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subsidies

Fool's gold.

Introducing a new ‘metal’ tier: Fool’s Gold?

May 6, 2014 – Does the health insurance industry really think that Americans are desperate for a return to policies with sky-high deductibles and scanty… Read more

Down the drain.

Flushing away $10,000 to ‘just say No’

March 27, 2014 – "The vast majority of our clients are thrilled to find out they qualify for subsidies. But to some people, the premium tax credits feel… Read more

Hiding eyes.

Cruel irony: millions too poor for Medicaid

March 20, 2014 – In states that have not expanded Medicaid, the people who most desperately need help paying for health insurance – those with the lowest… Read more

Ice skater.

A health disaster waiting to happen

February 5, 2014 – Obamacare has offered solid footing to millions whose 'junk policies' were a disaster waiting to happen – offering the kind of coverage… Read more

Paper shredder.

Help paying for insurance? Not interested.

January 20, 2014 – A U.S. District Court ruling last week will ensure ACA's subsidies for millions who desperately need help with premiums, but surely… Read more

Wall Street Journal headline.

Looking for the down side?

January 19, 2014 – Despite the Journal’s headline, important progress is being made. Millions of people who previously were uninsured because they… Read more

Obamacare victims.

Obamacare’s ‘victims’

January 2, 2014 – When ‘victims’ step forward, reporters need to investigate these claims. If newspaper editors and television producers are willing to… Read more

What isn’t catastrophic for Obamacare

December 23, 2013 – "I'm not surprised by the hyperbole. Ever since the story of cancelled policies broke, media coverage of the problem has verged on… Read more

5 questions for real Obamacare reporters

December 6, 2013 – Insurance industry insider Wendell Potter says that reporters who take the time to ask five simple questions can avoid being duped when… Read more

62 other reasons to say ‘ahhhh’

December 5, 2013 – This week, President Obama launched a campaign focusing the country's attention on the benefits of health reform. On Wednesday, he focused… Read more

Dreading higher premiums?

December 4, 2013 – Even if you won't get an ACA premium subsidy, there a handful of strategies you can try to help make your health insurance coverage more… Read more

ACA’s winners far outnumber its losers

November 20, 2013 – "OK, people with cancelled insurance policies have a grievance. So does the much larger group of uninsured people with serious diagnosed… Read more