Affordable Care Act

  • Remind Uninsured Patients: ACA Enrollment Extended to August

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    The Texas Medical Association encourages physicians to remind uninsured patients to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Special Enrollment Period , which has been extended to Aug. 15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Where Do We Go From Here With Our Health Care System?

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    To say that Medicare works well, denies the fact that in many patients are no longer able to go to the doctor of their choice. In fact, even finding a doctor is difficult. Additionally, many doctors no longer participate in the Medicare program. This program is only one step away from a single payer health care system, which was once referred to as socialized medicine.

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  • Answers to Questions You Never Thought To Ask About the Health Insurance Marketplace

     
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    TMA’s “Hey, Doc” educational campaign provides objective and nonpartisan answers to patients' most frequently asked questions about the ACA health insurance marketplace. We want to ensure all Texans understand what the marketplace does and what steps they need to take. Includes patient education materials for physicians offices to use.

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  • ACA Ruling An Opportunity to Improve Health Care Access

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    The Texas Medical Association believes a Texas federal judge’s recent ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional provides a bipartisan pathway to strengthen access to health care and provide coverage for the 4.5 million Texans without health care coverage.

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  • TMA Asks AMA to Stay Out of Affordable Care Act Suit

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    Leaders of the Texas Medical Association on Tuesday publicly objected to the American Medical Association’s plans to get involved in a high-profile federal lawsuit — filed in Texas — challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Trump Signs Executive Order on Association Health Plans: “All Any of Us Can Do Now Is Wait”

    Texas physicians could see a flood of new insurance plans — including some to cover themselves and their employees — under President Donald Trump's executive order that directs federal agencies to design lower-cost plans outside the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Purchasing Insurance Across State Lines

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    Most politicians and other advocates who endorse the idea of allowing the sale of health insurance across state lines believe that doing so would automatically open up competition among health plans, thus lowering the cost of coverage and increasing satisfaction of consumers desperate for health insurance premium relief.

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