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Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies

Looking at subsidies.

A post-ACA subsidy that already exists

December 23, 2016 – Is deductibility of health premiums a promising 'repeal' component? See how it works for over 4 million who already take the… Read more

A Minnesota public option on steroids.

Minnesota considers a ‘public option on steroids’

April 21, 2016 – If MinnesotaCare really is offered at a Silver-range price to all comers, its effective discount would be so huge that it's hard to… Read more

Obamacare shoppers.

Americans know how to shop (even for insurance)

February 27, 2015 – Evidence from the 2014-2015 open enrollment period provides evidence that most buyers are making rational decisions and finding coverage… 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

Help Obamacare Santa!

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

Santa, please deliver relief from high deductibles.

Santa, please deliver relief from high deductibles

December 19, 2014 – What I'd like from Santa is for him to bring the American people some relief from the high deductibles that so many of us are having to… Read more

Your employer is dropping health coverage.

Your employer is dropping health coverage. Yay?

December 19, 2014 – If your employer drops your company-sponsored health insurance and sends you to the exchanges for coverage, everybody could… Read more

Stealth subsidy.

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