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health insurance exchange

Has Bill Clinton actively contemplated a Medicaid buy-in, or was his suggestion just a slip of the tongue?

Live from Bill Clinton’s id, an ACA…

October 6, 2016 – Has Bill Clinton actively contemplated a Medicaid buy-in, or was his suggestion just a slip of the… Read more

If your carrier is exiting the exchange – or the entire individual market – you'll need to shop around for a new plan during open enrollment. If you don't pick a new plan by December 15, the exchange might pick one for you.

Your carrier’s leaving the exchange.…

August 24, 2016 – If your carrier is exiting the exchange – or the entire individual market – you'll need to shop around for a new plan during open… Read more

Aetna or no Aetna, the exchanges need…

August 17, 2016 – The below four strategies could help financially stabilize ACA marketplaces and to improve the human experience of those receiving coverage… Read more

Is Obamacare ‘collapsing’?

November 16, 2015 – The Affordable Care Act is not a perfect law by a long shot, and critics will continue to take shots at it for political gain, but it most… Read more

King v Burwell

Succeed or fail, challenge may push…

March 3, 2015 – Because of all this uncertainty, insurers reportedly are thinking of pricing their policies higher for 2016 than they would if they knew… Read more

Hanukkah harry Gaba

Hanukkah Harry, enrollment…

December 22, 2014 – So what I'd like from Hannukah Harry this year ... or going forward ... would be I know that recently HealthCare.gov has finally started… Read more

Letter to Santa Linda Bergthold

Santa, help keep the ‘affordable’ in…

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

move employees to exchanges

Your employer is dropping health…

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

MNsure PreferredOne

Stay calm and find another MNsure plan

September 18, 2014 – When the dust settled on the screeching headlines … of impending MNSure doom … the reality was "thank goodness there's an exchange and… Read more

Health Wonk Review for May 22, 2014

May 23, 2014 – Summer's here (at least it is where I am) and with it comes a summer-y edition of Health Wonk Review, posted by Hank Stern over at… Read more

youth-enrolled-obamacare

‘Bros’ on board – and other promising…

May 11, 2014 – With 8 million Americans enrolled in Obamacare's exchanges – 28 percent of them young adults – the collapse of the Affordable Care Act… Read more

Florida health marketplace

‘Health insurance’ that is too good to…

May 8, 2014 – "Among the plans available outside of open enrollment, there are less expensive options – that provide very little in the way of coverage… Read more

exchanges too big to succeed

Exchanges: too big to succeed?

April 13, 2014 – This is the time for brainstorming, but how much are we willing to change? Could we revamp the whole process if it meant a more… Read more

Health Wonk Review March Madness

Health Wonk Review for March 27, 2014

March 30, 2014 – If you're one of those health policy diehards, definitely head over to the Health Affairs Blog, and check out Chris Fleming's "March… Read more

off-exchange ACA enrollment

March ACA enrollment madness?

March 27, 2014 – "When you hear a final tally next month of the millions who have signed up for coverage through a public exchange, know that millions more… Read more

flushing ACA subsidies

Flushing away $10,000 to ‘just say No’

March 27, 2014 – "The vast majority of our clients are thrilled to find out they qualify for subsidies. But to some people, the premium tax credits feel… Read more

dont need health insurance

‘I don’t need health insurance!’

March 24, 2014 – “… And if you’re thinking “well, that would never happen to me …” consider all of the other ways that you could wake up… Read more

red-state Medicaid expansion

Cruel irony: millions too poor for…

March 20, 2014 – In states that have not expanded Medicaid, the people who most desperately need help paying for health insurance – those with the lowest… Read more

ACA exchange enrollment

Colorado: ‘battoning down the hatches’

March 19, 2014 – Six of the country's most successful state-run exchanges have overcome technological hurdles, dealt with massive volume, created innovative… Read more