Month: December 2019
The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange announced Monday that they have extended the deadline of Open Enrollment for consumers who started the application process on or before the Dec. 15 deadline.
A three-judge panel at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals kept suspense about the entire Affordable Care Act legislative package alive this week by ruling that the ACA’s individual coverage mandate provision is an unconstitutional requirement to buy a private product, but that it’s not clear whether killing the provision really kills all of the ACA.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down Obamacare’s individual mandate in a decision that immediately thrusts the health care law to the forefront of the 2020 elections.
Elizabeth Warren told members of Nevada’s powerful casino workers’ union Monday that she wants to see their strong health care plans replicated around the country but the Democratic presidential candidate sidestepped the details of her Medicare for All proposal and how it might affect the union.
Surprise billing legislation suddenly stalled. Like “Medicare for all,” the proposal would have lowered the pay of some physicians.
The Trump administration is laying the groundwork to allow some cheaper prescription drugs to be imported from Canada.
The bipartisan budget deal announced in Congress protects access to health care under the Affordable Care Act but it also ditches one of that law’s main cost controls. The deal would repeal a cost-control measure in “Obamacare” known as the Cadillac Tax, an unpopular levy on benefit-rich health insurance plans scheduled to take effect in 2022.
Covered California Extends Deadline for Jan. Individual & Family Health Coverage
After seeing a strong surge in enrollment last week, Covered California has extended the deadline until Friday for state residents to sign up for a health insurance policy that would begin covering them on Jan. 1. The original deadline was Sunday.
After months of hearings and negotiations, millions of dollars in attack ads, full-court press lobbying efforts and countless rounds of negotiations, Congress appeared to be moving toward a solution to the nation’s surprise medical bill problem. Sort of.
Out-of-Network Billing by Hospital-based Specialists Boosts Spending by $40 Billion
Patients who seek care at in-network hospitals have a significant risk of being treated by and receiving a surprise bill from out-of-network anesthesiologists, pathologists, radiologists or assistant surgeons, a new study by Yale University researchers found.