“Today’s Republican House vote will rob 24 million Americans of health care coverage, which is tantamount to a death sentence for some patients who depend on coverage to manage serious and chronic medical conditions. The President and House Republicans have nothing to be proud of today as they work to take health care coverage away from millions of Americans who will be harmed by their actions.
We have made this decision based on the 90 day policy duration limitation to the STM insurance marketplace that was effective April 1, 2017. This has caused many producers in the web broker community to focus their efforts on other supplemental health insurance products like limited medical plans. As a result of marketplace conditions, we are no longer able to profitably maintain this business.
The misnamed “market stabilization” rules sabotage the Affordable Care Act by significantly reducing the open enrollment time period and creating other conflicts with state laws. Like President Trump’s threats to eliminate the cost-sharing subsidies, his new regulations will destabilize, rather than strengthen, the health insurance market.
Final rule prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; enhances language assistance for individuals with limited English proficiency; and protects individuals with disabilities
Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the market reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as well as FAQs regarding implementation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), as amended by the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments).
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that more than $2.2 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants was awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2015 to cities, states and local community-based organizations.