Advocates: ACA Repeal Would Reduce Access to Mental-Health Care

Muriel SparksFeb 16 , 2017

Susan Gretkowski, a lobbyist for MVP Health Care, a major insurer in Vermont and NY, said the company hired a lobbying firm in Washington to keep up to date on what is going on with the Affordable Care Act.

But with the swearing-in of a new president and some new members of Congress insistent on repealing the ACA, it feels like that comfort isn't so secure - despite the fact that recent polls have shown the ACA has higher approval ratings than ever.

Humana, the sole insurance provider for Blount County for individual health insurance plans sold through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, is pulling out of the exchanges in Tennessee and 10 other states in 2018.

Humana Inc says that the problem with selling individual commercial medical coverage through the ACA was that it never stabilized. This would likely lower premiums - a plus, especially for middle class Americans who don't qualify for Obamacare subsidies - but it would mean enrollees have to pay more to get care, which is already one of the chief complaints about the law.

Numerous hospital executives on Monday warned of devastating job and service cuts based on those estimates.

Rare rat-related disease shows up in New York City
A total of 26 cases of leptospirosis were documented in New York City between 2006 and 2016, according to the New York Post. Health officials said they are now trying to address the problem, and will be holding a meeting for tenants to solve it.

With the likelihood of the untimely death of Obamacare, Republicans will be forced to draft a new plan for all those who will lose coverage.

It is used by people who do not have health coverage through the government or their employer when they purchase a plan directly from an insurer.

The dependent child coverage provision both eases the burden on people during a financially stressful period of their lives, and makes for a healthier, more insured population.

Well, health insurance companies are not like other companies. The Affordable Care Act is a well-evidenced strategy to bring down the costs of healthcare by shifting the emphasis to access and prevention, rather than sick care. Hickey said that there has been massive confusion regarding what will happen to the Affordable Care Act with the new administration and Congress. "Americans participating in the individual health insurance markets deserve as many health insurance options as possible", Conway said.

Second, the Republican replacement plan envisions expanding protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.

Stock Jumping Abnormally High: Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL)
Nevertheless, the company's product innovation and continued momentum of the Fossil brand has been driving the company's growth. Finally, OTR Global upgraded shares of Fossil Group to a "neutral" rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st.

Aetna, too, is mulling whether to further reduce its presence in the markets set up by the ACA. That rule was supposed to help balance the pool of healthy and sick but some insurers say it has not worked as intended and Republicans have said they will overturn it.

Separately, the Internal Revenue Service quietly reversed a decision to start rejecting tax returns that fail to indicate whether filers had health insurance, received an exemption or paid the penalty.

But the shocks could also cause enough chaos that insurers would pull out of the entire market, said Paul Ginsburg, a professor of health policy and management at the University of Southern California.

"The annual screening for things like your cholesterol and blood pressure will be lost", Kolodny said.

Grammys 2017: Metallica-Lady Gaga's flaming performance faces technical hiccup
The biggest (surprise) for me is we continue to somehow still have that revolving door of kids that come aboard. Lady Gaga and Metallica's explosive performance didn't start off as planned at the star-studded music ceremony.


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