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Affordable Care Act

Zeldin: Health care act amendment is ‘a jackpot of mandate relief’ for Suffolk

Rep. Lee Zeldin said today the proposed shift of responsibility for Medicaid funding from the county to the state "single-handily flips Suffolk County's recurring massive nine figure budget deficits into budget surpluses."

Please fix what’s broken about health care, but don’t break what’s not: an open letter to my congressman

Do we really want all Americans to have access to health care — effective, affordable health care? When people can’t afford to buy it on their own, should the rest of us pay? Is health care a right? Or is it privilege?

Zeldin supportive but noncommittal on the GOP health care bill

Rep. Lee Zeldin, an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act, which he has called a "disaster," discusses the American Health Care Act in a RiverheadLOCAL interview.

Letter: The health care Trump voters want

Trump voters who obtained health care coverage on an ACA marketplace or through expanded Medicaid want more affordable premiums but are distressed about possibly losing their insurance.

Telephone town hall participants ‘very focused’ on the Affordable Care Act, Zeldin aide says

Health care was the top issue for participants in Rep. Lee Zeldin's telephone town hall last week, according to the results of a poll question released by the congressman's office. The results of the four other poll questions will not be made public, Zeldin's spokesperson said today.

As Congress gets set to repeal Obamacare, locals wonder what comes next

As Congress takes the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, local people relying on its coverage wondering what will happen to them.

In My OpinionFrom Obamacare to Trumpcare: What to expect if the controversial health care law is repealed and replaced as promised

An insurance agent who's dealt with the changing landscape of health care and health insurance for more than 20 years gives his insights on what will likely happen if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Health insurance premiums see double-digit rise in 2017; Care Connect rate hike will be twice the state average increase

New York State mandated a more than 23 percent increase in Care Connect's small group rates — affecting 70,000 members — in part to cover a $13.5 million payment into a risk adjustment pool to offset costs incurred by other health insurance companies.