Why having a job makes it more likely you have health insurance

Nov 6, 2020
Historically, it's been all about building employee loyalty and tax breaks for businesses.
A student gets a COVID-19 test at a pop-up testing site in New York City in October.
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Pence, Harris spar over the future of the ACA in VP debate

Harris said the Trump administration would take away Obamacare's protections for people with preexisting conditions.
"President Trump and I have a plan to improve health care and protect preexisting conditions for every American," Vice President Mike Pence said. But he did not offer any further details.
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With COVID-19, some states reopen the ACA marketplace for uninsured

May 5, 2020
The health plans, available to gig workers and the self-employed, are seeing an "influx of enrollment," one expert says.
About a dozen states and Washington, D.C., opened special enrollment periods for people to sign up for Obamacare.
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Laid-off workers now worry about health care during health crisis

Mar 25, 2020
The majority of Americans get employer-sponsored health insurance so what happens when that goes away?
One employer said he "just wanted to make sure that everybody’s taken care of through this."
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As open enrollment gets underway, changes to ACA bring uncertainty

Nov 4, 2019
The individual mandate no longer results in a tax penalty, and so-called "skinny plans" that don't meet Obamacare requirements abound.
Big changes to the ACA are bound to cause confusion this year. Above, a man signs up for ACA insurance in 2015 in Miami, Florida.
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Premiums fall again for ACA health plans

Oct 23, 2019
After years of rising costs, the drop is an indication markets are stabilizing.
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Some on ACA insurance plans may soon get wellness program discounts

Oct 2, 2019
More than 50 million employees in America already take part in workplace wellness programs.
Workplace wellness programs offer benefits to employees who agree to exercise or change their diets.
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Democrats launch bill to bolster ACA

Mar 27, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democrats' bill to bolster the Affordable Care Act aims to lower premiums.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a news conference about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill on March 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. On the day after the Trump Justice Department sided with Republican governor plaintiffs who have filed suit to strike down in its entirety the Affordable Care Act, House Democrats gathered to outline their healthcare agenda.
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Trump administration reverses course on ACA

Mar 26, 2019
In a filing with a federal appeals court in New Orleans Monday, the Trump administration said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. It’s asking the court to affirm a December ruling by a Texas judge, who found that the repeal of financial penalties for not having insurance rendered the whole […]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) talks to reporters with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on July 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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Many in the health care industry already lining up to derail 'Medicare-for-all'

Feb 8, 2019
Patients may like the sound of "Medicare-for-all," but for many of the hospitals and doctors who would treat them, it's a nonstarter.
Patients may like the sound of "Medicare-for-all," but for many of the hospitals and doctors who would treat them, it's a nonstarter. 
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