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premium subsidies

The Affordable Care Act ensures that coverage is guaranteed-issue for people with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes (which affects 30 million Americans).

50 populations whose lives are better thanks to the ACA

November 19, 2019 – Millions of Americans would have worse health insurance – or none at all – without Obamacare's provisions. But the law's protections… Read more

Kansas legislation allows Farm Bureau to sell medically underwritten health coverage that’s not subject to ACA rules. The plans became available for purchase this month.

The Scoop: October 23, 2019 Edition

October 23, 2019 – In this week's edition of The Scoop: Most of the state-run exchanges have enabled window shopping for 2020 plans; Arizona has indefinitely… 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

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

Trumpcare steals from the poor

The poor get poorer under GOP’s tax credit scheme

March 10, 2017 – The AHCA would result in higher premiums for older people, smaller tax credits for poorer and older people, reduced access to Medicaid for… 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

Obamacare helps MS patients.

Obamacare: a game changer for MS patients

January 13, 2016 – Obamacare has absolutely been a game-changer for people with MS and other chronic illnesses. But there is still work to be… Read more

Scott "Walkercare" means hurt for women.

WalkerCare gives women reasons to worry again

August 23, 2015 – The “open market” Walker would establish would be the kind of health insurance market that existed before Obamacare. There would be no… Read more

Post King decision.

Wriggling out of a post-King crisis

May 18, 2015 – If a SCOTUS ruling for the plaintiffs deep-sixes subsidies, could Congressional Republicans manage a 'Houdini-like'… Read more

Obamacare shoppers.

Americans know how to shop (even for insurance)

February 27, 2015 – Evidence from the 2014-2015 open enrollment period provides evidence that most buyers are making rational decisions and finding coverage… 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

Health insurance market meltdown.

Supreme implications for subsidies and states

November 16, 2014 – I think if the King case prevailed, it would set up political crises on two levels. One is in those states that have decided not to set up… Read more