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PacificSource Statement on Recent Changes to Healthcare

October 13, 2017— The President has issued an executive order calling for changes in the individual and group markets and has signaled that the federal government will discontinue cost sharing reduction payments. See the full statement on our news page or blog.

 

March 15, 2017— The new administration and congress have begun the process of changing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and there is much speculation in the media about what might occur as a result of those actions.

With all of this uncertainty, it is important to remember that the ACA remains in effect throughout 2017, and PacificSource members will have coverage under all of the existing provisions of the law. That includes both the Medicaid Expansion and Qualified Health Plan populations.

As the administration’s efforts to change the law take shape, we will closely monitor the discussions, work with our delegations to influence legislation and evaluate the impact of any proposed or enacted legislation.

It’s also important to note that while it seems likely that we will indeed see some sort of “ACA Repeal” bill come forward, as with all congressional bills, the evaluation of what’s in the bill will be more important than the bill’s title.

Regardless of what takes place, PacficSource remains committed to the health and wellness of our members and working hard to provide access to the care they need.

Please follow our blog for further updates as more information becomes available throughout the year.

You can also receive our important member updates that will address changes to the ACA and your coverage: 

  • Be sure we have your current email address. You can update your email address through InTouch for Members, or contact us to provide it. 
  • Make sure you’ve designated PacificSource as a “safe sender” in your email program. Because our member messages are sent to many people at once, some email programs mistakenly tag them as junk mail. You can tell your email program that emails from PacificSource are welcome and avoid having them sent to your spam folder. 

 

Last updated 10/13/2017