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health insurance premiums

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

Bruised by the benchmark.

Bruised by the benchmark

December 2, 2014 – The volatility stems from the fact that subsidies, calculated to leave a buyer paying a fixed percentage of her income for monthly… Read more

Conspiracy on Obamacare.

Is Obamacare ‘in hiding’ until after the election?

October 23, 2014 – If this information was being kept under wraps for purely political reasons, they're doing a pretty poor job of it. Nevada is moving to the… Read more

Survey says!

ACA critics play the ‘rating game’ but it isn’t working

October 22, 2014 – Last spring, when it was obvious that Obamacare was meeting its enrollment targets for the first year, opponents of the law needed some new… Read more

Robert Graboyes Obamacare cancellations

Why your ACA health plan wasn’t cancelled

September 26, 2014 – Robert Graboyes says "it sounds odd" that actuarial value (AV) requirements will cause repeated policy cancellations. It "sounds odd"… Read more

Redwood trees.

Obamacare: Irreplaceable, irrepealable

April 7, 2014 – If you support the Affordable Care Act, know that your work is not yet done. And if you don't like it, you'll have opportunities to vote… Read more

Down the drain.

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

Red state pain won’t be limited to poor

October 30, 2013 – Not only will the states end up paying billions of dollars in uncompensated care for residents who remain uninsured, but private health… Read more

Obamacare and the bad-news bearers

September 26, 2013 – In the marketplaces where people who do not have access to employer-sponsored insurance will be purchasing their own coverage, rates will… Read more

Projections evidence ‘rate shock is a crock’

May 28, 2013 – Critics of Obamacare who warned us that health reform would result in "rate shock" haven't had much to say lately thanks to surprisingly… Read more

Spreading confusion about SHOP exchanges

April 11, 2013 – The HHS has announced a temporary change to rules for the ACA's SHOP program. Critics of the ACA are using the change to spread confusion… Read more