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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

Paul Ryan nonsense.

3 GOP repeal comments that are eyeroll-worthy

January 22, 2017 – 'Ryan’s playing us all for fools in an effort to drum up support for his own version of healthcare reform.' – Louise… Read more

Looking at subsidies.

A post-ACA subsidy that already exists

December 23, 2016 – Is deductibility of health premiums a promising 'repeal' component? See how it works for over 4 million who already take the… Read more

GOP would price subsidies on age, not need.

A (Tom) Price cut for subsidized health coverage

December 14, 2016 – As a standalone replacement for the ACA, Tom Price's plan would render coverage unaffordable for the vast majority of the 20-plus million… Read more

Increasing health insurance premiums.

Escaping the crush of premium increases

October 14, 2016 – If health insurance rate hikes make you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place, take heart. These strategies may offer a way… Read more

Southerners and women get bigger subsidies.

Southerners – and women – enjoy bigger subsidies

September 23, 2016 – ACA's subsidies are working just as they were intended to: Subsidies are higher where incomes are lower, and after-subsidy premiums are… Read more

Digging for health savings.

7 reasons for ending off-exchange enrollment

September 15, 2016 – If every ACA-compliant plan was only available via the exchanges, millions more could have access to ACA's tax… Read more

Premiums lower under Obamacare.

Health premiums after Obamacare? They’re lower.

July 29, 2016 – Today, even as news about big premium increases for 2017 raises concerns about the Affordable Care Act’s long-term health, an analysis… 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

Basic health plans and expanding coverage.

States may sweeten the ACA pot

January 8, 2016 – The 'public option' died in the health reform battle, but two state-run plans point a potential path toward richer coverage at lower… Read more

Do silver plans beat employer-based plans?

When ACA’s Silver beats employer-sponsored plans

October 7, 2015 – Most holders of Silver plans purchased in the ACA's marketplaces have more comprehensive overall coverage than most people with… Read more