After the close of the 2015 health insurance open enrollment period, the federal marketplace boasted a 61% increase in sign-ups on healthcare.gov. But the 14 state exchanges had little to talk about, posting a meager 12% increase in enrollments – just 2.8 million new people.1
In a recent two-part survey organized by GenRe Life Corporation, researchers asked individuals about their thoughts and perspectives regarding health insurance exchanges. Consumers interviewed were required to have at least some knowledge of a health insurance exchange, although a majority of interviewees had a health insurance plan through their employer.
In a city too often polluted by political posturing, a new group recently formed in Washington D.C. is a rare breath of fresh spring air. The coalition for Clear Choices is a movement in support of healthcare transparency, striving for reduced costs and improved health outcomes for all Americans.
Subsidies won’t go away no matter what the Supreme Court decides, but they are on shaky ground — long term.
On Monday, April 20, 2015, over 68,000 individuals had taken advantage of the federal government’s extended open enrollment period, which allows individuals and families to enroll in an Obamcare healthcare plan to avoid paying a fine on their 2015 taxes.1 The standard open enrollment period was extended after it was determined approximately 6 million people were surprised to learn they had to pay a tax penalty for not having coverage when filing their 2014 income taxes.