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In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the Trump administration’s latest effort to revise rules for next year’s Affordable Care Act marketplaces. They also discuss state efforts to stabilize their individual markets in light of some of the changes being made at the federal level.
Beneficiaries seeking to continue a prescription medication that has been removed from the plan’s list of approved drugs needs to get a doctor to make the case to the insurer.
This year’s Obamacare open enrollment will be marked by a number of changes. KHN helps you navigate them.
Efforts in past years have cut uninsured rates among Hispanics from 43 to 25 percent, but navigators say they anticipate a challenging sign-up period.
Covered California authorized a 12.4 percent average surcharge on silver-tier plans, the second-least expensive option sold on the exchange. It brings the total average premium increase on those plans to nearly 25 percent next year.
The nation’s second-largest insurer is shrinking its presence on Obamacare exchanges and in the broader individual market in response to prevailing uncertainty. California is just the latest — and the biggest — example.
The figure could be higher if President Trump ends an important consumer subsidy, which he has threatened to do. Anthem Blue Cross will pull out of the exchange and the overall individual market in 16 of 19 regions in the state.
The federal health law has opened up new options for young adults, but it can sometimes be confusing. A quick guide to the choices.
People who do not get insurance through their job or the government have long battled a difficult market.
Despite political peril, Obamacare business is brisk in California, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Colorado.