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Health Care Providers Face Big Financial Hit From ACA Repeal

January 6, 2017

Hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers would lose nearly $1.7 trillion in revenue between 2019 and 2028 if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed, and the demand for uncompensated care for the roughly 30 million newly uninsured would rise by nearly $1.1 trillion, a new Urban Institute...

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Repealing ACA Would More Than Double Children’s Uninsured Rate

December 22, 2016

Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would undo the historic recent gains in children’s health coverage, a new Urban Institute report finds. Some 4.4 million children would lose coverage by 2019 and the children’s uninsured rate, which has fallen from...

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“Universal Access”: Signs that a GOP Health Plan Will Leave Millions Uninsured

December 16, 2016

House Republicans are reportedly lowering the bar on their promise to craft a health reform replacement plan after they repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early next year.  Rather than aim for universal coverage — ­insuring as many people as possible — and committing to provide coverage for those left uninsured by ACA repeal, House Republicans appear to be downgrading their goal to “...

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Repealing Health Reform: the State-by-State Impact

December 8, 2016

Our new state-by-state fact sheets on the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without replacing it, as Republican congressional leaders plan to do, show that in 2019, in every state tens of thousands of people would lose health insurance coverage — and in seven states (California, Florida,...

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Enrollees Aren’t Abusing Marketplace Grace Period

October 14, 2016

Despite claims by insurers and critics, people who receive subsidies to help pay for coverage in health insurance marketplaces aren’t abusing their three-month grace period for paying overdue premiums, as I explain in a new paper

Those who receive such subsidies have three months to pay...

In Focus: Enrollees Leave Marketplace Health Plans Gradually Throughout the Year

IRS Doing Its Job to Inform Public About Insurance Options

September 27, 2016

The IRS is launching a new initiative to inform millions of people who didn’t have health insurance in 2015 about the affordable coverage options they may have for 2017.  While the IRS’s efforts have come under fire from some in Congress, federal law clearly requires it to share this...

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Bill Risks Higher Health Premiums for Millions

June 21, 2016

The House is slated to consider a bill tomorrow that could cause over 100,000 modest-income people to forgo health coverage and boost premiums for millions more — to pay for expanding health tax breaks that mainly benefit high-income people.

Under health reform, people receive advance premium tax...

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Grace Period for Marketplace Premiums Strikes Right Balance

June 14, 2016

Marketplace enrollees can’t “game” health reform’s grace period for premium payments to get 12 months of coverage while paying only nine months of premiums, despite claims at last week’s House hearing. 

The grace period gives an enrollee 90 days to catch up after a missed...

Health Care Bills

Proposal Raises Financial Risk for Health Reform Subsidy Recipients

March 14, 2016

The House Ways and Means Committee will consider a proposal this week that would cause up to a quarter of a million people with low or modest incomes to forgo health coverage, lead to higher premiums for millions of others, and possibly weaken the health insurance marketplaces, as we explain in a...

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Non-Filers Can Still Act to Continue Health Care Subsidies

October 28, 2015

Marketplace enrollees who received a premium tax credit last year to help them afford health coverage but haven’t filed a 2014 tax return showing that they got the right amount can still act to keep their subsidies for 2016 coverage. 

People who receive the tax credit must file a tax return for that year to compare (or “reconcile”) the credit they received in advance based on their ...

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