Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Up 25%

January 30, 2015 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) data shows enrollment gains in all states, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, with more than 10.1 million additional Americans Read More

Poll: Public Wants Congress To Preserve Subsidies

January 29, 2015 Americans are not paying much attention to the King v. Burwell case now before the Supreme Court, which will decide if residents 37 states qualify for Act subsidies to buy, Read More

Week 10 Snapshot: 137,300 Select Plans, 7.3 Million Enrolled

January 28, 2015 Almost 137,300 consumers selected Affordable Care Act plans on the federal health insurance exchange during the 10th week of open enrollment,the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Jan. Read More

SCOTUS Leaves Oklahoma Out of ACA Case

January 27, 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court declined to include Oklahoma in the King v. Burwell case that will decide whether residents of 37 states can receive federal subsidies to buy Affordable Care Read More

Consumer Protections Tightened on Healthcare.gov

January 26, 2015 Following disclosures that private consumer information on Healthcare.gov was being shared with more than 30 private companies, the Obama administration curtailed outside access to the Affordable Care Act data. Privacy Read More

HealthCare.gov Privacy Questioned

January 22, 2015 The HealthCare.gov health insurance website shares some personal data about consumers with companies that sell advertising and data analytics services, the Associated Press reported. Administration officials said the companies are Read More

HHS Week 9 Snapshot: 400,000 Enroll

January 21, 2015 Just over 400,000 consumers selected Affordable Care Act plans on the federal health insurance exchange during the eighth week of open enrollment, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Read More

Hatch Proposes Repeal of ACA Tax on Insurers

January 20, 2015 Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) reintroduced to eliminate the companies enacted through Section 10 the Act. “This is yet another hidden healthcare arbitrarily created to pay for ,”Hatch said. “Raising Read More

New Help For Taxpayers With ACA Questions

January 15, 2015 The IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are providing new resources to give answers to tax filers and tax preparers on questions they may have about Read More

Senate Bill Would Repeal Medical Device Tax

January 15, 2015 Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Chairman the Senate Finance , introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal the 2.3% medical device enacted as the Act. Five Democrats and four Republicans signed Read More

HHS Week 8 Snapshot: 163,000 Enroll

January 14, 2015 More than 163,000 consumers selected plans on the federal health exchange during the eighth week of Affordable Care Act open enrollment, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/span> announced Read More

SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to Individual Mandate

January 13, 2015 The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a legal challenge to the mandate provision the Act, filed by the Association American Physicians and Surgeons. The ’s objection to the requirement Read More

In Brief: ACA Tax Planning

January 13, 2015 With the start of 2015, it’s not too early for individuals and companies to think about tax planning. Following are some Affordable Care Act-related issues you may want to consider. Read More

House Bill Exempts Volunteer Firefighters

January 12, 2015 The House Representatives passed a bill that would exempt volunteer firefighters and other emergency responder’s from being counted as full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act. For any questions or Read More

House Passes Bill Easing Employer Mandate

January 8, 2015 The House Representatives, ignoring a veto threat from President Barack Obama, passed a bill Thursday that would ease the requirement under the Act for to provide  to their workers. The measure, Read More

HHS Week 7 Snapshot: 6.6 Million Have Enrolled

January 8, 2015 Nearly 103,000 consumers selected Affordable Care Act plans on the federal health insurance exchange during the seventh week of open enrollment, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Read More

How The ACA Can Affect M&A Deals

January 6, 2015 Compliance with Act requirements is an issue for all companies, but it can literally be a deal-breaker when one company is thinking about acquiring another one. Robert L. Jensen, the Read More

California Requires Insurers To Have Sufficient Providers

January 6, 2015 California’s Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued an emergency regulation to establish stronger requirements for health insurers to maintain sufficient medical provider networks to provide timely access to medical care. CommissionerJones Read More