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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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Premium Subsidies flow heavily to populous, poor states

September 19, 2015  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

More than half of this year’s $27 billion in Affordable Care Act premium subsidies are going to five states, which has created a big but risky business opportunity for health insurers.

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NOT IN A SILVER PLAN? YOU PROBABLY PAID TOO MUCH FOR THAT DOCTOR VISIT.

September 3, 2015  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

Over 2 million consumers enrolled in the federal insurance exchange are not receiving the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), even though they’re eligible.

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5 states where PPACA exchange silver plan costs soared

March 18, 2015  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

Active bargain hunters who were willing to change health plans could get good prices for coverage from the typical Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act public exchange-except in 5 states.

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More PPACA exchange users get premium subsidies

December 31, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says at least 4 million people are set to have private exchange plan coverage in place Jan. 1, 2015.

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Hospitals, Insurers Say Subsidies Rulings Further Confuse the Issue

July 23, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

Health-industry officials said Tuesday’s dueling court rulings over federal health-law subsidies set the stage for another bout of confusion as consumers return to marketplaces this fall to shop for next year’s coverage.

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Federal Appeals Court Delivers Serious Setback To Obama Health Care Law

July 23, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

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ObamaCare subsidies in jeopardy

July 21, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

A pillar of ObamaCare was put in jeopardy Tuesday as two appeals courts split on whether the law’s premium subsidies are legal in 36 states.

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Consumers Who Stick With Current Exchange Plans May Face Significant Premium Increases in 2015

July 3, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

Consumers enrolled in exchange plans who receive federal assistance to reduce their monthly premiums may face substantial premium increases unless they switch insurance plans in 2015.

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Subsidies cover 76% of premiums for plans purchased on HealthCare.gov

June 23, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

Americans who enrolled in private health plans through the federal exchange in 2014 qualified for tax credits that covered an average of about three quarters of their monthly premium payment, according to data released Tuesday by HHS.

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