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Showing posts with label Kaiser Family Foundation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kaiser Family Foundation. Show all posts

Monday, August 31, 2015

Affordable Care Act Assimilates


As the Affordable Care Act assimilates to US society and our social culture, we can rely on Charles Gaba's ACAsignups.net website for updates.

Welcome back from vacation, Charles!


Kaiser Family Foundation: Only 28% now want to repeal ACA

OK, I'm a little late on this one due to being on vacation last week, but the Kaiser Family Foundation released their latest national healthcare tracking poll:
Consistent with findings over the past few months, the American public remains divided in their opinion of the health care law; 44 percent say they have a favorable view and 41 percent say they have an unfavorable view. Opinion of the law continues to diverge along party lines, with most Democrats reporting a favorable view of the law (76 percent) and most Republicans reporting an unfavorable view of the law (71 percent). Among independents, 46 percent say they have an unfavorable view, while 39 percent report a favorable view.
If you smooth out the lines, the trend is gradual but clear: Since an all-time low approval during the disastrous exchange website launch in October 2013, approval of the ACA has slowly crawled back up to a plurality of approval...while disapproval, which reached a fever pitch during the massive midterm attack ad bombardment last summer, has dropped off at an even faster rate.

Opinion about what Congress should do next when it comes to the law also has been fairly constant over time. Nearly 3 in 10 (28 percent) say they want Congress to expand what the law does, an identical share (28 percent) hope for a complete repeal of the law, and the remainder fall in the middle by saying they want Congress to continue implementing the law as it is (22 percent) or scale it back (12 percent).
Put another way: 50% of the country wants to either keep or expand the ACA, while only 28% want to fully repeal it. The 12% who want to "scale it back" could mean any number of things...for instance, I'm among the supporters of the ACA who still thinks that the SHOP program should probably be scrapped completely; it only enrolled around 76,000 people last year (it wasn't launched on HC.gov or in some state-based exchanges), and is only up to around 200-300K this year even with all 50 states+DC operating.
Here's the most telling response to me, however:
Although those who want the law repealed disagree about what Congress should do, they are unified in their unwavering desire for repeal. After being told that about 19 million people would become uninsured if the health care law were to be repealed, only 3 percent are swayed to say they no longer favor repealing the law.
Yes, that's right: 23% of the public still wants to repeal the ACA even when explicitly informed that 19 million people would lose their healthcare coverage.
Who are those 23%? Well, from the partisan breakdown shown earlier, 63% of those who want to repeal the law in general are Republicans. It doesn't take much number-crunching to conclude that virtually all of the Republicans who are calling for repeal fall into this category...even though an awful lot of those 19 million happen to be Republicans themselves.
End Kaiser Report

The 2015 enrollment "Big Chart"




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Monday, September 23, 2013

Free Annual Checkups For Congress: Obamacare Battles Among The Populace!







Free annual physicals for members for Congress. Healthcare at its finest for the nation's wealthy members of Congress, before voting to cut food stamp funding at $39 billion of over a ten year period.  Ah, life in the House of Oz is good.

Andy Borowitz
“My blood pressure was lower than I thought it would be,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). “That’s amazing, because it goes through the roof whenever I think about how Obamacare would destroy America.” 

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia)—whose free annual physical included an examination of his heart, lungs, ears, eyes, throat, and blood—said that his doctor proclaimed him in perfect physical condition: “He said I should be able to live a long, healthy life and defund Obamacare for many years to come.”
GOP branding the Affordable Care Act (ACA ; AKA "Obamacare") and millions of Koch brothers dollars have wounded healthcare reform despite clear and overwhelming evidence it is good for the nations (collectively).

Opponents of Health Care Law Divided over  Next Steps
A Pew Research Survey provides a illustration of how one particular survey group views the ACA.

Pew Survey highlights


Survey Highlights

  • 64% of Tea Party Republicans want elected officials to do what they can to make the health care law fail.
  • Just 25% say they have a very good understanding of how law will impact them.
  • Uninsured Americans are divided over the law – 49% approve, 46% disapprove
  • GOP draws even with Democrats on handling health care
  • 63% say law hasn’t affected them yet, but more expect that the impact will be negative than positive
The Pew Survey reveals a few intriguing items. But, none so intriguing as "Just 25% say they have a good understanding of how law ill impact them." If seventy-five percent of that particular survey respondent group responded as they apparently did, it is a problem for the individual. If it is a problem for the individual absent an intervention the problem eventually spreads to a problem for the nation.

There is nothing like a quick and dirty example of a point. 

Huffington Post August 22, 2013....

Read more after the jump break below

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

470,000 Michigan Residents Can Have Medicaid Expansion Benefits

Problem Fixed!

Michigan become the 25th state to adopt Medicaid Expansion via the Affordable Care Act.  One has to wonder how long it will take Medicaid Expansion to become available to millions more Americans in the 27 remaining states. 

Kaiser Family Foundation maintains a data base and website related to the Affordable Care Act.  After the excerpt from the Eclecta Blog we are posting a table with states of State Exchange development and Medicaid Expansion.

HealthcareGetting 470,000 Michiganders health care is a “crushing blow” to Michigan’s GOP

A house divided against the middle class cannot stand.

deltacounty
It took two votes, but months after Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) told legislators to take a vote, not a vacation,” Medicaid expansion has finally passed Michigan’s state senate. An estimated 470,000 Michiganders who currently earn too much to qualify for Medicaid are likely to get fully subsidized health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Now a state Republican official is predicting the political wrangling that ended with Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) switching his vote in favor of expansion will cost the state GOP big in 2014.
“We will see division in our county, district and state party,” Adrian M. Poulisse, the Michigan GOP’s 1st Congressional District Secretary, wrote on the Delta County Republican Party website. “We will see primary challengers step up against incumbents. We will see some of the most divisive conventions we have ever seen.”

State Decisions on Health Insurance Exchanges and the Medicaid Expansion, as of August 28, 2013

LocationStatus of State Exchange DecisionCurrent Status of Medicaid Expansion Decision
United States17 Declared State-based Exchange; 7 Planning for Partnership Exchange; 27 Default to Federal Exchange25 Moving Forward at this Time; 21 Not Moving Forward at this Time; 5 Debate Ongoing
AlabamaDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
AlaskaDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
ArizonaDefault to Federal ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
ArkansasPlanning for Partnership ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time1
CaliforniaDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
ColoradoDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
ConnecticutDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
DelawarePlanning for Partnership ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
District of ColumbiaDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
FloridaDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time2
GeorgiaDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
HawaiiDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
IdahoDeclared State-based Exchange3Not Moving Forward at this Time
IllinoisPlanning for Partnership ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
IndianaDefault to Federal ExchangeDebate Ongoing1
IowaPlanning for Partnership ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time1
KansasDefault to Federal Exchange4Not Moving Forward at this Time
KentuckyDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
LouisianaDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
MaineDefault to Federal Exchange4Not Moving Forward at this Time
MarylandDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
MassachusettsDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
MichiganPlanning for Partnership ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time1
MinnesotaDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
MississippiDefault to Federal Exchange5Not Moving Forward at this Time
MissouriDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
MontanaDefault to Federal Exchange4Not Moving Forward at this Time2
NebraskaDefault to Federal Exchange4Not Moving Forward at this Time
NevadaDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
New HampshirePlanning for Partnership ExchangeDebate Ongoing2
New JerseyDefault to Federal ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
New MexicoDeclared State-based Exchange6Moving Forward at this Time
New YorkDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
North CarolinaDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
North DakotaDefault to Federal ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
OhioDefault to Federal Exchange4Debate Ongoing
OklahomaDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
OregonDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
PennsylvaniaDefault to Federal ExchangeDebate Ongoing
Rhode IslandDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
South CarolinaDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
South DakotaDefault to Federal Exchange4Not Moving Forward at this Time
TennesseeDefault to Federal ExchangeDebate Ongoing1
TexasDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
UtahDefault to Federal Exchange7Not Moving Forward at this Time
VermontDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
VirginiaDefault to Federal Exchange4Not Moving Forward at this Time
WashingtonDeclared State-based ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
West VirginiaPlanning for Partnership ExchangeMoving Forward at this Time
WisconsinDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
WyomingDefault to Federal ExchangeNot Moving Forward at this Time
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