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High deductibles help stabilize employer-sponsored insurance premiums

High deductibles help stabilize employer-sponsored insurance premiums

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 19, 2017

The employer-sponsored health insurance market is stable, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust's latest employer health benefit survey found. Still, increased cost-sharing has left many employees unable to afford care.

Just 1 in 4 want to see ACA repealed

Just 1 in 4 want to see ACA repealed

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 01, 2016

While more than a quarter of people surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation after the election want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed, nearly half want to either expand it or keep it as it is.

Should you worry about ACA hikes?

Should you worry about ACA hikes?

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 29, 2016

Policy experts say the projected double-digit hikes are unlikely to affect the majority of people who enroll in health plans through the federal exchange. At the same time, benchmark premiums in some states, including Arkansas, Indiana and Ohio, will increase only slightly or even decrease in 2017.

How some Blues made the ACA work while others failed

How some Blues made the ACA work while others failed

By Bob Herman  |  October 15, 2016

Wildly different experiences with the ACA marketplaces have played out across 34 not-for-profit and mutual Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of financial filings.

More Americans gain health coverage, but their cost-sharing keeps rising

More Americans gain health coverage, but their cost-sharing keeps rising

By Bob Herman  |  September 17, 2016

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed just 9.1% of Americans had no health insurance in 2015, the lowest rate ever recorded and a figure that has been pinned to the ACA coverage expansion. Uninsured rates went down across nearly all races, age groups and income levels from 2014 to 2015.

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