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premium subsidies

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

5 questions for real Obamacare reporters

December 6, 2013 – Insurance industry insider Wendell Potter says that reporters who take the time to ask five simple questions can avoid being duped when… Read more

Dreading higher premiums?

December 4, 2013 – Even if you won't get an ACA premium subsidy, there a handful of strategies you can try to help make your health insurance coverage more… Read more

Millions qualify for ‘free health insurance’

November 5, 2013 – If you're uninsured – or buy your insurance in the individual market – and live in one of seven states, chances are greater than 1 in 3… 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

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

Obamacare and the bad-news bearers

September 26, 2013 – In the marketplaces where people who do not have access to employer-sponsored insurance will be purchasing their own coverage, rates will… Read more

Will ‘the bros’ buy health insurance in 2014?

August 31, 2013 – What reform's opponent don't tell them is that under Obamacare, a 25-year-old waiter who lives in North Los Angeles and earns $17,200 a… Read more

ACA benefits far outweigh tax-time burdens

August 23, 2013 – When we move to a system that requires insurers to send tax forms to insureds, it's unlikely to be any more complicated than the tax forms… Read more