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CBE alum Kim Bimestefer lauded for Affordable Care Act work

Through her work, Bimestefer is helping both employers and their employees manage health costs, and is working with care providers to deliver top-quality, affordable care. Bimestefer developed Cigna's “The Three Pillars of Well-Being” program and has ...

So Much For the “Affordable” Care Act: Health Insurers Get Big Increases

Ring of Fire: The Affordable Care Act, while a distinct improvement over what came before it, is no substitute for what would have been the simplest and least expensive solution: to expand Medicare for everyone. This is what residents of virtually every other ...

Candidates looking to replace Schock face off over Affordable Care Act

Daily Journal: However, Republican state Sen. Darin LaHood of Peoria and Democrat Rob Mellon of Quincy also talked about the Affordable Care Act and campaign finance. LaHood criticized President Barack Obama's health care law as not living up to expectations, The ...

Eau Claire reacts to Walker's proposal to eliminate the Affordable Care Act

WQOW TV News 18: Eau Claire (WQOW) - Citizen Action of Wisconsin reacted to Governor Scott Walker's promise to eliminate the Affordable Care Act if elected president. Citizen Action of Wisconsin gathered with local residents in Eau Claire Thursday for the discussion.

If You've Received Subsidies from the Affordable Care Act, You Could Lose them

Naples Daily News: Brian Goodfriend of Goodfriend Health Insurance Advisors wishes to inform his Florida Blue health care clients and the general public of the urgent action required to protect their ACA advance payments. Goodfriend said, “This is very critical news that ...

Free Affordable Care Act From Unpopular Taxes | Commentary

Roll Call (blog): Even as the White House touts its success, the Affordable Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare,” remains unpopular. However, many of the most hated provisions – new taxes – are not vital to the law's purpose, which is to ensure Americans can access affordable ...

The Affordable Care Act and the GOP: Reform, Replace, Restart, or Innovate?

Reason (blog): Scott Walker Michael VadonWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently released his replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act and jump-started the presidential debate about how to wind down Obamacare.

The Future Of Premium Assistance Through Waivers Under The Affordable Care Act

More recently, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has taken premium assistance beyond just Medicaid. It provides advanced premium tax credits (APTC) to individuals and families under 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to offset their premium ...

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Affordable Care Act could take hit from new accounting rules

FierceHealthPayer: The next major threat to the Affordable Care Act could come from an unlikely, and seemingly benign, source: New accounting recommendations for state and municipal employee pensions. The Government Accounting Standards Board recently urged states ...

Shareef: Strategic visioning and the Affordable Care Act

Roanoke Times: A key component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), these tax credits make insurance affordable by subsidizing individuals from lower household incomes. Without these tax credits, the ACA would have entered an economic death spiral with rising premiums, ...

The Affordable Care Act's Reporting Requirements for Carriers and Employers

This post examines how opt-out credits affect an applicable large employer's determination of affordability for purposes of complying with the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules, and it explains how opt-out credits are ...

Texas Health Centers to Get $3.7M from Affordable Care Act Funding

TWC News: The Department of Health and Human Services announced that $3.7 million in Affordable Care Act funding will benefit 65 Texas health centers. The money will go towards expanding infrastructure, and improve primary care. "Today's funding rewards those ...

Olympic athletes’ health plan fails to meet Affordable Care Act rules

About 900 athletes are eligible to receive exemptions through the program to avoid tax penalties.

Affordable Care Act makes this tax season painful for many

This tax season, for the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed five years ago, consumers are facing its financial consequences.

ACA provision for young adults leaves racial disparities intact among trauma patients

( American College of Surgeons ) The Affordable Care Act allowed millions of young adults to retain health care coverage through their parents' insurance plans, but new research finds that many young African-American and Hispanic adults who need coverage for trauma care may not get it. The results of the study are published online as an 'article in press' in the Journal of the American College ...

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“Opt Out” Accommodation Under Affordable Care Act Validated After Challenge

“Opt Out” Accommodation Under Affordable Care Act Validated After Challenge from Religious Objectors In what continues to be a controversial and developing area of employment law, a federal appellate court recently validated the Affordable Care Act's ...

Wal-Mart pharmacy business suffers under Affordable Care Act

Retail Dive: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.Tuesday noted that one reason for its reduced Q2 profits stems from more of its customers having health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. This coverage mandates for generic alternatives for prescriptions or reimbursing at ...

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Kentucky health care system making big gains

The Courier-Journal: A new, independent study shows Kentucky is making important gains under the Affordable Care Act, the federal health law also known as Obamacare. Kentucky has outpaced surrounding states in cutting the percentage of residents with no health insurance, ...

Affordable health care, voter turnout hot topics at Democratic convention

Salt Lake County Democrats held their annual part convention Saturday, gearing up for the statewide convention on June 13.

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It seems sometimes 'State' really means 'State' in the Affordable Care Act

Washington Post: Governing reports on another Obamacare “glitch”: One of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives young adults the option of staying on their parents' health insurance plan until they turn 26. It's been so popular, in fact ...

8 expensive health insurance mistakes

Last year, America’s health care system will undergo its biggest change since Medicare’s arrival almost 50 years ago when the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act kicked in. And although m...

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Why some of D.C.'s personal trainers are throwing counterpunches against

The Washington Post reports the sense of urgency is in part due to some of the workplace wellness programs and preventative health-care programs called for by the Affordable Care Act. Those new requirements could mean big business for the training ...

The Affordable Care Act: A 2015 Status Report

Queens Tribune: Of the 2.1 million New Yorkers signed up for the Affordable Care Act through the New York State of Health website, 44 percent of them live in the five boroughs with an unspecified large quantity residing within Queens, according to a NYSOH press release.

Affordable Care Act: Reporting of Health Reimbursement Arrangements Under Code

As we reported last week, the IRS recently issued draft 2015 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. These instructions are of interest to applicable large employers who must report their compliance with the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) rules ...

Study Examines Impact of Affordable Care Act on Kentucky

89.3 WFPL: A new study examining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Kentucky offers insights into how residents are using and benefiting from the federal health law. It was compiled by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center, a health policy research ...

The State-Level Future of Healthcare Reform

While the national debate over the Affordable Care Act remains deadlocked in dispute, local-level reform trends towards bipartisan convergence.

Access to Health Care Improving Among all Racial and Ethnic Groups Following Affordable Care Act; Additional Work ...

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insurance rates improved substantially after individuals were able to obtain coverage through provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and the gains in access to care were greater among black and Hispanic adults than whites,...

Dependent care provision of ACA does not address racial gap in trauma care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed millions of young adults to retain health care coverage through their parents' insurance plans, but new research finds that many young African-American and Hispanic adults who need coverage for trauma care may not get it.

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