Health, Politics

Buckle Up, America: We’re Going to Feel the Effects of Healthcare Rule Changes and Mandate Repeal

By: Annaliese Johnson Back in July of 2018, the Trump Administration issued new rules that expanded short-term limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plans and association health plans (AHPs). Congress also reduced the tax penalty of the individual mandate to $0 starting in 2019, and a Federal judge found the individual mandate unconstitutional (though the Supreme Court may […]

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Health, Politics

Why is the Budget Deal All Bad for Obamacare?

While the cable networks wrapped up their most recent Republican debate coverage, House Speaker Paul Ryan released the details on legislation that would keep the lights on in the federal government through 2016. The late-night release of what is supposed to be the first major legislative accomplishment under the newly minted speaker may have been […]

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Health

Lessons from Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Expansion

The Obamacare Medicaid expansion became less of a political football last month as Pennsylvania Republican Governor Tom Corbett struck a deal with the Obama administration to expand the state’s low income health care program.  Pennsylvania is the latest in a series of Republican-led states to accept one of the central aspects of Obamacare after negotiating […]

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