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medicaid-red-state

How red states propped up…

March 31, 2015 – Red-state governors and legislatures that refused the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion were probably aiming to help the ACA die the… Read more

Supreme Court Burwell

Justices Kennedy, Roberts are ‘votes…

March 4, 2015 – This morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit that claims that the Affordable Care Act only allows… Read more

health insurance death spiral

Anatomy of a true health insurance…

March 4, 2015 – AHIP warned that eliminating the subsidies ... would quickly lead to the collapse of the individual health insurance market in those states… Read more

King v Burwell

Succeed or fail, challenge may push…

March 3, 2015 – Because of all this uncertainty, insurers reportedly are thinking of pricing their policies higher for 2016 than they would if they knew… Read more

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