President Barack Obama announced yesterday insurance companies can reinstate healthcare plans that were cancelled, or maintain existing plans that would otherwise have been cancelled by January 1st. But maintaining plans that would otherwise be deemed substandard could add additional complications for insurance companies. Julie Appleby, Reporter for Kaiser Health News, joins The Takeaway to break down this policy shift.
The latest issue in the ACA's rocky debut: more and more individuals are receiving letters from their insurers warning that their policy will be cancelled at the end of this year, despite promises from the Administration that individual insurance plans in place when the President signed the ACA would be "grandfathered in." Julie Appleby, a reporter for Kaiser Health News, and Heather Goldwater, an entrepreneur and new mother whose insurance policy is soon to be cancelled, join us to discuss whether the President’s rhetoric stands up to reality.
As the Supreme Court's decision looms on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Julie Appleby, a reporter for Kaiser Health News, discusses the announcement by three major insurance companies that they will continue to adhere to some provisions of the Obama health reforms regardless of the Court's ruling.