Tag: Government Subsidy

Covered California Subsidy Calculator and Plan Comparison Tool

Last week, Covered California, California's state-based health insurance exchange, released its online subsidy calculator and plan comparison tool. Users can enter basic demographic information- household size, annual income, and number of family members they'd like to be insured- and the tool will indicate whether or not the user is eligible for a premium subsidy on the spot.  If you are eligible for a subsidy to...

Friday Free Read: Around the Web

A few choice articles on health care and health care reform for the week of 08/26/13 Sacramento Bee: Covered California rolled out it's marketing campaign Reason.com: CoveredCA may delay online enrollment when the exchange opens for business this fall Santa Cruz Sentinel: Ask Emily answers- How will the ACA impact young adults and college students? Health Access California: Recapping last week's Covered California exchange board...

Is the California Health Insurance Exchange Right for Me?

Yesterday we discussed how you might enroll in the California health insurance exchange when it starts accepting applications on October 1 of this year.  But is the exchange really right for you?  Why might you want to avoid Covered California this fall? Your income keeps you from qualifying for a subsidy - The California health insurance exchange is the only place to receive a subsidy...

Friday Free Read: Will Obamacare help small businesses? The Wall Street Journal weighs in

What happens when you mix a Senior Fellow at one of the foremost political thinktanks with an MIT professor of economics? A Wall Street Journal article, of course. Michael D Tanner, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, and Jonathan Gruber, Professor of Economics at MIT, both weighed in on the Affordable Care Act in an article for the Wall Street Journal this week.  The topic?...

Health Insurance Exchange: Income and Insurance Verification Delayed Until 2015

While many of us were enjoying a long holiday weekend, the Obama administration chose the Friday after Independence Day to release a major announcement pertaining to the Affordable Care Act.  According to the Washington Post, income and insurance verification requirements will be significantly scaled back until 2015. The delay comes in an effort to implement verification systems on an electronic basis.  With the technology unavailable,...