Month: March 2019
In yet another unexpected twist in litigation over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) took the new and stunning position that the entire ACA should be invalidated because the individual mandate penalty has been set to $0. The DOJ took this position not in a brief or other filing with any sort of explanation but in a two-sentence letter to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 25, 2019, the day its opening brief was due.
There’s no question the health insurance industry is evolving. New technology is empowering employees’ health decisions. There’s big data. Online enrollment. More choice. And, of course, there’s still the Affordable Care Act.
The Trump administration broadened its attack on the Affordable Care Act on Monday, telling a federal appeals court that it now believed the entire law should be invalidated.
Democrats won control of the House in large part on the strength of their argument that Congress needs to protect people with pre-existing medical conditions and to lower the cost of health care.
Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’
Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?
House Democrats will hold a hearing on protecting patients from surprise medical bills next week, according to a congressional aide.
The California Legislature has revived an insurer-backed bill to cap dialysis pay at Medicare rates if industry-backed third parties have helped a patient pay for the insurance to fund treatment and don't give certain disclosures.
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday called for tighter scrutiny of electronic health records systems, which have prompted thousands of reports of patient injuries and other safety problems over the past decade.
Last October, Esteban Serrano wrenched his knee badly during his weekly soccer game with friends.
A bill that would have required insurance companies to pay for out-of-network care for Nevadans living more than 25 miles from an in-network provider was gutted Wednesday after the sponsor described it as unworkable as written.