If the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting medical conditions are struck down in court, residents of the Republican-led states that are challenging the law have the most to lose.
Open enrollment for the individual health insurance market begins today, with consumers purchasing subsidized plans on the healthcare.gov marketplace and unsubsidized plans through insurance brokers or directly from health insurers through Dec. 15.
A top Oregon state health insurance official told reporters on Wednesday that he anticipates Trumpcare would send the individual market into a death spiral if enacted, sending younger and healthier people fleeing and only the most desperate and sickest consumers left buying health insurance.
Despite attempts by President-elect Trump to repeal and replace Obamacare, enrollment in Oregon is higher than ever before, and people have until Jan. 31 to sign up.
The latest enrollment figures show that 148,978 Oregonians had chosen coverage by Dec. 31, compared to 147,109 the previous year, according to Elizabeth Cronen, communications and legislative manager for the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace.
An easy, relatively new test has the potential to greatly increase the number of people who receive screenings for colon cancer, thereby catching the presence of the disease early, when it still stands a high chance of eradication.
More than 1 million people selected a health plan during the fourth week of the health law’s open enrollment and nearly 2.5 million have done so since it began Nov. 15, federal officials said Tuesday.
Avalere Health has estimated the cost savings that could result from a new, less-expensive tier of insurance coverage, if legislation were to permit it. Currently, the Affordable Care Act requires all health plans offered in the individual and small group markets to meet standards for bronze, sil