This is a law that specifically helps college-aged adults, and Republican and Democratic legislators alike should make it a priority to preserve this provision, whether it remains in the ACA or a different, future health care plan.
With the likelihood of the untimely death of Obamacare, Republicans will be forced to draft a new plan for all those who will lose coverage. Rather than "repeal and replace", they should preach "retain and fix".
What happens if the ACA is repealed? This would bring it more in line with signing up for on-the-job coverage and would ensure most Obamacare enrollees would have coverage all year long because coverage would start January 1.
Health insurance company Humana announced Tuesday that it would leave the ObamaCare market in 2018.
Repealing and replacing Obamacare will be a process, and I want to address some of the misinformation that has been floating around.
All of these actions were taken in hope that the business would stabilize.
Some insurers have said that the health care expenses for the customers they're gaining through the exchanges has far exceeded the health insurance premiums those customers are paying.
It has been a comfort knowing that despite any potential financial crises I might experience as a student, or as a recent graduate, I wouldn't have to worry about having health insurance.More news: Did Jennifer Lopez Profess Her Love For Drake After Rumored Split?
Second, the Republican replacement plan envisions expanding protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. Back in the 1990s, after buying up several smaller companies, Aetna had the dubious distinction of being at once both the biggest and one of the most unprofitable health insurers in the country.
Insurers like Aetna. The company's CEO, Mark Bertolini, said Wednesday that Obamacare is failing.
For example, simply allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines would not increase competition if all plans must include the 10 federal benefit mandates now required by Obamacare.
"We see that people don't ask for help at the stages in their life when they could be more preventive versus more crisis-oriented, and we end up in a very different conversation", he added. But what's striking is that in the last two weeks before the 2016 deadline, about 670,000 people signed up - compared to about 380,000 sign-ups in the last two weeks before the 2017 deadline, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS).
The status quo is collapsing and needs to be repealed and replaced.
The number is relatively small - roughly 8 percent of the USA population in 2015 - but it has been growing since the health law made such coverage more accessible and barred insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing health conditions.
Republican Scott R. Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd District.
Rep. Bill Lippert, D-Hinesburg, the chair of the House Health Care Committee, replied: "Is there a curtain?"