare. It’s not a real “repeal” – they’re trying to pass a filibuster-evading measure using budget reconciliation that they fully expect to be vetoed by President Obama.

The entire point of the exercise to force Obama to veto it so they can prove to America that repeal can happen if they give Republicans control of Congress and the White House. But even in trying to pass this symbolic measure, they’re running into some snags – some Republicans don’t want to take away their constituents’ Obamacare, even if it’s only for pretend. President Obama Makes History As Uninsured Rate Hits A Record Low Under ObamaCare. Democrats and President Obama have cause to celebrate as the CDC has found that the uninsured rate in the United States has fallen to a record low of 9%. The CDC report found: – The number of uninsured persons continued to decline from 2013. In the first 6 months of 2015, 28.5 million persons of all ages (9.0%) were uninsured at the time of interview—7.5 million fewer persons than in 2014 and 16.3 million fewer than in 2013. – Among adults aged 18-64, the percentage uninsured decreased from 16.3% in 2014 to 12.7% in the first 6 months of 2015.

New York Times Mapped The Uninsured. Npr. M.dailykos. Looming Tax On High-End Health Plans Draws Heavy Fire. Americans Fall In Love With Obamacare As New Poll Shows Growing ACA Support. Upswing in allergies forces lawmakers and researchers to confront antibiotic overuse. Affordable Care Act in Action: IUDs Become More Affordable. 2014 Census Data Confirm Dramatic Impact of the Affordable Care Act. About that job-killing Obamacare: Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 40 years. Ohio's Uninsured Rates Plummet After Obamacare Embrace. M.dailykos. What Republicans say is that they want to repeal and replace Obamacare. They can't simply get rid of it and go back to the way things were. Some are more specific than others. Trump, for one, says that he'll replace it with "something terrific," and added that he'd "work out some sort of a really smart deal with hospitals across the country.

" I'm not kidding here, folks. These are actual quotations. When pressed by Dan Diamond of Forbes, a spokesman explained that Trump will have a plan soon, and that it will "return authority to the states and operate under free market principles. Diamond examined that claim by looking to, you know, actual experts. ... has the potential to preempt many more state consumer protections, lead to a regulatory 'race to the bottom,' and reduce access to coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

We'll see what else Trump comes up with, but let's look at what we've got from Marco Rubio and Scott Walker. There's also a real bait and switch. More than two-thirds of the still-uninsured are eligible for Obamacare assistance. Obama Administration Remains Undefeated in Nonprofit Contraception Challenges. Two-Thirds of California's Uninsured Gain Coverage Through Obamacare. Obamacare benefits. Pre-Existing.