ACA Signups

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Raised by 532 people in 28 months
In 2013, when neither the government nor the mainstream media provided consistent, reliable reporting of enrollment data for the Affordable Care Act, I launched  as a hobby, using crowdsourcing to track enrollments in real time:

My work soon caught the attention of major media outlets, and has been cited and used as a resource ever since by media outlets spanning the ideological spectrum including the Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg News,, MSNBC, the New Republic, USA Today and The New York Times among others, as well as prominent medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.

Since launching this project,  I've expanded my analysis to include the impact of the ACA's Medicaid Expansion, SHOP exchange, BHP provision and a variety of other Obamacare-related programs.

I've also expanded into tracking things like off-exchange individual market enrollment, annual premium rate change averages and a wide range of healthcare policy/health insurance-related issues, including the pros and cons of moving towards single-payer healthcare, the "public option", lowering the Medicare eligibility age, and so on.

It should be noted, however, that aside from one occasional freelance piece exception, none of the media outlets above actually *pays* me for my work. I do have a few banner ads on my site, but the revenue from these only covers a portion of the extensive time and effort which goes into maintaining it. Donations are tremendously appreciated. Until now I've utilized a simple PayPal button on the site itself, but I've decided to give GoFundMe a shot to see how that works out.

If you'd prefer to make a recurring donation (starting at $1/month), feel free to do so via my Patreon account.

Thanks again for your support!

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Hey everyone; I just wanted to let you know I've created a new video explainer. This one is all about how the ACA's 3-Legged Stool works and why the Individual Mandate, as disliked as it may be, is such a vital part of making the healthcare market work. Please share widely, and thanks again for your support!
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Hey, everyone!

First, thanks again so much for your generous contribution over the past year.

Second, for those who don't know, it's actually ACA Signups' 4th Anniversary this week! I originally came up with the idea on Oct. 11, 2013.

Third, I wanted to let you know that I've also launched a Patreon account. If you're not familiar with Patreon, it's another crowdfunding platform, but it's designed specifically for long-term support of content creators/etc (musicians, writers, etc) via small monthly donations (starting at $1) on an ongoing basis. To be honest, Patreon is really a more appropriate platform than GoFundMe for my purposes:

The other big difference is that with Patreon, donors are given access to exclusive content, the occasional video livestream and so forth (I'm still new at that part of it but plan on having my first "ask me anything" livestream soon).

Finally, once again, I wanted to stress how much I appreciate your support to date. More craziness to come as we approach the 2018 Open Enrollment Period...

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Attention Everyone: If you've made a donation and would like to join the ACA Signups mailing list, please let me know by sending a message to me at email @ (GoFundMe doesn't provide me with your email address directly). I generally send out a weekly digest every Sunday, plus occasional alerts when any major ACA/healthcare policy-related event happens.

Thanks as always for all of your support!

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$22,164 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 532 people in 28 months
Created August 16, 2016
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Karen Shields
9 days ago

Truth matters

Joe Halloran
13 days ago

Gaba is an honest advocate and does much needed analysis.

phil kirkham
22 days ago

Fantastic resource for learning about the ACA

24 days ago
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Maureen Goodyear
28 days ago

The information you provide is invaluable in our fight for healthcare. Please keep at it.

Dan Oberste
1 month ago

ACA is important.

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