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Many Who Buy ACA Health Plans For 2019 Find Lower Prices And More Choice
Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything. We are in the middle of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act goes until December fifteen people can sign up for health insurance plans under ObamaCare and holiday health insurance shoppers are finding something new this year, lower prices. Let's talk this through with Kaiser health news correspondent Jordan row who has looked at all the prices of all the plans in all the counties in the thirty nine states which rely on the federal government's healthcare dot gov for their marketplaces. And he's here with results. Hey there. Hey, so what did you find? Well, big surprise prices are dropping in a lot of counties over half of the counties and sometimes by large amounts. We're not talking about every single plan in every single play. Going down. Right. But what's the average thing happening will goes from place to place, some places like DC are actually going up, but a lot of places that have had very high premium hikes over the last couple of years like in Tennessee and in Arizona are decreasing, and we looked at a couple of different types of plans. We looked at the lowest price plan. That's a bronze plan a high deductible plan. And then we also looked at the silver plans, which are the plans that about two thirds of the people get and those are both going down by what a few percentage points. It really varies from county to county. I mean, it can change a lot. But in some places are going down seventeen percent twenty percent. Wow. So why would that be happening? Well, a lot of it is that the market is correcting the insurers went way way high over the last couple of years because of all the political instability. You know at the time they were looking at the possibility that the whole thing would be repealed and replaced, and and then also there have been some changes that Republicans and President Trump have made that have destabilized market somewhat. They've let in some plans that people can sign. Yup. Up short term plans that don't offer all the benefits and those the insurance feared would siphon away some of their healthier people on they made some other changes as well. So the insurance just baked all that into the rates and so for the last couple of years people have really seen some sticker shock. You had mentioned that prices have gone up the last couple of years because of the Republican congress and the Trump administration hadn't prices actually been going up for several years, even before the Trump administration. Right. Well, they took a big jump when these markets were created in two thousand fourteen because suddenly people could get insurance, even if they had expensive conditions and insurance had to cover all sorts of things. Whereas before they could pick and choose when the plans got better. They also got more expensive. That's right. You want more you pay more, and then they continue to increase because in a lot of places insurers decided that they didn't want to participate that they were worried that they wouldn't make a lot of money or lose it in some areas of the country that would only be one insurer that was offering plants in that ensure could set it's. Prices wherever they won people had no choice. How will people feel that difference? Because a lot of these plans are subsidized anyway. Yeah. That's a great question on there's two groups of people. So the people that are subsidized in that is you get a subsidy. If your family of four with a income under one hundred thousand dollars, those people may not see a big difference because they're already capped, and in some cases, one in the weird things that's happening is that because all the prices are dropping the subsidies dropping as well. So it's possible. Some people may even see a small increase, but the big difference is going to be for the people that don't get a subsidy at all and they have the potential of seeing much lower prices. So let me ask about the prospects for the next couple of years because you mentioned that political instability efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare affected, the prices and helped drive them up. Now, we have a period where Democrats are about to take control of the house of representatives. We can presume that. Although Republicans still have a lot of power. They're not going to repeal ObamaCare now for at least the next couple. Years does that create a stable situation where prices might come down further. Yeah. I don't think so at all because the fundamental underlying problems of the healthcare system are still in existence. You still have no price transparency that allows a functioning market where people can shop around and also the ability of some providers, some hospitals doctors to dictate their own prices. So really most of the fundamental elements that have led to increases for everybody are still in place. So the good news is prices are going down, the bad news is they're still very high. And there's a big risk of further increases over time. That's right, Jordan. Thanks so much. Thanks for having me. That's Jordan row of Kaiser health news this podcast. And the following message is brought to you by jet dot com. Your one stop shopping destination. The jet experience provides a unique and relevant assortment with no membership fees. 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XLM, BCH & XRP Run Away
Today's episode is proudly brought to you by try to cubs. The double bay dot com. Join up for the free biweekly video newsletter with myself my table, keep you up to date on the moves that are in this crypto market now if you wanna learn how to make money within the market goes up or down go to try to call dot com. Now. Vitry to call crypto show talking business in blood, Jane. We want to welcome to the try to cook. Crypto show hugging. Fantastic. Stop Miller and your day. It's. It's been an interesting dying. The it's actually I mean, let's be honest. You know, I've just got up how quick look through at what's going on. I'm wanna take you through my fawning because across the top ten at once again, we're seeing some really really mixed responses to what's going on. But the amazing thing is some of these markets are up heavily again. Now, if all look at bitcoin, and I do, and I will we ground ourselves just an in inching forward. I want us to really mentioned that we are not moving Harto fast on bitcoin up point one five of a percent nothing to be rotting hyme to unanimous about. But if you go to Therion, it's up to point nine eight now, it's gonna get more exciting than that. Ladies and gentlemen, we tell you. There is moving quite Nassir. We're well and truly above the two hundred mock us sitting at two seventeen really Knauss momentum Bank carried through on a theory in which. Really, really great. And I talk about cyclicality in shots. All the time. The trends that need to cycle for me to make a living for me to try and be consistent with what I don't starting to get these across the top ten now. Of course, the story of the week has been bitcoin cash and remains bitcoin cash up Ike point three percent, which is just highs. Not it's not the highest in the top ten which is making. But it's moving in the right direction and on happy. You know, it's not something. I'm going to be trading. What? Now with the full coming up. However, if I was to get a doozy. On really low timeframe try on what take a tribe. It's not my tension is not on bitcoin cash on this loving saying the market react in these sudden wise now a trend that I do love one of my good friends. Trend wise is a us against the dollar. I mean, you go to the four hour China. If you go and do these right now, you'll see what I main bicyclist city on the four out high high high alot. Hi. Hi ally. And it's just LOKI soup. Herb, and let me just sit in much to be fitted out she boost trait in his somewhere too. I'm just joined the saves that you can't see that. I'm just letting you know that there isn't it's very close, but not quite matching those who Naci levels. But nevertheless, a wonderful looking shot right now cod. I also up on a us up three point three seven bitcoin cash. Donna up just shy full percent now again grinding away lovely looking closely on that shot. The daily is looking tic- as well. And we are starting to get some momentum. But is good. But Menton it's not just a big shop. Spike. I'm not interested in that. That doesn't help any of us long-term on looking for this consistency in the trend of gutted on cod. Donna and better yet. A now got Stella women stretching its legs up seven percent today. Moving phenomenally. Well, I'm willing needed to see he was about a colts. Stretching its legs at right? It has stretched his legs up. It is stretching his legs yet. The city is there the opportunity is now for may two gone fund trades on that the tequila pair now up two point four seven percents. One of one of the rule will the less exciting flamboyant within this Mark at the moment, and no one really that came to try. There is a little bit of resistance up there right at seventeen dollars. Fifteen. Mock, it seems to be struggling with that of the moment that banks could be up ten percents Amari. Let's white and say I other up zero point one full the lowest performer of the top ten grinding away. Just having a little bit of a struggle straight around some resistance there. And finally the big dog ripple up eight point six six percent, and what had an order into get long on ripple yesterday against bitcoin, and I can safely say I didn't get a fill. Unfortunately, it was notching boosted the pull back into. Certain level did not give that pool by. But again ripple on the reason I like to try ripples because when rebel gets moving ripple capes moving and ripple is a wonderful trading head when it comes to cryptic. There's plenty of volume in that market as well. I am -tunities it just needs to pull back take a big breath. And let me get an entry plays. So highly on on ripple likely even obstacle in three seven percent. I say even because it's been pretty quiet for the last. I'm thinking months, and now we are starting to see a rush to the upside this is really positive Gaza starting to really turn around and provide us with some options and opportunities bitcoin, still flat. But a lot of the ultimate moving which means trading against the dollar and try against bitcoin. The charts looking very very similar at the mum, which means equal opportunity across both bitcoin end, the dull of in many many cases of MacOS trading gains, bitcoin, we do have more pays the way can be trading. And it does help us with folio. There has been having a run so less than the top ten against the theory that were the minute because we're starting to say some good momentum have a great night speak to again tomorrow off now. The trader Cobb crypto podcast checkout trader Cobb dot com because experience matters.
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