Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Congressional Plans to Gut the ACA and Medicaid will Reverse Gains Made in Children’s Access to Care

The Senate is considering even deeper cuts to Medicaid funding than those proposed by the House in the American Health Care Act.  These cuts would negatively impact the gains made in health care access for children across the nation.  A report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that 3 million children nationwide […]

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CBO Analysis of ACA Insurance Gains: House Plan Amounts to Repeal and Erase

A new report by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirms most of our worst fears about the House Republican plan to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and radically change Medicaid.  The March 13th report released by the Republican-appointed director of the CBO shows the following: Federal Medicaid funding would drop even […]

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New Federal Policy Creates a Backup Plan for Continuing Insurance Coverage

State Schedules Information Sessions about Open Enrollment and New Procedures  Federal officials have put in place a new option for the continuation of Marketplace insurance coverage under certain conditions. It’s a backup option for people whose current insurers are dropping out of the Marketplace, if those individuals fail to choose a plan on their own […]

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Positive National Data on Health Insurance Coverage Precedes This Week’s Release of State-level Trends

New survey data released last week by the National Health Insurance Survey (NHIS) make it even clearer that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has caused a dramatic drop in the number of Americans who are uninsured.  This Tuesday (Sept. 13) the Census Bureau will release more detailed data, including state-level uninsured rates, and we will learn how Wisconsin […]

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