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Health Care Reform

With the adoption of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) of 2010 as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, the U.S. embarked on reform of its health care system. The impacts for LIUNA and for its health and welfare funds may be significant, but due to the gradual roll-out of the ACA's provisions and efforts to repeal the law, the long-range effects remain unclear.

To assist Laborers, local unions, signatory employers and LIUNA health and welfare funds manage the transitions of the ACA, the Health Promotion Division provides regular updates and explanations of relevant developments on the Health Care and Insurance News Bulletin tab above. We also have publications about the ACA available in our Publications Catalogue. To view them, choose “Affordable Care Act” from the list of topics. 


Health Care and Insurance News Bulletin


As information becomes available regarding rules, regulations and guidance related to the components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), links will be provided to keep you up-to-date.

Health Care Reform Updates in 2015


Health Care and Insurance News Bulletins 

November 9, 2016 – November 23, 2016

The purpose of this bulletin is to compile a handful of articles relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that are most pertinent to LIUNA and its health and welfare funds. We hope you find this biweekly bulletin helpful and informative.

The ultimate Q&A about health care under a Trump presidency
While it's pretty much a given that the Affordable Care Act won't survive a Trump presidency and Republican Congress in its current form, there are sweeping implications of reversing a law that has reached in so many ways into our health care system.

5 Questions About Affordable Care Act Coverage After Donald Trump’s Election
President-elect Donald Trump and the Republicans leading congress have said that they plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That’s left a lot of consumers wondering what is changing for them. Here are a few questions and answers.

Obamacare under President Trump: What happens next?
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to dismantle Obamacare as one of his first acts after taking office. Yet he can't eliminate Obamacare on day one with the stroke of a pen. Killing the massive program that provides insurance to 20 million Americans would take time to work its way through Congress.

Repealing The Affordable Care Act Could Be More Complicated Than It Looks
After six controversial years, the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, may be on the way out, thanks to the GOP sweep of the presidency and both houses of Congress Tuesday.

Donald Trump Says He May Keep Parts of Obama Health Care Act
Just days after a national campaign in which he vowed repeatedly to repeal President Obama’s signature health care law, Donald J. Trump is sending signals that his approach to health care is a work in progress.


No Immediate Changes To Your Obamacare Coverage
To the millions of Californians who obtained health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, know this: Despite the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to repeal the health law, nothing is going to happen to your coverage immediately.

Repeal of Obamacare could put strain on local ERs, affect contraceptive benefits
President-elect Donald Trump's repeated campaign promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are causing anxiety among people who might lose their healthcare coverage, and the hospitals who treat them.

3 reasons why Minnesota’s individual health insurance market is such a mess
The roughly 100,000 Minnesotans buying unsubsidized health insurance from MNsure don’t need any stats or charts to tell them Minnesota’s individual market is in a crisis.

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Archive of Health Care Reform Updates from 2010-2014