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In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Sarah Kliff of Vox and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s latest efforts to undermine the individual insurance market.
But the approaches are not new and critics worry that these changes will leave some consumers with skimpier plans that expose them to high medical bills.
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.
People who become disabled because of accident, injury or illness can turn to long-term disability insurance to pay a portion of their income.
For several million consumers who buy their own insurance but earn too much to qualify for subsidies, the ever-growing price of premiums takes a big toll.
Both President Donald Trump and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) signaled last week that executive action was in the works that would give these plans a boost.
With higher premiums on tap for many Medicare enrollees, here’s help figuring out the particulars of the Part B puzzle and how it affects you.
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss Congress’ tardiness in renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and play the parlor game of who might become the new secretary of Health and Human Services. Also, the pod panel interviews Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) about his new Medicare buy-in bill.
Covered California may let insurers raise rates by an average of up to 25 percent on certain plans if uncertainty persists about the federal government’s commitment to funding reductions in out-of-pocket expenses for low-income people. California Healthline Senior Correspondent Chad Terhune discussed this and other health care topics Wednesday on KABC radio.
Even though the Affordable Care Act has dodged another legislative bullet, it still faces challenges.