Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday concerning the Affordable Care Act ensures that roughly 198,000 Missourians will continue receiving governing subsidies for health care.

Hours after the decision, supporters of the law held rallies throughout Missouri. Crystal Brigman Mahaney, deputy director with Missouri Health Care for All, spoke in Springfield at First Unitarian Universalist Church.

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The Affordable Care Act will remain functionally the same, following Thursday’s Supreme Court 6-3 ruling.

This means that the approximately 198,000 Missourians who receive insurance discounts from the government will continue to receive these funds.

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri, and Congressman Billy Long, a Republican from Missouri's 7th District, are two of 40 co-sponsors of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The legislation, which was approved by the House Tuesday, was introduced by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law effective 180 days after its enactment.  The legislation states that the provisions of law amended or repealed by the Affordable Care Act would be restored or revived as if the ACA had never been enacted. 

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s signed up for health insurance offered to Missourians under the Affordable Care Act. KSMU's Scott Harvey has more.

In a video posted to the Senators’ YouTube page, McCaskill is seen reading over information through before selecting a policy.

“This plan will cost $552.60 a month; my deductible will be $1,750 and my out-of-pocket maximum will be $5,000,” McCaskill said.

Questions are mounting for those with individual health insurance policies, after receiving notices that their plans will be cancelled because they don't meet the requirements of the new federal healthcare law.KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports on what it means for local consumers.