Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits

The total price tag for ObamaCare's main enrollment portal now stands at more than $2 billion, according to a new analysis by Bloomberg Government. The new total, released Wednesday, includes efforts to construct and then fix HealthCare.gov after serious technical problems threatened to shutter the site last fall.

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Affordable Care Act Reduces Costs for Hospitals

The Obama administration increased the pressure on states to expand Medicaid on Wednesday, citing new evidence that hospitals reap financial benefits and gain more paying customers when states broaden eligibility.

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For Many New Medicaid Enrollees, Care Is Hard to Find

Enrollment in Medicaid is surging as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but the Obama administration and state officials have done little to ensure that new beneficiaries have access to doctors after they get their Medicaid cards, federal investigators say in a new report.

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Many Rural Hospitals Are Excluded From Government’s Push For Better Quality

Crawford Memorial Hospital, in rural Robinson, Ill., is the only hospital for miles around. Just like elsewhere, Crawford’s doctors deliver babies, perform routine operations and see thousands of patients in the emergency room.

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Under Affordable Care Act, 25 Percent Increase in Health Insurers Is Predicted

Consumers in much of the country will have a broader selection of health insurance plans next year, the Obama administration said Tuesday, as it predicted an increase of about 25 percent in the number of insurers that are expected to compete in federal and state marketplaces.

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Who Can Buy Health Care Coverage and When Can Be Confusing

If an employer has 15 or more employees, it’s illegal to discriminate against someone who has a condition that makes work harder. The business has to try to make reasonable accommodations, including restructuring a job, adjusting training, providing devices for the disabled or even reassigning an employee to a vacant job.

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