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health insurance premiums

Pennsylvania enacts law requiring health insurers to cover additional breast cancer screening for higher-risk women

The Scoop: July 8, 2020 Edition

July 8, 2020 – In this week's edition: COVID-19 special enrollment periods in NY, MD end next Wednesday; Pennsylvania enacts law requiring health insurers… Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of health insurers that had sued the federal government over the massive funding shortfalls for the Affordable Care Act's risk corridors program.

The Scoop: July 1, 2020 Edition

July 1, 2020 – In this edition: Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion; coverage effective in mid-2021; Pennsylvania state-run exchange debuts this… Read more

Oklahoma Medicaid expansion vote

The Scoop: June 3, 2020 Edition

June 3, 2020 – In this edition: special enrollment continues for uninsured in five states and DC, and for millions who've lost coverage due to crisis;… Read more

Legislation to mandate infertility coverage in state-regulated health plans

The Scoop: May 20, 2020 Edition

May 20, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-19 special enrollment period in Massachusetts ends on Monday; Americans are much more likely to become uninsured as… Read more

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday that eases reporting rules for adults facing Medicaid work requirements.

The Scoop: September 25, 2019 Edition

September 25, 2019 – In this week's edition of The Scoop: average individual-market health insurance premiums are barely budging for 2020; short-term health… Read more

The national weighted average monthly premium appears to be increasing from $594 a month to $595 a month – one dollar.

2020: The year of the $1 premium increase?

September 25, 2019 – The biggest story surrounding 2020 ACA premium changes is that there’s literally no story of crazy rate changes, at least nationally.… Read more

Obamacare rate hikes.

Who’s bearing the brunt of rate increases?

October 14, 2016 – While headlines about huge rate increases and carrier exits have been everywhere over the last few months, they only apply to the 7 percent… 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

Not so phantom menace.

The Insurance Empire Strikes Back

August 2, 2016 – What the insurers are implying here is that if the Obamacare marketplace doesn't "stabilize" to their satisfaction (even though the… Read more

Premiums lower under Obamacare.

Health premiums after Obamacare? They’re lower.

July 29, 2016 – Today, even as news about big premium increases for 2017 raises concerns about the Affordable Care Act’s long-term health, an analysis… 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

Will Simple Choice plans live up to their name?

Will ‘Simple Choice’ plans live up to their name?

June 9, 2016 – Last month, HealthCare.gov CEO Kevin Counihan announced that "Simple Choice" plans will be available through ACA's marketplaces when open… Read more