Why Obamacare Won’t Unleash a Flood of Startups

Why Obamacare Won’t Unleash a Flood of Startups

Photograph by Jim Krantz/Gallery Stock Today marks the start of enrollment in the new health insurance exchanges, which will enable people without employer-sponsored health insurance to buy their own. A RAND working paper argues that by making it easier for self-employed people to obtain health insurance, the Affordable Care Act has “the potential to weaken […]

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Explaining Obamacare Subsidies for the Self-Employed

Explaining Obamacare Subsidies for the Self-Employed

Photograph by Alija Question: In signing up for insurance on an Obamacare exchange, what happens if I underestimate my self-employed income for 2014? I make between negative and $50,000 per year, so my income varies widely. Will there be a fine? What if I overestimate—will I take the subsidies off my tax amount? Answer: This […]

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Obamacare Can Benefit Businesses If Congress Gives It a Chance to Work

Obamacare Can Benefit Businesses If Congress Gives It a Chance to Work

With the Oct. 1 rollout of government-operated health insurance purchasing exchanges, Obamacare will reach its most important milestone yet. After years of claims and counterclaims, repeated House votes to repeal the law, even an attack ad with Uncle Sam as a leering would-be gynecologist, we’re about to see how this experiment in almost-universal health insurance will […]

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Advice for Small Employers Confused by Obamacare

Advice for Small Employers Confused by Obamacare

Photograph by David McNew/Getty Images Many small business owners are asking questions about navigating the coming changes in health insurance under Obamacare. That’s not surprising, given that major reform provisions begin taking effect this year and next. There is also widespread confusion among small business owners about the law’s implementation and requirements. Here’s some guidance […]

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When the Self-Employed Shop for Insurance Under Obamacare

When the Self-Employed Shop for Insurance Under Obamacare

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images The Affordable Care Act requires Americans to have health insurance beginning next year or pay a penalty, and health exchanges will begin open enrollment on Oct. 1. With those dates fast approaching, government officials have stepped up efforts to squelch fears and clear up confusion regarding the health reform […]

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Advice for Small Employers Confused by Obamacare

Advice for Small Employers Confused by Obamacare

Photograph by David McNew/Getty Images Many small business owners are asking questions about navigating the coming changes in health insurance under Obamacare. That’s not surprising, given that major reform provisions begin taking effect this year and next. There is also widespread confusion among small business owners about the law’s implementation and requirements. Here’s some guidance […]

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Why Obamacare Won’t Unleash a Flood of Startups

Why Obamacare Won’t Unleash a Flood of Startups

Photograph by Jim Krantz/Gallery Stock Today marks the start of enrollment in the new health insurance exchanges, which will enable people without employer-sponsored health insurance to buy their own. A RAND working paper argues that by making it easier for self-employed people to obtain health insurance, the Affordable Care Act has “the potential to weaken […]

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How Much Risk Is Too Much for Small Businesses?

How Much Risk Is Too Much for Small Businesses?

Photograph by Eric Bean/Getty Images That’s the question states around the country are asking as they consider restricting how employers can set up their health insurance plans. Colorado lawmakers will hold a hearing April 9 on a bill aimed at keeping small businesses in the state insurance market at a time when some are considering […]

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