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Consumers Seeking Marketplace Coverage Should Not Fear “Public Charge” Rule

November 15, 2018

The Trump Administration’s proposal to radically change immigration rules relating to “public charge” determinations has understandably stoked fears about how applying for public benefit programs could affect peoples’ current or future immigration status. But...

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Immigration Officials Given Extremely Broad Authority Under Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule

October 10, 2018

The Trump Administration officially proposed a rule today that would radically alter the U.S. immigration system, making it much harder for many immigrants lawfully in the country to remain here and for many seeking legal entry to come.

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Fearing Immigration-Related Consequences, Many Families Forgo Basic Health and Nutrition Services

September 6, 2018

A growing number of low-income families and children are going without nutrition and health services due to immigration-related fears, health providers are warning, with potential immediate and long-term impacts on children’s health.

Agencies overseeing the WIC nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and...

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GAO: Trump Administration Fell Short in Managing 2018 Marketplace Open Enrollment

August 28, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) used faulty measures to distribute funds last year among navigator groups, which provide outreach and enrollment assistance to people buying marketplace health coverage, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found. In addition, HHS’ decision not to set numeric targets for...

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For U.S. Citizen Children, Big Health Coverage Losses Under Potential Trump Immigration Policy

June 4, 2018

A potential radical change to immigration policy by the Trump Administration could cause many families that include non-citizens to ...

Many Citizen Children Could Lose Health Coverage Under Potential Immigration Policy Change

Action Needed to Keep Marketplace Enrollment Strong

May 1, 2018

Despite uncertainty created by repeated congressional attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Trump Administration efforts to undermine the health insurance marketplaces, nearly as many people signed up for marketplace coverage for 2018 as for 2017. While enrollment remained strong, significant...

Open Enrollment

Some Consumers Still Have Time to Select a 2018 Health Insurance Plan

February 9, 2018

The open enrollment period to sign up for individual health insurance in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces is over, but many of those enrolled in 2017 still have time to enroll for 2018. Consumers who were enrolled at the end of 2017 and couldn’t stay in their plans in 2018 due to plan cancellation are eligible for a special enrollment period lasting until March 1. Because there was...

Open Enrollment

Previewing the Number of Sign-Ups on

December 19, 2017

December 15 marked the end of the open enrollment period in the 39 states using, and within the next few days the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will likely release an update detailing how many people selected plans during that period. Here’s what you need to know when comparing this week’s report to enrollment for 2017:

  1. The CMS data will likely
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Time Running Out to Get Coverage on

December 13, 2017

Friday is the last day to sign up for 2018 health coverage on — and that’s particularly important for young adults, especially those aged 26 to 34, to know. While this group’s uninsured rate fell from 23.7 percent in 2013 to 15.7 percent in 2016, younger adults are much likelier to be uninsured...

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ACA Marketplace Sign-Ups Outpacing Last Year, Despite Sabotage

November 14, 2017

The 2018 open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace coverage is off to a fast start, with over 600,000 customers selecting plans in the first four days compared to 416,000 during the first five days of last year’s period.

We don’t yet know what’s driving the increase and how signups during the open enrollment period as a whole — which the Trump Administration has...