Expert analysis of the latest health reform issues

If your carrier is exiting the exchange – or the entire individual market – you'll need to shop around for a new plan during open enrollment. If you don't pick a new plan by December 15, the exchange might pick one for you.

Your carrier’s leaving the exchange.…

August 24, 2016 – If your carrier is exiting the exchange – or the entire individual market – you'll need to shop around for a new plan during open… Read more

Jason Shafrin has posted this week's edition of Health Wonk Review over at Healthcare Economist. It's the Short and Sweet Edition, despite the fact that it's chock full – "chock" being my shorthand for 17 posts. That's most I can ever remember, which tells me that wonks everywhere are finally getting hip to HWR's greatness.

Health Wonk Review for August 18, 2016

August 19, 2016 – Jason Shafrin has posted this week's edition of Health Wonk Review over at Healthcare Economist. It's the Short and Sweet Edition, despite… Read more

obamacare-aetna

Aetna or no Aetna, the exchanges need…

August 17, 2016 – Six years on, the Affordable Care Act is embedded in American life. Twenty million people are now insured who would otherwise have gone… Read more

The Medicaid eligible population deserves our care. Most are employed full-time, some with two to three jobs that do not offer insurance benefits. Many of these jobs are essential for the smooth functioning of our society. Many in the population are unpaid caregivers of children, the disabled, and the frail elderly. Others are in school or training and need temporary assistance until they can enter the workforce.

Medicaid patients deserve our care

August 5, 2016 – The Medicaid eligible population deserves our care. Most are employed full-time, some with two to three jobs that do not offer insurance… Read more

What the insurers are implying here is that if the Obamacare marketplace doesn't "stabilize" to their satisfaction (even though the companies will still be making money hand over fist) they'll threaten to take their marbles and go home.

The Insurance Empire Strikes Back

August 2, 2016 – What the insurers are implying here is that if the Obamacare marketplace doesn't "stabilize" to their satisfaction (even though the… Read more