A report issued by the National Academy for State Health Policy shows a small decrease in sign-ups last fall. California saw a 2.3 percent drop, and in general states running their own marketplaces did better than those that didn’t.
Many eyes are on the Trump administration to see how officials respond to Idaho’s approach to health insurance, which flouts some aspects of the Affordable Care Act.
Proponents say the proposed regulation will give some consumers more affordable insurance options. Critics warn that the coverage could be less comprehensive.
Drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis started out costing about $10,000 a year. Ten years later, they list for more than $40,000.
As biosimilar products reach the market and rival more established RA treatments, the players are exploring legal challenges involving antitrust and anti-competitive behavior.
The federal marketplace generally uses credit reports to help verify identities, but that doesn’t work if consumers have put a security freeze on them — as some did after the Equifax breach this year. Workarounds for this issue exist, but they make the process more time-consuming.
As stopgap health plans gain attention as possible alternatives to Obamacare, consumers are advised to read the fine print.
Regulators are scrutinizing claims by companies that their alternative, slimmed-down health plans satisfy Obamacare coverage requirements. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said his agency will investigate whether one of those companies is selling such plans in California in violation of state law.
Los promocionan como una alternativa económica a los planes de ACA. Pero expertos en mercados de seguros dudan sobre el tipo de cobertura que ofrecen.
El período abierto de inscripción para las personas que compran su propio seguro de salud ya está en marcha, y termina el 15 de diciembre de 2017. Estos son cinco factores para tener en cuenta.