Open enrollment to buy major medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act kicked off — without much apparent fanfare — on November 1st. It’s the one time during the year when people without access to other forms of health insurance, like a job-based plan or a government program, can buy private, comprehensive coverage.  With two… Continue Reading ›

As we head into July, health insurance might be the last thing on your mind — if it even makes the list. With four months to go until open enrollment for marketplace coverage and half a year left with your current plan, you probably haven’t given that insurance you bought last fall much thought. That… Continue Reading ›

Americans have filed more than 45 million unemployment claims since March, a staggering number that underscores the economic impact of COVID19. The pandemic has forced businesses nationwide to close for months, leaving millions unemployed.  And along with that mass loss of jobs came a mass loss of health insurance for people who relied on a… Continue Reading ›

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced in early April that he will be leaving office in January after a nearly 20-year career in Congress. The response has been mixed, not to mention divided along party lines. Ryan will vacate his position in government without accomplishing two of his more highly publicized political goals: entitlement reform and… Continue Reading ›

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, it’s been a controversial measure in the history of American healthcare. Like any hot topic, Obamacare has its naysayers and supporters, its pros and cons. But the arguments haven’t ended with its namesake’s presidential term. In fact, the ACA remains in the spotlight as politicians… Continue Reading ›

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) completely changed the way Americans could buy health insurance. The ACA was created to try and guarantee affordable health insurance for every American, but the numbers show that the reality of the ACA is heading in a very different direction. In 2017, the average individual paid $393.00 per month for… Continue Reading ›