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health insurance premiums

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

Remote Alaska.

Why 13 states have highest health insurance rates

December 9, 2015 – Five of the seven least populated states in the U.S. are on the list of states where premiums in a metropolitan area are the highest (and… 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

Bad bet on health insurance?

The ‘casino effect’ on your health insurance rates

October 6, 2015 – There are several reasons for the wide variation in 2016 individual health insurance rates across the country, but there is one thing that… Read more

Obamacare rate hikes.

Letting the air out of rate-increase hysteria

May 19, 2015 – The 2016 rate-increase hysteria has already started. Before you freak out, here are four things to remember about premium-hike… Read more

Marketplace winners.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

February 4, 2015 – Of federal marketplace plan offerings that increased in premium, 70 percent had at least one better alternative. Plan offerings were… 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