Tag archive for ‘Affordable Care Act’
By and On Thursday, January 28th, 2016

More Americans than expected forgo health insurance and pay Obamacare penalties

Getty Images Market Watch — As many as 7.5 million U.S. taxpayers reported that they owed a tax penalty for 2014 for not signing up for health insurance, the Internal Revenue Service said. That amounted to roughly More...

By and On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

ER Doctors Say Federal Rules Could Raise Patients’ Out-Of-Network Bills

KHN — Two professional organizations representing emergency doctors warn that a new federal rule could lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for consumers when they need emergency care outside their health plan’s More...

By On Monday, December 21st, 2015

Enrollment Deadline Pushed Back Due To ‘Unprecedented’ Demand

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said nearly 1 million people were asked to leave their contact information to hold their spot in line, as the agency tried to handle the wave of last-minute enrollees.  The More...

By and On Sunday, December 6th, 2015

U.S. Healthcare Spending Hits $3 Trillion Mark

After five years of historic low growth that averaged about 3.7% per year, spending growth accelerated to 5.3% in 2014, largely in part to the addition of 8.7 million people to government and private health insurance More...

By On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Collapse Of Co-Ops, Other Signs Of Market Instability Draw Concerns From Across The Spectrum

The demise of New York’s Health Republic is the most recent health insurance co-operative to come undone, though some — like a Connecticut co-op — offer a different story.  More...

By On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Why Nearly Half Of The Obamacare Co-Ops Have Folded

As open enrollment begins for the health exchanges, one development that’s turning into a concern is the collapse of a number of alternative insurance plans known as co-ops. KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey joins PBS More...

By On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

More hospitals earn value-based purchasing bonuses this year

CMS announced Monday that Medicare will reward more hospitals than it will penalize in fiscal 2016 under the value-based purchasing program.  More...

By and On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Healthcare dodges bullet under proposed budget deal

Providers and policy experts say that while doctors and hospitals are facing some cuts in the proposed two-year $80 billion budget deal being negotiated on the Hill, the industry largely dodged a bullet.  More...

By and On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Emergency Physicians: High-deductible Plans Delay Care

Seventy percent of emergency physicians say they routinely see insured patients in the emergency department who’ve delayed care because they can’t afford high deductibles and copays, according to survey More...

By On Thursday, August 20th, 2015

House Lawsuit Against Obama Pegged To Health Law Gains Strength

Meanwhile, repeal plans in Congress as part of reconciliation would not be an easy lift, according to CQ Healthbeat.   More...

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