The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people are getting insurance via their work.
The government suggests that insurers offer plans off the health law marketplaces that don't have surcharges added last year to make up for a cut in federal funding.
People hoping to get federally subsidized coverage on the marketplaces should make sure their 2017 premiums are paid and that they filed the correct documents with their 2016 taxes.
North and South Carolina have very different outlooks since the Trump administration cut funding for the helpers who assist people signing up for health insurance.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that ending what's known as cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will raise the deficit $194 billion over 10 years.
These clinics have long provided health care to low-income patients and enjoyed expansion under the Affordable Care Act. With repeal looming, the centers' doctors worry about what's next.
A look at how five states' Affordable Care Act exchanges fared shows that more populous markets had an easier time keeping prices down and offering a choice of plans and providers.
States running their own insurance exchanges instead of relying on the federal site had hoped the marketplaces would become thriving businesses. Now, the states aren't sure what the future holds.
Republicans dislike the health law's requirement to have insurance or pay a fine. But if they want to keep the ban on preexisting conditions, they need to find a way to make customers purchase a plan.
Some insurers continue to sell coverage to individuals on the open market even after deciding to exit the health law's marketplaces.