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This Medicare Premium Will Climb 10 Percent In 2017

Diane Archer | Posted 11.28.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

As of Jan. 1, 2017, the monthly Medicare Part B premium is $134, up 10 percent from 2016.

Large Medicare Premium Increase Projected In 2017

Diane Archer | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

The Medicare Part B premium, generally deducted from your Social Security check, is tied to the cost of delivering medical services -- doctors' visits, therapy services, lab tests and medical equipment. Medicare covers 75 percent of the cost of that care, and the premium covers the remaining 25 percent.

Obamacare Consumers Are Getting Tired Of Those High Deductibles

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics

People buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are getting frustrated with their premiums and deductibles, according to a poll out Fri...

Why Some Obamacare Insurers Are Making Money, But Many Are Losing Big

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

The U.S. health insurance industry has lost a few billion dollars selling policies on Affordable Care Act exchanges. It’s why many carriers are seek...

Here's What's Really Going On With Obamacare Premiums

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.17.2016 | Politics

If you follow the news or listen to the Republican presidential candidates, then you’ve probably heard that premiums for some Affordable Care Act pl...

Obama Makes One Last Bid To Save Controversial Obamacare Tax

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama is making one last attempt to save the “Cadillac tax,” even though he knows he won’t be able to finish the job before lea...

Six Things To Know If You're Shopping For Obamacare This Year

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins on Sunday. And there’s no simple way to describe the health insurance options that people will fi...

What Obamacare Opponents Get Wrong -- And Right -- About Insurance Premiums

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

Donald Trump is attacking the Affordable Care Act again. He says health insurance premiums are rising by 35, 45 or even 55 percent in some places. Off...

Sales Promotion: An Important Tool in a Marketer's Tool Kit

Ira Kalb | Posted 10.15.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Sales promotions are incentives aimed at prompting buyers to buy quicker. They often include discounts, rebates, coupons, or free items to incentivize buyers to purchase by a deadline.

Here's The Potential Fallout If This New Obamacare Lawsuit Succeeds

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

Another far-fetched lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act won a victory in the lower courts on Wednesday. And while few members of the legal establi...

Jonathan Cohn

Mental Illness Is A Much Bigger Problem For The Poor, New Study Shows | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

If you want to talk about inequality in America, you should be talking about mental illness -- and the ability of people to get treatment for it. ...

Jonathan Cohn

Why Obamacare Premiums Will Probably Rise More Quickly Next Year | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics

Premiums in the the Affordable Care Act’s new marketplaces rose more slowly in 2014 and 2015 than initial projections had suggested they would. ...

New Data Settles the Debate: Obamacare Is Making Health Insurance More Affordable, Not Less

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In the second year of our new annual tradition, the exchanges are open for enrollment, which begs the question: What have we learned since last time? Were the naysayers proven right, or did Obamacare really make health insurance more affordable, as was intended?

Language Access Key to Keeping Health Care Doors Open to All

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

For many, though, even that wasn't enough, and the federal exchange sent out notices requiring more documentation. However, the full notices were sent only in English and Spanish, without warnings in other languages indicating that recipients' health insurance was at stake.

Good News on Employer Premiums Is More Evidence of a Dramatic Economic Change for the Better

Jason Furman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Jason Furman

It is striking to note that if even as little as one-third of the recent slowdown persists, then, by 2023, national health expenditures would be $1,200 per person lower than if cost growth returned to the prior trend.

Is There Evidence for Skyrocketing Health Premiums?

Scott Novak | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Scott Novak

Republicans have been predicting that premiums will skyrocket since the Affordable Care Act was first proposed. Predictions that premiums will rise do have some grounding. But the question is, do we have enough evidence to support this?

What's Next for Obamacare?

Brad Burd | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Brad Burd

With the completion of open enrollment for individual health insurance, the focus on Obamacare shifts from how many people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act to who signed up.

Republicans Have Health Insurance Amnesia

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The mainstream media has been focused on various aspects of the Affordable Care Act. While the problems are legitimate, the sudden concern from the Right over the cost of premiums and paying for more than you need seem disingenuous.

Republicans Say They're Not to Blame for Shutdown -- Except They Really Are

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Suggesting we are in a shutdown because the Democrats won't compromise ignores the rhetoric from Republicans over the past few years threatening to shut down the government.

Friday Talking Points -- So You Think You Can Rant?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lincoln Chaffee is our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award-winner. See, Republicans? Not only will you be welcomed, you'll actually get awards for making the trek across the aisle! Step right up, there's room for everyone!

Fire in Your House?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sidonie Sawyer

If you live in Florida, like me, the following bit of info might be of help when choosing a home insurance for your new digs. A flagrant scandal has ...

Anthem Blue Cross Rate Hikes Move Forward, May Increase 20%

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California insurance regulators cleared the way Wednesday for Anthem Blue Cross to implement scaled-back rate hikes......

Judge Denies Denies Health Insurers' Injunction: Massachusetts' Block On Rate Hikes Stands

The Boston Globe | Robert Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Stephen E. Neel today denied a request by six health insurers to allow them to implement double-digit premium rate increa...

Prop 17, Mercury Insurance Claims Mocked In New Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A new advertisement by documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald aims to derail Mercury Insurance Group's efforts to change the rules that ultimately det...

Arthur Delaney

Middle Class Losing Health Insurance Faster Than The Rich Or Poor | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's the biggest "doughnut hole" of them all: Members of the middle class are losing their health insurance faster than any other income group, accord...