Throughout the past six months, political upheaval over healthcare reform caused many Americans to worry about the future of their coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Now that Congressional leaders have made healthcare reform a lower priority, those seeking health insurance plans through HealthCare.gov can focus on the upcoming enrollment season. The current administration proposed… Continue Reading ›

In June 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a map showing marketplace health insurance coverage for the United States. The map painted a grim picture of healthcare options for as many as 47 counties in the country that would be in danger of having no insurance providers in the ACA marketplaces… Continue Reading ›

Every county in the United States will have access to Obamacare plans during open enrollment for 2018. Insurance carriers dove into counties across the U.S. where other companies had bailed out of the marketplace. A small county in Ohio was the last remaining region that didn’t have an Obamacare option for 2018. On Thursday, the… Continue Reading ›

A new report released on September 20 by Avalere Health found that the proposed Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill (GCHJ) would reduce federal healthcare funding by $215 billion over the next decade. Crunching the numbers from a recent report developed by the Congressional Budget Office on subsidy allotments and funding, Avalere reported that the latest Republican repeal-and-replace proposal… Continue Reading ›

For the nation’s 54 million Medicare beneficiaries, 2016 should see some very positive financial news. Thanks to the recent bipartisan budget deal passing in the U.S. House of Representatives, enrollees may avoid a proposed 52 percent increase in Medicare Part B premiums. Once the deal passes, premium increases will be much lower. And, this deal’s… Continue Reading ›