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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. This included several important impacts to LIUNA and its health and welfare funds. Efforts to repeal and replace the ACA continue and its future remains unclear.

To assist Laborers, Local Unions, signatory employers and LIUNA health and welfare funds with managing developments related to the ACA, the Health Promotion Division provides regular updates and explanations in 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. 

The LHSFNA's Glossary of Health Care Terms provides additional information and examples that the Fund's audiences may want to familiarize themselves with. 

 

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.

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Health Care and Insurance News Bulletins 

April 9, 2017 – April 23, 2017

The purpose of this bulletin is to compile a handful of articles relating to health care coverage in the United States that are most pertinent to LIUNA and its health and welfare funds. We hope you find this biweekly bulletin helpful and informative.

GOP health bill amendment to revive Obamacare repeal effort
House Republicans are launching a new effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, by amending the failed American Health Care Act.

Repeal, Replace … Revise: Your Guide To How A Trump Proposal Might Change ACA Insurance
Repeal and replace is on-again, off-again, but that doesn’t mean the rules affecting your insurance will remain unchanged. The Trump administration’s proposed rule aimed at stabilizing the health law’s insurance marketplace could have rapid, dramatic effects on people who do not get insurance through work and buy it on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges.

Individual insurance plans at risk in more areas with Trump threats
Uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act's fate is threatening the future of the market for everyone who buys their own insurance in some areas, as insurers exit both the public exchanges and individual insurance sales altogether.

White House finalizes ACA rule to strengthen individual market
The White House has finalized a rule that aims to appease insurers looking for some stability in the individual marketplace before they must submit rates for 2018.

Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance from Administration
Health insurers pressed Trump administration officials on Tuesday to continue billions of dollars in subsidies for low-income people buying plans under the federal health care law, but left with nothing that would dissipate the fog of uncertainty hanging over the industry.

STATES IN THE NEWS

Iowa Voters Credit GOP Lawmaker for Opposing Health Bill
Rebuffing President Donald Trump and Republican leaders on the GOP health care bill seemed like a major political misstep for Iowa Rep. David Young, who quickly was punished by a political action committee linked to Speaker Paul Ryan.

Trump's threat to gut Obamacare on his own worries Minnesotans
President Trump is warning he may try to withhold $7 billion in health care subsidy payments until Democrats agree to negotiate an Obamacare replacement bill.

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Archive of Health Care Reform Updates from 2010-2015