Affordable Care Act to Stick Around
Good news for people who were concerned about the implications of the proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (often referred to as Obamacare). The House vote on the American Health Care Act (which would have made significant changes to the ACA and Medicaid) has been indefinitely delayed.
Though repeal seems unlikely at this time, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys "NAELA", and others, anticipate further action at the regulatory level in the coming months. Both NAELA and the Kaiser Family Foundation have great websites that provide helpful context and interpretation in this time of transition and flux.
If you or your family will be impacted by changes to the ACA or Medicaid, remember to call your congressional representatives and make your voice heard. If you don't know who your representatives are, go here or here and input your zip code or state. The websites will tell you who your elected officials are. Once you have the names, you can find their contact information here and here. Call and let your representatives know your concerns.