Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare", is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.The ACA was enacted with the goals of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance, lowering the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reducing the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government.
Posts about Affordable Care Act
  • Kaiser Health News

    …Los Angeles Doctor Sues Molina Healthcare Over Medi-Cal Reimbursements by Ana B. Ibarra | Link to original source (114K) Los Angeles-area doctor is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit against Molina Healthcare, saying the insurer owes him thousands of dollars for caring for Medi-Cal patients under the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit…

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  • MahanyLaw Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Molina Healthcare

    … to the complaint, Molina Healthcare cheated hundreds, if not thousands of doctors, of their proper pay. The case is filed on behalf of all doctors in California who may have been underpaid. Affordable Care Act Gives Pay Boost to Doctors that Care for the Poor A key provision of the Affordable Care Act gave a bump in pay to those physicians who served…

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  • Brian Mahany Discusses Election And What It Means to Whistleblowers

    …. With the election of Donald Trump, chances for repeal or major overhaul cause concern. For the first time in many years, the Republicans control the House, Senate and Oval Office. Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump was seeking repeal of Dodd Frank. A full repeal would eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB…

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  • Medicaid Fraud – Fed Audit Finds 10 States at High Risk

    … Medicaid fraud costs taxpayers an estimated $17.5 billion per year. Add in Medicare fraud and the costs could be well over $50 billion per year. Congress and regulators have been trying to stop the fraud and save taxpayers money. The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) required state Medicaid agencies to integrate special coding safeguards…

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  • How Obamacare Benefits Car Accident Victims

    … The passing of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was controversial. But whether people agreed with the law or not, it’s clear that there have been some key benefits. It’s inevitable, people will get sick or get hurt in accidents and they’ll need medical attention. If they have health insurance, they might not worry. But people who…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 52 readers -