Ten Things You Didn't Know Were In The Affordable Care Act

So you think the Supreme Court upheld a law that requires most people to buy health insurance? That's only part of it.

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  • GOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
  • US medicine spending shows rare dip
    Total U.S. spending on prescription medicines declined last year, a first in more than half a century. The dip was 1 percent, to $325.8 billion — a 3.5 percent drop after accounting for population growth and economic expansion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. More
  • Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use
    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
  • Where the Budget Cut Pain Is Really Being Felt
    "It's in areas like health care, education and job training," Packer said. "Programs are closing or are being cut, layoffs are happening. It's not just waiting in line a bit longer at the airport." More
  • Governments may push workers to health exchange
    In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law but could cost the federal government millions of dollars, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C. More
  • Nebraska ranks No. 13, Iowa No. 6 on best states list
    In addition, the state ranked fifth in the subcategory of access to health care. Iowa expanded its Medicaid program as soon as allowed under the Affordable Care Act. The state also ranked in the top 10 for economic opportunity (sixth), education (eighth ...
    02/27/2017 - 6:17 pm | View Link
  • Trump On Whether There Should be a Special Prosecutor On Russia: ‘I Haven’t Called Russia in Ten Years’
    Trump had several company leaders at the White House today to discuss ways to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and he allowed the press into the room as he outlined today’s agenda. As the press pool was leaving the meeting, NBC’s Kristen ...
    02/27/2017 - 9:55 am | View Link
  • NU Upsets Michigan State On Sunday
    (NEW YORK) -- The founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said the Republican Party cannot compromise on its promise to fully repeal and replace the Affordable Care A... SPRING TRAINING Sunday's Games Tampa Bay 7, Boston 3 Houston 3, Atlanta 2 St ...
    02/26/2017 - 11:35 pm | View Link
  • CNN’s Rick Santorum: ‘Millions’ of Americans using pre-existing conditions to scam health care
    Without data to back up his claim, during a panel discussion, he argued that Republicans must “repeal and replace” The Affordable Care Act because Obama’s provisions had damaged the entire health care industry. “Pre-existing conditions, though it ...
    02/26/2017 - 7:08 am | View Link
  • Ten Ways GOP Overhaul Could Cut Essential Health Services
    Since the 10 required benefits are spelled out in the Affordable Care Act, it would require a change in the law to eliminate entire categories or to water them down to such an extent that they’re less generous than typical employer coverage. And since ...
    02/22/2017 - 12:28 am | View Link
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  • Affordable Care Act | Moraga Mental Health
    The Affordable Care Act: What Special Families Need to Know. The next open enrollment period for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ...
    02/21/2017 - 1:40 pm | View Website
  • How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect the Nursing...
    The Affordable Care Act is now implemented. What does it mean for the nursing profession? Our contributor sees it as a big opportunity.
    02/20/2017 - 8:58 pm | View Website
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute ...
    02/20/2017 - 12:01 pm | View Website
  • About the Law | HHS.gov
    Full Text of the Affordable Care Act and Reconciliation Act; Certified Full-panel-body Version: Affordable Care Act; Certified Full-panel-body Version: Reconciliation Act
    02/20/2017 - 10:14 am | View Website
  • Affordable Health Care for America Act
    The Affordable Health Care for America Act (or HR 3962) was a bill that was crafted by the United States House of Representatives in November 2009.
    02/20/2017 - 7:22 am | View Website
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