Obamacare articles by category

coverage delivery

Coop health plans under the ACA.

CO-OP health plans: patients’ interests first

As of early 2019, only four of the original 23 CO-OPs were still operational. The other CO-OPs have failed for a variety of reasons,… Read more

Basic health programs.

Affordable Care Act’s Basic Health Program

The Basic Health Program was originally scheduled to begin January 1, 2014, but was postponed until 2015. And only two states have… Read more

High risk health pools.

Health insurance and high-risk pools

Now that the consumer protections in the ACA have been fully implemented, risk pools are no longer necessary the way they were in the past.… Read more

Shopping healthcare.gov.

The federal exchange option

By March 2016, effectuated enrollment across the 38 states using the Healthcare.gov enrollment platform stood at 8.4 million people. And 85… Read more

Wondering about health insurance exchanges.

What is a health insurance exchange?

Health insurance exchanges are set to launch across the United States on October 1 and bring radical change to how people shop for and buy… Read more

Shopping the Obamacare exchanges.

Shopping in the exchanges: what to expect

Ever since the ACA was signed into law in 2010, "exchange" has been a buzz word in health care reform. But there's still plenty of… Read more

Getting the uninsured covered.

Reducing the number of uninsured

For many Americans, getting off the rolls of the uninsured is a simple matter of getting information about coverage that's already… Read more