There are 5.8 million uninsured individuals who could purchase an Obamacare plan for less than the cost of the penalty for not having health insurance, according to a report from Kaiser Family Foundation.
Obamacare health insurance premiums in some states are expected to rise by double digits next year, according to data from the group Freedom Partners.
Half of Americans surveyed say they can’t afford to spend more than $100 a month on health insurance premiums, according to a poll from HealthPocket.
In 47 of 50 cities in 2018, the cost of Obamacare’s lowest-priced plan would be deemed “unaffordable” by the Affordable Care Act’s own definition, according to a study from eHealth, Inc.
Half of Americans believe that the Obamacare exchanges are collapsing, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Health insurers in New Mexico are increasing premiums at the highest rate seen in the four-year history of the state’s exchanges, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
There are 63 counties in the United States that are projected to have no insurer participating in the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The vice president of individual business at Anthem told lawmakers on Thursday that the company is cautious about continuing its participation in the Obamacare exchanges due to uncertainty.
An expert warned lawmakers that the Affordable Care Act is in a partial actuarial death spiral with large proportions of those below 200 percent of the federal poverty level enrolling.
At the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on Tuesday, representatives from insurance companies and state-based exchanges said that giving states more flexibility will help prevent more volatility.