Affordable Care Act

4.2 million Americans could get $0 premiums on ACA coverage

Roughly 4.2 million people, or 27% of uninsured Americans, could get ACA coverage with a $0 premium, the Kaiser Family Foundation said yesterday. The poorest consumers are eligible for subsidies that would be big enough to cover the entire premium for a lower-tier “bronze” plan.

Yes, but: Bronze plans have high deductibles — more than $6,200 per year, on average, according to Kaiser.

HHS edited HealthCare.gov to prioritize private enrollment options

Healthcare.gov homepage
HealthCare.gov homepage. Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

The Health and Human Services Department edited HealthCare.gov in a way that seems to subtly steer people toward other, private enrollment options, according to a review by the Sunlight Foundation.

Details: The edits, which were made roughly two weeks into the six-week enrollment period, affect the “How to Apply & Enroll” page on HealthCare.gov.

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