Category Archives: Affordable Act Care Questions

Does Affordable Care Act cover Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

Question: Does Affordable Care Act cover Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

Answer:  Yes, Affordable Care Act health insurance plans cover Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening.  Abdominal aortic aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked.

One of the major benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that all Marketplace health plans, company health insurance plans, and many other health plans must cover the following list of preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance.  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening is one of the preventive care benefits of Obamacare.

Preventive Care Name Covered under ACA Health Insurance?
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening Yes

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How does Affordable Care Act impact Medicare?

Question:  How does Affordable Care Act impact Medicare?

Answer:  With every new law, there will always be some positive changes and negative changes and the Affordable Care Act is no exception.

With the new health care reform laws, all preventive care under the Affordable Care Act, are now available to you at no additional cost.  With any type of Medicare coverage, you can now have a wellness exam every year without having to pay anything to the doctor.  You can get most screening services without additional cost.  Affordable Care Act also reduces the donut hole gap in your drug coverage under Medicare Part D.

The Affordable Care Act will raise taxes for high-income taxpayers and will reduce insurance payments to doctors.  More people will seek medical services and might reduce the availability of doctors.  Doctors might choose not to accept Medicaid and Medicare and only accept private health insurance.

When is Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period?

Question: When is Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period?

Answer:  The Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period for 2016 starts from November 1, 2015 and ends on January 31, 2016.  If you want coverage starting from 2016, you need to apply for Affordable Care Act on December 15, 2015.  It takes about 2 weeks to process and enroll in Affordable Care Act.

Important Dates for Affordable Care Act (2016) – Open Enrollment

  • November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment started — first day you can enroll in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016.
  • December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1, 2016
  • January 1, 2016: 2016 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
  • January 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1, 2016
  • January 31, 2016: 2016 Open Enrollment ends. Enrollments or changes between January 16 and January 31 take effect March 1, 2016.

I have Medicare. Do I have to get Affordable Care Act?

Question:  I have Medicare.  Do I have to get Affordable Care Act?

Answer:  If you have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), you are considered covered under the Affordable Care Act.  If you only have Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), you aren’t considered to have minimum essential coverage.  That means you have to pay the affordable care act penalty for people who don’t have necessary insurance coverage.

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period (October 15-December 7).

Does Affordable Care Act cover Breast Mammogram?

Question:  Does Affordable Care Act cover Breast Mammogram?

Answer: One of the key mandate of the Affordable Care Act is free preventive care.   Under the Affordable Care Act, coverage of mammograms for breast cancer screening is covered.  In addition, there should be no co-pay or deductibles under the Affordable Care Act plans.

 

What is the Affordable Care Act Penalty?

Question:  What is the Affordable Care Act Penalty?

Answer:   For 2016, the penalty for people without health care insurance coverage is $695 per adult and $347.50 per child (up to $2,085 for a family), or 2.5% of family income, whichever is greater.

The important thing to remember is that if you do not get any health insurance coverage, you may be subject to pay the Affordable Care Act penalty and still be responsible for 100% of the cost of your medical care.

Who voted against Affordable Care Act?

Question: Who voted against Affordable Care Act?

Answer: There were 212 House of Representatives that voted against Affordable Care Act.  The final votes were 219 in favor and 212 against the Affordable Care Act.  The complete list of House of Representatives that voted against Obamacare:

AK No Don Young Republican
AL No Artur Davis Democrat
AL No Bobby Bright Democrat
AL No Jo Bonner Republican
AL No Mike Rogers Republican
AL No Parker Griffith Republican
AL No Robert Aderholt Republican
AL No Spencer Bachus III Republican
AR No John Boozman Republican
AR No Mike Ross Democrat
AR No Robert Marion Berry Democrat
AZ No Jeff Flake Republican
AZ No John Shadegg Republican
AZ No Trent Franks Republican
CA No Brian Bilbray Republican
CA No Dana Rohrabacher Republican
CA No Daniel Lungren Republican
CA No Darrell Issa Republican
CA No David Dreier Republican
CA No Devin Nunes Republican
CA No Duncan Hunter Republican
CA No Edward Royce Republican
CA No Elton Gallegly Republican
CA No Gary Miller Republican
CA No George Radanovich Republican
CA No Howard McKeon Republican
CA No Jerry Lewis Republican
CA No John Campbell III Republican
CA No Ken Calvert Republican
CA No Kevin McCarthy Republican
CA No Mary Bono Mack Republican
CA No Tom McClintock Republican
CA No Walter Herger Republican
CO No Doug Lamborn Republican
CO No Mike Coffman Republican
DE No Michael Castle Republican
FL No Adam Putnam Republican
FL No Ander Crenshaw Republican
FL No Bill Posey Republican
FL No Clifford Stearns Republican
FL No Connie Mack IV Republican
FL No Gus Bilirakis Republican
FL No Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican
FL No Jeff Miller Republican
FL No John Mica Republican
FL No Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican
FL No Mario Diaz-Balart Republican
FL No Thomas Rooney Republican
FL No Vern Buchanan Republican
FL No Virginia Brown-Waite Republican
FL No W. Bill Young Republican
GA No Jack Kingston Republican
GA No James Marshall Democrat
GA No John Barrow Democrat
GA No John Linder Republican
GA No Lynn Westmoreland Republican
GA No Nathan Deal Republican
GA No Paul Broun Jr. Republican
GA No Phil Gingrey Republican
GA No Tom Price Republican
IA No Steve King Republican
IA No Tom Latham Republican
ID No Michael Simpson Republican
ID No Walter Minnick Democrat
IL No Aaron Schock Republican
IL No Daniel Lipinski Democrat
IL No Donald Manzullo Republican
IL No John Shimkus Republican
IL No Judy Biggert Republican
IL No Mark Kirk Republican
IL No Peter Roskam Republican
IL No Timothy Johnson Republican
IN No Dan Burton Republican
IN No Mark Souder Republican
IN No Mike Pence Republican
IN No Stephen Buyer Republican
KS No Jerry Moran Republican
KS No Lynn Jenkins Republican
KS No Todd Tiahrt Republican
KY No Ben Chandler Democrat
KY No Brett Guthrie Republican
KY No Ed Whitfield Republican
KY No Geoff Davis Republican
KY No Harold Rogers Republican
LA No Anh Cao Republican
LA No Bill Cassidy Republican
LA No Charles Boustany Jr. Republican
LA No Charles Melancon Democrat
LA No John Fleming Republican
LA No Rodney Alexander Republican
LA No Steve Scalise Republican
MA No Stephen Lynch Democrat
MD No Frank Kratovil Jr. Democrat
MD No Roscoe Bartlett Republican
MI No Candice Miller Republican
MI No Dave Camp Republican
MI No Fred Upton Republican
MI No Mike Rogers Republican
MI No Peter Hoekstra Republican
MI No Thaddeus McCotter Republican
MI No Vernon Ehlers Republican
MN No Collin Peterson Democrat
MN No Erik Paulsen Republican
MN No John Kline Republican
MN No Michele Bachmann Republican
MO No Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican
MO No Ike Skelton Democrat
MO No Jo Ann Emerson Republican
MO No Roy Blunt Republican
MO No Sam Graves Republican
MO No Todd Akin Republican
MS No Gene Taylor Democrat
MS No Gregg Harper Republican
MS No Travis Childers Democrat
MT No Dennis Rehberg Republican
NC No Heath Shuler Democrat
NC No Howard Coble Republican
NC No Larry Kissell Democrat
NC No Mike McIntyre Democrat
NC No Patrick McHenry Republican
NC No Sue Myrick Republican
NC No Virginia Foxx Republican
NC No Walter Jones Jr. Republican
NE No Adrian Smith Republican
NE No Jeff Fortenberry Republican
NE No Lee Terry Republican
NJ No Christopher Smith Republican
NJ No Frank LoBiondo Republican
NJ No John Adler Democrat
NJ No Leonard Lance Republican
NJ No Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican
NJ No Scott Garrett Republican
NM No Harry Teague Democrat
NV No Dean Heller Republican
NY No Christopher Lee Republican
NY No Michael Arcuri Democrat
NY No Michael McMahon Democrat
NY No Peter King Republican
OH No Jean Schmidt Republican
OH No Jim Jordan Republican
OH No John Boehner Republican
OH No Michael Turner Republican
OH No Patrick Tiberi Republican
OH No Robert Latta Republican
OH No Steve Austria Republican
OH No Steven LaTourette Republican
OH No Zachary Space Democrat
OK No Dan Boren Democrat
OK No Frank Lucas Republican
OK No John Sullivan Republican
OK No Mary Fallin Republican
OK No Tom Cole Republican
OR No Greg Walden Republican
PA No Bill Shuster Republican
PA No Charles Dent Republican
PA No Glenn Thompson Republican
PA No Jason Altmire Democrat
PA No Jim Gerlach Republican
PA No Joseph Pitts Republican
PA No Tim Holden Democrat
PA No Tim Murphy Republican
PA No Todd Platts Republican
SC No Bob Inglis Republican
SC No Henry Brown Jr. Republican
SC No James Gresham Barrett Republican
SC No Joe Wilson Republican
SD No Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Democrat
TN No David Roe Republican
TN No John Duncan Jr. Republican
TN No John Tanner Democrat
TN No Lincoln Davis Democrat
TN No Marsha Blackburn Republican
TN No Zach Wamp Republican
TX No Jeb Hensarling Republican
TX No Joe Barton Republican
TX No John Carter Republican
TX No John Culberson Republican
TX No Kay Granger Republican
TX No Kenny Marchant Republican
TX No Kevin Brady Republican
TX No Lamar Smith Republican
TX No Louie Gohmert Jr. Republican
TX No Mac Thornberry Republican
TX No Michael Burgess Republican
TX No Michael Conaway Republican
TX No Michael McCaul Republican
TX No Pete Olson Republican
TX No Pete Sessions Republican
TX No Ralph Hall Republican
TX No Randy Neugebauer Republican
TX No Ronald Paul Republican
TX No Sam Johnson Republican
TX No Ted Poe Republican
TX No Thomas Edwards Democrat
UT No Jason Chaffetz Republican
UT No Jim Matheson Democrat
UT No Rob Bishop Republican
VA No Bob Goodlatte Republican
VA No Eric Cantor Republican
VA No Frank Wolf Republican
VA No Frederick Boucher Democrat
VA No Glenn Nye Democrat
VA No Randy Forbes Republican
VA No Robert Wittman Republican
WA No Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican
WA No David Reichert Republican
WA No Doc Hastings Republican
WI No James Sensenbrenner Jr. Republican
WI No Paul Ryan Republican
WI No Thomas Petri Republican
WV No Shelley Capito Republican
WY No Cynthia Lummis Republican

Who voted for Affordable Care Act?

Question: Who voted for Affordable Care Act?

Answer: The Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.  Before becoming the law, there were 219 House of Representatives that voted in favor of the Affordable Care Act.   Below is a complete list of House of Representatives that voted in favor of Affordable Care Act:  There was not a single Republican representative that was in favor of the Affordable Care Act.

AR Aye Victor Snyder Democrat
AZ Aye Ann Kirkpatrick Democrat
AZ Aye Ed Pastor Democrat
AZ Aye Gabrielle Giffords Democrat
AZ Aye Harry Mitchell Democrat
AZ Aye Raul Grijalva Democrat
CA Aye Adam Schiff Democrat
CA Aye Anna Eshoo Democrat
CA Aye Barbara Lee Democrat
CA Aye Bob Filner Democrat
CA Aye Brad Sherman Democrat
CA Aye Dennis Cardoza Democrat
CA Aye Diane Watson Democrat
CA Aye Doris Matsui Democrat
CA Aye Fortney Stark Democrat
CA Aye George Miller Democrat
CA Aye Grace Napolitano Democrat
CA Aye Henry Waxman Democrat
CA Aye Howard Berman Democrat
CA Aye Jackie Speier Democrat
CA Aye Jane Harman Democrat
CA Aye Jerry McNerney Democrat
CA Aye Jim Costa Democrat
CA Aye Joe Baca Democrat
CA Aye John Garamendi Democrat
CA Aye Judy Chu Democrat
CA Aye Laura Richardson Democrat
CA Aye Linda Sanchez Democrat
CA Aye Lois Capps Democrat
CA Aye Loretta Sanchez Democrat
CA Aye Lucille Roybal-Allard Democrat
CA Aye Lynn Woolsey Democrat
CA Aye Maxine Waters Democrat
CA Aye Michael Honda Democrat
CA Aye Mike Thompson Democrat
CA Aye Nancy Pelosi Democrat
CA Aye Sam Farr Democrat
CA Aye Susan Davis Democrat
CA Aye Xavier Becerra Democrat
CA Aye Zoe Lofgren Democrat
CO Aye Betsy Markey Democrat
CO Aye Diana DeGette Democrat
CO Aye Ed Perlmutter Democrat
CO Aye Jared Polis Democrat
CO Aye John Salazar Democrat
CT Aye Christopher Murphy Democrat
CT Aye James Himes Democrat
CT Aye Joe Courtney Democrat
CT Aye John Larson Democrat
CT Aye Rosa DeLauro Democrat
FL Aye Alan Grayson Democrat
FL Aye Alcee Hastings Democrat
FL Aye Allen Boyd Jr. Democrat
FL Aye Corrine Brown Democrat
FL Aye Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democrat
FL Aye Kathy Castor Democrat
FL Aye Kendrick Meek Democrat
FL Aye Ron Klein Democrat
FL Aye Suzanne Kosmas Democrat
GA Aye David Scott Democrat
GA Aye Henry Johnson Jr. Democrat
GA Aye John Lewis Democrat
GA Aye Sanford Bishop Jr. Democrat
HI Aye Mazie Hirono Democrat
IA Aye Bruce Braley Democrat
IA Aye David Loebsack Democrat
IA Aye Leonard Boswell Democrat
IL Aye Bill Foster Democrat
IL Aye Bobby Rush Democrat
IL Aye Danny Davis Democrat
IL Aye Deborah Halvorson Democrat
IL Aye Janice Schakowsky Democrat
IL Aye Jerry Costello Democrat
IL Aye Jesse Jackson Jr. Democrat
IL Aye Luis Gutierrez Democrat
IL Aye Melissa Bean Democrat
IL Aye Mike Quigley Democrat
IL Aye Phil Hare Democrat
IN Aye Andre Carson Democrat
IN Aye Baron Hill Democrat
IN Aye Brad Ellsworth Democrat
IN Aye Joe Donnelly Democrat
IN Aye Peter Visclosky Democrat
KS Aye Dennis Moore Democrat
KY Aye John Yarmuth Democrat
MA Aye Barney Frank Democrat
MA Aye Edward Markey Democrat
MA Aye James McGovern Democrat
MA Aye John Olver Democrat
MA Aye John Tierney Democrat
MA Aye Michael Capuano Democrat
MA Aye Niki Tsongas Democrat
MA Aye Richard Neal Democrat
MA Aye William Delahunt Democrat
MD Aye A. Dutch Ruppersberger Democrat
MD Aye Chris Van Hollen Jr. Democrat
MD Aye Donna Edwards Democrat
MD Aye Elijah Cummings Democrat
MD Aye John Sarbanes Democrat
MD Aye Steny Hoyer Democrat
ME Aye Chellie Pingree Democrat
ME Aye Michael Michaud Democrat
MI Aye Bart Stupak Democrat
MI Aye Carolyn Kilpatrick Democrat
MI Aye Dale Kildee Democrat
MI Aye Gary Peters Democrat
MI Aye John Conyers Jr. Democrat
MI Aye John Dingell Democrat
MI Aye Mark Schauer Democrat
MI Aye Sander Levin Democrat
MN Aye Betty McCollum Democrat
MN Aye James Oberstar Democrat
MN Aye Keith Ellison Democrat
MN Aye Timothy Walz Democrat
MO Aye Emanuel Cleaver II Democrat
MO Aye Lacy Clay Jr. Democrat
MO Aye Russ Carnahan Democrat
MS Aye Bennie Thompson Democrat
NC Aye Bob Etheridge Democrat
NC Aye Bradley Miller Democrat
NC Aye David Price Democrat
NC Aye George Butterfield Jr. Democrat
NC Aye Melvin Watt Democrat
ND Aye Earl Pomeroy Democrat
NH Aye Carol Shea-Porter Democrat
NH Aye Paul Hodes Democrat
NJ Aye Albio Sires Democrat
NJ Aye Bill Pascrell Jr. Democrat
NJ Aye Donald Payne Democrat
NJ Aye Frank Pallone Jr. Democrat
NJ Aye Robert Andrews Democrat
NJ Aye Rush Holt Democrat
NJ Aye Steven Rothman Democrat
NM Aye Ben Lujan Democrat
NM Aye Martin Heinrich Democrat
NV Aye Dina Titus Democrat
NV Aye Shelley Berkley Democrat
NY Aye Anthony Weiner Democrat
NY Aye Brian Higgins Democrat
NY Aye Carolyn Maloney Democrat
NY Aye Carolyn McCarthy Democrat
NY Aye Charles Rangel Democrat
NY Aye Daniel Maffei Democrat
NY Aye Edolphus Towns Democrat
NY Aye Eliot Engel Democrat
NY Aye Gary Ackerman Democrat
NY Aye Gregory Meeks Democrat
NY Aye Jerrold Nadler Democrat
NY Aye John Hall Democrat
NY Aye Jose Serrano Democrat
NY Aye Joseph Crowley Democrat
NY Aye Louise Slaughter Democrat
NY Aye Maurice Hinchey Democrat
NY Aye Nita Lowey Democrat
NY Aye Nydia Velazquez Democrat
NY Aye Paul Tonko Democrat
NY Aye Scott Murphy Democrat
NY Aye Steve Israel Democrat
NY Aye Timothy Bishop Democrat
NY Aye William Owens Democrat
NY Aye Yvette Clarke Democrat
OH Aye Betty Sutton Democrat
OH Aye Charles Wilson Democrat
OH Aye Dennis Kucinich Democrat
OH Aye John Boccieri Democrat
OH Aye Marcia Fudge Democrat
OH Aye Marcy Kaptur Democrat
OH Aye Mary Jo Kilroy Democrat
OH Aye Steve Driehaus Democrat
OH Aye Tim Ryan Democrat
OR Aye David Wu Democrat
OR Aye Earl Blumenauer Democrat
OR Aye Kurt Schrader Democrat
OR Aye Peter DeFazio Democrat
PA Aye Allyson Schwartz Democrat
PA Aye Chaka Fattah Democrat
PA Aye Christopher Carney Democrat
PA Aye Joe Sestak Democrat
PA Aye Kathleen Dahlkemper Democrat
PA Aye Michael Doyle Jr. Democrat
PA Aye Patrick Murphy Democrat
PA Aye Paul Kanjorski Democrat
PA Aye Robert Brady Democrat
RI Aye James Langevin Democrat
RI Aye Patrick Kennedy Democrat
SC Aye James Clyburn Democrat
SC Aye John Spratt Jr. Democrat
TN Aye Barton Gordon Democrat
TN Aye Jim Cooper Democrat
TN Aye Steve Cohen Democrat
TX Aye Al Green Democrat
TX Aye Charles Gonzalez Democrat
TX Aye Ciro Rodriguez Democrat
TX Aye Eddie Johnson Democrat
TX Aye Gene Green Democrat
TX Aye Henry Cuellar Democrat
TX Aye Lloyd Doggett Democrat
TX Aye Ruben Hinojosa Democrat
TX Aye Sheila Jackson Lee Democrat
TX Aye Silvestre Reyes Democrat
TX Aye Solomon Ortiz Democrat
VA Aye Gerald Connolly Democrat
VA Aye James Moran Jr. Democrat
VA Aye Robert Scott Democrat
VA Aye Thomas Perriello Democrat
VT Aye Peter Welch Democrat
WA Aye Adam Smith Democrat
WA Aye Brian Baird Democrat
WA Aye Jay Inslee Democrat
WA Aye Jim McDermott Democrat
WA Aye Norman Dicks Democrat
WA Aye Rick Larsen Democrat
WI Aye David Obey Democrat
WI Aye Gwen Moore Democrat
WI Aye Ron Kind Democrat
WI Aye Steve Kagen Democrat
WI Aye Tammy Baldwin Democrat
WV Aye Alan Mollohan Democrat
WV Aye Nick Rahall II Democrat

Ultimately if you voted for President Obama, you voted for Affordable Care Act, as President signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010.

Where can I get a copy of the Affordable Care Act?

Question: Where can I get a copy of the Affordable Care Act?

Answer: The easiest way to get a copy of the Affordable Care Act is to download from the US Congress at house.gov.  Warning, it’s close to 1,000 pages of text that can make any human fall to sleep.

Click here to see who voted for Affordable Care Act.  There were 219 House of Representatives that voted in favor of Affordable Care Act.

What is the Individual Mandate?

Question: What is the Individual Mandate of the Affordable Care Act?

Answer: The individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act requires most individuals to maintain minimum essential health insurance coverage or pay a penalty. For children, the penalty will be one-half the amount for adults.  The penalty for 2014 is $95 per person or 1 percent of the household income, whichever is higher.

There are several exemptions to the individual mandate for those who qualifies.  Exemption include

  • religious objectors
  • those who cannot afford coverage
  • taxpayers with incomes less than 100% of the federal poverty level (FPL)
  • Indian tribe members
  • those who receive a hardship waiver
  • individuals not lawfully present
  • incarcerated individuals
  • individuals without coverage for less than 3 months during the previous year.