Month: August 2017
Single-Payer Health Care Revived? California Lawmakers to Hold Hearing this Fall
After the swift rise and sudden crash of California’s ambitious single-payer legislation, complete with melodramatic fallout, universal health care is back — not on the floor, but on the table.
Congress is approaching a healthcare deadline with enormous stakes for millions of people — and this time it isn't about ObamaCare.
Congress and the Trump administration could boost insurance coverage by a couple of million people and lower premiums by taking a few actions to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets, according to a new analysis by the consulting firm Oliver Wyman.
It looked just like a campaign launch, from the line winding around the Fellowship Chapel Church, to the tailgaters giving away hot dogs, to the 2,000 voters who eventually packed inside.
Joanna Joshua, 39, panicked when she opened a letter from her family’s insurer, Cigna, only to learn it was pulling out of California’s individual market next year.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act achieved a major victory this past week when, thanks to cajoling and arm-twisting by state regulators, the last “bare” county in America — in rural Ohio — found an insurer willing to sell health coverage through the law’s marketplace there. So despite earlier indications that insurance companies would stop offering coverage under the law in large parts of the country, insurers have now agreed to sell policies everywhere.
The CMS won't soften its request for greater authority to ensure Medicare Advantage plans have adequate provider networks, despite insurer calls for clarity and flexibility.
Some 8.8 percent of the population was uninsured for the first three months of this year, a new government report finds.
SilverSummit Healthplan has agreed to fill Nevada's 14 "bare" counties that were slated to have no insurers on the ObamaCare exchanges next year.
“There’s only one reason why Medicaid was kept in that final version and that’s because of me,” Heller said at a talk in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada Independent.