It’s October. That means Halloween and something even scarier — insurance premium increases. This year, people in the individual market will face hikes even higher than usual thanks to the federal government’s concerted effort to undermine the marketplace. Small businesses in New Jersey also feel the fright. Plans now offered in the Small Employer market have […]

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I tuned in to watch the recent senate hearings on the actions Congress should take to stabilize the individual insurance market — and I saw something as rare as the solar eclipse: a thoughtful, bipartisan discussion on health care that focused on solutions, not polemics. Governors and Insurance Commissioners from blue states and red states talked […]

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For now, the ACA lives on.  But destruction of the program — even without legislation — can still be inflicted. Here’s how the Trump administration can mortally wound health care reform. Kill Cost Sharing Subsidies: In 2014, House Republicans challenged the legality of the cost-sharing subsidies. These subsidies are critical to help people who make less than […]

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