Insurers Scramble to Price Health Plans as Policy Seesaws

April 18, 2017

With deadlines looming to file plans for next year’s Affordable Care Act marketplaces, health insurers are struggling to respond to mixed signals from the Trump administration, delaying key business decisions and scouring Twitter for hints from Washington about the law’s future. Read More

Grasping For The Middle Ground On Obamacare

April 18, 2017

Joel Hay, a professor at the University of Southern California, describes his political views as “conservative, free market.” But in a counterintuitive twist, his proposal to fix the Affordable Care Act would expand the largest source of public health coverage in the country: Medicaid. Read More

California Presses Forward In Fight To Regulate Pharma

April 18, 2017

In November, California voters defeated a ballot proposal that would have given state government more control over drug prices. It was a victory for pharmaceutical companies, which spent more than $100 million campaigning against the measure. Read More

Trump Dangles Obamacare Payments to Force Dems to the Table

April 13, 2017

Trump could deliver an immediate and fatal blow to the Obamacare marketplaces if he scraps the subsidy program, worth an estimated $7 billion this year. These cost-sharing subsidies, which help insurers pay medical bills for low-income customers, have been the subject of a long-running lawsuit that the White House could drop at any time. Read More