Month: December 2018
The future of the Affordable Care Act is threatened — again — this time by a ruling Friday from a federal district court judge in Texas.
Covered California Extends Deadline After Anti-Obamacare Federal Court Ruling
California's health care marketplace has extended the deadline for people to sign up for insurance that will start on Jan. 1, 2019, in response to a federal court ruling handed down on Friday that invalidated the Affordable Care Act.
California and 15 other states asked a federal judge on Monday to protect current health care coverage for millions of Americans while courts sort out the implications of his ruling that the Affordable Care Act was invalid in its entirety.
Like millions of Americans in this final week of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, Diane McCabe is shopping for health insurance.
Pre-existing conditions are in the news again, now that a federal judge's ruling could wipe out the Affordable Care Act. But there's been a similar issue all along that's drawn less attention: Seniors with pre-existing conditions can be denied coverage in many cases when they apply for Medicare supplemental insurance policies, or Medigap.
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, vowed Monday to hold oversight hearings "right away" on the Trump administration's involvement in a court case over the weekend that ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called ObamaCare, was unconstitutional.
Now that federal Judge Reed O'Connor has ruled the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional — since Congress zeroed out the penalty tied to the mandate to buy health insurance — the health care law once again has to show it has an extra life in its back pocket.
Feds Say California May Have Spent Nearly $1B On Ineligible Medi-Cal Benefiaries
Federal auditors estimate that California may have paid nearly $1 billion in 2014 and 2015 to provide Medicaid benefits for people who were ineligible for the government health program, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General.
Cigna-Express Scripts Nears Finish Line with Approvals from California and New York
Cigna's $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts cleared regulatory hurdles in two states on Thursday, putting the deal on pace to close by the end of the year.
There are five days left to sign up for a plan on Nevada’s Affordable Care Act exchange, but so far, the health insurance option isn’t as popular among consumers as it was last year.