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Bill Clinton.

Live from Bill Clinton’s id, an ACA alternative

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

Medicare-advantage as a thing.

A Medicare buy-in Republicans can love

September 23, 2016 – One might assume that Republicans would never go for a Medicare buy-in, as it would expand the ranks of those who get "government-run"… Read more

A blue wave needed in 2016 elections to advance Obamacare.

A Medicare Advantage for the ACA marketplace?

September 8, 2016 – Are there means other than a 'public option to establish "government rates" as a marketplace norm? Jon Kingsdale, the founding executive… Read more

Aetna is leaving these exchanges

Your carrier’s leaving the exchange. What now?

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 is closed for business.

Aetna or no Aetna, the exchanges need help

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

United Healthcare concedes ACA marketplaces.

Why insurers thrive (or dive) in ACA marketplaces

April 28, 2016 – Centene is happy with its marketplace profits. UHC is losing millions. Can the Iowa marketplace offer clues as to why carriers succeed or… Read more

High deductibles don't work for consumers.

Why high deductibles don’t work

April 12, 2016 – Ultimately, high-deductibles handicap patients' and providers' ability to work together to effectively manage patients' health, prevent… Read more

Hillary Clinton's public option.

A more affordable Affordable Care Act?

February 23, 2016 – There is potentially a way that a state could make coverage more affordable for all applicants. That would be to make all options public… Read more

The forward thrust of medicaid expansion.

The inevitable expansion of the Medicaid expansion

February 10, 2016 – States continue to realize the impact of Medicaid – and incentives to expand. Here's what's happening in states that aren't yet on board.… Read more

Living with diabetes under Obamacare

Life with diabetes is sweeter thanks to Obamacare

January 20, 2016 – By every measure, people with diabetes – and those at risk – have significantly improved access to quality care than they did before… Read more

States with the lowest insurance rates.

Why 13 states have lower health insurance rates

November 19, 2015 – Thirteen states have managed to keep health insurance premiums among the lowest in the country. What's their… Read more

The specter alone of a SCOTUS ruling for plaintiffs will likely force industry actuaries to spike premiums.

Succeed or fail, challenge may push rates higher

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