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5 Possible Effects of the Big New ACA Ruling, for Agents

December 19, 2019

A three-judge panel at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals kept suspense about the entire Affordable Care Act legislative package alive this week by ruling that the ACA’s individual coverage mandate provision is an unconstitutional requirement to buy a private product, but that it’s not clear whether killing the provision really kills all of the ACA. Read More

Warren Sidesteps Health Plan Details Before Nevada Union

December 19, 2019

Elizabeth Warren told members of Nevada’s powerful casino workers’ union Monday that she wants to see their strong health care plans replicated around the country but the Democratic presidential candidate sidestepped the details of her Medicare for All proposal and how it might affect the union. Read More

Repeal of Cadillac Tax, HIT Tax and Medical Device Tax Part of Budget Deal

December 17, 2019

The bipartisan budget deal announced in Congress protects access to health care under the Affordable Care Act but it also ditches one of that law’s main cost controls. The deal would repeal a cost-control measure in “Obamacare” known as the Cadillac Tax, an unpopular levy on benefit-rich health insurance plans scheduled to take effect in 2022. Read More