Gig workers are signing up for ACA health benefits, though many still go uncovered

Nov 21, 2022
Gig workers are a major reason this year's open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act individual marketplace is likely to be big.
Sharon Barker, an Affordable Care Act navigator, discusses open enrollment in Nashville, Tennessee. She said more of her clients are working in the gig economy and using the individual marketplace to support a more flexible career.
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Expanding Medicaid to holdout states could add jobs beyond health care

May 21, 2021
When Michigan expanded the health coverage program for low-income people, it led to 30,000 new jobs in the state.
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Census finds nearly 30 million people didn't have health insurance in 2019

Sep 16, 2020
With COVID-19-related job losses, health experts expect the number of people without insurance to grow this year.
A man has his temperature checked at a COVID-19 testing site in Long Beach, California. The number of Americans without health insurance is expected to go up this year.
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Insurers' offers to cover COVID-19 treatment are expiring

Aug 21, 2020
The offers made business sense at the height of the pandemic. Things are more complicated now.
A health care worker swabs a patient during a COVID-19 test. While testing is covered by insurance under federal law, treatment isn't.
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Where are Affordable Care Act premiums headed?

May 4, 2018
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the Republican-controlled House voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has said the vote would increase the number of uninsured Americans by more than 20 million. Well, Obamacare is still standing, but as part of the tax overhaul, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans […]

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