Latest Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act News

Most New Yorkers won't see premium increases on marketplace

Nov. 5, 2019 5:46 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State health officials say nearly all New Yorkers won't see health care premium increases through the marketplace set up by former President Barack Obama's signature health law. New Yorkers have until Dec. 15 to enroll for coverage effective Jan. 1, and until Jan. 31 for coverage...

Widespread glitches occur on 1st day of 'Obamacare' sign-ups

Nov. 1, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials say they're working to resolve problems with HealthCare.gov following reports of widespread technical glitches on the first day of "Obamacare" sign-ups. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement Friday that it's aware that some...

Georgia governor releases plans for health care overhaul

Oct. 31, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a much-anticipated plan Thursday that aims to reduce premiums for residents who buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and give the state control of billions of dollars in federal health care funds. The proposal could eventually lead to subsidies...

Stable costs but more uninsured as 'Obamacare' sign-ups open

Oct. 31, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans are going without health insurance, and stable premiums plus greater choice next year under the Obama health law aren't likely to reverse that. As sign-up season starts on Friday, the Affordable Care Act has shown remarkable resiliency, but it has also fallen short of...

Nevada health exchange aims for enrollee retention, increase

Oct. 28, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Officials from the Nevada state health insurance exchange have announced plans focusing on enrollee retention following its split from the federal website. The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange switched back to a state-based exchange following its departure from Healthcare.gov, the...

More choices and stable premiums for 'Obamacare' next year

Oct. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will have more health insurance choices next year under the much-debated Obama health care law and premiums will dip slightly for many, the Trump administration announced Tuesday. President Donald Trump was elected on a promise to repeal "Obamacare." But despite his repeated...

Beshear stresses health care, defends Medicaid expansion

Oct. 21, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear offered a vigorous defense of Kentucky's Medicaid expansion, warning Monday that health care policy is at stake when voters choose between him and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. After touring an addiction treatment center, Beshear said increasing Medicaid rolls...