With the 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment Period (OEP) well under way, an influential new poll shows that rates of uninsured American are falling. The nation’s third quarter 2015 (Q3 2015) uninsured rates dropped to 11.6 percent, compared to Q4 2013’s 17.1 percent. The researchers also found impressive drops in uninsured rates among… Continue Reading ›

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) study, the first three months of 2015 saw a total of 29 million (9.2.percent) uninsured people of all ages nationwide . This represents 7 million fewer uninsured men and women than 2014’s uninsured rate of 11.5 percent. The NCHS released… Continue Reading ›

Due to the availability of the special enrollment period (SEP), almost one million Americans have enrolled for health insurance coverage through the government exchanges. Research shows that for the most recent SEP, which ran from Feb. 23 through June 30, 2015, an estimated 944,000 beneficiaries signed up through the HealthCare.gov platform. “Life changes are often… Continue Reading ›

Approval of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) climbed to 47% in July, according to Gallup’s most recent poll on the subject. The new mark is the best that the ACA—commonly referred to as “Obamacare”—has reached since 2012, when Gallup began using the current version of this poll. The ACA’s surge comes following the Supreme… Continue Reading ›

As of the end of the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, 87 percent of the people who signed up for health insurance using the federal marketplace at HealthCare.gov qualified for an advance premium tax credit, also called a subsidy, according to a report issued by the Department of Health and Human… Continue Reading ›

  At the close of the Affordable Care Act’s second annual enrollment period in February, government officials looked forward to claiming another victory for proponents of the new healthcare law as 11.7 million people signed up for health insurance or retained their existing policies from 2014. As of June 2, the total enrollment number has… Continue Reading ›

Proponents of the Affordable Care Act have yet another reason to claim victory at the close of the second enrollment period this year. Since the major provisions of Obamacare went into effect in September 2013, nearly 17 million people have gained health insurance according to a longitudinal study funded by the RAND Corporation. The nonprofit… Continue Reading ›

April 14, 2015 — The Affordable Care Act celebrated yet another milestone at the end of last month. Five years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, changing the face of the American healthcare industry forever. The law has earned a number of nicknames in… Continue Reading ›

As the Affordable Care Act rings in its fifth year, supporters have a lot to celebrate at the close of the law’s second open enrollment period only a month ago. The official sign-up period ended on Feb. 15, but some consumers were given a last-minute chance to enroll if they were still waiting to get… Continue Reading ›

As the second annual enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act drew to a close last week, analysts already began looking at the numbers for the 2015 season. Government officials had set a target of 9.1 million sign-ups earlier in the year, and recent reports suggested that enrollment would exceed this relatively modest goal. According… Continue Reading ›