Massachusetts Gets Approval To Delay Federal Rule On Small-Business Insurance


The Washington Post:
Obamacare’s Surcharge For Smokers May Have Backfired


A provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows insurers to charge smokers higher premiums may have discouraged smokers from signing up for insurance, undercutting a major goal of the law, according to a study published this month. The surcharges, of up to 50 percent over nonsmokers’ premiums, also showed no sign of encouraging people to quit. (Johnson, 7/19)

Comments Off on Massachusetts Gets Approval To Delay Federal Rule On Small-Business Insurance

Filed under Kaiser Insurance News

Comments are closed.