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open enrollment

How red states propped up…

March 31, 2015 – Red-state governors and legislatures that refused the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion were probably aiming to help the ACA die the… Read more

Harvard coverage Obamacare

For many ACA beneficiaries: ‘Ivy…

January 6, 2015 – Contributor Andrew Sprung isn't buying a New York Times article by Robert Pear that describes faculty health coverage at Harvard as 'far… Read more

Hanukkah harry Gaba

Hanukkah Harry, enrollment…

December 22, 2014 – So what I'd like from Hannukah Harry this year ... or going forward ... would be I know that recently has finally started… Read more

ACA Copper plan

Could Copper be ACA’s new precious…

November 19, 2014 – For some consumers, Copper plans could be just right. This is particularly true among healthy people who don't qualify for subsidies and… Read more

ACA enrollment projections

2015 projection: 12 million will…

November 16, 2014 – The HHS Department thinks there will be about 9.1 million paying QHP enrollees out of about 10.4 million total. CBO is projecting 13… Read more

kicking Obamacare tires puts focus on the…

November 14, 2014 – The streamlining works. Entering as a single person, I was able to get to price quotes in under 30 seconds. That's very good news. A… Read more

Obamacare exchange open enrollment

Over 7 million customers served

November 11, 2014 – Focusing on the fact that natural and expected attrition has reduced to around 7 million the number of individuals who have gained… Read more

conspiracy Obamacare

Is Obamacare ‘in hiding’ until after…

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

Obamacare open enrollment window

Fixing Obamacare’s broken window

April 17, 2014 – Spreading out open enrollment would allow carriers and exchanges to maintain level staffing throughout the year, and would result in better… Read more

exchanges too big to succeed

Exchanges: too big to succeed?

April 13, 2014 – This is the time for brainstorming, but how much are we willing to change? Could we revamp the whole process if it meant a more… Read more

off-exchange ACA enrollment

March ACA enrollment madness?

March 27, 2014 – "When you hear a final tally next month of the millions who have signed up for coverage through a public exchange, know that millions more… Read more

dont need health insurance

‘I don’t need health insurance!’

March 24, 2014 – “… And if you’re thinking “well, that would never happen to me …” consider all of the other ways that you could wake up… Read more

Obamacare enrollment deadline

Enrollment: ‘Beating the clock’ isn’t…

March 17, 2014 – With just two weeks remaining before the window slams shut on the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment period, unquestionably, the best… Read more

Bringing profound change by bus, yet…

March 2, 2014 – Most of the folks we met on the tour were unaware that nearly 6 in 10 people who don’t have health coverage and are eligible for coverage… Read more

Just how bad are junk health policies?

January 10, 2014 – In the pre-2014 individual health insurance market, the plan options ran the gamut from great to horrible. How could such worthless… Read more

ACA Pajama Boy

‘Pajama Boy’: Id of the anti-ACA…

December 23, 2013 – Critics can joke all they want about 'Pajama Boy,' but the campaign's message is no joke: We owe it to our kids to have this conversation… Read more

The state of the state marketplaces

October 9, 2013 – The high initial traffic numbers are indicative of a program that will be successful overall. Given the propensity to procrastinate when… Read more

ACA marketplace shopping

Shopping smart in the new marketplace

September 28, 2013 – Americans will begin enrolling in ACA's health insurance marketplaces on October 1. Each state will have only one official ACA marketplace.… Read more


Medicare open enrollment season starts

November 15, 2010 – During the annual Medicare open enrollment period, it's always prudent of seniors to take a look at their existing Medicare coverage and… Read more