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Health Oct 13Analysis: What you need to know about Trump’s changes to the health law
Apparently frustrated by Congress’ inability to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump this week decided to take matters into his own hands. Late Thursday evening, the White House announced it would cease key payments to insurers.
Health Oct 29Everything you need to know about the health care open enrollment period
Open enrollment for the health law’s 2016 marketplace plans begins Sunday, and federal officials caution consumers to check out premium prices because in many places they may be higher. But officials are planning to offer new features to make the…
Health Feb 09Why Hispanic Americans still aren’t signing up for Obamacare
Nearly a third of the ACA’s media budget this year is focused on Hispanic media, tripling the 10 percent spent on reaching Latinos last year, according to HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.
Health Nov 21Nearly a quarter of uninsured say they can’t afford coverage, poll finds
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.
Health Nov 11Consumer guide on health law enrollment: Is the second time the charm?
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.
Health Jul 22What do the health law court decisions mean for consumers?
On Tuesday two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on a subject that’s important to millions of people: the availability of subsidies to help purchase coverage under the healthcare law. KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently asked questions about…
Health Mar 31Seven things to watch for next on the health care law
Just because open enrollment for people who buy their own health insurance formally closes March 31 doesn't mean debate over the health law will take a hiatus. After more than four years of strident rhetoric, evidence about how the law…
Health Mar 21Deadline to get health insurance is March 31: what does that mean for you?
With just over a week until the March 31 deadline to sign up for health insurance, backers of the health law — from President Barack Obama on down — are engaged in a full-force campaign to enroll eligible Americans, especially…