Here's why Obamacare premiums are going down for the first time

Oct 12, 2018
It's "really about returning excess profits," a Kaiser Family Foundation executive says.
John Moore/Getty Images

Here’s why more Americans now lack health insurance

Jan 19, 2018
It's a reversal from last year, according to a survey.
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

California consumers are buying gold health insurance plans in record numbers

Dec 13, 2017
Obamacare’s open enrollment period closes for most states Friday. Thanks to a complicated federal formula, a spike in premiums this year has given consumers who are eligible for subsidies more money to buy insurance. And early signs suggest some people…

CBO numbers on tax bill changes don’t look good for the country’s poorest

Nov 27, 2017
While the drama over at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ongoing, the big story in Washington right now is still taxes. Members of Congress are back from their holiday break, and Republicans are doing their best to tweak and…

The mysterious jump in Obamacare enrollment

Nov 24, 2017
We’re half-way through the Obamacare open enrollment period and we’ve got a bit of a health care mystery on our hands. Earlier this week, federal health officials reported nearly 800-thousand consumers selected plans on – the federal website where…

What would happen to Obamacare if people weren't required to buy health insurance?

Nov 22, 2017
The individual mandate has been central to the Affordable Care Act.
Martha Lucia sits with an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she picks an insurance plan.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What it's like to be young, working two part-time jobs while navigating Obamacare during repeal efforts

Nov 8, 2017
Turning 26 and buying health insurance for the first time during a period of uncertainty over the fate of Obamacare is stressful.
A computer screen shows the enrollment page for the Affordable Care Act on November 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

With Obamacare ad dollars slashed, expect lower enrollment

Oct 30, 2017
Healthy people need a reminder to sign up for insurance.
Two people discuss health plans available from the Affordable Care Act with an agent.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Trump delivers another blow to Obamacare

Oct 13, 2017
And this one lands directly on the insurance industry, for now. The president cut payments to insurers that go toward subsidies for low-income people who buy policies on the health care exchanges. Those so-called cost-sharing reductions were worth billions to…

What President Trump's health care order could mean for you

Oct 13, 2017
Why nothing will change right away