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10/19/2017

Special Enrollment Period Announced for Hurricane Impacted Areas

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in late September that if you were impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria, you will receive an extension to make changes to your health insurance if you purchased it through the federal health insurance exchange. Medicare recipients were also given an extension to make changes to their plans. Federal Exchange ... Read Full Article ›

09/22/2017

The Graham-Cassidy Bill (GCHJ) – Yay or Nay?

On September 13, four Republican senators released a last-ditch healthcare reform proposal that’s been taking conservative Congress members by storm. The effort, dubbed the “GCHJ bill” after its sponsors – Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy (LA), Dean Heller (NV) and Ron Johnson (WI) – will face significant challenges as it races its way through the Senate. That’s because the upper ... Read Full Article ›

09/22/2017

What’s in the New GCHJ Bill?

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson ( GCHJ ) healthcare bill is the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). On September 20, President Donald Trump endorsed the bill, saying it was the best option for replacing the ACA. What is the GCHJ Bill? The GCHJ plan proposes block grants given to states in lieu of the ... Read Full Article ›

09/22/2017

Senate Hearing on Healthcare

In a press release issued on August 22, 2017, Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington announced that the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) would hold hearings in September on how to stabilize the health insurance market for the 2018 enrollment season. Alexander and Murray are ranking members of the committee, and enrollment for ... Read Full Article ›

09/18/2017

Health Risks After the Storm – What You Need to Know

After a disaster, recovery efforts can seem daunting. Recent hurricanes, tropical storms and wildfires in different parts of the U.S. have shifted the focus of the country to disaster preparedness – and for good reason. Your chances of getting hurt or injured don’t end when the winds die down and the waters recede. And while preparing for a predicted disaster ... Read Full Article ›

09/07/2017

Expected Changes For Open Enrollment In 2018

Over the past few months as the current members of Congress attempted to topple the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans wondered what the future of healthcare would be. As it stands now, the ACA remains in place as the Senate was unable to pass legislation that would have completely overhauled the healthcare law. This has placed healthcare on the back ... Read Full Article ›

05/03/2017

Will the MacArthur Amendment Be Enough to Save Trumpcare?

In March 2017, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), better known as Trumpcare, was pulled from the floor of the House of Representatives without a vote when conservative Republicans announced that they would not support the bill. The House Freedom Caucus, consisting of approximately far-right Republicans, said that the bill did not go far enough in repealing mandates under the ... Read Full Article ›

03/18/2017

Final 2017 Enrollment Tally from the CMS – Down 4 Percent from 2016

As of the final enrollment tally released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on March 15, about 12.2 million people had enrolled in a health insurance plan using Obamacare marketplaces this year. The final tally includes enrollment data from federal and state exchanges, and it represents a slight drop over the final figure for 2016. Then, enrollment topped ... Read Full Article ›

01/31/2017

Healthcare Might Be Changing – But You Still Need Coverage

Whether you already have health insurance or not, you’re probably wondering if you still need coverage now that Trump has proposed repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What you do in 2017 will affect what happens to your chances of continuing coverage going into 2018 and beyond. Marketplace open enrollment ends for 2017 on January 31, except for ... Read Full Article ›

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