even outside the exchanges.
"It's all closed down. You cannot buy a policy that is a qualified policy for the purpose of the ACA (the Affordable Care Act) until next year on January 1," says John DiVito, president of Flexbenefit which has 2,500 brokers.
“In all likelihood," says Laszewski, "we've only signed up somewhere between one in five and one in seven people who were uninsured prior to the start of ObamaCare."
That means millions are left outside the health insurance market. There is short term insurance, but anyone with a pre-existing condition can be turned down.
The reason sales of health insurance were crammed into short enrollment periods was so insurance companies would have some certainty about who would be in the risk pool, allowing them to set their rates accordingly.
Goodman explains, "they fear that the only people who will try to buy are people who are sick, and they are going to be expensive. So it’s built into the screwy logic of the whole ObamaCare system."
the counties and 11 of 15 states where it currently offers plans.
The third largest health insurance company becomes the latest to pull back from the plans offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it cites heavy losses.
Here's what that means for patients, insurers, the ACA and the company's fight with the government over its effort to acquire Humana.
What does this mean for patients?
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r to take funding away from the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in an audit that the IRS failed to account for some of the agency's spending to implement the law.
Federal agencies must report their spending so there is an accurate measure of the full cost of government programs.
The IRS did not report $67 million in costs the agency incurred for employees who were working on the healthcare law for fiscal 2010 through 2012, the report said.
dy-extended deadline of March 31. She answered very plainly, “No sir.” Rep. Brady didn’t ask Sec. Sebelius because he didn’t know the answer. The HHS has already delayed various deadlines multiple times. The question was asked to see if Sec. Sebelius would finally tell the truth. She did not. No one was surprised.
t. Not only are most Americans painfully ignorant of the law's effects, even on their own lives, more than 40 percent of them aren't even sure if it's still a law.
According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 23 percent Americans have no clue about the current legal status of Obamacare and another 19 percent think it doesn't even exist anymore. And maybe those Americans can be forgiven for believing Congress repealed the law, since the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted 36 times to do exactly that. (Those legal scholars may have forgotten that the Senate has to vote on things, too.) But what about the 7 percent of those polled who think the law was struck down by the Supreme Court? Those people were apparently aware of one of the most talked about news stories of all of last year, but got the gist of it completely, 100 percent backwards.
found all too easily in Hidalgo County, Texas, where less than half of non-senior adults had health insurance in 2012."If Obama did this market so we can get affordable insurance, why are we still having a lot of problems? What's going on?" asked Anna Covacevich, a 57-year-old home care provider and Hidalgo County resident who made $8,000 last year.
Nationwide, about 5 million people are in the "coverage gap," according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. In Texas alone, the number is 1 million.
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