CBO predicts 6% annual premium hikes for Obamacare plans this decade

(Reuters) — The average premium for an Obamacare benchmark plan will rise slightly in 2015 and increase about 6% a year during the rest of this decade, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday in a report the White House trumpeted as proof its healthcare reform was w
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Transitional Reinsurance Program – Final Rule for 2015

Re-Solutions Intermediaries The Transitional Reinsurance Program (TRP) was established under PPACA and pays for a corridor of medical claims to help stabilize premiums in the individual health insurance market. A federally mandated reinsurance program, it provides reinsurance to issue
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Sharp growth in health exchange enrollments expected: Moody’s

By Jerry Geisel Private health insurance exchanges, which now provide coverage to a sliver of the employer market, are likely to grow exponentially during the next few years, predicts a new report released Tuesday. Read more…
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One Insurance Exchange Sees Higher Health Premiums for Some Without Subsidies

By Brian O’Connell NEW YORK (TheStreet) — All kinds of data are floating around making the case for or against the cost-effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. A report out last week from the the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows t
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MyHealthGuide Newsletter

News for the Self-Funded Community 2/18/2014 Published weekly by MyHealthGuide, LLC (www.MyHealthGuide.com). This Newsletter is for personal, non-commercial use only. This weekly newsletter is FREE OF CHARGE to subscribers. Subscribe free. Send news, press releases and announcements t
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Next problem for Obamacare: deadbeat enrollees

By Rick Newman The big question about Obamacare this year is whether enough people will enroll to make the controversial health-reform plan viable. Another important question has been overlooked, until now: Will people pay their premiums once they enroll? The unsettling answer appears
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For Many, Few Health-Plan Choices, High Premiums on Online Exchanges

By Timothy W. Martin & Christopher Weaver Hundreds of thousands of Americans in poorer counties have few choices of health insurers and face high premiums through the online exchanges created by the health-care law, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal of offerings
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Bare-Bones Health Plans Survive Through Quirk in Law

By Theo Francis The health-care overhaul was supposed to eliminate insurance plans that offer skimpy coverage at cut rates. But a quirk in the law stands to help some companies keep them going for years to come. Read more…
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Obamacare math may not add up for ‘young invincibles’: Study

By Dan Mangan Obamacare could require far too much expense and provide too few benefits for the percentage of healthy young-adult enrollees to rise, according to a new analysis. Consumer price comparison site NerdWallet said its analysis suggests that healthy younger adults who go wit
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Obamacare’s Middle-Income Trap

By Paul Howard Department of Health and Human Services Seal (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey) The Obama administration is putting the rosiest face possible on the recent Obamacare enrollment numbers: 2.1 million people have enrolled in private plans on the state and federal marketplaces dur
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