Court Issues Conflicting Opinions on ACA Subsidies

This week, two courts issued conflicting rulings on Halbig v. Burwell, a case that may result in the elimination of health insurance subsidies for an estimated 5 million federal Exchange consumers. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled against the federal government, stating that taxpayer-funded health insurance subsidies may not… Read more »

The Hill: Insurance Officials Warn of Major Rate Increases

Countering the rosy outlook given by the Obama Administration the past few weeks, health insurance executives tell The Hill newspaper that they are anticipating major rate increases for many insurance plans in 2015.  You can read the entire article here but executives point to a number of factors that could cause some people to see… Read more »

Poll: More Americans Plan to Join an Exchange

Despite the negative attention the Affordable Care Act has been receiving, many Americans are planning to take advantage of a major aspect of it according to a new poll released by Gallup. Seen here, the poll tracks 1,500 Americans who do not have health insurance and asks where they plan to purchase a health insurance… Read more »

Administration Expects “Modest” SHOP Enrollment Numbers

The Obama Administration has been telling reporters that it only expects “modest” enrollment figures for the federal Small business Health Option Program (SHOP) exchanges in 2014, according to reports.  The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) attributes this primarily to the HealthCare.gov failings and the fact that the website will be down until later… Read more »