Posts for Private Insurance and Health Insurance Marketplaces

The Takeaway: Has PhRMA PHinally Gone too PHar?

Well, really it’s not just PhRMA, it’s the generic manufacturers, as well. Normally there is a special room deep underground below the capitol where ideas to control excessive prescription drug prices go to die. The drug industry casts a long...

The Takeaway: More Signs of ACA Success but There's Still Work Left to Do

Michael Miller talks insurance merger mania, tackling out-of-pocket costs and more data touting the success of the ACA in this week’s edition of The Takeaway.

When Insurers Give You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Signs of summer are everywhere, and while you’re enjoying your iced coffee and reading the news on your front porch it’s hard to miss the overstated headlines predicting where the 2016 proposed health insurance rates will ultimately land.

Network Adequacy: Are We There Yet? We're Getting Closer!

If you’re looking for summer plans, look no further! From now until September, it’s time to weigh in on 2016 Marketplace plans.

Cross-Post: What do the new contraceptive coverage rules mean?

National Women’s Health Week kicked off with an exciting announcement on Monday. The Obama Administration issued new guidance clarifying that all new health insurance plans have to cover all methods of contraceptive care without charging extra.

There Is No Time like the Present to Talk about EHB Benchmarks!

Yes, you heard it right – it’s time to do essential health benefits selection…again.

The ACA Is About People, Not Politics

Over the past five years, we have watched the Affordable Care Act go from a hotly contested piece of legislation to a hotly contested law that, despite non-stop efforts to undermine it, has given millions of American’s access to health care.

An Open Letter: Dear Governor, Protect Coverage

As you continue budget conversations with your state legislature, state consumer health advocates urge you to protect health insurance coverage programs that help consumers achieve financial stability and good health.

Happy Fifth Birthday, ACA!

The passage of the ACA was a monumental achievement for individuals and organizations across the country. We continue to be incredibly proud of all our state partners who have worked tirelessly to implement the law.
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