President Barack Obama touted this week’s announcement that 7.1 million American signed up for coverage through his signature health care law, and he blasted critics for continued efforts to assault the Affordable Care Act, declaring: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”
The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they’re running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets.
In a statement issue through Planned Parenthood’s website, the group’s president lauded Pelosi for her role in passing the Affordable Care Act and her ongoing commitment to ensuring “the promise of the law is realized for millions of women as the greatest advancement for women’s health in a generation.”
Four years after the law’s passage, the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular with the American public, with a majority (53 percent) of U.S. adults saying they disapprove of President Obama’s signature health care legislation.
Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.
Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.
For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.
Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.