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individual mandate

Lawmakers in Colorado and Maryland are considering legislation aimed at improving coverage of in vitro fertilization under state-regulated health plans.

The Scoop: February 19, 2020 Edition

February 19, 2020 – In this edition: Covered California offers special enrollment through April 3; Court of Appeals rules against Arkansas work requirement;… Read more

Utah state employees who take high-cost specialty drugs are being given the option of traveling to Mexico in order to obtain their drugs at a much lower cost – and the state is reimbursing them for travel expenses.

The Scoop: February 12, 2020 Edition

February 12, 2020 – In this edition: DC exchange offers SEP for residents who weren't aware of DC's individual mandate; Virginia lawmakers approve bills to… Read more

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is considering a transition to a state-run health insurance exchange, as well as a reinsurance program that could reduce premiums in the state’s individual insurance market.

The Scoop: January 8, 2020 Edition

January 8, 2020 – Headlines in this week's edition of The Scoop: Open enrollment continues in DC and five states; Legislation filed in Virginia to create a… Read more

Though it may never go into effect, the amended public charge rule has already had a chilling effect on immigrant use of services.

Courts resist assault on benefits for immigrants and the poor – so far

October 22, 2019 – The Trump administration’s 'public charge rule' and favored Medicaid work requirements have been stayed by federal courts. Will those… Read more

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says a reinsurance pool approved by the federal government will drive down insurance premiums in the state.

The Scoop: August 2, 2019 Edition

August 2, 2019 – In this edition of The Scoop: North Dakota and Colorado state reinsurance programs receive federal approval; CMS rejects Utah's request for… Read more

A new survey reveals that the population with the highest rate of uninsurance cares about health coverage, but needs more information about options.

Millennial coverage challenges are largely about cost, awareness

July 9, 2019 – A new survey reveals that the population with the highest rate of uninsurance cares about health coverage, but needs more information about… Read more

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

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