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The national weighted average monthly premium appears to be increasing from $594 a month to $595 a month – one dollar.

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

Obamacare rate hikes.

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

Bill Clinton.

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 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

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

Hillary Clinton's plan to cover all of us.

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

Hmmmm. Tec Cruz should consider the Canadian health care system.

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

Remote Alaska.

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

States with the lowest insurance rates.

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

An ACA success story.

A dream come true (and a nightmare ended)

November 11, 2015 – Shirley Cayko dreamed of opening her own mental health practice, but held off because she was quoted health insurance premiums of $5,000 a… 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