Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act improves access to care and affordability for adults

Affordable Care Act improves access to care and affordability for adults

Despite progress, gaps still exist in access to care and affordability for low-income adults.

Hospital-acquired conditions have decreased since Affordable Care Act implemented

Hospital-acquired conditions have decreased since Affordable Care Act implemented

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Since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, patient deaths due to hospital-acquired infections have dropped by almost 90,000.

States attempting to improve recent Medicaid expansion coverage

States attempting to improve recent Medicaid expansion coverage

Over the next few years, more states will work to make the recent Medicaid expansion work for clinicians.

HIV patient care improved by Affordable Care Act

HIV patient care improved by Affordable Care Act

Low-income HIV patients are faring better under the Affordable Care Act than they did on traditional state assistance.

Affordable health insurance, better health reported from ACA

Affordable health insurance, better health reported from ACA

More Americans have reported access to affordable health insurance and feel they are in better health since the ACA.

Affordable Care Act subsidies upheld by Supreme Court

Affordable Care Act subsidies upheld by Supreme Court

On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted to uphold tax subsidies for Americans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.

Pre-ACA, how much were uninsured patients paying for primary care visits?

Pre-ACA, how much were uninsured patients paying for primary care visits?

Prices were significantly lower at family practice offices versus internists, in offices participating in Medicare managed care plans, and in federally qualified health centers.

How has the Affordable Care Act impacted insurance enrollment rates?

How has the Affordable Care Act impacted insurance enrollment rates?

But many Americans still can't afford medical care

Primary care visits expected to rise less than 5% post-Affordable Care Act

Primary care visits expected to rise less than 5% post-Affordable Care Act

Estimates suggests that primary-care providers can expect about 70 additional visits a year per year, or slightly more than one visit a week.

United States ranked last in access to health care

United States ranked last in access to health care

Results of a 2013 survey indicate that three out of 10 Americans believe money is a barrier to receiving care.

NPs expand access to care, educate patients

NPs expand access to care, educate patients

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Federal and state legislation aimed at boosting primary care infrastructure is aiding nurse practitioner progress.

New health secretary to tackle reform hurdles

New health secretary to tackle reform hurdles

Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray.

White House extends ACA enrollment

White House extends ACA enrollment

Applicants need to check a box on HealthCare.gov website to be eligible to extend enrollment deadline.

ACA deadline extended for mid-sized companies

ACA deadline extended for mid-sized companies

Companies in three size classes will benefit from healthcare reform deadline extensions.

Enrollment surges in federal insurance exchanges

Enrollment surges in federal insurance exchanges

More than one million people have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

More Medicare beneficiaries receive free preventive services under ACA

More Medicare beneficiaries receive free preventive services under ACA

About 25.4 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one free preventive service in 2013.

Hardship exemption excuses many from ACA penalty

Hardship exemption excuses many from ACA penalty

People whose insurance policies were cancelled can also buy bare-bones coverage under last-minute Affordable Care Act revision.

More young adults insured due to ACA

More young adults insured due to ACA

Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps.

Obama: Keep your health plan (for a year)

Obama: Keep your health plan (for a year)

Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix.

ACA insurance enrollment falls short of White House expectations

ACA insurance enrollment falls short of White House expectations

Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report.

No promises for November ACA website fix

No promises for November ACA website fix

Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as Nov. 30 deadline nears.

White House strengthens insurance coverage for mental illness

White House strengthens insurance coverage for mental illness

Enforcement of 2008 law will require insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness.

Privacy concerns emerge for Healthcare.gov

Privacy concerns emerge for Healthcare.gov

Medicare chief says HealthCare.gov is secure, site operations are improving.

First-day enrollment on Healthcare.gov dismal

First-day enrollment on Healthcare.gov dismal

Just six people were able to enroll in a health insurance plan via the federal insurance exchange website on Oct. 1st.

Sebelius takes responsiblity for HealthCare.gov 'debacle'

Sebelius takes responsiblity for HealthCare.gov 'debacle'

HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November.

Tax penalties for ACA compliance delayed

Tax penalties for ACA compliance delayed

Lawmakers demand answers on HealthCare.gov foul-up.

Obama: Fixes underway for HealthCare.gov

Obama: Fixes underway for HealthCare.gov

The government is committed to fixing the problems as quickly as possible, noting that it's only three weeks into the six-month open-enrollment period.

Many still confused about insurance exchanges

Many still confused about insurance exchanges

However, most participants in a Gallup poll indicated they will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine.

Most voters don't think Congress should delay ACA

Most voters don't think Congress should delay ACA

About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' in government shut down.

Insurance exchange premiums lower than expected

Insurance exchange premiums lower than expected

Most consumers will be able to choose between two or more different health insurance companies, at premiums about 16% less than originally expected.

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