Tag: Health Insurance

To curb rising health insurance costs, some states try ‘reinsurance pools’

To curb rising health insurance costs, some states try ‘reinsurance pools’

A couple of years ago, the health insurance exchange in Minnesota – MNsure – was in deep trouble. Health insurance premiums for individual policies had shot up by as much as 67 percent, among the steepest increases in the country.  Insurers were abandoning the market, leaving 116,000 Minnesotans with scant choices.

April 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rural shoppers face slim choices, steep premiums on exchanges

Rural shoppers face slim choices, steep premiums on exchanges

People living in sparsely populated areas who shopped for coverage on the state health insurance marketplaces in 2017 frequently had just one or two insurers from which to pick and often faced significantly higher premiums than did people in more urban areas.

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Love it or hate it, Obamacare has expanded coverage for millions

Love it or hate it, Obamacare has expanded coverage for millions

By Jim Marton and Charles Courtemanche From Georgia State University Originally published on The Conversation The most significant pieces of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” were implemented in 2014. These include expanding Medicaid in many states, the establishment of insurance exchanges with subsidized coverage and the individual mandate, which requires individuals to purchase health insurance. One […]

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gap plans: Would you like some insurance with your insurance?

Gap plans: Would you like some insurance with your insurance?

By Bram Sable-Smith, Side Effects Public Media Kaiser Health News For the first time in her life, 26-year-old freelance designer Susannah Lohr had to shop for health insurance this year. She called up a major insurer in the St. Louis area where she lives, and it offered her a plan with a hefty $6,000 deductible […]

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More