President Trump Ends Cost-Sharing Reductions: How will that impact North Carolinians?

On October 12, 2017, the Trump administration announced that they would stop funding the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments that the lowest income participants purchasing coverage in the Marketplace receive. These cost-sharing reduction payments are for participants who have a household income that does not exceed 250 % of the federal poverty level.

Expect Another Look at Single-Payer After the Midterm Elections

What is a single-payer system? At its core, single-payer is a system in which all Americans are insured by the federal government. The government, by collecting taxes, pays providers on behalf of citizens, and the citizens have no out of pocket costs. Many developed countries throughout the world currently have some sort of single-payer system for […]

Healthcare Reform Post Elections: The only Thing Certain is more Uncertainty

With the completion of mid-term elections in November, I have been wondering what changes we should expect with the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). While Republicans spent the last two years looking for ways to repeal or weaken PPACA, Democrats campaigned during this most recent election on the promise to protect and strengthen the […]