Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

FACT SHEET: Affordable Care Act by the Numbers

The Affordable Care Act is working.  It is giving millions of middle class Americans the health care security they deserve, it is slowing the growth of health care costs and it has brought transparency and competition to the Health Insurance Marketplace. HEALTH CARE BY THE NUMBERS 8 million people signed up for private insurance in the […]

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More Than 7 Million Americans Have Enrolled in Private Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

Today, the White House announced that more than 7 million Americans signed up for affordable care through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the Affordable Care Act‘s open enrollment, which ended on March 31. The number, announced during Press Secretary Jay Carney’s briefing, means that millions of Americans across the country now have access to quality, affordable […]

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DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on more than 7 Million Enrolling in Health Care

Today, the White House announced that more than 7 million people signed up for private health plans during the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment season, surpassing the Congressional Budget Office’s early projections. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “In the last six months, more than seven million Americans signed up for private health […]

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Another Significant Milestone: Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Hits 4 Million

As we head into the last five weeks of this historic open enrollment period, millions of Americans are taking advantage of the new choices they now have to access affordable, quality health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The most recent data indicate that approximately 4 million people have now signed up for a private […]

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Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Exceeds Targets; Increases by 53 Percent in January

Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continued to rise in January, with a 53 percent increase in overall enrollment over the prior three month reporting period, with young adult enrollment outpacing all other age groups combined, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. Nearly 3.3 million people enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace plans by Feb. […]

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Insurance That’s High Quality and Affordable? Now That’s a Slam Dunk

No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but most people will need medical care at some point in their lives. As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time. It was important that […]

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New Health Insurance Options, New Consumer Protections, a New Year

Yesterday was a new day for the millions of Americans who finally have the security that comes from quality, affordable health coverage. On January 1, all of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect, affording all of us access to private health insurance plans, and those who already have health insurance will […]

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Surged Prior to the Deadline for Coverage on January 1

Over 1.1 million Americans enrolled in private health plans through Healthcare.gov between October 1 and Christmas Eve, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Sunday. That includes 975,000 enrollments in the month of December, leading up to the Christmas Eve deadline to apply for coverage beginning on January 1, 1014. Open […]

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The Affordable Care Act in New Mexico: Results

This morning the White House released a report entitled “This is the Affordable Care Act in New Mexico – Repeal would Raise Costs, Strip Protections from New Mexico Families.” The report outlines the ACA benefits that New Mexicans are already enjoying. These are some of the highlights: 862,000 New Mexicans –including 122,000 children – with […]

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The Affordable Care Act in New Mexico: Benefits for Young Adults

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, over 3 million young adults have insurance because they can now stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26. The Affordable Care Act is ensuring that young people have the care they need and that they don’t have to worry about being denied coverage, or not being able […]

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