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Most of the folks we met on the tour were unaware that nearly 6 in 10 people who don’t have health coverage and are eligible for coverage through the new marketplaces can find coverage for $100 or less per month. For instance, a 27-year-old who earns $25,000 annually in the Orlando area can find a Bronze plan that costs $102 per month – or a Silver plan for $145 per month – once tax credits are factored in. A family of four earning $50,000 a year can find a Bronze plan that costs $126 per month after tax credits.
March 2, 2014
Despite the Journal’s headline, important progress is being made. Millions of people who previously were uninsured because they couldn’t afford coverage – or couldn’t buy it at any price because of preexisting conditions that made them “uninsurable” in the eyes of insurance companies – already are now insured. And millions of others are able to get as good if not better coverage than they had last year at a lower cost.
January 19, 2014
There’s really something about the opposition – for the reasons you described and from the standpoint of sheer governance, the way in which law is supposed to be enacted and enforced in this country – that is very disturbing and a threat to the functioning of our nation.
October 10, 2013
Conservative organizations are mounting a cynical campaign to undermine the Affordable Care Act by encouraging young healthy adults to “go bare.” Telling young adults to “skip the exchanges, and pay the fine,” their apparent goal is to strangle Obamacare in its crib by worsening the risk pool in the new health insurance exchanges.
August 3, 2013
In fact, one of the real objectives of the “Time for Affordability” PR and advertising campaign the insurance industry is waging is to obscure a reality they want us and our lawmakers to ignore or forget: insurance premiums have become unaffordable not because of health care reform but because insurers have been able to get away with raising rates as high as necessary to meet profits expected by board members, shareholders and Wall Street financial analysts.
March 28, 2013
The governors and the president needs the other. Each side has a (possibly perverse) stake in the other’s success. Each would also be wise to make some concession, if for no other reason than to provide their counterpart with a dignified path to compromise during the second Obama term.
December 3, 2012