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premium subsidies

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

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