Tag Archives: individual mandate

What drives insurance premium costs? It’s not what you think.

Before the House GOP health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act stalled, there was some discussion by lawmakers to repeal the “essential health benefits.”  These were mandatory requirements created by the Affordable Care Act that most … Continue reading

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Uninsured rate continues to decline

The uninsured rate among US adults continues to decline, currently standing at 11.9% for the first quarter of 2015.  The rate is 1 percentage point lower than the fourth quarter in 2014 and is 5.2 points lower than 2013, when … Continue reading

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just four little words…

The Affordable Care Act was front and center at the Supreme Court once again yesterday, but this time the health law’s fate may be dependent on just four words. The case before the Supreme Court, King v Burwell, is not … Continue reading

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Changes in cost of monthly health insurance premiums

A while back, I wrote about the need to shop around on the private insurance marketplaces for individuals purchasing insurance for 2015.  Everyone knew that the average price of monthly premiums would change if you purchased the benchmark silver plan … Continue reading

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Big drop in uninsured rate

On Monday, Gallup released big news about the uninsured rate in the United States.  Gallup found that the share of adults without health insurance shrank from 17.1 percent at the end of last year to 15.6 percent for the first … Continue reading

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the Affordable Care Act: a story told through television

There’s a humerous but extremely helpful story on boston.com this morning using the characters from eight television shows to explain the effects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).  You can check out the article here, but I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Deadline for individuals purchasing health insurance

I’d be a bad justgngr if I didn’t mention that today was supposed to be the last day for individuals to purchase health insurance on the insurance exchanges. For those of you who do your Christmas shopping last minute and … Continue reading

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