Tag: Affordable Care Act

Racquelle’s story: Focusing on family

Racquelle’s story: Focusing on family

As a new mother, this transgender woman has faced unique challenges that inspired a new direction for her activism. This is part of a story series about the lives of transgender people. Read the introduction here. When Racquelle Trammell found out that she and her fiancé, Liam Johnson, were expecting their first child, it was a joyous occasion. They knew […]

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House GOP uses taxpayer funds in attempt to break Obamacare

House GOP uses taxpayer funds in attempt to break Obamacare

Republicans may have prevailed in their latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, but it’s nothing but another political stunt. It’s the same old story from Republicans: Do everything possible to make government look dysfunctional in an effort to dismantle it. On Thursday, a federal judge struck down a portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ruling that President Obama […]

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Happy anniversary, Obamacare! Here’s a few of the millions of people you’ve helped so far

Happy anniversary, Obamacare! Here’s a few of the millions of people you’ve helped so far

The Affordable Care Act has transformed the healthcare landscape, and the work continues. Six years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Even as he celebrated the historic achievement in healthcare reform, he admitted there was still work to do — and he was right. Since that day, President Obama and healthcare […]

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What exactly has Obamacare done for Americans anyway?

What exactly has Obamacare done for Americans anyway?

A lot more good than you may realize — and definitely more than most of its opponents will ever admit. On a visit to Wisconsin on Thursday, President Obama celebrated the achievements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reminding voters of the disastrous consequences if a Republican is elected President and repeals the law known as Obamacare. During his visit, […]

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Good for you: You’ve got health insurance! So now how do you use it?

Good for you: You’ve got health insurance! So now how do you use it?

Getting covered is only the beginning of Obamacare’s benefits. Here are some tips for using your health insurance. As of March 1, every health insurance plan purchased and paid for during Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment went into effect. More than 12.7 million Americans chose a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the third marketplace open enrollment period. […]

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Young musician knows how important it is to have health insurance

Young musician knows how important it is to have health insurance

Alexander Star sets an example, especially for those with chronic conditions. Get covered before Jan. 31! You’d never know by looking at him that Alexander Star has had type 1 diabetes since he was 15 years old. In fact, most people are surprised when the recording artist/songwriter pulls out his insulin pump — a small device that gives him insulin […]

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Making a fresh start in 2016? Make sure you get covered: enroll in health insurance by Jan. 31

Making a fresh start in 2016? Make sure you get covered: enroll in health insurance by Jan. 31

Enroll in health insurance by January 15 for coverage that starts February 1. The new year is a time for new beginnings — or at least thinking about them. If you’re considering starting your own business or taking a similarly bold step in 2016, one thing you won’t have to worry about is buying health insurance. Like millions of other […]

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Time’s almost up! Enroll in health insurance by December 15 for coverage starting January 1

Time’s almost up! Enroll in health insurance by December 15 for coverage starting January 1

It doesn’t take long to enroll — in fact, it’s easier than ever. Everyone’s been known to procrastinate. You think you have plenty of time to get something done, and then all of a sudden the deadline is upon you. If you haven’t signed up for 2016 health insurance yet, the time is now. The deadline to get coverage that […]

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Faith communities engage with enrollment partners during Obamacare weekend of action

Faith communities engage with enrollment partners during Obamacare weekend of action

Leaders from all faith traditions are spreading the word about ACA open enrollment, especially the weekend of December 5-6. For people of faith, their church, mosque, synagogue or other place of worship is central to their community — a vital resource for guidance and support. That’s one reason organizations like Enroll America work closely with faith leaders to help spread […]

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‘Obamacare saved my life,’ says thankful cancer survivor

‘Obamacare saved my life,’ says thankful cancer survivor

Without health insurance, this woman would not have received the treatment she needed to survive. In April 2014, Marion N. Seidel was given the news no one wants to hear: “You have cancer.” She had a cancerous tumor on her tonsils that had already started affecting her lymph glands — a potentially dire situation. Regular readers of Eclectablog or those […]

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Why Obamacare is good for the health of women and their families

Why Obamacare is good for the health of women and their families

Affordable insurance means better access to preventive healthcare services for everyone, but especially for women. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) isn’t just about making it easier for Americans to buy health insurance. It guarantees coverage for essential preventive services that can help people stay healthy, like annual check-ups and cancer screenings, and for services such as mental health care and […]

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