Obamacare http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Are You Ready? What You Need To Know Before March 31 ACA Enrollment Deadline http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-you-ready-what-you-need-know-march-31-aca-enrollment-deadline <p>The first open enrollment period for insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends March 31, and individuals who don’t have insurance by that deadline could face penalties.</p><p>Joining us to discuss enrollment, the deadline, and those penalties were three guests who are experts on what the Affordable Care Act provisions mean for Missourians:</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:35:29 +0000 Camille Phillips 34369 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are You Ready? What You Need To Know Before March 31 ACA Enrollment Deadline Missouri To Let Insurers Renew Canceled Health Policies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-let-insurers-renew-canceled-health-policies <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri will allow health insurance companies to continue offering policies that otherwise would have been&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">canceled</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;under the terms of the new federal health care law.</span></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:08:01 +0000 The Associated Press, Kelsey Proud & Marshall Griffin 31626 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri To Let Insurers Renew Canceled Health Policies President Obama Speaks On The Affordable Care Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-speaks-affordable-care-act <p><i>This event has concluded, thank you for joining us.</i></p><p>President Obama is addressed the nation this morning regarding the Affordable Care Act. Thanks for joining us live on-air at 90.7 FM and<a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/listen.php"> streaming online</a>.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:36:47 +0000 Kelsey Proud 31440 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama Speaks On The Affordable Care Act McCaskill Says Insurance Cancellations Under Obamacare 'Inexcusable, Embarrassing' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-says-insurance-cancellations-under-obamacare-inexcusable-embarrassing <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill&nbsp;said today that President Obama should’ve apologized to the millions of Americans whose health insurance was canceled because it failed to meet Affordable Care Act requirements.</p><p>“These problems are inexcusable, and it’s embarrassing,” McCaskill said.&nbsp;</p><p>McCaskill’s comments follow remarks made yesterday by former President Bill Clinton, who said President Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the new insurance law.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:37:40 +0000 Kate Essig & The Associated Press 31408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Says Insurance Cancellations Under Obamacare 'Inexcusable, Embarrassing' Blunt: Website Problems Not Really What's Wrong With Affordable Care Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-website-problems-not-really-whats-wrong-affordable-care-act <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the federal government's difficulty launching Healthcare.gov this fall is not really what's wrong with the Affordable Care Act.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama's administration has struggled to address a myriad of problems with the site since launching Oct. 1, including users being unable to create accounts and load web pages.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Blunt cautions residents not to consider the website as a measure of whether or not the President's signature health care plan is working.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:05:03 +0000 Joseph Leahy 31081 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt: Website Problems Not Really What's Wrong With Affordable Care Act Senator Claire McCaskill Criticizes Pseudo-Filibuster http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senator-claire-mccaskill-criticizes-pseudo-filibuster <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Missouri is criticizing Republican Senator Ted Cruz's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/25/225958003/watch-live-sen-ted-cruzs-senate-floor-speech">marathon speech on the Affordable Care Act</a>, saying he did it to promote himself.</span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:21:04 +0000 Kate Essig 30163 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senator Claire McCaskill Criticizes Pseudo-Filibuster Kinder Blasts 'Obamacare' One Week Before Mo.'s Federal Health Exchange Opens http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-blasts-obamacare-one-week-mos-federal-health-exchange-opens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">) blasted President Obama's (D) Affordable Care Act Monday, just over one week before Missouri's federally-run health insurance exchange is scheduled to open for business.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kinder told reporters during a conference call that he hopes Missouri residents without health coverage will opt not to use the exchange.</span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:39:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30118 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kinder Blasts 'Obamacare' One Week Before Mo.'s Federal Health Exchange Opens Fed. Appeals Court Won't Reinstate Kinder's Suit Against Federal Health Care Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fed-appeals-court-wont-reinstate-kinders-suit-against-federal-health-care-law <p><a href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/">Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder</a> has lost another round in his battle against President Obama’s federal health care law.</p><p><a href="http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/">The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals</a> ruled Thursday that the Republican Lt. Governor has no legal standing to file suit because the Affordable Care Act poses no immediate threat to Kinder’s legally protected interests.&nbsp; He filed suit two years ago as an individual, not in his official capacity as Lt. Governor.&nbsp; The three-judge panel’s ruling did not address the constitutionality of the federal health care law, most of which was upheld last year in a 5-4 ruling by the U-S Supreme Court. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:46:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5092 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fed. Appeals Court Won't Reinstate Kinder's Suit Against Federal Health Care Law