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health insurance exchanges

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

move employees to exchanges

Your employer is dropping health…

December 19, 2014 – If your employer drops your company-sponsored health insurance and sends you to the exchanges for coverage, everybody could… Read more

ACA cost sharing reduction

The Affordable Care Act’s ‘stealth…

December 3, 2014 – The Chicago Tribune devoted a whole feature to the plight of low-income buyers of high-deductible Bronze plans in Illinois without once… Read more

ACA Copper plan

Could Copper be ACA’s new precious…

November 19, 2014 – For some consumers, Copper plans could be just right. This is particularly true among healthy people who don't qualify for subsidies and… Read more