CBO: 24M reasons to revisit Obamacare Repeal

“Almost 28M people already do not have insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This new law would increase that by an additional 24M people to equal 52M uninsured by 2026 based on CBO estimates.”

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Open Enrollment: Answers to your Top 5 Questions

Happy Open Enrollment Day! November 1st marks the start of the forth open enrollment period for President Obama’s Health Insurance Marketplaces. That means from today until January 31st, an estimated 10 million Americans who had coverage in 2016 will be able to renew their health plans online and an additionally 3.5 million Americans that still…

Kasich: When Republicans Defend Gov’t Spending

Out of the six remaining major Republican candidates for President, only two remain that can claim “Executive Experience”; former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida and Governor John Kasich of Ohio. On Saturday, February 13th the two Governors squared off during the Republican debate, tackling questions around expanding Medicaid programs while maintaining conservative values. Jeb’s Replacement Plan Jeb Bush…

2016 Open Enrollment – 1 Week Left!

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace will end on January 31st. That means there are only 7 more days to choose a health plan and enroll if you: Make too much money for Medicaid (approximately $16,000/yr). Are 64 years old or younger and cannot enroll in Medicare. Are not getting health insurance coverage from…

The Curious Case of Hialeah

January 2016 marks the 3rd year of the Health Insurance Marketplaces, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act designed to help millions of Americans buy affordable, quality healthcare. In those three years, enrollment has grown to well over 12 million people. Thus far, 3 million new Americans enrolled in 2016. 35% of those enrolled…

Top 10 of 2015: #5 UnitedHealthcare

#5: UnitedHealthcare Threatens Obamacare A logo sign outside of the headquarters of UnitedHealthcare in Minnetonka, Minnesota on October 25, 2015. Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar  The largest health insurance company in the country warned regulators and stockholders that they may withdraw from the Health Insurance Marketplaces in 2017. This is a move that could force more…

Top 10 of 2015: #9 CO-OPs

#9: CO-OPs – Half empty or Half Full? In 2013, the Briefing Room reported on the potential pitfalls of launching Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) in every state. In less than two years, the warnings are now coming to fruition. 12 out of the 23 CO-OPs have closed their doors and will not exist in 2016…

Top 10 Healthcare Stories of 2015

#10: Obamacare Grows! 2015 marked the second year of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s landmark legislation created to help decrease the rate of uninsured. 50 Health Insurance Marketplaces launched nationwide and here are the 2015 results: More than 5 million new Americans enrolled joining the 8 million that enrolled in 2014 (65% growth). 85%…