Affordable Care Act
Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling means millions of Americans can still get tax credits to buy health insurance. The court ruled in favor of allowing states like Wisconsin, which never set up its own marketplace, to continue to offer financial assistance for health insurance.
The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.
Health care premiums in Minnesota could skyrocket next year, if providers get their way. Eight Minnesota health insurers have proposed premium increases ranging from 11 to 74 percent.
Learn how the Affordable Healthcare Act, and whether or not you have insurance, will impact the way you do taxes this year.
Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
The deadline to enroll is MNsure is this Feb. 15. After that, you’ll have to wait to sign up until the next open enrollment period, which will likely be later this year.
The tax filing season officially opens on Tuesday, and this year there are a number of potentially big changes of which citizens need to be aware. For the first time under the Affordable Care Act, most Americans will have to certify that they had health insurance coverage in 2014 to avoid a tax penalty.
Scott Leitz, the head of MNsure, spoke with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning, a day before the scheduled deadline for consumers to sign up for health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act.
A federal judge says a Hastings auto dealership can’t be forced to provide employees with health insurance that covers certain forms of birth control
The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act had so much trouble coordinating with the federal government that it became a model of another sort: ineptitude.
WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and republican challenger Mike McFadden Sunday at 10 a.m. Here’s the second question.
After more problems at Minnesota’s online health care exchange, the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says if he’s elected, he’ll make drastic changes to MNsure. And Jeff Johnson is pressing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to do more to stop premium hikes for small businesses. MNsure’s largest and lowest cost provider — PreferredOne — said this week it’s dropping out of the health exchange for financial reasons.
With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
Did Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken vote for higher taxes “more than 40 times”, as his opponent claims?
By most accounts, MNsure’s rollout was a disaster. But six months after signups began, CEO Scott Leitz says the online marketplace has turned a corner. “We’re continuing to grow at about 1,000 people per day who we’re enrolling through MNsure, so we’re continuing to see growth, and it’s only going to get more as we move into the fall open-enrollment period,” Leitz said.
Anyone who has had an infected tooth, a root canal or their wisdom teeth pulled might have wondered what Darlene from LeCenter asked us earlier this week: Why isn’t dental work covered under most health care plans?
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The deadline to enroll in MNsure is at midnight Monday to comply with the federal health law, and there has been a fierce last-minute push to get people signed up.
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Officials with Minnesota’s health insurance exchange say the website and call center are functioning well as the deadline looms for open enrollment. MNsure spokeswoman Jenni Bowring-McDonough said Sunday that the website has been stable this weekend and the call center is adequately staffed. Minnesotans have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to enroll for health insurance coverage or face federal tax penalties under the federal Affordable Care Act.
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.
Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.
Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.