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Thanks Mr. Trump: Anthem Pulls Out of ACA market

This from Fortune magazine on Anthem’s decision to pull out of the Nevada health insurance exchange:

“In its announcement, Anthem said it had spoken with state leaders and regulators, but the deteriorating market, paired with uncertainty at the federal level, led the company to make a “difficult” decision. The Senate recently failed to make good on the GOP’s years-long campaign promise to repeal the law known as Obamacare, and insurers say Trump has added to instability in the markets with threats to stop paying so-called cost-sharing reduction subsidies.”  (emphasis added)

The administration has several ways to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and failure to support the cost sharing reduction subsidies is one of the prime one.

Thanks Mr. Trump.

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What Nevada Loses under Trump-Doesn’t-Care

Here’s what Nevada loses under the egregious Trumpcare Bill:

(1)  138,100 citizens in Nevada will lose their health insurance coverage.

(2) 81,000 Nevadans will lose their Medicaid coverage.

(3) 439,000 Nevadans with pre-existing conditions will be put at risk.

(4) The bill cuts funding for care for 125,056 Nevadans with disabilities.

(5) It would raise the average health insurance premium for Nevadans by $677 in 2018.

(6) $288 million in new costs will be added to Nevadans in order to keep their Medicaid expansion.

Not a very good deal for the Silver State!

Call. Call. Call Senator Dean Heller.  702-388-6605    775-686-5770    202-224-6244

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Who loses their ACA marketplace health insurance in Nevada?

Interesting numbers from the Kaiser Family Foundation on the people in Nevada’s congressional districts who have health insurance through the ACA exchange.

District 1, represented by Rep. Dina Titus (D) as of December 2016, about 19,300.

District 3, represented by Rep. Jackie Rosen (D), 19,300.

District 4, represented by Rep. Rubin Kihuen (D), 18,700

And, the District with the most people who stand to lose their marketplace coverage with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act?  District 2, represented by Rep. Mark Amodei  (R) with 22,500 who have purchased their insurance through the ACA exchange.

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Skip the E-Mails and go to Nevada Health Link, you’ll feel better in the morning

DoctorThe Reno Gazette Journal, attempts to set the record straight on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in regard to some of the (let’s guess e-mail, RW radio) blathering:

Short question: Will there be forced home inspections under the Affordable Care Act?  Short answer: No. The law provides grants for state home-visiting programs for expectant and new parents. The programs are voluntary and participants can opt out any time. [RGJ]

We can file that into the Really Big Scare Tactics To Make People Very Very Afraid — Terrified, I Say — of the Affordable Care Act bin, perpetrated by the Republicans and their allies in the Club For Growth.

And, no, the “navigators” — individuals trained to help people who don’t have health insurance find a policy on offer in their state health insurance exchange — aren’t going to put your personal information in peril from Identity Thieves.  [RGJ]

“Navigators who will help Nevadans sign up for health insurance coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act will undergo a federal background check and submit fingerprints.”  [RGJ]

Anything else in your e-mail box from Crazy Uncle Fester on the Affordable Care Act, especially if it begins “FWD FWD FWD FWD…” can most likely be relegated to the same bin.

So, relax there are no “Death Panels,” and  this isn’t Socialism (GOP speak for anything with which they disagree) or Communism (that label fell out of favor when Berlin Wall went down), or Nazi-ism (the Nazis were radical right wing corporatists, aka fascists).

Instead of spending hours of your life researching and fact-checking Uncle Fester’s e-mails, and any more minutes wasted on cogitating upon the ideological purity of various and sundry governmental activities — follow the Nevada Division of Insurance’s suggestions:

“If you are an individual adult who makes $46,021 or less and do not receive health insurance coverage from your employer, you are likely eligible for premium assistance or Medicaid through NevadaHealthLink.com (also known as the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange).

If your family of four makes $93,700 or less and do not receive health insurance coverage from your employer, you are likely eligible for premium assistance or Medicaid through the NevadaHealthLink.com.

To find out if you are eligible for premium assistance or Medicaid visit NevadaHealthLink.com.”

Got Questions?  NevadaHealthLink will tell you:

Nevada Health Link is here to help you find a health insurance plan that fits your needs and your budget. Using Nevada Health Link, you’ll be able to find a plan that covers your medical needs. Also, with Nevada Health Link’s online marketplace, no one will be turned away because of pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or cancer. With Nevada Health Link, you can select a plan that’s cost is based upon your annual income. There will also be tax credits and other financial help for those who need it.”

That’s right, the Nevada Division of Insurance links to Nevada Health Link which is your place for one-stop shopping for a PRIVATE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE PLAN which will best meet your needs and your budget.   Sorry, no Socialism — just a way for insurance corporations to compete for YOUR business.  Now, for accurate and useful information click either on the print link or the logo….

NEVADAHEALTHLINK

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Now, feel better?

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