Why Affordable Care Act coverage has record enrollment

Jan 15, 2024
Plans are cheaper because of pandemic-era subsidies, and millions who lost Medicaid coverage have found their way to ACA marketplaces.
Affordable Care Act plans have become less expensive in the last few years, thanks to pandemic-era subsidies. Above, a person fills out an insurance application at an ACA enrollment fair.
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More Americans are going without health insurance, census report says

Sep 10, 2019
Despite a strong a economy, the uninsured rate rose last year for the first time since Obamacare.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans going without health insurance rose last year for the first time this decade.
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Health insurers weigh choice of offering plans on Obamacare exchanges in 2018 or pulling out

Mar 27, 2017
What now? That’s the question after House Republicans last week failed to pass a repeal-and-replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Over the weekend President Trump predicted the ACA will “explode.” One way that could happen is if more insurers drop out of state and federal exchanges in 2018. They’re worried […]

Watching the new health insurance market unfold in real time

Apr 20, 2016
A busy week for health insurers shows how the market is changing
An exterior view of the Anthem Health Insurance headquarters.
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Many consumers can save money by swapping health plans

Nov 18, 2015
But it may mean switching doctors.

Researchers: Insurers are steering some patients away

Nov 11, 2015
Under the ACA, insurers can no longer deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.

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Health co-ops' struggles could bring higher costs

Oct 20, 2015
Healthcare co-ops are having a hard time competing with big insurance companies.

Five million stick to private health insurance

Jul 3, 2014
The New England Journal is out with a new analysis of those with health insurance.

Why California needs ACA cancellations to stay

Nov 22, 2013
California says no to letting insurers reissue canceled plans for another year. And it’s not just because the policies are substandard. Without those customers on the exchanges the whole thing could collapse.