During the 2014-2015 open enrollment period of the Health Insurance Marketplace, the national number of exchange beneficiaries increased from 8 million to roughly 11.7 million.
Silver plans continue to dominate enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Department of Defense provides health insurance for 9.6 million active duty servicemembers, retirees, and their family members through TriCare.
Medicare Advantage is a popular health insurance program for American seniors that has been successful in offering more plan choices, good benefits, and quality healthcare.
Of all the anomalies and mysteries that plague the American health care system, researchers are especially vexed by the wide geographic variation in health care costs.
Last year, many states that chose to operate their own exchanges led the nation as models for the Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment effort.
As the second annual open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace enters its final weeks, the reports published by the Department of Health and Human Services continue to show that the large majority of enrollees are selecting Silver plans, unswayed by the low-cost of Bronze plans or the rich benefits of Gold and Platinum plans.
A recent study by Health Affairs found that middle-aged Americans underestimate their likelihood of needing home health services by 500 percent.
While the administration asserts that the low health care inflation rates are evidence of structural change to the health care system—primarily as a result of the Affordable Care Act—it is primarily a product of the overall low inflation environment.
Health insurance, as well as every other type of insurance, relies on collecting a modest amount of money from a large group of people and spending a much larger amount of money on a small group of people.