Month: March 2015
U.S. Top Court Says Medical Providers Can’t Sue States Over Medicaid Funding
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a case from Idaho that private medical providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue a state in try to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs.
The House overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Medicare program on Thursday in the most significant bipartisan policy legislation to pass through that chamber since Republicans regained a majority in 2011.
President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which have sparked a fierce political backlash nationwide, could also provide an unlikely boost for another of his goals: increasing health insurance signups.
Physician practices have not been overwhelmed with patients since the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate took effect in 2012, according to a report by athenahealth, a cloud-based health IT vendor, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Modern Healthcare reports.
The good news: Three-quarters of people who were eligible for the most generous financial subsidies on the federal health insurance exchange this year signed up for coverage, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health.
The federal government is taking extra steps to help the millions of people who qualify for ObamaCare tax breaks this year but may not know it.
The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.
With billions of dollars in reserve, nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California is facing new pressure to offer better prices for its policies.
Congress to Weigh a Plan to Protect Medicare fees and Children’s Insurance
WASHINGTON — Lobbyists will descend on Congress this week as lawmakers near a bipartisan agreement to finance health care for the oldest and youngest Americans, by revamping the payment of doctors under Medicare and by extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The agreement, negotiated by Speaker John A. Boehner and the House Democratic leader,Nancy Pelosi, would ...
This tax season, for the first time since the health law passed five years ago, consumers are facing its financial consequences. Whether they owe a penalty for not having health insurance or have to reconcile how much they got in premium tax credits against their incomes, many people have to contend with new tax forms ...