Maps Show A Dramatic Rise In Health Insurance Coverage Under ACA

Dems tying health insurance backing to government shutdown standoff

Dems tying health insurance backing to government shutdown standoff

So the only real change that's been made so far is that the IRS has said that they wouldn't send your return back if you didn't check that box saying whether or not you had health insurance.

But, weeks later, it remains unclear whether Republicans will sustain the law or sabotage it. Insurance companies are terrified that Republicans will pull money from subsidies that help Americans pay out-of-pocket health-care costs, subsidies that help keep health-care markets stable.

After the Republican health care plan collapsed last month, beset by intra-party divisions and widespread public revulsion, Donald Trump immediately blamed Democrats.

Republicans continue to work on a total overhaul of the Affordable Care Act, but that could take some time following the failure last month of their first effort to repeal and replace what is also known as Obamacare. Otherwise, she said premiums will rise 20 percent across the market and more insurers would drop out of the exchanges. Insurers, doctors, hospitals and the business community have asked Trump to preserve ACA cost-sharing subsidies that pare down high deductibles and copayments for consumers with modest incomes. And if you got one of them, then you have to fill out a very complicated separate form to see if the tax credits you got from the government were too much or too little or just the right amount.

A much tighter sign-up deadline and coverage delays will be waiting for some health insurance customers now that President Donald Trump's administration has finished a plan created to stabilize shaky insurance markets. Most urgently, health plans and the consumers they serve need to know that funding for cost-sharing reduction subsidies will continue uninterrupted. This change will stop people from waiting until the insurance year is already underway to make a decision on purchasing coverage.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Trump suggested he is willing to cut the federal funding for cost sharing reductions (CSRs), which House Republicans have challenged in a lawsuit.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California called that an "appalling threat".

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In fact, Democrats are so united on this one that they're willing to threaten Trump back with a government shutdown over these payments. The new administration has continued to make cost-sharing payments to insurers as it weighs options.

Customers will have 45 days to shop for 2018 coverage, starting November 1 and ending December 15.

The ACA allows people to sign up outside the open enrollment period for a variety of special reasons, such as moving, losing coverage, getting married or having a child. Insurers claim that waivers have been too liberally granted, allowing some people to sign up only when they need treatment.

"There has to be an awareness that it costs money to go down there, and they should justify the cost or explain to the American people why it's necessary", he says. Without the payments, experts say, the government marketplaces that provide private insurance for about 12 million people will be overwhelmed by premium increases and insurer departures. Insurers also will have more flexibility to design lower-cost coverage under a set of changes announced Thursday for the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges.

"This will destabilize the market", said Christine Eibner, a senior economist and an associate director of the health services delivery systems program at the Rand Corp. On April 13 a group led by former Senate Majority Leaders Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) joined health insurers, medical providers and employer groups in calling for definite funding of subsidies for low-income enrollees through 2018.

Consumers probably won't know for certain what insurance choices they will have until late summer or early fall, according to the AP.

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