- Healthinsurance.org has been providing consumer information about health insurance and health reform for 25 years.
- Our contributors are authorities on health reform.
- We frequently feature guest columns from leading health reform advocates.
- About our mission and our editorial philosophy
Created in 1994, healthinsurance.org is one of the longest running sources of in-depth information about health insurance for consumers. Back when web sites were really just picking up steam, the site was known as the Health Insurance Resource Center.
A guide to affordable individual health insurance
In 2008, when President Barack Obama made comprehensive health reform one of his top priorities, healthinsurance.org expanded its content – and its team of writers – to focus intently on health reform. Americans curious about the hotly debated health reform legislation – which ultimately became the Affordable Care Act – could rely on the site for expert analysis and about the law and its implications.
Analysis from health insurance – and policy – experts
Contributors to our site include a cadre of respected health policy and reform experts whose analysis has garnered national media attention – and the ears of the nation’s political leaders. Among them:
Louise Norris, who – as an individual health insurance agent – brings an insider’s perspective to coverage and analysis of health reform. Norris is author of The Insider’s Guide to Obamacare’s Open Enrollment and her state health insurance marketplace updates are regularly cited by media who cover health reform and by other health insurance experts.
Andrew Sprung, who blogs about politics and policy – and particularly healthcare policy – at xpostfactoid. His articles about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act have appeared in The Atlantic and The New Republic and his analysis of ACA’s metal plans earned him the National Institute of Health Care Management’s 2016 Digital Media Award.
Economist and health policy educator Harold Pollack, who has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. His analysis of health policy has appeared in the New Republic, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Daily Beast, American Prospect, Washington Monthly, and other publications.
Contributions from leading health advocates
Our blog has also hosted guest analysis from respected health reform advocacy organizations such as Families USA, Doctors for America and the Center for American Progress and from other organizations committed to improving access to affordable health insurance. Guests bloggers have included political leaders committed to expanding access to coverage, including former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Colorado State Sen. Irene Aguilar, M.D. and Kansas State Sen. Barbara Bollier, M.D.
We aren’t afraid to bite the hand that feeds us
As an IHC Company, we are under common ownership with a group of insurance agencies and marketers, and insuretech businesses. Nevertheless, HIO operates independently and not at the behest of any insurance agency or carrier. We’re compensated by partners who offer health quoting services on our site. This allows us to hire bright people, invest in a robust technology platform to deliver this site for you, and continue our mission to make health insurance more understandable and available to more people.
We aren’t a non-profit, but we have the heart and soul of one. No one in the health insurance industry has any editorial control over our site. The editors of healthinsurance.org continue a long-standing mission to be watchdogs of the health insurance industry. Views expressed are those of our editors, and may not be shared by other sites we link to or partner with. Advocacy or opinion pieces are issue-specific, and should not be considered an endorsement of any particular elected official, political party or ideology.
Opinions by our bloggers and other writers are those of the bylined author and may not necessarily reflect the opinions of healthinsurance.org. While we sometimes strive to be provocative, we always seek to be fair, accurate and complete in our coverage.
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