After ‘King’ Ruling, States Look at Medicaid Expansion

June 29, 2015 Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the administration’s position in the ‘King v. Burwell’ case, supporting the legality of Affordable Care Act subsidies in all states, Read More

ACA Triggering Merger Talks Among Insurers

June 25, 2015 The changes to America’s health care delivery system introduced by the Affordable Care Act are causing some of the nation’s largest health insurance companies to explore merger talks with competitors. Read More
Supreme Court Rules ACA Subsidies Are Legal

Supreme Court Rules ACA Subsidies Are Legal

June 25, 2015 In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on June 25th that it is legal for government subsidies under the Affordable Care Act to be available to all Americans, as Read More

ACA Repeal Would Cost $353 Billion, Says CBO

June 24, 2015 A repeal of the Affordable Care Act would increase the federal deficit by $353 billion over the next 10 years, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office and Read More

Rules on Cost Sharing Under ACA Clarified

June 18, 2015 The federal agencies that regulate the Act issued a set Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to clarify the limits on cost-sharing under the ACA. For plan years beginning in 2016, the Read More
IRS Issues ‘Summary Benefits and Coverage’ Regulations

IRS Issues ‘Summary Benefits and Coverage’ Regulations

June 17, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service issued revised regulations regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) that must be provided to those covered by health insurance plans. The SBC is intended Read More

Americans Say Prescription Drug Costs Unreasonable

June 15, 2015 Nearly three-quarters of the public (73%) think prescription drugs costs are unreasonable, and place the blame on pharmaceutical companies rather than health insurance companies, aKaiser Foundation poll found. Asked for Read More

Poll: Public Supports Subsidies in ‘King’ Case

June 12, 2015 By a margin of 55% to 38%, Americans believe the Supreme Court should not block federal subsidies in the states that do not operate their own health insurance exchange, an Read More

Bill Would Address Impact of Possible ‘King’ Ruling

June 9, 2015 A Republican Congressman has introduced to help individuals who would lose their insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court rules in favour of the plaintiffs in the “King v. Burwell” case. Read More

Expanding Medicaid Could Save 5,200 Lives

June 9, 2015 The decision by 22 states not to expand Medicaid under the will ACA will result in 5,200 avoidable deaths each year, according to a White House Report, along with hundreds Read More

Hospital Bad Debt Declines in Expansion States

June 8, 2015 Unpaid bills, better known as “bad debt,” declined at non-profit hospitals in states that expanded during 2014, according to a study by Moody’s Investors . Hospitals in the 29 states Read More

Repeal of Medical Device Tax Goes to House

June 5, 2015 The House Ways and Means Committee approved H.R. 160, which would repeal the 2.3% excise tax on medical device manufacturers imposed under the Affordable Care Act and intended to help Read More

State Officials Held Private Meeting on Subsidies

June 3, 2015 Officials from at least 16 states met in early May for a confidential, unannounced meeting to discuss options available to their states if the Supreme Court rules against the Obama Read More

CVS Partners With HHS to Provide Health Information

June 3, 2015 The CVS Health pharmacy chain will carry information about healthcare and preventative services, by the U.S. Department and Human Services (HHS), the company’s MinuteClinic.com and CVS.com websites. CVS is using Read More

Insurers Are Financially Healthy Under the ACA

June 2, 2015 companies seem to have enjoyed excellent financial during the Act’s first year implementation, despite being forbidden by the law to turn down individuals with pre-existing medical conditions or charge them Read More