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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

The specter alone of a SCOTUS ruling for plaintiffs will likely force industry actuaries to spike premiums.

Succeed or fail, challenge may push rates higher

March 3, 2015 – Because of all this uncertainty, insurers reportedly are thinking of pricing their policies higher for 2016 than they would if they knew… 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

Redwood trees.

Obamacare: Irreplaceable, irrepealable

April 7, 2014 – If you support the Affordable Care Act, know that your work is not yet done. And if you don't like it, you'll have opportunities to vote… 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

Red state pain won’t be limited to poor

October 30, 2013 – Not only will the states end up paying billions of dollars in uncompensated care for residents who remain uninsured, but private health… Read more

Excuse me. Could we lower our premiums?

September 12, 2013 – In just three weeks, Americans who don’t have employer-sponsored coverage will begin signing up to buy their own insurance in state… Read more

Medicare Advantage — or DISAdvantage?

April 18, 2013 – Wendell Potter says he believes his mother is alive today because she was disenrolled from a Medicare Advantage plan that wouldn't have… Read more

26 million eligible for help paying premiums

April 18, 2013 – We at Families USA estimate that nearly 26 million Americans will be eligible for premium tax credits to help make health coverage… Read more

Spreading confusion about SHOP exchanges

April 11, 2013 – The HHS has announced a temporary change to rules for the ACA's SHOP program. Critics of the ACA are using the change to spread confusion… Read more

Title of Congressional hearing said it all:

March 19, 2013 – I was stunned when Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), accused me of being disingenuous because I told the story of a Florida woman who might be… Read more

Study shows health insurance ‘sticker shock’

February 25, 2013 – Imagine visiting a car dealership to buy a minivan. After reviewing your options, you tell the dealer “I want the $15,000 Dodge… Read more