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American Rescue Plan drives health insurance costs down for ‘young invincibles’ photo

American Rescue Plan drives health insurance costs down for ‘young invincibles’

March 25, 2021 – 'Young invincibles' are among the millions of Americans who will be able to find lower individual-market health insurance premiums and more… Read more

Five ways the American Rescue Plan might slash your health insurance costs photo

Five ways the American Rescue Plan might slash your health insurance costs

March 18, 2021 – Thanks to the American Rescue Plan – signed last week by President Biden – premium subsidies are larger and available to more people in… Read more

2020: The year of the $1 premium increase? photo

2020: The year of the $1 premium increase?

September 25, 2019 – The biggest story surrounding 2020 ACA premium changes is that there’s literally no story of crazy rate changes, at least nationally.… Read more

Who’s bearing the brunt of rate increases? photo

Who’s bearing the brunt of rate increases?

October 14, 2016 – While headlines about huge rate increases and carrier exits have been everywhere over the last few months, they only apply to the 7 percent… Read more

Live from Bill Clinton’s id, an ACA alternative photo

Live from Bill Clinton’s id, an ACA alternative

October 6, 2016 – Has Bill Clinton actively contemplated a Medicaid buy-in, or was his suggestion just a slip of the… Read more

Southerners – and women – enjoy bigger subsidies photo

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

Health premiums after Obamacare? They’re lower. photo

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

About that health insurance you’ve been subsidizing photo

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

Hillary’s plans to sweeten the Obamacare pot photo

Hillary’s plans to sweeten the Obamacare pot

May 17, 2016 – Hillary Clinton's wish list has something for people at all points in the income distribution, very much including those at the top of… Read more

Ted Cruz & the Case of the Vanishing Health Plan photo

Ted Cruz & the Case of the Vanishing Health Plan

January 23, 2016 – Turns out Sen. Ted Cruz and his family were never without coverage. His campaign has cleared up a few questions for us. Mind if we ask a… Read more

Why 13 states have highest health insurance rates photo

Why 13 states have highest health insurance rates

December 9, 2015 – Five of the seven least populated states in the U.S. are on the list of states where premiums in a metropolitan area are the highest (and… Read more

Why 13 states have lower health insurance rates photo

Why 13 states have lower health insurance rates

November 19, 2015 – Thirteen states have managed to keep health insurance premiums among the lowest in the country. What's their… Read more