Sunday, 18 November, 2018

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The ACA may not be so “affordable” The ACA may not be so “affordable”
Samantha Long | 03 November, 2018, 23:26

"It's very comparable to previous year", said Kori Hattemer, the director of financial planning at Foundation Communities.

Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplace opens tomorrow.

Joshua Peck of the nonprofit Get America Covered which supports people enrolling in plans on the ACA marketplace says some of the alternative plans offered by private insurers don't have to cover pre-existing conditions.

"We have in-person assistance in about half the counties but we're providing enrollment assistance in all 67 counties by phone", said Ray. "When first learning about their coverage options, young people need all the information they can get, and both in-person outreach and advertising make a difference in getting them covered". Average rates for the 2019 lowest-cost silver and gold plans decreased from a year ago for the first time, while the lowest-cost bronze plans modestly increased.

She says unlike Obamacare plans, the short-term plans also don't cover normal doctor visits and preventative care. According to Ommen, the ACA tax credit subsidy system will produce affordable coverage for many Iowans whose household incomes fall below 400% of the federal poverty level.

Such easing of prices, coming on the heels of a year of increases of more than 50 percent, has added more stability to the exchanges.

"Lack of awareness about coverage options, particularly financial help and deadlines, is one of the biggest barriers in reaching the remaining uninsured".

Off marketplace plans have all the essential benefits offered by ACA plans, but they don't provide financial assistance.

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If you buy insurance on the individual market - either because you don't get insurance from your employer or you work for yourself - your best coverage options are likely still in the Obamacare market.

The open enrollment period runs through December 15th. "They exclude pre-existing conditions and coverage for those". And check with your doctor to make sure the plan is accepted at the office.

Insurance companies offering plans in 2019 are Healthy Alliance Life Insurance Company (Anthem), Ambetter from Home State Health (Celtic/Centene), Cigna and Medica. "The plan you have might cost more or less this year".

The coverage rules will feature a significant change: People who previously faced a tax penalty for not having health insurance will no longer be penalized in 2019.

Health care experts said there are more short-term plans available but warn about serious drawbacks.

But some analysts say that premiums are flat or dropping next year because insurers overpriced their plans in 2018 because of uncertainty over the future of ACA.

An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that the 2019 premiums for ACA silver plans are 16 percent higher than they would have been if the individual mandate wasn't repealed, short-term plans weren't expanded and the cost-sharing payments weren't nixed. The Trump administration has slashed funding by 80 percent since 2016 for health care Navigators who help our neighbors find the best policy in the HealthCare.gov Marketplace. That's compared with 28.1 million Americans without insurance the prior year.

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