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Drop in uninsured Americans poses a challenge for Republicans

By Associated Press  |  February 09, 2016

Eight U.S. states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.

ACA offers a lower-cost option. Why are only two states using it?

ACA offers a lower-cost option. Why are only two states using it?

By Harris Meyer  |  February 06, 2016

Here's what Manhattan freelance writer Marcella Durand feared when she went to an Affordable Care Act enrollment counselor for 2016 health insurance: a “terrible premium with a terrible deductible for a plan that covered nothing.” But she was "absolutely surprised" by a low-cost option.

ACA  enrollment pleases HHS, but insurers have some complaints

ACA enrollment pleases HHS, but insurers have some complaints

By Bob Herman  |  February 06, 2016

HHS says that 12.7 million people signed up for 2016 coverage through the insurance exchanges, well within previously stated expectations. Now the Obama administration must ensure that the risk pool evens out so that premiums will stabilize and insurers will remain interested in selling the plans.

ACA enrollment pleases HHS. Insurers will be tougher crowd

ACA enrollment pleases HHS. Insurers will be tougher crowd

By Bob Herman  |  February 04, 2016

Roughly 12.7 million Americans signed up for a health plan on the federal and state insurance exchanges by the end of the Affordable Care Act's third open enrollment. But the exchanges still face industry criticism.

Licking wounds, insurers accelerate moves to limit health-law enrollment

By Jay Hancock / Kaiser Health News  |  February 04, 2016

Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how policies are sold to individuals in ways that consumer advocates say seem to discriminate against the sickest and could hold down future enrollment.

Lawsuit hits struggling Illinois Obamacare plan

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  February 03, 2016

Two University of Chicago Medicine patients have filed a class-action lawsuit against Land of Lincoln Health, saying they wouldn't have bought the Obamacare plan if they had known their doctors would be dropped from the network.

Will losses sink Illinois' Obamacare co-op?

Will losses sink Illinois' Obamacare co-op?

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  February 01, 2016

With a $50 million net loss heading into last fall's enrollment period for Obamacare, it wouldn't be surprising if Land of Lincoln Health experienced the same fate as peers that have folded across the country in the past year.

'Don't think you can turn into or develop a health plan on a dime'

'Don't think you can turn into or develop a health plan on a dime'

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2016

Mary Brainerd, CEO of HealthPartners, discusses her system's foray into insurance, the challenges faced by providers that want to make similar moves and her own experience in the healthcare system as a patient with breast cancer. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.

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