Nancy Metcalf at Consumer Reports
She’s doing a post per day on Obamacare:
4 reasons your health insurance premium might go up
Even if it does, you might be eligible for a subsidy
Here’s a recent post that “older” readers will be especially interested in:
Obamacare: at 400% poverty you can be on the hook for $10,000 more.
Charles Ornstein at ProPublica
Health Care Delays Squeeze Patients in State High-Risk Pools
Sabrina Tavernise at New York Times
Cuts in Hospital Subsidies Threaten Safety-Net Care
“…The subsidy, which for years has helped defray the cost of uncompensated and undercompensated care, was cut substantially on the assumption that the hospitals would replace much of the lost income with payments for patients newly covered by Medicaid or private insurance. But now the hospitals in states like Georgia will get neither the new Medicaid patients nor most of the old subsidies, which many say are crucial to the mission of care for the poor.”
Analysis: Tens of millions could be forced out of health insurance they had BY KEVIN G. HALL AND ANITA KUMAR
McClatchy Washington BureauNovember 7, 2013
“Obama insisted anew Thursday that the problem is limited to people who buy their own insurance. “We’re talking about 5 percent of the population who are in what’s called the individual market. They’re out there buying health insurance on their own,” he told NBC.
But a closer examination finds that the number of people who have plans changing, or have already changed, could be between 34 million to 52 million. That’s because many employer-provided insurance plans also could change, not just individually purchased insurance plans.”
Imaged credit: ProgressOhio