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health insurance exchanges

health insurance shopping

Americans know how to shop (even for…

February 27, 2015 – Evidence from the 2014-2015 open enrollment period provides evidence that most buyers are making rational decisions and finding coverage… Read more

King v Burwell

If SCOTUS nukes Obamacare, what…

February 23, 2015 – A negotiation will, of course, take place if the Supreme Court drops the King bomb on the ACA. And Michael Leavitt, who sat in Sylvia… Read more

denied ACA subsidies Medicaid

How subsidy-eligible enrollees got…

February 2, 2015 – By now it's clear that many who are eligible either for subsidized private coverage or Medicaid under the ACA don't know that they're… Read more

off-exchange enrollment ACA

Open enrollment’s ‘missing persons’

January 20, 2015 – Last spring I was shouting from the rooftops about off-exchange QHP enrollments at a time when most reporters (and especially ACA… Read more

Harvard coverage Obamacare

For many ACA beneficiaries: ‘Ivy…

January 6, 2015 – Contributor Andrew Sprung isn't buying a New York Times article by Robert Pear that describes faculty health coverage at Harvard as 'far… Read more

ACA-enrollment-deadline

Why enrollment deadlines could be…

December 23, 2014 – ACA's open enrollment deadlines vary by state. Big deal? Depends on whether you want to wait another month for… Read more

Santa Louise Norris

Santa, please fix the ‘family glitch’

December 23, 2014 – There are somewhere between 2 and 4 million people who are impacted by the "family glitch" who are basically missing out on access to… Read more

Hanukkah harry Gaba

Hanukkah Harry, enrollment…

December 22, 2014 – So what I'd like from Hannukah Harry this year ... or going forward ... would be I know that recently HealthCare.gov has finally started… Read more

xpostfactoid1 Santa Letter

Santa, we need CSR subsidies for…

December 21, 2014 – For low-income people Bronze plans are very rarely appropriate because the out-of-pocket costs are likely to be so high. Cost-sharing… Read more

Letter to Santa Linda Bergthold

Santa, help keep the ‘affordable’ in…

December 20, 2014 – If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs it could mean that people buying insurance in 34 states – that's 4 1/2 million… Read more