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This analysis of 32 states and Washington, D.C., tracks data on 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace premium increases that insurers directly attributed to the end of cost-sharing reduction payments, which reimburse insurers for providing marketplace health plans with reduced out-of-pocket costs for lower-income people. Following months of uncertainty, the Trump administration announced on Oct. 12 that the payments would be discontinued immediately, although insurers must still offer the subsidized coverage.Issue Brief Read More
Web Briefing: What Should Consumers Know about ACA Open Enrollment in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin?
The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a web briefing focusing on key information for individuals shopping for Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace coverage in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.Event Read More
Web Briefing: What Should Consumers Know about ACA Open Enrollment in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina?
The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a web briefing focusing on key information for individuals shopping for Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace coverage in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.Event Read More
This Drew Altman Axios column describes the scale of the problems in the ACA marketplaces and the public’s confusion about whether they are impacted. He says that the news media, experts and policy makers can do more to put the marketplace problems and fixes in context as debate evolves.Perspective Read More
This list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Obamacare covers the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces (aka exchanges), individual mandate, benefits, and more. It provides answers to questions about specific groups, such as young adults, smokers, the uninsured, and non-traditional households.FAQ Read More
With the Trump administration’s announcements last week, the landscape around Affordable Care Act marketplaces and the open enrollment period beginning Nov. 1 continues to shift. Though the 2010 health law remains intact for now, consumers will see fundamental differences this year when it comes to signing up for 2018 marketplace…Event Read More
This fact sheet explains health coverage options that may be available to people who have low-incomes in 2018, including Medicaid coverage or individual insurance plans through Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces.Fact Sheet Read More
This short explainer provides an overview of open enrollment and the 2018 individual insurance market, including Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, for consumers who buy their own plans rather than getting insurance through an employer.Fact Sheet Read More
As Senate Weighs Bipartisan Stabilization Bill with Cost-Sharing Reduction Funding, Current Marketplace Enrollees Face Challenges with Affordability
Knowledge and Awareness of Key Facts Regarding Enrollment Is Low As the Nov. 1 start of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period nears, new polling data from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that most potential enrollees are unaware of when they can enroll and have not seen any related…News Release Read More
The start of the open enrollment period for non-group insurance in 2018 is less than one month away, and the majority of individuals who are targets for enrollment – those who currently purchase their own insurance and those who are uninsured – are unaware of the key dates of the next open enrollment period. This report, focusing on enrollees in the non-group market, compares the experiences of individuals who purchase their own insurance through an ACA marketplace with the current health insurance market to those who get their insurance through their employer. Overall, the experiences of marketplace enrollees are more similar than different than those with employer coverage when it comes to costs and choices. However, marketplace enrollees are more likely to express worry about their future ability to afford insurance and health care services.Poll Finding Read More