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New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

December 20, 2016

People who want to sign up for a policy on healthcare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper trail proving that they qualify for a “special enrollment period” before their coverage can begin, according to details of a pilot program described last week by federal officials. Read More

Anthem-Cigna Merger Goes to Judge for Ruling That Could End Deal

December 20, 2016

The first phase of the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to halt Anthem Inc.’s planned takeover of rival insurer Cigna Corp. is in the hands of a federal judge after the government wrapped up its arguments Tuesday that the deal would harm competition in the national insurance market. Read More

For Conservatives, It’s A New Day In Health Care

December 20, 2016

With Donald Trump’s recent appointment of Republican Rep. Tom Price to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, President-elect Trump’s promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act seems likely to happen. Read More

GOP Plans to Replace Health Care Law With ‘Universal Access’

December 20, 2016

House Republicans, responding to criticism that repealing the Affordable Care Act would leave millions without health insurance, said on Thursday that their goal in replacing President Obama’s health law was to guarantee “universal access” to health care and coverage, not necessarily to ensure that everyone actually has insurance. Read More