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State Experiences Show Why Repealing the ACA’s Premium Subsidies and Individual Mandate Would Cripple Individual Health Insurance Markets

January 21, 2017  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

What happens if Congress and the new president push ahead with partial repeal without securing support for a replacement? The resulting regulatory landscape would look like what several states had in place prior to the ACA. Their experiences were poor.

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If New Obamacare Patients Are Healthy, Insurance Market Steadies

January 1, 2017  /  State Exchanges

The surprising surge in Americans signing up for individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act could help insurance companies rebound in 2017 from a down year that triggered big rate increases.

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CMS finalizes 2018 exchange rules ahead of Trump administration

December 25, 2016  /  State Exchanges

The CMS has made a handful of final changes to the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces for 2018, just a little more than a month before Donald Trump takes over the White House and congressional Republicans move to repeal the healthcare reform law.

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Obamacare Enrollment Is Beating Last Year’s Early Pace

December 25, 2016  /  State Exchanges

Despite the Affordable Care Act’s rising prices, decreased insurer participation and a vigorous political threat to its survival, consumer enrollment for 2017 is outpacing last year’s, according to new federal data and reports from state officials around the country.

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The state of the ACA’s risk corridors

December 12, 2016  /  State Exchanges

The Obama administration is now on the hook for more than $8 billion in payments to cover insurer losses on the health insurance exchanges, but industry experts are growing doubtful the full tab will ever be paid.

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Fewer Choices and Higher Premiums in the Affordable Care Act’s Exchanges

October 27, 2016  /  State Exchanges

People shopping around on the insurance exchanges when the Affordable Care Act’s Open Enrollment period begins next week will find that the choices they have are limited and that insurance premiums have gone up significantly.

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2017 Premium Changes and Insurer Participation in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces

October 24, 2016  /  State Exchanges

Health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces (also called exchanges) are expected to increase faster in 2017 than in previous years due to a combination of factors, including substantial losses experienced by many insurers in this market and the phasing out of the ACA’s reinsurance program.

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Obama administration announces double-digit premium hikes for Affordable Care Act

October 24, 2016  /  State Exchanges

Obamacare premiums will soar in 2017, the administration acknowledged Monday, with the price of the most popular benchmark plans jumping an average of 22 percent as the law continues to rely on older, sicker customers than its backers had envisioned.

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More Than a Million People on Obamacare Could Lose Their Insurance Plans

October 14, 2016  /  State Exchanges

Insurers pulling back on Obamacare could cause some 1.4 million people to lose their coverage, according to a new analysis.

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To Keep Obamacare Viable, Insurers Are Restricting Access To Doctors

October 12, 2016  /  State Exchanges

Limited access to doctors and hospitals could become the norm for those buying individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act as insurers move rapidly to narrow medical care provider networks, a new analysis and recent insurer disclosures indicate.

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