Clashes Among Top HHS Officials Undermine Trump Agenda

December 3, 2019

President Donald Trump’s health secretary, Alex Azar, and his Medicare chief, Seema Verma, are increasingly at odds, and their feuding has delayed the president’s long-promised replacement proposal for Obamacare and disrupted other health care initiatives central to Trump's reelection campaign, according to administration officials. Read More

How Millions Were Left Behind by ACA’s ‘Family Glitch’

December 3, 2019

Most employers that offer health insurance tend to be quite generous when it comes to subsidizing the cost of their employees’ premiums. And although many also pay a large portion of the cost to add dependents to the plan, it’s not uncommon to see a plan that requires significant employee contributions to cover dependents. Read More

Headline Risk Will Remain High for US Healthcare In 2020

December 3, 2019

Demand drivers for US healthcare will remain intact in 2020 with most companies managing profitability pressures but headline risk remains, says Fitch Ratings. Headline risk will be high due to the overhang of opioid litigation liabilities, Affordable Care Act (ACA) court decisions and election rhetoric. Business models may continue to evolve given the slowly changing payment landscape. Read More

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