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Number of uninsured in Racine County drops by 19 percent after Affordable Care Act

Journal Times: RACINE COUNTY — The number of uninsured county residents has noticeably dropped since the federal Affordable Care Act was unveiled, though officials say there is still work to do. According to a report released Tuesday, the number of uninsured Racine ...

Tribes scramble to avoid $1 million in fines under Affordable Care Act

The Missoulian: The Northern Arapaho argued that subjecting tribes to the employer mandate was an oversight that overlooked treaty rights related to Indian health care, while also stating that tax credits and benefits granted to Indians under the Affordable Care Act ...

Uninsured Californians Benefit From Affordable Care Act

Immortal News: Amid the clamor of support and dissent about President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA), good news has arisen from California concerning the controversial health initiative. NPR's Lisa Aliferis reported yesterday that 68 percent of uninsured ...

These 2 big states saw big changes from Obamacare

CNBC: California and Texas are different in many ways—including in their levels of enthusiasm about Obamacare—but the two huge states are seeing similar effects from the Affordable Care Act. Two new studies show sharp declines in the number of people ...

Maine health insurance co-op is only one of its kind to earn profit last year

Press Herald: A Maine nonprofit health insurance co-op established under the Affordable Care Act was the only one of its kind in the country to earn a profit last year, a government audit shows. Others are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of their sign-up ...

Local health officials say Affordable Care Act is working

WKBN.com: YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Over the past couple years, those watching over implementation of the Affordable Care Act admit there have been struggles. “Like anything, there is bugs and they need to work through them. And so that is kind of what they ...

Wheaton College Students' Birth Control Health Insurance To End Over

Wheaton College will stop providing any health insurance for students beginning Friday in an effort to avoid a mandate in the Affordable Care Act requiring insurance providers to offer coverage for birth control. While health care insurance for faculty ...

Trump's Obamacare Replacement Plan Sounds Quite a Bit Like Obamacare

Bloomberg: The Republican presidential front-runner was vague, but health experts say that a number of the broad replacement ideas he outlined sound similar to President Barack Obama's health care law, known more formally as the Affordable Care Act. "I want to ...

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Affordable Care Act a boon to previously uninsured, survey says

Sacramento Bee: Despite political hurdles, the Affordable Care Act may be coming through on its promise to provide health coverage to uninsured Californians, suggested a study released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. The data, collected from a ...

Affordable Care Act Health Care Has Already Helped Sustain Medicaid and Medicare

New York Times: The good news is that we're finally taking actions — some through the Affordable Care Act — to squeeze inefficiencies out of our health care system, and the results look promising. Most of these savings come from incentives to emphasize quality (over ...

Graduate students hurt by the Affordable Care Act

The Hill (blog): Universities were providing coverage for their graduate students prior to governmental intervention and now, under the Affordable Care Act, these same universities are being forced to cancel the insurance plans they provided to students. The Affordable ...

Affordable Care Act still needs affordability

Congress and President Obama must work together to fix shortcomings in the ACA and guarantee truly affordable care for all Americans. ACA plans offer four levels of insurance coverage: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. Platinum and gold plans feature ...

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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Sens. Pat Roberts, Jerry Moran vote to repeal Affordable Care Act, extend

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran voted in favor of amendments to repeal the Affordable Care Act and renew the Export-Import Bank's charter. Congress has just a few days to approve an infrastructure funding measure before highway funds dry up Friday, a week ...

Mike Lee goes for nuclear option to repeal Obamacare - The

Washington Post: Mike Lee (R-Utah) announced on Friday that he plans to use a complicated procedural maneuver known as the nuclear option to repeal the Affordable Care Act with just 51 votes. Democrats famously used the strategy in 2013 to break a Republican blockade ...

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In Pa., new Medicaid enrollees outnumber Affordable Care Act sign-ups

LancasterOnline: About 439,000 residents have signed up for Medicaid since Pennsylvania officially expanded the program under the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 1, the state reported this week. By contrast, the number of active Pennsylvania enrollees on healthcare.gov ...

In Pa., new Medicaid enrollees outnumber Affordable Care Act sign-ups

LancasterOnline: About 439,000 residents have signed up for Medicaid since Pennsylvania officially expanded the program under the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 1, the state reported this week. By contrast, the number of active Pennsylvania enrollees on healthcare.gov ...

Private Insurers Net 9.3 Million From ACA's Medicaid Expansion

New customers from the expansion of Medicaid benefits for poor Americans under the Affordable Care Act helped private managed care plans increase enrollment by 9.3 million people, according to a new report.

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

Alden Bianchi, Chair of Mintz Levin's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice, will provide a weekly installment on the complex reporting obligations outlined by the Affordable Care Act for health insurance carriers and employers.

Affordable Care Act Reporting Penalties Significantly Increased | The National

In addition to containing several revenue offsets, the Act significantly increased penalties for incorrect information returns, including those required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may impose penalties for both ...

Affordable Care Act Reporting Penalties Significantly Increased

In addition to containing several revenue offsets, the Act significantly increased penalties for incorrect information returns, including those required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may impose penalties for both ...

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