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Obamacare Marketplaces

Narrow Networks Keep Costs Low

The number of insurance plans with narrow networks has increased after the implementation of health insurance exchanges (Marketplaces) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Narrow networks may reduce costs by: (1) restricting high cost providers, (2) [...]

December 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

The news of 25% rate hikes for health insurance has pundits screaming that the sky is falling for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Marketplaces has. Amid the tumultuous news, people should remember that these rate hikes affect fewer than 3% of [...]

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Without Obamacare 18.1 million would be Uninsured

Health care reform under President Obama aimed to decrease the number of uninsured in the United States via passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Though the political implications of the ACA will largely be determined by the outcomes of [...]

June 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Private Option is as Good as Traditional Medicaid

Recently, a group of physicians renewed their call for a single-payer system to replace the current hodgepodge of programs comprising the United States healthcare “system.” While political discourse among the Democratic presidential [...]

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

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