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 ›

Nearly 20% of American adults experience a mental illness — that’s one out of every five adults. Even more telling, about half of adults (46.4%) in the U.S. will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. And the stat isn’t much better for youth. Among kids aged 6 to 17, about 17%… Continue Reading ›

On March 25, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) released final numbers for the 2019 open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. The agency’s annual report slipped in underneath a flurry of news surrounding coronavirus. Nevertheless, it underscores the fact that millions of Americans still lack healthcare coverage during a global pandemic… Continue Reading ›

As America grapples with a viral pandemic, the stress of social distancing and a floundering economy, millions of people have something else to worry about: Does health insurance cover coronavirus testing? And if you have COVID-19, will your insurance pay for treatment? These are valid questions. The world has been through pandemics before, but it’s… Continue Reading ›

Today marks the 10th anniversary of when the Affordable Care Act became law. Also known as the ACA or “Obamacare,” the Affordable Care Act changed the landscape of the American healthcare system. For better or worse? That’s still a debate. In fact, even now, as we recognize the ACA’s 10th anniversary, the law itself is… Continue Reading ›

Open enrollment for major medical insurance ended on December 15th for most of the country. Unless you live in one of the handful of states with longer enrollment periods, that means you won’t be able to get Obamacare health insurance until next November if you missed the signup period. But it doesn’t mean you can’t… Continue Reading ›

In May 2018, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on federal subsidies for health insurance coverage for people under the age of 65. The report included predictions related to subsidies provided by the government that help offset the cost of health insurance coverage. Projected Health Insurance Coverage According to the numbers compiled by… Continue Reading ›

As the 2018 United States midterm elections approach, polling company Gallup released new results suggesting that healthcare tops the issues of concern to voters. Although the poll, released on March 26, was taken over seven months before the elections and much may change in the interim, it is part of a long-term trend. Per Gallup,… 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 ›