Category 'ACA'


The Horizon-managed Council for Affordable Health Coverage released a white paper advocating for competition and consumer choice amidst ACA repeal and replace efforts. “The Affordable Care Act corrected market imbalances and reduced the number of uninsured Americans to historic lows- but its tendency toward overregulation led to double-digit premium hikes.” said CAHC President and HGA…

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Today, the last day of the Affordable Care Act’s 2017 open enrollment period, the HGA-managed Clear Choices Campaign issued its second annual report card for the 12 state-based health insurance exchange websites and HealthCare.gov. A multi-stakeholder advocacy campaign, representing patients, providers, insurers, employers, and life science companies, Clear Choices is dedicated to improving health care…

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As 2017 Open Enrollment begins, policymakers and stakeholders are intently watching the ACA’s insurance exchanges to assess the marketplace’s health and sustainability. Recent reports indicate that premiums for 2017 exchange plans are expected to increase significantly, while insurer choice is expected to decline. For content on these developments, Horizon Government Affairs offers this November 2016…

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Following the 2016 Open Enrollment, policymakers are intently watching the ACA’s insurance exchanges to assess the marketplace’s health and sustainability. House Republicans are also intently working on proposals for comprehensive health care reform, as well as smaller modifications to the ACA that address known problems. To provide context for these developments, Horizon Government Affairs offers…

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Those anticipating a quiet year in health policy could be in for a surprise. While many analysts contend that election-year headwinds will prevent legislative progress on a broad range of issues, this year’s Horizon’s Health Policy Outlook offers a contrarian view. We believe the first half of 2016 could be the most productive legislative session…

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As we enter the fall, Congress is considering a number of bills modifying and repealing certain provisions of the ACA. In addition, open enrollment for the 2016 plan year begins on November 1, 2015, running through January 31, 2016. To help set the stage for these upcoming developments, Horizon Government Affairs offers this October 2015…

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CAHC Factsheet on 2016 ACA Premiums

July 22, 2015 | Under ACA | Posted by | No Comments

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a number of reports about proposed premiums for 2016 health plans available through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges. We’re concerned there is still misinformation about how much premiums are expected to change and why. To address this, Horizon’s coalition, the Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC), has…

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Affordable Care Act Dashboard

July 1, 2015 | Under ACA, Congress | Posted by | No Comments

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in King v. Burwell that the ACA’s premium subsidies are specifically intended to be available in states with a federally-facilitated exchange. With the case’s uncertainty resolved, lawmakers are expected to introduce a number of bills modifying and repealing certain provisions of the ACA. To help set…

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Background The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that employers with more than 50 full time equivalent (FTEs) must provide qualified health benefits or incur a penalty. The ACA defined a FTE as a person working at least 120 hours a month, which is 30 hours a week. For purposes of counting the number of FTEs…

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Secretary Sebelius, in response to a request from six Senators, announced [pdf] yesterday another option for individuals whose plans were not renewed because the plans no longer meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to receive coverage. The letter explains that, “[a temporary hardship] exemption applies to those with canceled plans who might…

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