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March, 2015

Red State Medicaid.

How red states propped up HealthCare.gov

March 31, 2015 – Red-state governors and legislatures that refused the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion were probably aiming to help the ACA die the… Read more

Health Wonk Spring Break 2015

Health Wonk Review for March 26, 2015

March 27, 2015 – Jennifer Salopek over at Wing of Zock says the Spring Break Edition of Health Wonk Review is all about taking a break to read a little… Read more

California health care money.

Show Californians the money

March 24, 2015 – By acting like a for-profit insurer, Blue Shield is shortchanging the public of the social welfare benefits taxpayers have paid it to… Read more

Health Wonk Review March 2015.

Health Wonk Review for March 12, 2015

March 13, 2015 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is posted by Brad Wright over at Wright on Health and though it's titled Spring Forward Edition,… Read more

Justices Roberts, Kennedy and Obamacare.

Justices Kennedy, Roberts are ‘votes in play’

March 4, 2015 – This morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit that claims that the Affordable Care Act only allows… Read more

Health insurance death spiral.

Anatomy of a true health insurance death spiral

March 4, 2015 – AHIP warned that eliminating the subsidies ... would quickly lead to the collapse of the individual health insurance market in those states… Read more

The specter alone of a SCOTUS ruling for plaintiffs will likely force industry actuaries to spike premiums.

Succeed or fail, challenge may push rates higher

March 3, 2015 – Because of all this uncertainty, insurers reportedly are thinking of pricing their policies higher for 2016 than they would if they knew… Read more