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Premiums and Tax Credits: The ACA vs. Senate BCRA

Kaiser Family Health Foundation

This map compares county-level projections of premiums and tax credits for marketplace enrollees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 with estimates for the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) as unveiled June 22 by Senate Republicans. Our maps comparing premiums and tax credits under the ACA and the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed through the House are here.

The Council's Response to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Clinic Closures

This year, Iowa’s legislature voted to discontinue the Iowa Family Planning Network to implement a new state run family planning program.  This was done despite the fact the Iowa Family Planning Network resulted in millions of dollars in annual savings for Iowa taxpayers.  We knew the negative impact this legislation would have on family planning programs.  

Iowa's Largest Insurer Says It Will Withdraw from Obamacare Exchanges

Reed Abelson - New York Times

In the latest move by insurers worried about the viability of the markets created under the federal health care law, Iowa’s major carrier said Monday that it would stop selling individual policies in the state next year.

In a statement, the insurer, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which is based in Des Moines, blamed its decision to withdraw in 2018 on what it said was the high cost of covering people under the Affordable Care Act.

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