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Wriggling out of a post-King crisis photo

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

If SCOTUS nukes Obamacare, what happens next? photo

If SCOTUS nukes Obamacare, what happens next?

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

For many ACA beneficiaries: ‘Ivy League’ benefits? photo

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

Santa, please fix the ‘family glitch’ photo

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

Santa, we need CSR subsidies for Bronze plans photo

Santa, we need CSR subsidies for Bronze plans

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

The Affordable Care Act’s ‘stealth subsidy’ photo

The Affordable Care Act’s ‘stealth subsidy’

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

Bruised by the benchmark photo

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

2015 projection: 12 million will enroll in QHPs photo

2015 projection: 12 million will enroll in QHPs

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

HealthCare.gov puts focus on the bottom line photo

HealthCare.gov puts focus on the bottom line

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