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Reader View: Affordable Care Act is not the enemy

Santa Fe New Mexican: As a physician specializing for 40 years in geriatric medicine and psychiatry, I've become a keen observer of the politics attempting to sabotage the Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — since its passage in 2010. Most disheartening is the number of ...

Affordable Care Act Turns 5 ; State Health Care Leaders Look Back In A Panel

Insurance News Net: The anniversary is spawning a raft of recaps, including a panel discussion that Pennsylvania health care leaders held Friday afternoon. Andy Carter , president and chief executive officer at the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania ...

Study claims insurers ignoring and violating the Affordable Care Act on women

ABC15 Arizona: “The Affordable Care Act has made dramatic improvements in women's health coverage, but insurers' failure to comply with its requirements has serious consequences that affect women every day. Insurance companies must comply with the law, and ...

HHS Should Implement Critical Protections Under the Affordable Care Act

Health and Human Services Five years since its passage, 16 million Americans now receive health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and more enroll every day. The ACA has increased access to coverage, prohibited lifetime coverage ...

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Insurance News Net: This article discusses the transition issues for employers regarding the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Tax incentives for employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) were first instituted during World War II in order to ...

Health Insurance Deadline Passes for Most, but There Are Exceptions

New York Times: THE last chance to sign up for health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act passed on Thursday, when an extended deadline for enrollment expired. While most people will have to wait until the next open enrollment period in the fall, there ...

Employer reporting under the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act imposes significant new reporting requirements on Idaho employers, and unless they prepare now, they will be hard pressed to satisfy the January 2016 deadline. The IRS recently finalized the forms and instructions employers will ...

Affordable Care Act is work in progress

KYTX: We have to change it, or I should say, replace it in a way that makes it more affordable and makes sure those choices about health care are left up to individuals in consultation with their family doctors and not bureaucrats in Washington, DC,” Sen ...

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Last Day to Sign Up Under Affordable Care Act Without Penalties

TWC News: The original deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act was February 15 of this year, but the government extended that to April 30. "They've extended it for exceptions where people realized they had to pay a penalty –when they ...

Last Chance to Sign Up Under Affordable Care Act Is Thursday

New York Times: The official end of the second open enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act was Feb. 15. But the federal government announced a special enrollment period that extended the deadline until April 30 because many people didn't get the ...

Some brokers encounter hard times under the Affordable Care Act

89.3 KPCC: But since passage of the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of brokers have hit rough financial times. A 2014 Aflac workforce report for brokers found 49 percent of those surveyed have considered or are considering leaving the business entirely, and ...

Headaches for some taxpayers under the Affordable Care Act

Vadim Jigoulov and his wife were hoping for a small tax refund after the birth of their second child. Instead they owe the federal government more than $2,000 related to subsidies they received to help them buy health insurance under Obamacare.

Walgreens Boots Alliance a Long-Term Play on People Living Longer

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The global increase in life expectancy has been described as one of society's greatest achievements. That can only help Walgreens Boots Alliance , which has become a global power of health and wellness. The company's international expansion and an aging population using health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is good for business. Walgreens reports ...

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Just hours left to sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage in 2015

NOLA.com: WASHINGTON -- People who had to pay a penalty on their 2014 taxes for lack of health insurance and don't want to pay an even bigger penalty on their 2015 taxes have just hours to sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage for the remainder of the year.

Health-care signup deadline approaching

Toledo Blade: The special extension for people to sign up for health-care coverage in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace ends April 30, and according to U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, the tax penalty increases in 2015 to $325 per person or 2 percent ...

Legal Aid navigators can help with health insurance

The Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act has passed, but Legal Aid of North Carolina's health care navigators can still help many uninsured or underinsured North Carolinians get quality, affordable health coverage during special enrollment periods.

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5 Reasons The Affordable Care Act Will Be Good For Americans

Forbes: In October, 2013, at the launch of the Affordable Care Act, I predicted that the health insurance exchanges about to go into effect would grow in popularity and improve the health insurance marketplace, then so imperfect. Twenty months later, the ...

Almost 90% Of American Adults Now Have Health Insurance

Nearly nine out of ten Americans now have health insurance, marking a sharp improvement after the Affordable Care Act took effect at the beginning of 2014, according to a survey by Gallup and Healthways. The uninsured rate among U.S. adults has declined one percentage point from the fourth quarter of 2014 to 11.9 percent in the first quarter of 2015.

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Affordable Care Act special deadline today

KZTV Action 10 News: An extra enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act was provided from March 15 to April 30, 2015. Today is the deadline for those who qualified for the special enrollment. The Affordable Care Act may be complicated to some Christina Buttler, a ...

Affordable Care Act Compliance Toolkit to Help Employers Comply with 2015

Insurance News Net: By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest -- The Word & Brown General Agency's new Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance Toolkit is now available to assist brokers in helping clients with 50 or more full-time equivalent ...

Understanding and Managing Compliance with the Affordable Care Act for

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), employers are required to offer healthcare coverage that meets the PPACA's definitions of “affordable” and “minimum value” to all their full-time employees (defined as employees who ...

Employers feel the effects of the Affordable Care Act

Now that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, businesses across the country are having to make adjustments to follow federal law and mandates. For some businesses there has not been much change to their operations. For other businesses, the ...

:DentalPlans SmileIndex(TM) Survey Shows the Affordable Care Act Needs a Dental Checkup

Currently, an estimated 132 million American adults and children, or one-third of the population, still lack dental benefits coverage.*According to the national :DentalPlans SmileIndex™ survey**, only ...

Tango Health Selected by The Broadmoor Resort For Affordable Care Act Compliance Services

Tango Health announced today they have been chosen by the historic resort The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado to provide software and services to assist their organization

Millions Could Face Surprise Obamacare Tax Penalty

Under the Affordable Care Act, Americans who did not have health coverage in 2014 are subject to a penalty of $95 or 1 percent of their income, whichever is greater.

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