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Open Enrollment 2020 Underway

We are now five days into the Open Enrollment for 2020. This means you only have 40 days left to secure insurance from the Marketplace and apply for subsidies. There have been reports that there were issues at the beginning of Open Enrollment but they seem to have now been resolved. The good news this year is that many counties and states have seen new insurers come into the market. In the past few years,

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ACA Ruling Update

Many people are wondering when we will hear an ACA Ruling update on the case regarding for Obamacare. Oral arguments were heard in New Orleans at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on July 9, 2019. Typically, it will take several months before the court releases its opinion. So what does this mean? Currently, we are waiting to hear what the court will decide. There will not be much, if any, information available during the

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Obamacare On Trial Today

A national drama is playing out today in New Orleans as Obamacare is on trial and faces potential jeopardy. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments about the current constitutional standing of the signature Obama bill. Legal experts on both sides of the challenge say that the arguments against the law are weak and will not lead to a strike of the law. However, the challenge has already been awarded once. In

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Appeals Court Requests Briefs for ACA

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has requested briefs from lawyers and parties in the upcoming appeal regarding the Affordable Care Act. The panel of judges has also been named. However, there is growing anxiety among supporters of Obamacare after the court has questioned whether Democrat-led states have any legal interest in the case. According to Roll Call, the court has questioned whether states and the House have any real interest in the case and

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Surprise! You Have A Medical Bill!

Medical bill surprises are hitting hard right now. About 38% of Americans say they are “very worried” about receiving surprise medical bills for their treatments. That ranks higher than those worried about food, gas, or even rent expenses. So what is truly happening with medical expenses? People find surprise bills resulting from utilizing a doctor or facility that is not within their insurance plan’s network. Insurance companies have in-network rates and out-of-network rates. The Affordable

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Why Do Politicians Want To End Short Term Plans?

Are Short Term Insurance Plans “Junk”? We hear a lot of talk in the news about short term insurance plans. Democrats were furious last year when the Trump Administration undid an Obama-Era regulation that limited these plans to three months maximum per policy. The short term health insurance plans now last for up to 12 months and, in some cases, may be renewed for up to 36 months. For many, this is a welcome decision

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Processing Error Threatens Seniors Medicare Coverage

Seniors May Need To Pay Back Medicare Premiums Kaiser Health News reported yesterday that a processing error at the Social Security Administration is causing major problems for about 250,000 Medicare Consumers. According to the article, the error occurred in January. The problem is that the premiums for some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Medicare Part C and D) were not withheld from the Social Security Checks. The Social Security Administration (SSA) said that

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