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The American Health Care Act

 

Many of you probably have questions about how the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will affect you and your family. In particular, people who are covered by either the Affordable Care Act (ACA-“ObamaCare”) or Medicaid/Badger Care are very worried about how the changes are going to affect their ability to afford healthcare coverage.

 

The short answer is that insurance plans under the ACA and Medicaid/Badger Care rules will probably not change in 2017 so if you have health care coverage now, you should continue paying your premiums each month so that you remain covered.

 

The longer answer is much more difficult because there are so many competing interests offering input into the AHCA that we really don’t yet know what the final plan will look like.

 

Please be assured we are watching the various proposals, with an eye toward how they will affect insurance coverage, particularly for vulnerable populations, including consumers who are lower-income, older, have pre-existing health conditions, or live in rural areas.

 

If you or anyone you know has questions about the status of their healthcare coverage, including Medicaid/Badger Care, please contact our Healthcare Navigator who can provide you with the latest information available about system changes. Most importantly, don’t give in to any insurance scams that may try to take advantage of the existing confusion.

 

You can reach our Racine-Kenosha Navigator at 262-637-8377, Monday – Friday from 8 to 4:30 pm.

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