Blaming everything on Obamacare

Over on, the anti-Obamacare forces have collected a number of reports from people saying they’re losing the health insurance plans they love because of Obamacare. We’re not taking sides over here at Our primary issue is transparency: We think people should be able to know what stuff costs. In this case, we are […]

What will this insurance cost, and what will it cover? Obamacare and you. Part 3 of our series.

Here’s Part 3 of our mini-series on the Affordable Care Act and how the health insurance landscape is changing; Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here. * * * * * What can you tell me about buying health insurance under the new law? Not too much, please.  Stick with us. This is not […]

Do I really have to buy health insurance? What Obamacare means for you. Part 2 of our series.

Here’s Part 2 of our mini-series on the Affordable Care Act and how the health insurance landscape is changing; Part 1 is here. * * * * * Who has to buy health insurance? Can’t I just ignore the Affordable Care Act? So, who’s going to see their health insurance situation change? The Affordable Care […]

What it means to you: Oct. 1 and buying health insurance, an overview

You may have been hoping you could ignore the topic of health insurance, but Oct. 1 is almost here, and with it the new health insurance landscape brought by the Affordable Care Act. And we’re going to help you navigate through it. Here is an outline of what we’ll write about, basically a handbook on […]

Health insurance calculators: Online tools to figure out what it will cost

People who are interested in the health-care marketplace are curious about what people will do when they start to think about buying insurance. How much does health insurance cost? How much will health insurance cost? You know you want to, so go ahead.  Figure out what your health insurance will cost under the Affordable Care […]

Insurance coverage grew, but spending by individuals rose

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

We are often asked:  “Why do people care about the cost or price of health-care procedures? Most people are insured, so the insurance company pays, right?” For an answer, let’s go to Massachusetts, where many people are insured as a result of “Romneycare,” the precedessor to the Affordable Care Act. In fact, that’s the state […]