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Cheaper Health Insurance Comes at a Cost for Some

Allowing health insurance companies to offer plans without some benefits would be cheaper for some customers. But not for others.

By Nancy Metcalf

The Lawsuit That Could Unravel Obamacare

A legal dispute could force an exodus of health insurers from state exchanges this year, leaving millions without access to affordable health plans.

By Nancy Metcalf

ACA Replacement Bill: More Bad News for Older Adults

Older Americans with low to moderate incomes would see health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs jump under the American Health Care Act.

By Nancy Metcalf

Buying Insurance? Costs Could Jump for Older Adults

The American Health Care Act would increase health insurance costs significantly for older adults buying coverage on their own. Here’s what to know.

By Nancy Metcalf

Why 'Across State Line' Insurance Won’t Save Money

Would selling health insurance across state lines really save people money? Here’s what to know.

By Nancy Metcalf

Why Should Folks Over 50 Have to Buy Maternity Care?

Every health insurance plan sold to individuals on HealthCare.gov must cover a set of “essential benefits” that include maternity care. Here’s why.

By Nancy Metcalf

How the ACA Replacement Plan Could Affect Your Wallet

Two provisions in the health replacement plan would drive up insurance costs by thousands of dollars a year for most older beneficiaries.

By Nancy Metcalf

Need Obamacare Now? You'll Have to Prove It

Under proposed rules, HealthCare.gov will check the paperwork of everyone who asks for a special enrollment period for health insurance. Here’s what to know.

By Nancy Metcalf

High Deductible Health Plans: 3 Ways to Cope

Nobody likes high health insurance deductibles, but more and more people are stuck with them. Here are three ways to cope.

By Nancy Metcalf

Still Working? Wrong Medicare Choice Could Cost You

If you plan to work past age 65, you have some homework to do on when to enroll in Medicare. There could be serious financial consequences if you get it wrong.

By Nancy Metcalf