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Larry Levitt

The 2014 individual mandate penalty of $95 is about the equivalent of a monthly cable bill for many families: annoying but hardly crippling. However, that's going up to $325 a pop for 2015 (payable in 2016) and $695 or 2.5% of income for 2016 (payable in 2017).

The growing sting of the individual…

November 24, 2015 – The 2014 individual mandate penalty of $95 is about the equivalent of a monthly cable bill for many families: annoying but hardly… Read more

How red states propped up…

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

ACA Copper plan

Could Copper be ACA’s new precious…

November 19, 2014 – For some consumers, Copper plans could be just right. This is particularly true among healthy people who don't qualify for subsidies and… Read more

GOP gutting Obamacare

Removing the heart of Obamacare

November 14, 2014 – Larry Levitt and Harold Pollack speculate about 'surgeries' the ACA might face as Republicans scheme to remove Obamacare's vital… Read more

Obama two views

Is Obamacare’s greatest challenge its…

November 13, 2014 – I think many people underestimated how partisan and ideological this would end up being. The President's a divisive figure and the law has… Read more

ACA: threat to employer-sponsored…

February 27, 2014 – If you are among the 60 percent of Americans who have health insurance coverage through your workplace, you may be worried about how… Read more

Wall Street Journal ACA

Looking for the down side?

January 19, 2014 – Despite the Journal’s headline, important progress is being made. Millions of people who previously were uninsured because they… Read more