Humana To Drop Out Of Obamacare Completely In 2018

Posted February 16, 2017

Federal regulators just released a list of proposals meant to help keep insurers in the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and charging older enrollees more is not among them.

The Louisville, Ky. -based insurer is the first major insurer to announce its plans for next year as the Republican-led Congress and the White House under Donald Trump struggle to come up with a repeal, fix or replacement for the ACA. Our local hospitals have benefitted from the ACA and will struggle if it is repealed without an equivalent or better replacement.

The survey found 81 percent of voters support the state or federal government offering low-priced, comprehensive health insurance to workers earning $34,000 a year or less. But Republicans have not rallied around a new plan or said when it might take effect, although Trump said it likely wouldn't be before 2018. "That's going to be called Trumpcare. and we'll be judged in the election less than two years away". She said Republicans "should stop these reckless actions to hurt the ACA before they hurt even more people who need health coverage".

"It was offered because of the changing nature of the workforce, and the probability that a 22- or 23-year-old person graduating from college might not be presented with a full-time job that had benefits", said professor Robin Kolodny, the political science department chair.

"This proposal will take steps to stabilize the marketplace, provide more flexibility to states and insurers, and give patients access to more coverage options", said Patrick Conway, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees Obamacare. He said health savings accounts, or HSAs, also could help families pay for health care, an idea supported by many conservatives. "The idea of somehow there's no way an HSA could work, that's not true.We routinely underestimate the sophistication of people for whom dollars really matter".

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Republicans made the repeal of Obamacare a prominent part of their platform in 2016 but have not agreed upon the nature and extent of a replacement.

"If repeal and replace can not be accomplished simultaneously, the reductions to rural hospitals should be restored to ensure we have sufficient resources to provide care to the uninsured", McMillan said. President Barack Obama signed it into law and defended it during his entire tenure in office. This change is a result of Trump's executive order to reduce the regulatory burden of the law when possible and is a return to the policy that was in place for 2015 taxes, the IRS said.

"I tell my boys all the time: It's not good to enough to say what you're against". It also required coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and allowed young adults to stay on their parents' plans until age 26.

There are 20,000,000 Americans insured by the Affordable Care Act. The objective of the town hall meeting was to discuss the Affordable Care Act, which you opposed. They own the damn thing now, and they'll face the consequences.