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What? Biden Strengthens Medicare with Policies Simplifying Enrollment and Expanding Access?

How can that be? Something the Biden administration did made access to Medicare easier by providing quicker access to Medicare. The Medicare improvements incorporate no delay in coverage, better access (SEPS), and eliminates late enrollment penalties for Part B under certain conditions. According to CNN news and other news outlets, Biden has taken credit for things he did not do. Rather than mistakes made in announcing economic improvements,...

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September Update: COVID Death Rates By Partisan Lean & Vaccination Rate

September Update: “COVID Death Rates by Partisan Lean & Vaccination Rate”| ACA Signups, Charles Gaba As always, here’s my (Charles Gaba) methodology: County-level 2020 Population data via U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 CensusCounty-level 2020 Trump vote data via each state’s Election Commission or Secretary of State websitesCounty-level Case & Death data via Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science & Engineering for 47...

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ARP Medicaid Postpartum Coverage Expansion

I believe it was 2019 when I was asked to write on women’s healthcare issues. I was not asked because I was an expert. They were asking me because they wanted a male’s perspective on women’s healthcare issues. In particular, the topic was maternal healthcare and mortality. “A Woman’s Right to Safe Healthcare Outcomes” – Angry Bear (angrybearblog.com) My wife and I were fortunate to have three healthy children born to us. We did lose one birth...

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How Much Does The ARP/IRA Lower Health Insurance Premiums Now?

In 2020, after Democrats had retaken control of the House of Representatives, the third version of the larger bill managed to actually pass the House under the more reasonable title of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. Of course, it didn’t even get a vote in the Senate. In early 2021, a temporary version of this bill by Rep. Lauren Underwood, was in the American Rescue Plan (ARP). It passed both the House & Senate on...

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Does The IRA Lower YOUR Health Insurance Premiums?

Let’s answer the question. I am going to break this up into several segments as it takes into consideration multiples of people, income, etc. I think it will be easier to absorb. A well-known expert in MIchigan has put together the answers. This is Part 1 – Single Individuals “How much does the #IRA lower YOUR health insurance premiums? A case study in Virginia” | ACA Signups. Charles Gaba, 08/24/2022 Some History Back in 2019, long before...

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Higher Covid Death Rates in Trump States

I was reading the usual MedPage Today articles. One commenter discusses the State of Florida under Governor DeSantis having a high Covid Death Rate. Fourteen of 15 states favored Trump in the election and have the highest Covid Death Rates. The article: “Florida’s Surgeon General Sends a Dangerous Message” | MedPage Today, Thresia B. Gambon, MD, MBA, MPH March 15, 2022. More on that MedPage Today article later. I will pursue an area which...

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Seema Verma Spends $Millions of Taxpayer Funds Trying to Improve Her Reputation

Spoiler: It isn’t working. Charles Gaba at ACA Signups had this up. In an excellent scoop by Dan Diamond and Adam Cancryn this morning, Politico reports that CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the woman in charge of Medicare and Medicaid who takes great joy in trashing Medicare and Medicaid has spent millions of dollars on partisan consulting firms to boost her own image. The Trump appointee who oversees Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare quietly directed...

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Senate Dems put Republicans on the Spot Over Junk Healthcare Plans

Last March, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin sponsored a bill (Fair Care Act) to block President Trump’s plan to allow insurers to sell short term or what is frequently called junk plans. Senator Baldwin bill would reverse all of what the Republicans attempted to do with short term plans by reinstating protections for pre-exiting conditions, maintaining the community benefit costing of the plans, blocking life-time cost limits, etc. Senator Tammy...

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Republican Short Term Healthcare Plans

[embedded content] Having talked about the proposed state High Risk Pools and why they are bad; Charles Gaba at ACASignups.net turns his attention to the proposed Short Term Plans and why they are also bad. Keep in mind the proposed Short Term Plans are not the same as the ACA Catastrophic plans. Most of the protection found in the ACA plans are not in the proposed short term plans. This would include insurability, rates, pre-exiting conditions,...

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