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qualified health plan

ACA number cruncher Charles Gaba: CBO's enrollment projections are pie in the sky; still, expect 14.7 million to sign up for QHPs

Prediction: QHP enrollment will swell…

October 15, 2015 – Before I go any further, let me say this flat out: No. Actual exchange enrollments in 2016 are not going to reach the CBO's 21 million… Read more

How red states propped up…

March 31, 2015 – Red-state governors and legislatures that refused the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion were probably aiming to help the ACA die the… Read more

health insurance shopping

Americans know how to shop (even for…

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

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

February 4, 2015 – Of federal marketplace plan offerings that increased in premium, 70 percent had at least one better alternative. Plan offerings were… Read more

off-exchange enrollment ACA

Open enrollment’s ‘missing persons’

January 20, 2015 – Last spring I was shouting from the rooftops about off-exchange QHP enrollments at a time when most reporters (and especially ACA… Read more

ACA enrollment projections

2015 projection: 12 million will…

November 16, 2014 – The HHS Department thinks there will be about 9.1 million paying QHP enrollees out of about 10.4 million total. CBO is projecting 13… Read more

ACA signups 28 million

Making a mountain out of 7 million…

November 8, 2014 – The uninsured slice has dropped by around 26 percent in just the first year of the exchanges/Medicaid expansion being operational. That's… Read more

conspiracy Obamacare

Is Obamacare ‘in hiding’ until after…

October 23, 2014 – If this information was being kept under wraps for purely political reasons, they're doing a pretty poor job of it. Nevada is moving to the… Read more

Nathan Wilkes lifetime caps

Finally: an escape from lifetime…

October 16, 2013 – Nathan Wilkes is a Colorado father who came face-to-face with the realities of lifetime maximum benefits on health insurance policies… Read more