Posts by year

2015

Obamacare enrollment in red states.

Hating ‘Obama’ but loving the ‘Care’

February 12, 2015 – Republican governors and state legislators have fought like hell to have nothing to do with Obamacare. But in the end, not only has… Read more

Republican plan 2015.

GOP’s plan for the future would take us backward

February 9, 2015 – What are these so-called "new" ideas? They are actually old ideas ... ones we have been hearing about for over a decade. They didn't work… Read more

Marketplace winners.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

February 4, 2015 – Of federal marketplace plan offerings that increased in premium, 70 percent had at least one better alternative. Plan offerings were… Read more

Subsidies denied.

How subsidy-eligible enrollees got ‘false negatives’

February 2, 2015 – By now it's clear that many who are eligible either for subsidized private coverage or Medicaid under the ACA don't know that they're… Read more

Better Medicaid doctor access.

Study: The doctor is more likely to see you now

January 21, 2015 – For reasons that baffle me, ACA made Medicaid's enhanced reimbursement temporary. It expired December 31. Fifteen states plan to use their… Read more

Off-exchange ACA enrollment.

Open enrollment’s ‘missing persons’

January 20, 2015 – Last spring I was shouting from the rooftops about off-exchange QHP enrollments at a time when most reporters (and especially ACA… Read more

Harvard v Obamacare?

For many ACA beneficiaries: ‘Ivy League’ benefits?

January 6, 2015 – Contributor Andrew Sprung isn't buying a New York Times article by Robert Pear that describes faculty health coverage at Harvard as 'far… Read more