Health Insurance Exchange

July 28, 2015 | Susan Morse

The cost of health insurance in California is going up by 4 percent for plans offered in 2016 on the Health Insurance Marketplace, a rate hike announced as "modest" by Covered California on Monday.

July 23, 2015 | Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News

Some analysts who have looked at health insurers' proposed premiums for next year predict major increases for policies sold on state and federal health exchanges. Others say it's too soon to tell. One thing is clear: There's a battle brewing behind the scenes to keep plans affordable for consumers.

July 17, 2015 | Anthony Brino

In the Pacific Northwest, a new kind of health system, "with insurance built in," is trying to validate its primary care model and disrupt a seemingly competitive regional healthcare market.

July 16, 2015 | Anthony Brino

More Americans than expected opted out of the individual insurance mandate, including some who didn't even have to.

July 9, 2015 | Anthony Brino

North Dakota’s largest health insurer has made a quick turnaround after a year of underwriting losses and lost technology contracts.

July 8, 2015 | Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News

Women are saving a lot of money as a result of a health law requirement that insurance cover most forms of prescription contraceptives with no additional out-of-pocket costs. But the amount of those savings and the speed with which those savings occurred surprised researchers.

July 6, 2015 | Anthony Brino

While individual premium proposals for 2016 are still pending, data from the ACA exchange markets offer a backdrop to next year’s double digit increases.

June 25, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed the challenge to the Affordable Care Act's subsidies in federally-facilitated exchanges, a victory for the Obama Administration but certainly not the last health reform battle.

June 25, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The Blues have been accused of running health insurance like a mafia for years, but now lawsuits could stick and compromise the family's future.

June 24, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Despite looming consolidation, health plans and insurers broadly need to attract more younger workers as Baby Boomers retire and markets evolve.

June 23, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The country's largest state insurance exchange wants to be an active purchaser negotiating on behalf of consumer, and a data-driven convener of affordability and quality.

June 22, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Oregon's top health insurance regulator is taking the unusual step of encouraging higher premiums in a competitive individual market, where the lowest-cost plan may also be the most disruptive.

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