Premiums fall again for ACA health plans

Oct 23, 2019
After years of rising costs, the drop is an indication markets are stabilizing.
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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.
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The health insurance exchanges were meant to lower premiums through competition. So what happened this year?

Oct 30, 2017
It’s sign up season for the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment starts on Wednesday. Government numbers out today show that almost half of the population live in places where they can only choose from three or fewer insurers. Not much competition, so you’d expect premiums to be high. But in other places, there’s seven, eight or even […]

Wisconsin wants Medicaid recipients to pony up more money

Apr 26, 2017
'It’s just another punch in the gut,' one enrollee says.
A handful of states are piloting programs to expand Medicaid to food assistance. Some experts say it could help address wider health issues faced by patients on Medicaid.
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What will happen to housing policy under Trump?

Jan 24, 2017
One of the first things President Donald Trump did after being sworn in was suspend a planned cut in mortgage insurance premiums for Federal Housing Administration loans. Democrats favored the cut as a way to make homes more affordable. Republicans worried lower premiums would increase the risk of a bailout. The move will cost some […]

Let’s do the numbers: Obamacare rate hikes (with charts)

Oct 27, 2016
Premiums for the federal insurance plan are estimated to go up 25 percent on average in 2017. What does that mean for you?
This October 25, 2016 photo shows a woman looking at the internet site in Washington, DC. 

Alabama ends up with a single health-exchange insurer

Aug 23, 2016
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will be the state's only health-exchange insurer as of next year.
A rate hike from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama could affect about 160,000 people.
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Health insurance spikes in 2017 may mean more competition

Apr 28, 2016
Premiums are on the rise, but savvy consumers are shopping for the best deals
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