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Finally fixing the ‘family glitch’
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Finally fixing the ‘family glitch’

The Biden administration this week issued regulations aimed at fixing the Affordable Care Act's "family glitch," which has prevented families that can't afford their employer insurance from getting subsidized coverage from the insurance marketplaces. The Obama administration had decided that only Congress could fix the glitch. Meanwhile, open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15, when beneficiaries can join or change private Medicare Advantage plans or stand-alone prescription drug plans. For the first time, Medicare Advantage plans are poised to enroll more than half of the Medicare population despite allegations that many of the largest insurers are getting billions of dollars in overpayments from the federal government. This week's panelists are Julie Rovner of KH...