Month: March 2015
Data on Health Law Shows Largest Drop in Uninsured in 4 Decades, the U.S. Says
The Obama administration said on Monday that 16.4 million uninsured people had gained health coverage since major provisions of the Affordable Care Act began to take effect in 2010, driving the largest reduction in the number of uninsured in about 40 years.
American health-care spending likely snapped a five-year streak of historically slow growth last year, according to an analysis of new federal data by private economists at the Altarum Institute.
California fell short of its second-year enrollment goal for Obamacare, but don’t blame insurance agents. They accounted for 43% of new enrollment in Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange. That compares with 30% of people who enrolled themselves online or 10% who turned to a certified enrollment counselor or navigator. The strong performance of ...
Under the health law, large employers that don't offer their full-time workers comprehensive, affordable health insurance face a fine. But some employers are taking it a step further and requiring workers to buy the company insurance, whether they want it or not.
HHS Secretary: Supreme Court Ruling Against Obamacare Would Harm Millions
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Monday rebuked critics who want the Supreme Court to invalidate Obamacare's subsidies in much of the country, saying such a ruling would harm millions of Americans who "need, want and like" their health coverage.
Covered California is taking steps to finalize prescription drug benefits for its 2016 health plans, Capital Public Radio's "KXJZ News" reports.
Obamacare’s Projected Cost Falls Due to Lower Premiums Under Health Care Law, CBO Says
The estimated cost of President Obama's signature health care law is continuing to fall.
A law that allows rural hospitals to bill Medicare for rehabilitation services for seniors at higher rates than nursing homes and other facilities has led to billions of dollars in extra government spending, federal investigators say.
The federal government lost ground last year in reducing improper payments from programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and tax credits for the working poor, experiencing a nearly 18 percent increase in the costs.
Slightly More Latinos and African American Sign Up On California Exchange
The percentage of Latinos and African Americans who signed up for subsidized health coverage through California's insurance exchange increased modestly during the second annual open enrollment period, officials announced Thursday.