Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration moved Thursday to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. The proposed regulation from the Labor Department would provide more health insurance options for self-employed people and small businesses, but its success depends […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported Thursday, as the program that President Donald Trump has repeatedly pronounced “a disaster” exceeded expectations. The final tally for the 39 HealthCare.gov states showed about 80,000 fewer sign-ups than an initial count […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkably strong show of consumer demand, nearly 9 million people signed up for “Obamacare” next year, as government numbers out Thursday proved predictions of its collapse wrong yet again. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said more than 8.8 million people have signed up in the 39 states served […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won’t get sick and boosting premiums for others. The drive-by Senate Republicans to undo the coverage requirement under former President Barack Obama’s health care law is a sharp break from the idea […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans stake their claim to middle-class rescue in tax cut legislation deemed to carry tax hikes for millions, President Donald Trump plans an in-person appeal to lawmakers as the proposal faces a crucial vote in the House. Underscoring the sharp political stakes for Trump, who lacks a major legislative achievement after […]

Sign-ups for Obamacare reached a record level since open enrollment began on Nov. 1, compared to the same time span in previous years.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buffeted by seething differences, members of a key House panel are digging into work on the sweeping GOP tax plan that President Donald Trump and Republicans are counting on to protect their majorities in elections a year from now. The Ways and Means Committee started debating the proposed legislation on Monday with […]

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) Michael Morrisey, Texas A&M University (THE CONVERSATION) The Trump administration’s executive orders changing some elements of the Affordable Care Act’s administration are creating uncertainty as open enrollment for the health insurance marketplaces is set to start Nov. 1. How […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major “Obamacare” health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from consultants, policy experts, and state officials trying to discern the potential fallout […]

You are here this morning to talk about open enrollment season for health insurance. Why is this important?  Open enrollment is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health insurance coverage for the upcoming year. Additionally, for those who receive other benefits through their employers—such as life and unemployment insurance, or […]

Trump's Obamacare executive order halts scheduled payments to insurance companies that help lower deductibles for low-income customers.

The White House is working on a plan that could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to people buying individual and small business coverage. But the bill for this might be paid by the sick. Senior administration officials have said President Donald Trump is expected sign an executive order this week to expand […]