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Free Obamacare in 2018 for Older Poor in Most Counties

Free Obamacare in 2018 for Older Poor in Most Counties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people with low incomes nearly everywhere would have access to free “Obamacare” health coverage next year, according to a study released Nov. 2 that found the Trump administration’s efforts to undercut the Affordable Care Act have broad unintended consequences.  The analysis by the consulting firm Avalere Health found that in nearly […]

On Obamacare: Poor Can Get Subsidies in Many Counties

On Obamacare: Poor Can Get Subsidies in Many Counties

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an odd twist, low-income people in about half of U.S. counties will now be able to get a taxpayer-subsidized “Obamacare” policy for free, according to a new study that suggests some actions by President Donald Trump against the health law could backfire.  Monday’s analysis of government data by the nonpartisan Kaiser […]

Repeal 'Obamacare?' Millions of People Want the Health Coverage

Repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may be moving to repeal “Obamacare,” but millions of people are still signing up. The administration said Tuesday that 11.5 million enrolled nationwide through Dec. 24, ahead of last year’s pace. Administration officials said about 290,000 more people have signed up than at the same time last year, evidence that the […]

Report: Health Premiums, in General, Are Likely to Rise in 2017

Report: Health Premiums, in General, Are Likely to Rise in 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, said a study that reinforced reports of sharp increases around the country in election season. For consumers, the impact will depend on whether they get government subsidies for […]

Health Coverage Losses Are Seen in Some of Poorest States

Health Coverage Losses Are Seen in Some of Poorest States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama’s […]

Health Care Tax Credit Recipients Need to File Returns, Form 8962

Health Care Tax Credit Recipients Need to File Returns, Form 8962

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.4 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law failed to properly account for it on their tax returns last year, putting their subsidies at risk if they want to keep coverage. The preliminary figures were released by the IRS on Jan. 8, a Friday […]

Under Health Care Law, Share of Uninsured Is Below 10%

Under Health Care Law, Share of Uninsured Is Below 10%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program. The Health and Human Services Department said on […]

Health Care Tax Credits Require Filings for 1.8 Million

Health Care Tax Credits Require Filings for 1.8 Million

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to act quickly. “There’s still time, but people need to take action soon,” said Lori […]

Health Care Subsidy Recipients to Get Special Tax Forms

Health Care Subsidy Recipients to Get Special Tax Forms

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama’s law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. The administration said Monday it has started sending out tax reporting forms that you’ll need to fill out your 2014 return. Like W-2s for health […]

Health Insurance Rates Reach New Levels in U.S.

Health Insurance Rates Reach New Levels in U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-ups under President Barack Obama’s health care law grew slowly but steadily over the New Year’s holiday, as the share of Americans still lacking coverage hit its lowest level in years.  The Obama administration reported Wednesday that nearly 103,000 people signed up last week in the 37 states where the federal government […]

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