Category Archive: premiums

Federal Shutdown Mostly Spares Health Coverage, But Other Issues Loom

The length of the shutdown will dictate how furloughed and unpaid workers will be affected.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

Without Obamacare Penalty, Think It’ll Be Nice To Drop Your Plan? Better Think Twice

If you’re among the millions of people expected to forgo health insurance next year when the Affordable Care Act tax penalty goes away, the financial consequences could be dire if you need unexpected medical care.

Is Trump Pushing Health Insurance Innovation Or An ACA Rollback?

The Trump administration offered states specific examples of how they could change the way they implement the Affordable Care Act. Critics say it could drive up premiums for many.

Some Can Get Marketplace Plans With No Premiums,Though With Higher Deductibles and Cost-Sharing

Many low-income consumers who are eligible for federal financial help under the Affordable Care Act can get a bronze-level plan and pay nothing out-of-pocket in premiums in more than 2,000 counties next year, depending on their annual income, according…

In Health Insurance Wastelands, Rosier Options Crop Up For 2019

Premiums are lower as choices increase in many parts of the country. But the financial relief is not enough to erase the price hikes that have been imposed in recent years.

Attention, Marketplace Shoppers: Don’t Delay On 2019 Enrollment

Plans offered through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces for 2019 are on sale now. Consumers should check them out soon, because in many states most sales end on Dec. 15.

How ACA Marketplace Premiums Are Changing by County in 2019

Premiums for ACA Marketplace benchmark silver plans are decreasing on average across the U.S. in 2019. However, premium changes vary widely by location and by metal level, including premium increases in a number of counties and plans.

Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About Health Insurance Subsidies

This brief describes health insurance subsidies available through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces, including premium subsidies that would be provided in the form of tax credits, as well as other subsidies that would lower cost sharing to eligibl…

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Open Enrollment And A Midterm Preview

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss the start of open enrollment for individual health insurance plans for 2019 and preview what next week’s midterm elections might mean for health policy. Plus, Barbara Feder Ostrov of KHN and California Healthline talks to Julie about the latest NPR-KHN “Bill of the Month” feature.

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