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Obamacare subsidies preserve access as premiums climb, feds say

benefitspro.com — (Bloomberg) -- Most buyers of Obamacare plans won't see their costs jump, even if premiums increase next year, because of government subsidies, the U.S. said in a study that pushes back on reports of challenges facing the health-coverage overhaul.

Obamacare Subsidies Preserve Access as Premiums Climb, U.S. Says

bloomberg.com — Most buyers of Obamacare plans won't see their costs jump, even if premiums increase next year, because of government subsidies, the U.S. said in a study that pushes back on reports of challenges facing the health-coverage overhaul. Government contributions to premiums will mask the rise in costs for most buyers on the program's exchanges, according to the report from the U.S.

Oscar Pulls Out of Two Exchanges, Rethinks ACA Plans -- Insurance Networking News

insurancenetworking.com — (Bloomberg) -- Health insurance startup Oscar Insurance Corp. will reevaluate its approach to Obamacare after suffering significant losses under the U.S. program and will pull out of two markets next year. Oscar, which pitches itself as a tech-savvy alternative to traditional health insurers, plans to end sales of Affordable Care Act plans in Dallas, a market it entered this year, and New Jersey.

Insurance startup Oscar quits two markets, rethinks ACA plans

employeebenefitadviser.com — (Bloomberg) - Health insurance startup Oscar Insurance Corp. will reevaluate its approach to the Affordable Care Act after suffering significant losses under the U.S. program and will pull out of two markets next year. Oscar, which pitches itself as a tech-savvy alternative to traditional health insurers, plans to end sales of Affordable Care Act plans in Dallas, a market it entered this year, and New Jersey.

Insurance Startup Oscar Quits Markets, Rethinks Obamacare Plans

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Insurance startup Oscar to leave 2 exchange markets, rethink plans

lifehealthpro.com — (Bloomberg) - Health insurance startup Oscar Insurance Corp. will reevaluate its approach to the Affordable Care Act public exchange system after suffering significant losses there, and it will pull out of two exchange programs next year.

Insurance Startup Oscar Quits Markets, Rethinks Obamacare Plans

bloomberg.com — Health insurance startup Oscar Insurance Corp. will reevaluate its approach to Obamacare after suffering significant losses under the U.S. program and will pull out of two markets next year. Oscar, which pitches itself as a tech-savvy alternative to traditional health insurers, plans to end sales of Affordable Care Act plans in Dallas, a market it entered this year, and New Jersey.

Choices May Be Limited for Obamacare Shoppers, Avalere Says

bloomberg.com — Increasingly, U.S. consumers may have fewer insurance options under Obamacare. The latest evidence comes in a study from consulting firm Avalere Health, which examined areas, known as rating regions, that insurers use to set premiums and decide where to offer plans to individuals under the Affordable Care Act.

Insurance startup Oscar posts ACA losses in three states

employeebenefitadviser.com — (Bloomberg) - Oscar Insurance Corp., the startup backed by Silicon Valley investors, posted losses in New York, Texas and California in the first half of the year, the latest example of insurers both large and small losing money in new markets created by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Insurance startup Oscar posts ACA exchange losses in three states

lifehealthpro.com — (Bloomberg) - Oscar Insurance Corp., the startup backed by Silicon Valley investors, posted losses in New York, Texas and California in the first half of the year, the latest example of insurers both large and small losing money in new markets created by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
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Aug 25, 2016

RT @mcuban: Mylan CEO is digging a bigger hole saying no drug can ever lower their price and have the cut passed to consumers. @CNBC good job Brian

Aug 25, 2016

Next, we'll head down to Mississippi and meet the man who's played a huge role in this whole drug pricing thing:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-03/the-blues-singer-who-created-america-s-hated-drug-pricing-model 

Aug 25, 2016

RT @charlesornstein: About Mylan's EpiPen response, read my piece from June: Are copay coupons actually making drugs more expensive?  https://www.propublica.org/article/are-copay-coupons-actually-making-drugs-more-expensive 

Aug 25, 2016

Mylan is following the *classic* pharma playbook here, upping patient assistance in response to EpiPen price fury  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-25/mylan-to-reduce-patients-epipen-costs-after-political-pressure 

Aug 24, 2016

RT @khemp64: 1. Big regional pattern. 2. Chicago worse than I would expect. 3. I thought it was required to sell gold.  https://twitter.com/ztracer/status/768540556200857600 

Aug 24, 2016

Illinois insurance regulator puts out preliminary analysis of 2017 ACA rate filings:  http://insurance.illinois.gov/newsrls/2016/08/2017RatesNumbers.pdf 


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