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How Changes to the ACA Might Affect Your Insurance Premiums

If you haven’t been following the latest Affordable Care Act news, I don’t blame you. This morning, The Washington Post ran a story titled The White House does or doesn’t have a health-care plan that is or isn’t better than Obamacare—and that isn’t even an April Fools headline.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Incoming Wisconsin Governor To Undermine Lame Duck Bills

After incumbent Wisconsin governor Scott Walker lost re-election to Democrat Tony Evers last November, the Republican-controlled state legislature passed a controversial bill stripping key powers away from both Evers and incoming Attorney General Josh Kaul. Under the new rules, Republicans can …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Drove Down Obamacare Enrollment So His Supporters Could Pay More

While unable to repeal and replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, president Trump has done much to sabotage his predecessor’s signature achievement.  After dismantling key parts of the ACA, Trump has helped significantly drive down enrollment this year. Given Obama’s plan was …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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This Is the Last Week for Nationwide ACA Open Enrollment 

The ACA marketplace still exists, you can still get subsidized insurance if you make below 400 percent of the federal poverty level, and it’s always better to shop around than to let the system auto-enroll you. Here’s the catch: in most states, you only have until Saturday.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: My American Horror Story

(Image source: via screengrab) When I first moved to America in the late 90’s (and then again in 2004) I remember listening to people’s horror stories about insane medical care costs. It was routine for people to face bankruptcy due to medical bills, despite having insurance. And then there were … Continue reading

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You Could Be Denied Pre-Existing Condition Coverage by Employer Health Plans if the ACA Is Repealed 

I wrote earlier this week about how people in the individual market with pre-existing conditions could lose their health insurance coverage if a judge rules in favor of the 20 states suing over constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. But I missed an important point in that story: It’s not just people in the…Read more… […]

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Karma Is A Liberal Bitch: The Uninsured Rate Is Rising For Republicans (But Not Democrats)

If there’s one thing liberals want more than anything else in the world, it’s for conservatives to suffer the consequences of voting Republican and leave the rest of out of their suicide pact. And according to Vox, at least as far as having health insurance, we may be getting what we want: The …Continue reading […]

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Even a Republican Win in Arizona’s Special Election Can’t Stop a Blue Wave

Last night Democrats lost a special election. Republican Debbie Lesko beat Indian-American ER physician Hiral Tipirneni by roughly 6 points to represent Arizona’s 8th district after Congressman Trent Franks resigned over charges of sexual harassment. Republicans had reason to expect …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Even a Republican Win in Arizona’s Special Election Can’t Stop a Blue Wave

Last night Democrats lost a special election. Republican Debbie Lesko beat Indian-American ER physician Hiral Tipirneni by roughly 6 points to represent Arizona’s 8th district after Congressman Trent Franks resigned over charges of sexual harassment. Republicans had reason to expect …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Get Last Minute Health Insurance With These Extensions to ACA Open Enrollment

The deadline to buy insurance from healthcare.gov has passed, but millions of Americans qualify for extensions to buy insurance now. Some states set their own deadlines for January, and there are special provisions for people affected by this year’s hurricanes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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PSA: Sign Up for Health Insurance Now

The open enrollment period on healthcare.gov ends December 15, and the current administration is hoping you forget all about it. And yes, the Affordable Care Act is still fully in effect, so take advantage while it lasts. Here’s what you need to know if you’ve been stalling:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The GOP Tax Bill is an Abomination. Now Get Mad.

I woke up this morning with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, because I knew that as soon as I turned on my phone, I’d get a notification of the Republican’s “accomplishment” on my phone. Late last night, the Republican Party displayed their true colors by passing their tax bill that, …Continue reading […]

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McCain May Sink Obamacare and Screw America After All

For those of you on tenterhooks concerning the disastrous new GOP tax bill, your worrying is about to get worse: John McCain, the deciding vote in killing the last two GOP attempts to destroy Obamacare, just announced he will support this bill today, saying: “I believe this legislation, though far …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The Senate’s New Tax Bill Could Raise Your Health Insurance Premiums, Again

The latest tax bill being proposed by GOP senators contains a teensy detail that would repeal part of the Affordable Care Act. That’s right, just after we thought Trumpcare was dead for good (we never really thought that, though, right?) here comes a smaller, sneaky version.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Religious Employers May Not Be Able to Take Away Your Birth Control After All

Back in October when the president signed an executive order about birth control coverage, we thought—and he probably thought—that it would allow religious employers to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees. Notre Dame thought that too. But it appears all of us were wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Stories You May Have Missed in the Year Since Trump’s Election

It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump officially went from racist and psychologically addled TV man to racist and psychologically addled president.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Health Insurance Suddenly Just Got Cheaper for a Lot of People

2017 is a strange year to buy health insurance. Some weird and bad things have happened, and it seems like we should expect insurance plans to become more expensive. But it turns out that a lot of people may now be able to get cheaper insurance, and for an odd reason.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Sign Up for Health Insurance This Year

Believe it or not, the Affordable Care Act is still in effect. Most people who don’t have coverage through work can buy a plan off the Marketplace (the so-called “Obamacare plans”) for $100/month or less, starting November 1. Signing up is trickier this year, though, so we’ve put together a guide with the most…Read more… […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Every Sperm is Sacred

The Banter Long Read: Earlier this week, the White House signaled its support for a bill that would criminalize all abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s content, and your support directly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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An Open Letter to the US Senate Regarding Cassidy-Graham

I went to DC this week to take meetings, and in my free time, I decided to advocate against this travesty of a mockery of a sham of a healthcare bill, Cassidy-Graham. Having seen Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speak against it from the Senate Gallery this past Monday, I wrote this letter, …Continue reading […]

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