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subsidies

Post King decision.

Wriggling out of a post-King crisis

May 18, 2015 – If a SCOTUS ruling for the plaintiffs deep-sixes subsidies, could Congressional Republicans manage a 'Houdini-like'… Read more

Justices Roberts, Kennedy and Obamacare.

Justices Kennedy, Roberts are ‘votes in play’

March 4, 2015 – This morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit that claims that the Affordable Care Act only allows… 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

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

Levitt on King v Burwell.

If SCOTUS nukes Obamacare, what happens next?

February 23, 2015 – A negotiation will, of course, take place if the Supreme Court drops the King bomb on the ACA. And Michael Leavitt, who sat in Sylvia… Read more

Subsidies denied.

How subsidy-eligible enrollees got ‘false negatives’

February 2, 2015 – By now it's clear that many who are eligible either for subsidized private coverage or Medicaid under the ACA don't know that they're… Read more

Santa, fix the family glitch please!

Santa, please fix the ‘family glitch’

December 23, 2014 – There are somewhere between 2 and 4 million people who are impacted by the "family glitch" who are basically missing out on access to… Read more

Help Obamacare Santa!

Santa, we need CSR subsidies for Bronze plans

December 21, 2014 – For low-income people Bronze plans are very rarely appropriate because the out-of-pocket costs are likely to be so high. Cost-sharing… Read more

Santa, please deliver relief from high deductibles.

Santa, please deliver relief from high deductibles

December 19, 2014 – What I'd like from Santa is for him to bring the American people some relief from the high deductibles that so many of us are having to… Read more

McConnell cuts the heart from Obamacare.

Removing the heart of Obamacare

November 14, 2014 – Larry Levitt and Harold Pollack speculate about 'surgeries' the ACA might face as Republicans scheme to remove Obamacare's vital… Read more

Bailing.

Why exchange website users aren’t ‘bailing’

November 11, 2014 – We shouldn’t be surprised by the finding that half of the survey respondents aren’t planning to go back to the exchange during the 2015… 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