About healthinsurance.org

News by tag


Kentucky poll: Keep and improve Obamacare

The Courier-Journal — A poll by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 53 percent of Kentuckians think the state-run health insurance exchange is working well. Fifty-two percent want Congress to improve the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it.

April 25, 2014

Read the full story.

The Kynect disconnect: Enrollment soars, yet 50 percent would repeal ACA

Yahoo News — While more than 370,000 Kentucky residents have signed up for health insurance since Oct. 1, nearly 50 percent still favor repealing the Affordable Care Act.

March 31, 2014

Read the full story.

85 percent of employers say ACA won’t change their hiring practices

Bloomberg — A large majority of businesses say the Affordable Care Act didn’t affect their business plans, outlook or hiring practices for 2014. The survey was conducted in late December and early January by the National Association for Business Economics.

January 26, 2014

Read the full story.

Court affirms availability of subsidies through federal marketplace

Tax-News.com — The United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the argument that the Affordable Care Act only authorized tax credits for individuals who purchased health insurance through a state-run marketplace. While the DC court ruling is being appealed and similar cases are pending in other jurisdictions, the decision is another legal […]

January 20, 2014

Read the full story.

Nearly 700,000 applications submitted through marketplaces

Reuters — CMS announced that about 390,000 applications have been submitted through state-run marketplaces and about 310,000 applications have been submitted through HealthCare.gov, the federal marketplace. CMS did not provide a state-by-state breakdown of enrollment.

October 24, 2013

Read the full story.

States’ refusal to expand Medicaid leaves 5.2 million without health insurance

Bloomberg — Twenty-six states refused to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act. About one-third of uninsured adults in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina will be left in the coverage gap. More than 1 million Texans and about 764,000 Floridians will be affected.

October 18, 2013

Read the full story.

MI insurers dropping some low-cost policies

Detroit Free Press — The Affordable Care Act requires that all new health insurance policies must cover 10 essential benefits, and about 150,000 Michiganders learned their existing policies will be dropped. Not all are satisfied with paying to get much more comprehensive coverage.

October 14, 2013

Read the full story.

How the ACA changes the MA Health Connector

The Boston Globe — While less dramatic than in other states, the Affordable Care Act is bringing changes to Massachusetts. More people are eligible for MassHealth, the program that includes Medicaid, and more people are eligible for subsidies to help pay for health insurance. The federal law also means policies sold through the Health Connector […]

October 13, 2013

Read the full story.

Head of MS lobbying group says support growing for state-run exchange

Mississippi Business Journal— Jeff Drozda, CEO of the Mississippi Association of Health Plans says support is growing among state legislators for Mississippi to take control health insurance marketplace from the federal government. He said the legislation could come within the year. He also predicted more insurance companies will participate in the marketplace in 2014.

October 11, 2013

Read the full story.

Alaskans not rushing to health insurance marketplace

Alaska Dispatch — Navigators and agencies say problems with the federal website are making it difficult for them to help people use the marketplace, which lanuched Oct. 1. And, an outreach campaign to educate people about the marketplace is just launching, so awareness of and interest in the marketplace will likely grow.

October 10, 2013

Read the full story.

Latest Obamacare news & opinion

Health Wonk Review June 5 2014

Health Wonk Review for June 5, 2014

If you haven’t gotten your health policy fix, head over to Health Wonk Review –…


Looking beyond the botched ACA rollout

"People have given up on the repeal. There are very few people who want Congress to…

price responsive consumers

Figuring out how to put ‘skin in the game’

The studies indicate that people are very responsive to healthcare prices when they see…

Curbside Consult David Cutler

Can we ‘do the right thing’ profitably?

David Cutler was the author of a prescient and scathing 2010 analysis warning of the need…


Dem ad slays Obamacare-hating Republican

Of the nearly half a billion dollars that has been spent on political ads mentioning the…


Health Wonk Review for May 22, 2014

Summer's here (at least it is where I am) and with it comes a summer-y edition of Health…

Sabrina Corlette health reform

Obamacare: Just what the doctor ordered?

In Part 2 of my conversation with Sabrina Corlette, we talk about whether the Affordable…

Health Wonk Review May - 2014

Health Wonk Review for May 8, 2014

Just a reminder that if you're still looking for some compelling health policy reading…


‘Bros’ on board – and other promising signs

With 8 million Americans enrolled in Obamacare's exchanges – 28 percent of them young…

all posts

See all 379 blog posts.

Learn all about health insurance

what is cancer insurance

Will you need a cancer insurance policy?

While the Affordable Care Act has greatly expanded coverage for millions of Americans –…

HealthSourceRI Director works to persuade lawmakers to keep the exchange

Lawmakers in Rhode Island are considering whether or not to switch from the state run…

missed Obamacare enrollment deadline

Miss open enrollment? You’ve got options.

Now that open enrollment has ended – and the extensions have passed in most states –…

prescription drug local search

Save on prescription drugs close to home

The good news is that, whether you are insured or uninsured, anyone can utilize a few…


Qualifying events that can get you coverage

Even if you missed the general open enrollment, you could still have an opportunity to…

Will you owe an Obamacare Penalty?

Will you owe a penalty under Obamacare?

If, for whatever reason, you decide not to purchase coverage in 2014, you can use the…

STM: Short Term Medical

Short-term health insurance

Now that the 2014 Obamacare open enrollment period is over, a short-term policy will…

Obamacare's essential benefits

Health reform’s 10 essential benefits

The ACA specifies ten benefits be included in all health insurance plans sold on each…

Health insurance for college students.

Student health insurance

Before college starts, students and their families need to ensure that their health…

all posts

See all 46 articles

Search within news