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Florida Insurers Want To Hike Obamacare Rates, And They May Go Even Higher

Preliminary rate requests for 2018 ACA plans were published by federal healthcare regulators, with Florida insurers requesting premium increases ranging from one percent to as much as 44 percent. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Obama Administration Confirms Double-Digit ACA Premium Hikes

In some states, the premium increases are striking, like in Arizona, where unsubsidized premiums for a hypothetical 27-year-old buying a benchmark “second-lowest cost silver plan” will jump by 116 percent, from $196 to $422. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE


Florida’s Obamacare Premiums To Rise Average 19 Percent In 2017

Several factors are driving bigger premium hikes on the ACA exchanges. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

As Obamacare Insurance Enrollment Begins, Consumers Weigh Costs Of Plans

Consumers also are urged to shop around instead of sticking with the same plan because the lowest-priced plan in 2015 will not necessarily be the lowest-priced plan in 2016. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE


Feds Award $10M In Grants To Help Floridians Enroll In Obamacare

The grants will help Florida-based and national organizations hire and train enrollment counselors known as “navigators.’’ CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Health Care Spending To Accelerate

A combination of expanded insurance coverage under President Barack Obama’s law, an aging population, and rising demand, will be squeezing society’s ability to pay. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

850,000 Floridians Stuck In Healthcare Limbo — And No Solution In Sight

With legislators seemingly deadlocked on Medicaid expansion in Florida, some 850,000 residents in the “coverage gap” are stitching together their medical care through personal ingenuity, half doses of medicines and low-cost clinics. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

States On Edge Over The Future Of Health Insurance Subsidies

Florida has more people on the health care plan than any other state and most of the 1.6 million people receive the subsidy, CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE


ObamaCare Penalty May Come A Shock At Tax Time

As we approach the tax-filing season, the complex, indeed inscrutable, structure of the subsidies ObamaCare provided for the middle class to buy insurance could end up making Tax Day 2015 an especially unhappy one for many Americans. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins November 15

Unlike last year, when it lasted six months, the enrollment period in 2014 is only scheduled for three months. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Anticipate A Wider Selection Of Health Plans Next Year

Shoppers will find 57 more insurers – 248 compared to 191 this year – on the federal marketplace used in 36 states, a 30 percent increase over 2014. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Small Firms Slow to Embrace ACA Business Exchanges

Only 2 percent of all eligible businesses have checked out so-called SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) exchanges in the 15 states where they have been available since last October. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Health Insurers Expect Rate Spike In 2015

Rate increases seem inevitable as insurers say their new consumers are older and sicker than anticipated. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Businesses May Abandon Health Insurance For Workers

Employers might decide to give their workers a stipend to pay for health insurance on the exchanges rather than sponsor a plan themselves. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Restaurant Adds Cost Of Affordable Care Act As Surcharge To Meal Tab

A 1 percent surcharge had been added to checks at Gator’s Dockside restaurants for health insurance that the owners will be required to provide for employees. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE