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cost-sharing subsidies

Digging for health savings.

7 reasons for ending off-exchange enrollment

September 15, 2016 – If every ACA-compliant plan was only available via the exchanges, millions more could have access to ACA's tax… Read more

Ticked off about subsidizing other people's insurance?

About that health insurance you’ve been subsidizing

June 23, 2016 – As tax payers, we've been subsidizing health insurance benefits for high-net-worth Americans for decades. In fact, since 1954,… Read more

Basic health plans and expanding coverage.

States may sweeten the ACA pot

January 8, 2016 – The 'public option' died in the health reform battle, but two state-run plans point a potential path toward richer coverage at lower… 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

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, keep the affordable in the ACA.

Santa, help keep the ‘affordable’ in ACA

December 20, 2014 – If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs it could mean that people buying insurance in 34 states – that's 4 1/2 million… 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

Dreading higher premiums?

December 4, 2013 – Even if you won't get an ACA premium subsidy, there a handful of strategies you can try to help make your health insurance coverage more… Read more

Millions qualify for ‘free health insurance’

November 5, 2013 – If you're uninsured – or buy your insurance in the individual market – and live in one of seven states, chances are greater than 1 in 3… Read more

‘We’re all in this together.’

October 5, 2013 – ... there is no way around the fact that our coverage is going to be significantly more expensive once our plan renews in 2014. And yet we… Read more