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health insurance exchanges

ACA-enrollment-deadline

Why enrollment deadlines could be…

December 4, 2014 – ACA's open enrollment deadlines vary by state. Big deal? Depends on whether you want to wait another month for… 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

kicking Obamacare tires

HealthCare.gov puts focus on the…

November 14, 2014 – The streamlining works. Entering as a single person, I was able to get to price quotes in under 30 seconds. That's very good news. A… Read more

GOP gutting Obamacare

Removing the heart of Obamacare

November 14, 2014 – Larry Levitt and Harold Pollack speculate about 'surgeries' the ACA might face as Republicans scheme to remove Obamacare's vital… Read more

Obama two views

Is Obamacare’s greatest challenge its…

November 13, 2014 – I think many people underestimated how partisan and ideological this would end up being. The President's a divisive figure and the law has… Read more

survey of exchange users Bankrate

Why exchange website users aren’t…

November 11, 2014 – We shouldn’t be surprised by the finding that half of the survey respondents aren’t planning to go back to the exchange during the 2015… Read more

ACA signups 28 million

Making a mountain out of 7 million…

November 8, 2014 – The uninsured slice has dropped by around 26 percent in just the first year of the exchanges/Medicaid expansion being operational. That's… Read more

ACA citizenship issues

87 percent of citizenship issues? Not…

October 14, 2014 – Remember those 115,000 people who enrolled in QHPs at Healthcare.Gov but had discrepancies with their citizenship or immigration status?… Read more

grandmothered-health-plans

Like your grandmothered health plan?

October 3, 2014 – Depending on the state where you live, you might be able to keep your grandmothered health plan. Louise Norris has a state-by-state… Read more