Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate ballooned to 6% in March, with 76,000 people out of work in the Pittsburgh metro area alone as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the country, according to the state Bureau of Labor Statistics. If that weren’t enough, time may be running out for those furloughed to get the best deals on health insurance. For some, a 60-day window that starts the date their previous coverage stopped, may be closing to shop for Obamacare, advocates say.
The health plans, available to gig workers and the self-employed, are seeing an "influx of enrollment," one expert says.
Health insurers are preparing for an influx of Americans to enroll in Obamacare and private Medicaid as Americans lose their jobs and employer health benefits.
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Despite multiple attempts by a GOP-led Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration to repeal and replace Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, over the past year, it remains the law of the land. In fact, Obamacare open enrollment begins this week, and its requirement that almost all Americans carry health insurance is still in effect.
The Trump administration’s actions to scale back Obamacare have made it harder and more complicated to find the best health plan. But the pricing chaos has also created great deals for some consumers, who can sign up during open enrollment beginning today. Here’s our advice on how to shop — the best strategy depends on how much you earn.
Though premiums are shooting higher next year, Obamacare enrollees who qualify for subsidies will find lots of inexpensive policies available.
More people can get an Obamacare plan for free in 2018 or for less than they paid for it this year — but fewer people are expected to buy Obamacare plans next year.
Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies remained in the crosshairs on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump withdrew his prior support for a bipartisan deal proposed by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray to continue them.
President Donald Trump plans to end a key set of Obamacare subsidies that helped lower-income enrollees pay for health care, the White House said Thursday, a dramatic move that raises questions about the law's future.
The bill's sponsors say their plan to reallocate federal health funding among states is more equitable. It also would cause largely Democratic states to lose funding while Republican states gain.
The Republican proposal preserves popular items from Obama's health law, including letting young adults stay on their parents' plan until age 26. But it shrinks financial aid for low-income Americans.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a plan by Republican lawmakers to replace the Obamacare healthcare statute that faces obstacles to becoming law from across the U.S. political spectrum.
As Obamacare repeal efforts are underway by Republicans, it seems the 2010 health law is becoming more popular. According to a new Politico/Morning Consult survey, voters are now evenly split in their support of the law, with 45 percent of registered voters approving of President Obama’s signature health law and 45 percent disapproving.
The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucial final days of the 2017 enrollment season, according to sources at Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill.
It's the first step of a two-part process to fulfill Republicans' promise to dismantle the health care law, one of Obama's signature achievements.
As Republicans prepare to take over the White House and both houses of Congress next month, they've got President Barack Obama's signature legislation squarely in their sights.
Health care may pinch a little more out of your wallet in 2017- but probably won't be a problem for the majority of Americans.
'Tis the season. The season to sign up for Obamacare, that is. While Republicans are doing everything they can to stop the Affordable Care Act, aka government-subsidized health coverage, the plans' proponents have kept it intact thus far — pointing out that millions of previously-uninsured Americans are now protected. But looming 2017 price increases for consumers suggest more battles to come.