ACA reporting: Still no plan. Utah surges.

” ‘I’m naturally a really quiet person, but if I sit and do nothing and they take it away, how can I live with that?’ asked Kim Nelson, 54, a Republican second-grade teacher who buys coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace and was recently treated for breast cancer. She has been calling and writing…

ACA reporting: Medicaid Fucked

“The House Republican health plan would shift an estimated $560 billion in Medicaid costs to states over the next ten years, effectively ending the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion for 11 million people while also harming tens of millions of additional seniors, people with disabilities, and children and parents who rely on Medicaid today — based on new details that the Wall Street Journal reported today…”

ACA and all of us: NOPE

I have been told that the House Obamacare bill is under lock & key, in a secure location, & not available for me or the public to view. — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 2, 2017

ACA reporting: Why we can’t slice and dice ACA

The health law attempts to broaden the pool by offering financial assistance to middle-class people. By limiting how much people can be asked to pay for insurance, the law’s subsidies help make the purchase more attractive for healthier customers. That’s the law’s carrot.

ACA and me: part ii

I was SHOCKED at how much I would pay for a “gold” plan: Less than half of what I was tied to. The BEST plan I saw was $340 for me. I WANTED IT.

ACA reporting: From the first year

“Eighteen percent of the county’s population — about 2,500 people — were uninsured, and rates of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses have remained some of the highest in the country. The rate of adult obesity is 40 percent, for example, while 31 percent of adults smoke. The unemployment rate is 10 percent, and complications of poverty abound.”

ACA reporting: The proposed bill’s implications

Because the repeal bill will have deep Medicaid cuts and much lower tax credits, it will not come anywhere close to providing comparable coverage to a similar number of people. The repeal bill will shift costs to consumers and cause millions of people to lose their health care coverage.

ACA reporting: parts of it are safe-ish?? according to Boehner and here “Most of the Affordable Care Act, in the framework, is going to stay there: coverage for kids up to age 26, covering those with preexisting conditions. All of that’s going to be there. Subsidies for those who can’t afford it, who aren’t on Medicaid, who I call the working poor, subsidies…