Mostly about the ACA: Obamacare to Trumpcare.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Steep enrollment drops in New Jersey's individual market
ACA marketplace enrollment was down 7% in New Jersey as of the end of open enrollment, according to CMS. That's a somewhat steeper drop...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
ACA heresy at noon
Once upon a midnight* dreary, While I pondered weak and weary... over one more quaint and curious wrinkle in ACA enrollment patterns (N...
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Virginia's CSR load should be cut more than in half in 2019
David Anderson makes a valuable point about an after-effect of latter day Medicaid expansions like Virginia's -- that is, expansion f...
Friday, June 15, 2018
New Jersey's individual market needs some off-exchange discounts in 2019
Trump's cutoff of federal reimbursement to insurers for Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) subsidies last fall turbo-charged premium hikes in...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Medicare expansion: An elastic idea for Democrats
Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn reports that Democratic candidates are avoiding the term "single payer" when staking out thei...
Friday, June 08, 2018
When ACA marketplace coverage is cheaper than Medicaid
In my last post , I noted that thanks to Virginia's decision to expand Medicaid, a bit over 100,000 current enrollees in the state'...
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Virginia Medicaid expansion will cut ACA marketplace enrollment by 100,000-plus
Virginia will enact the ACA Medicaid expansion in 2019 -- it's now law . Hurrah! 400,000 people are expected to gain Medicaid coverage....
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
About that victory lap, PA Insurance Department....
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department proudly announced that insurers in the state's ACA-compliant individual market reque...
Monday, June 04, 2018
ACA sabotage boomerang, type 3
Recently, I tallied the various ways that Republican sabotage of ACA programs has either backfired entirely or created means of mitigat...
Friday, June 01, 2018
The old machine hums on
The way we're rigged emotionally, death and disease are inherently tragic. Yet at some level I am amazed by the durability and self-re...
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