Latest Update on ObamaCare
To help you keep up to date on what’s happening with ObamaCare we provide the latest ObamaCare information that affects you, your family and your business.
As of today the ACA remains the law of the land until further notice. See rules That means, until things change, to avoid the penalty for not having minimum essential coverage Americans still needed to get coverage, apply for cost assistance, and/or change plans during open enrollment. Open enrollment for 2017 started November 1st, 2016 and ended January 31st, 2017. Options are limited outside of open enrollment. Go to HealthCare.Gov, find out what to do if you missed open enrollment, or see Private Options sold outside of open enrollment.
Topics Being Reviewed-Evaluated-Discussed …But Not Decided As Yet:
The White House and Freedom Caucus are negotiating another ACA replacement repeal and replace of the ACA.
1- Fix all real ObamaCare sticking points, not ideological ones. Fix things like the family glitch, but do not “fix” taxes by repealing them.
2- Expand tax credits to 400% – 600% of the Poverty Level.
3- Push states to expand Medicaid with unique solutions; this way we can help test to see what the best Medicaid solutions are. If Pence expanded, then any state red or blue should be able to find an option that works for them.
4- Expand HSAs and allow for power accounts like Pence’s HIP 2.0.
5- Include a public option that can be bundled with Medicaid state by state allowing people to buy into a public plan that supports other Americans.
6- The public option then replaces the mandate, as those who would owe the fee can get the option. Those who don’t want this should be able to opt-out.
Mark Meadows, R-N.C. chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said on April 6th that lawmakers had hoped to have legislative text to consider by Tuesday, and a possible House vote by April 7th. No real agreement emerged since there are details to be worked out on many issues. The participants remain confident however that a repeal is coming later this year. “It’s closer than it is further away,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “We’ve got everyone in the room talking about it. We’ll get it done.”