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individual mandate

Republicans have decided they can pay homage to a sacred cow, even when they’re planning to kill it.

The GOP is still coming after your ACA coverage (whether you have a pre-existing condition or not).

September 27, 2018 – Republicans have decided they can pay homage to a sacred cow, even when they’re planning to kill… Read more

Katya Powder

Enrolling like their lives depend on it

February 7, 2018 – More Americans are appreciating the Affordable Care Act more than ever – and they're showing it by continuing to enroll in ACA-compliant… Read more

50 ways to lose your healthcare -- protest.

50 ways to lose your coverage

February 10, 2017 – Unfortunately, the average American doesn't seem to have a good sense of what repeal could cost them. Many aren't even certain that they've… Read more

Do we need stiffer ACA penalties?

Do we need a stiffer individual mandate penalty?

September 14, 2016 – Would a heftier tax penalty for being uninsured fix anemic marketplace enrollment and help to prevent an ACA death spiral? At least one… Read more

Not afraid of the Obamacare penalty?

The growing sting of the individual mandate

November 24, 2015 – The 2014 individual mandate penalty of $95 is about the equivalent of a monthly cable bill for many families: annoying but hardly… Read more

Republican plan 2015.

GOP’s plan for the future would take us backward

February 9, 2015 – What are these so-called "new" ideas? They are actually old ideas ... ones we have been hearing about for over a decade. They didn't work… Read more

McConnell cuts the heart from Obamacare.

Removing the heart of Obamacare

November 14, 2014 – Larry Levitt and Harold Pollack speculate about 'surgeries' the ACA might face as Republicans scheme to remove Obamacare's vital… Read more

Paper shredder.

Help paying for insurance? Not interested.

January 20, 2014 – A U.S. District Court ruling last week will ensure ACA's subsidies for millions who desperately need help with premiums, but surely… Read more

Large ship.

Don’t expect ‘spiraling premiums’ in 2015

January 4, 2014 – Reinsurance, risk corridors and risk adjustment are ACA provisions specifically designed to stabilize new health plans, especially in the… Read more

What isn’t catastrophic for Obamacare

December 23, 2013 – "I'm not surprised by the hyperbole. Ever since the story of cancelled policies broke, media coverage of the problem has verged on… Read more

A fuss over subsidies for Congressional staff

August 7, 2013 – The decision to let Congressional staffers keep their federal subsidies to help buy coverage through the exchanges makes sense from a human… Read more

‘Going bare’: risky, irresponsible suggestion

August 3, 2013 – Conservative organizations are mounting a cynical campaign to undermine the Affordable Care Act by encouraging young healthy adults to "go… Read more