Caitlin Owens

Reporter


Employer Premiums Higher Than ACA Rates, Report Says

Premiums in the individual health care market, on average, are lower than average employer-sponsored insurance premiums in 2016, according to a new analysis by the Urban Institute. The report offers perspective on the possibility of double-digit premium increases on Affordable Care Act exchanges next year.

Burr: ‘I Stand By’ Medicare Proposal

The fight over Medicare in North Carolina’s Senate race is getting messy and complicated. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), in an interview with Morning Consult, said he stands behind his proposal to overhaul Medicare to implement a premium support system and competitive bidding. He said this shortly after his office told McClatchy that he would not be looking for a vote on the plan.