In the Health Reform Update for this week, the Trump Administration succeeds in postponing the appeal of a federal court ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), due to the ongoing federal government shutdown.
In the Health Reform Update for this week, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms that Trump Administration policies depressed enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces for 2018.
In the Health Reform Update for this week, the Trump Administration finalizes its expansion of short-term health plans that do not need to comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) consumer protections despite warnings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) actuary
The House passes a package of legislation that would postpone or repeal two additional taxes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), remove the ACA’s age limit on catastrophic plans, prevent the District of Columbia from creating an alternative to the ACA’s individual mandate, and expand the use of health savings accounts.
In the Health Reform Update for this week, insurers threaten to further hike premiums after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unexpectedly suspends $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act (ACA) risk adjustment payments due from 2017.
In the Health Reform Update for this week, the Trump Administration finalizes rule allowing for association health plans that insurers warn could skew risk pools and spike premiums for coverage that remains compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Attorneys General in Massachusetts and New York will seek court action to block the new limited-benefit plans.
The Trump Administration refuses to defend a multistate lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the pre-existing condition protections and individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Medicare Trustees warn that the 2019 repeal of the tax penalty for the individual mandate will speed up Medicare’s insolvency by three years (to 2026).
The Congressional Budget Office and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services actuary predict sharp spikes in 2019 premiums and uninsured rates due to Congressional repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate.
The Marketplace Access Project (MAP), a group of leading national patient advocacy organizations dedicated to protecting non-profit insurance premium and cost-sharing assistance for individuals suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, today announced it has reached 150 bipartisan cosponsors for the Access to Marketplace Insurance Act (H.R. 3976).
In the Health Reform Update for this week, the President releases a blueprint of modest proposals to reduce prescription drug prices, but does not include Medicare price negotiation authority, drug importation allowances, or other provisions most feared by the pharmaceutical industry.