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Demand For Popular Short-Term Insurance Plans Could Surge If Health Law Is Relaxed

February 3, 2017

Short-term health plans have been around for decades, bridging coverage gaps for people who are between jobs or have recently graduated from school, among other things. After the health law passed, some people gravitated toward them because they were willing to trade comprehensive coverage for a cheaper sticker price — even if it meant paying a tax penalty for not having the comprehensive coverage required in the law. Sales increased. Read More

Are High-Value Health Plans the Wave of the Future?

February 3, 2017

As the destiny of the Affordable Care Act commands the attention of the healthcare arena, two researchers have proposed a new way to design health insurance plans that could win bipartisan support—and has already started to do so. Read More

GOP Group’s TV Ads Press House Members on Health Care Repeal

February 2, 2017

A political group that backs House Republican leaders is using a $1.3 million television ad campaign to press two dozen representatives to back GOP efforts to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. And most of the lawmakers they're aiming at are Republicans. The 30-second spots are by the American Action Network. They come as Republicans struggle to unite behind a plan to replace Obama's law, nicknamed "Obamacare." Read More