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Statesí Marketplaces Push Ahead Despite Federal Resistance

The authors explain that a majority of state-run marketplaces have extended their open enrollment periods beyond the Dec. 15 federal deadline and worked closely with insurers to ensure consumer choice.

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Underinsured Rate Sharply Increased During 2016

A significant portion of the underinsured adult population is comprised of older, lower income individuals who are not yet eligible for Medicare.

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Premium Spikes Likely if Cost-Sharing Payments End

If the Trump administration were to stop making CSR payments in 2018, the CBO estimates insurers would raise premiums 20 percent in 2018 and 25 percent by 2020 and the number of uninsured would rise by 1 million next year.

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To See How ACA Repeal Will Affect Your State, Use This Tool

The nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund has created an online interactive tool that allows users to explore the potential impact of the changes proposed in the American Health Care Act (House bill) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (Senate bill) on health care and state economies.

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Oncologists Raise Concerns about Patientsí Access to Care

Oncology community professionals are concerned about the ability of their patients to access cancer screening and treatment under the proposed American Health Care Act, according to a survey conducted March 23-24.

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New ACA Rules Would Reduce Coverage, Raise Consumer Costs

The Trump administration issues new rules for families and children who receive insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges that will make it harder to enroll, increase out-of-pocket costs and reduce federal subsidies, experts said.

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Loss of Protections Could Return Healthcare Coverage to Pre-ACA Days

As the Trump administration looks to make radical changes in the way that health care is delivered, a new report suggests that eliminating current consumer protections will make it more difficult for families and children to obtain affordable coverage.

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Healthcare Spending for Privately Insured Rose 4.6 Percent

Growth in U.S. healthcare spending for the privately insured accelerated in 2015, due primarily to price increases, a report from the Health Care Cost Institute finds.

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GOPís ACA Repeal Would Kill the Stateís Individual Insurance Markets

The evidence shows that the individual market is becoming more stable, not less. In contrast, repeal would set up the perfect conditions for a death spiral. The evidence shows that the individual market is becoming more stable, not less. In contrast, repeal would set up the perfect conditions for a death spiral.

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ACA Enrollments Continue Growing Despite Repeal Threat

Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace enrollment is running ahead of last yearís pace even though the incoming Trump administration has placed repeal of the measure at the top of its agenda.

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