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President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans celebrate House passage of the American Healthcare Act on May 4, 2017.

Yes. Not having health insurance can kill you.

November 3, 2018 – The current ongoing line of false reassurances has to do with health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Many Republicans are… Read more

Obamacare saved this woman's life.

‘Obamacare saved my life’

January 5, 2017 – While policy wonks analyze the political challenges of repealing Obamacare, millions of Americans who rely on it to help pay for lifesaving… Read more

Not so phantom menace.

The Insurance Empire Strikes Back

August 2, 2016 – What the insurers are implying here is that if the Obamacare marketplace doesn't "stabilize" to their satisfaction (even though the… Read more

anti-discrimination protections fortified

Obamacare’s anti-discrimination protections fortified

May 17, 2016 – With the issuance of a final rule on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, one more roadblock to full equality for the LGBT community… Read more

The ACA brings LGBT equality.

LGBT gains under ACA are all about equality

December 10, 2015 – If you’re not lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, it might be tough to appreciate just how important the Affordable Care Act is to the… Read more

Surprise medical costs of balance billing.

Relief from the shock of ‘surprise medical bills’?

December 4, 2015 – Of all the failings in the U.S. healthcare system, among the most outrageous is the balance billing of insured patients at in-network… Read more

Billing surprises out of network.

A state-by-state fix for network adequacy issues?

December 1, 2015 – The Network Adequacy Model Act provides draft legislation for state laws that will ensure network adequacy in health insurance plans.… Read more

Patrick Carr.

Pre-existing conditions? ‘No such thing’

October 23, 2015 – Patrick Carr went an awfully long time without health insurance. For someone living with two chronic health conditions — asthma and high… Read more

Why pre-existing conditions mattered … to millions

August 19, 2015 – If GOP lawmakers were able to repeal Obamacare, their constituents ... the people who voted them into office ... would be among the biggest… Read more

Mouse trap.

‘Health insurance’ that is too good to be true

May 8, 2014 – "Among the plans available outside of open enrollment, there are less expensive options – that provide very little in the way of coverage… Read more

Large ship.

Don’t expect ‘spiraling premiums’ in 2015

January 4, 2014 – Reinsurance, risk corridors and risk adjustment are ACA provisions specifically designed to stabilize new health plans, especially in the… Read more

Like your junk policy? You can keep it.

November 15, 2013 – Your insurer doesn’t have to cancel your policy just because it doesn’t cover the ten essential benefits. You’re not going to lose… Read more