Consumers in 19 states will see increases to their health insurance rates in the double digits for 2017, according to publicly available data filed with state insurance regulators. Since June, insurance companies have been submitting proposed rate requests to state Departments of Insurance for the 2017 plan year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human […]
Five states will be down to just one health insurer on the Obamacare marketplace next year, and consumers in 664 counties are projected to face that same situation under a law sold as providing “choice and competition.” The five states that will have no choice are Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming. Two more […]
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Ask 68-year-old Gavin Braithwaite how he feels about the amount he and his wife, Louellen, are expecting to pay for health insurance next year, and he’ll tell you he’s horrified, but not exactly surprised. Since 1992, Gavin said, he’s watched the cost of their coverage increase over the years. In the past few years, the […]
Given the modern political obsession with demographics, the millennial generation is now front and center in the run-up to November. Much of the focus in recent months has been on young people’s enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders and lack of interest in Hillary Clinton. Almost nothing has been reported about potential support for Donald Trump. How […]
The decision by the seniors group AARP to drop its membership in an influential legislative reform group is the latest example of the left’s successful pressure on corporations and other organizations to disown the group. Since December, according to the liberal website SourceWatch.org, “at least 108 corporations and 19 nonprofits” have announced cutting ties with […]
For many millennials, the fear of entering the “real world” is looming. We are preparing to face the financial challenges, often feeling like we are starting the trek up Mount Everest. Many of us are scrambling to find jobs and avoiding moving back in with our parents. We recognize more and more that good jobs […]
Despite projections that it’s losing money this year, Anthem offered to expand its business on Obamacare’s exchanges in nine states if the federal government allows the company to move forward with its merger with Cigna. The company is currently in the process of acquiring Cigna in a $48 billion deal. But the Justice Department announced […]