Over the past couple of months, insurers have been jumping ship from the Obamacare marketplace that has been under attack even more aggressively in the past year. While the changes are to be expected following the change in the administration, what remains unclear is whether or not the people relying on their ACA coverage will continue to have insurance coverage.
As it stands, there are already a lot of problems concerning the viability of the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. In certain states like Iowa, a lot of insurers have already stepped out of the picture, while others are about to ease their way to the exit. What this means is that locals are going to be hard pressed to find an alternative, or a backup plan, to keep their coverage intact for as long as possible. In the meantime, the lawmakers are still struggling to come up with a suitable replacement that will be approved not only by the House but also by the Senate. So far, the two houses appear to be badly out of sync with each other when it comes to health care.
Looking for Options
Among the options presently being considered by many is to go back to scrounging up enough from their budgets to pay for their own personal insurance. However, this only goes back to the problem of private insurance being exorbitantly priced. Then again, it’s the only option that looks good enough, especially when left with the possibility of not being insured at all. It’s a sad plight, but unfortunately, the possibility that many Americans will be losing access to their health care coverage is looking more and more likely.
Marketplace and Institutions
In the meantime, it’s not just the individuals that are on the edge waiting for developments about the ACA Marketplace. Healthcare institutions must also remain adept and alert for possible changes in the next few months. Now that the wheels have been set in motion to finally repeal Obamacare, these organizations must be able to transition as smoothly as possible. This is so they can continue to protect not only their interests, but more importantly their patients’ as well. In this regard, agencies like DECO prove useful as they provide reliable assistance to organizations that need help with patient eligibility issues, especially in light of anticipated ACA changes. Although there may be a transition period once changes are finally made, it’s certainly going to entail a lot of work. Seeking professional assistance especially during this crucial conversion is therefore important.
Possible Medica Departure Could Leave Iowans Empty Handed in ACA Marketplace, WHOTV.com Insurers Unhappy with White House’s ACA Marketplace Concessions, modernhealthcare.com