The second year of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is now underway. This year, more insurers are participating in health insurance marketplaces, and if evidence from last year is any indication, increased competition should result in lower premiums. That’s according to a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, co-authored by MIT economist Jon Gruber. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Barack Obama took to put his health law into place. Continue reading
Just days before the health law’s marketplaces reopened, nearly a quarter of uninsured said they expect to remain without coverage because they did not think it would be affordable, according to a poll released Friday. Continue reading
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like other HealthCare.gov customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. They’re baffled, though, by what looks like an obvious lapse: There is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card, the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents and therefore entitled to benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
While the Obama administration heralded the much smoother launch of a second round of health care enrollment, a video came to light featuring a former consultant on the Affordable Care Act which created serious political blowback. Judy Woodruff explores the fallout with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Louise Radnofsky of The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading
Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law will see their premiums rise next year unless they switch to another plan, independent analysts said as the government released details Friday. Continue reading
Individuals can start to apply for health care coverage on state and federal exchanges starting Saturday. As a new open enrollment begins, many people have questions about signing up and the consequences of not signing up. Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and health policy analyst Susan Dentzer join Judy Woodruff to answer questions from Americans around the nation. Continue reading
Haven’t thought about the health care law for a while? Now’s the time.
Passed in 2010, the law requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine. While many Americans get health coverage through their employers, starting Nov. 15 consumers who currently have insurance through the federal or state online marketplaces, or exchanges, set up by the law can reenroll. In addition, people who still need health insurance can sign up. Subsidies are available to help many people afford coverage, and some states have expanded their Medicaid programs as part of the law. Continue reading
The Supreme Court announced it would take up a case on the tax subsidies of the Affordable Care Act that could have major implications for the health care law. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Review joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the details, as well as why the court might consider same-sex marriage despite deciding not to earlier in the term. Continue reading