Lawmakers who oppose the Affordable Care Act often cite the effect on small business owners as one reason to repeal it. They say it costs small businesses too much and discourages them from growing. Earlier this year, the New York Times reported on the results of two polls showing that 60% of small business owners … Continue reading Health Insurance & the American Dream
Obamacare, ACA, insurance exchange, marketplace—whatever you call it, the time to enroll is right now! Here are some tips and resources: Don’t wait until the last minute, because the last minute is coming sooner than you think. The enrollment period for the federal marketplace, Healthcare.gov, as well as multiple state marketplaces, is only six weeks—that’s … Continue reading Online Health Insurance Marketplaces are Open NOW!
Trump said Obamacare is dead (nope, definitely not). Then he said he supported a bipartisan plan to save subsidies (well, that’s good news). Then he said he did not support that same plan (what the…?). You might feel like you need a scorecard and a decoder ring to keep up with it all. To help, … Continue reading Confused About What’s Going On with Obamacare? Here Are Some Answers.
Updated Fri., Sept. 8: After unexpectedly announcing extreme cuts to funding to support outreach for the 2018 open enrollment period, the Trump administration has allowed funding to enrollment assistance programs to lapse entirely. According to Sarah Kliff at Vox, who broke this story, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hasn't told the organizations … Continue reading Were Cuts to Outreach Funding a Last Minute About-Face? UPDATE: Outreach Budgets Have Lapsed, Programs Are Laying Off Navigators.