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Andrew Sprung

post King Republic ACA subsidies

Wriggling out of a post-King crisis

May 18, 2015 – If a SCOTUS ruling for the plaintiffs deep-sixes subsidies, could Congressional Republicans manage a 'Houdini-like'… Read more

King v Burwell

If SCOTUS nukes Obamacare, what…

February 23, 2015 – A negotiation will, of course, take place if the Supreme Court drops the King bomb on the ACA. And Michael Leavitt, who sat in Sylvia… Read more

Harvard coverage Obamacare

For many ACA beneficiaries: ‘Ivy…

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

Santa Louise Norris

Santa, please fix the ‘family glitch’

December 23, 2014 – There are somewhere between 2 and 4 million people who are impacted by the "family glitch" who are basically missing out on access to… Read more

xpostfactoid1 Santa Letter

Santa, we need CSR subsidies for…

December 21, 2014 – For low-income people Bronze plans are very rarely appropriate because the out-of-pocket costs are likely to be so high. Cost-sharing… Read more

ACA cost sharing reduction

The Affordable Care Act’s ‘stealth…

December 3, 2014 – The Chicago Tribune devoted a whole feature to the plight of low-income buyers of high-deductible Bronze plans in Illinois without once… Read more

benchmark Silver plan

Bruised by the benchmark

December 2, 2014 – The volatility stems from the fact that subsidies, calculated to leave a buyer paying a fixed percentage of her income for monthly… Read more

ACA enrollment projections

2015 projection: 12 million will…

November 16, 2014 – The HHS Department thinks there will be about 9.1 million paying QHP enrollees out of about 10.4 million total. CBO is projecting 13… Read more

kicking Obamacare tires

HealthCare.gov puts focus on the…

November 14, 2014 – The streamlining works. Entering as a single person, I was able to get to price quotes in under 30 seconds. That's very good news. A… Read more