ACA/Health Reform Posts

Dems Aim to Punt Vote on ObamaCare Taxes

December 13, 2018

Health-care companies are making a last-minute push to delay ObamaCare taxes as part of a year-end government funding deal, but they face resistance from Democrats who want to punt the issue until next year when they control the House. Read More

Lower Utilization Dampened Health Spending Growth in 2017

December 11, 2018

The rate of U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed from 2016 to 2017, driven by reduced use and intensity of hospital care, physician services and prescription drugs, according to the new annual report by CMS' Office of the Actuary published in Health Affairs.  Read More

Blue Shield’s Trims To Out-Of-State Coverage Give Some Californians The Blues

December 11, 2018

Denise Roberts is still coping with complications from a life-threatening bout of Valley Fever three years ago that claimed part of a lung. Roberts, who lives in Doyle, Calif., a tiny rural community near the Nevada border, typically drives to Reno for the care she needs. Specialists in her own state, she said, are too far away. Read More