Kaiser Health News
Who contributes to what you pay at the pharmacy? Why are prescription drugs so expensive in the United States?
The health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act are in their third year of selling health insurance plans to people who don’t get insurance through work. Most states use Healthcare.gov to sell their plans, but 11 states and D.C.
As customers prepare for the federal health law’s fourth open enrollment to open next week, the Affordable Care Act faces a big test with dramatic increases in policy premiums and fewer options as some insurers are pulling out of the marketplace.
KHN’s Julie Appleby was on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Wednesday morning taking viewer questions on the so-called “Cadillac Tax” that goes into effect on high-value health insurance plans in 2018.
The tax, set up under the health law, takes effect in 2018, and employers will have to pay 40 percent of the cost of the plan that exceeds government thresholds.