Category: ACA and Policy, Cost of Healthcare, Health Insurance

Podcast 8 | HIT tax, stopping the bleeding and what happens if the ACA falls

In this episode of the Straight Talk podcast (23:32), Mike sits down to answer some questions from readers.

Mike takes on your tough questions, including how the Health Insurance Tax is affecting your premiums (hint: they are taking a hit, but there are other factors that can cause your rates to go up. Mike spells them out).

And we’ve got a question about the clause that requires insurers to accept people with pre-existing conditions. Mike explains how the protections that could have cushioned the financial blow from that clause have been dismantled.

We also tackle what could happen if the ACA falls completely. Without it, Louisiana stands to lose a lot.


Update: At the end of the podcast, Mike and Lindsey discuss news that the U.S. Supreme Court was set to decide whether to hear a third major challenge to the ACA. We recorded the podcast before the hearing and wanted to give you an update. The Supreme Court did agree to the hearing on March 2. The court is expected to hear arguments and decide the case in its next term, which starts in October and ends in June 2021.

Posted on: March 5, 2020

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