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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Will Supreme Court Invalidate Obamacare A Decade After It Was Enacted?

The ACA goes to Washington, again. "Until the ACA was enacted, insurers refused to cover people with preexisting conditions, or charged them much more for insurance. The ACA made those practices illegal. Also eliminated would be coverage for low-income adult Americans who became eligible for Medicaid when all but a dozen states took advantage of the ACA to expand federally subsidized coverage under the Medicaid program. Among those who have benefited are many who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the scope of the ACA's protections for all Americans is so wide that most people now take them for granted, Tipirneni says. These include provisions that cut drug costs for older Americans to those that eliminated many co-pays and allowed young adults to stay on their parents' insurance until turning 26." -Excerpt, If interested in the background gamesmanship of how private insurance lobbyists persuaded the public that an alternative or co-existing healthcare insurance model was undesirable, listen to this 3-minute story:
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

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