New ACA Marketplace Rules, Good for Insurance Companies Bad for Consumers

Melissa McChesney

Early this month the Senate confirmed Dr. Tom Price, a former Congressman from Georgia, as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services. During his confirmation hearing Price said he was committed to, “making certain that every single American has access to the kind of coverage that they want and has the financial feasibility to […]

Refunds and Repayments from Marketplace Subsidies Very Likely

Melissa McChesney

Last January people across the country began receiving subsidies as they signed up for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These subsidies help pay premiums for individuals enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) through the Marketplace. In the first (2014) open enrollment period, 733,757 Texans […]

Countdown to Coverage: Marketplace Enrollment Timeline

CPPP's Stacey Pogue

If you plan to look for new coverage or renew existing coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace at Healthcare.gov, you’ll want to keep a couple of key dates in mind. November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015 = Open Enrollment in the Marketplace Open enrollment is the time of the year when people can enroll […]

Medicaid Expansion Would Give Uninsured Texas Women Access to Health Care They Need

According to a new report released by the National Women’s Law Center, low-income Texas women without health insurance are less likely to get basic and consistent health and preventive care services than low-income women with health coverage, underscoring the need for Texas’ leadership to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured women below the poverty line. Without […]

New ACA Enrollment Numbers Show Impressive Increase in Texas, But One Million Are Still Left Out

CPPP's Stacey Pogue

New Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers released today show 118,532 Texans have selected a health plan through the online Marketplace from October through the end of December, an impressive increase from about 14,000 last month.  Of those Texans that selected a plan, 74 percent received financial help to pay for it, providing encouragement for the […]