In the Health Reform Update for this week, the
Government Accountability Office sides with Republican lawmakers accusing the
Obama Administration of unlawfully diverting Affordable Care Act (ACA)
reinsurance payments to insurers.
and Senate leaders pledge to hold votes on the 21st Century Cures Act after the November elections,
which would speed the development of breakthrough drug treatments for rare
premium increases in several states push additional insurers to follow the lead
of UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, and Humana and withdraw from ACA Marketplaces. However, New York and the District of
Columbia announce that their Marketplace participation will remain steady for
Only five of the 23
non-profit insurance cooperatives created with ACA loans remain as Maryland’s
converts to for-profit status to avoid insolvency.
becomes the latest state to enact legislation protecting in-network consumers
from surprise bills from contracted out-of-network providers.
You can find the full
Health Reform Update here. If
you’re interested in Advocacy you can also join the PSI Patient Coalition here.