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premium subsidies

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

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

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

Hiding eyes.

Cruel irony: millions too poor for Medicaid

March 20, 2014 – In states that have not expanded Medicaid, the people who most desperately need help paying for health insurance – those with the lowest… Read more