Marilyn Tavenner, who was in charge of HealthCare.gov's rollout, will head health insurance lobbying, The New York Times reports.» Read More
March 3- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, focusing on the issue of tax subsidies available through insurance exchanges set up under the statute. The Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, requires people who do not get health insurance through their employer, or the...
Enrollment in Medicaid continued a strong upswing as the uninsured rate reached a record low, according two new reports.
Feb 20- The U.S. government on Friday announced proposed payments to health insurers for 2016 Medicare Advantage plans that it said were fairly stable compared with 2015.. The proposal, released in a document by a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sets out the parameters for reimbursement by the government for Medicare Advantage.
WASHINGTON, Feb 20- The Obama administration said on Friday it would create a special enrollment period for tax filers who were unaware they could face penalties for missing the Feb. 15 deadline to obtain health insurance through the federal marketplace. "We recognize that this is the first tax filing season where consumers may have to pay a fee or claim an...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb 12- Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas has signed legislation that will end by 2017 the state's innovative but controversial adaptation of the Affordable Care Act, which has provided nearly 190,000 residents with health coverage. Arkansas' "private option" plan uses federal funds from the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, to...
Feb 4- Nearly 7.5 million people have signed up for 2015 Obamacare health plans through HealthCare.gov with demand increasing as the Feb. 15 enrollment deadline approaches, a senior U.S. health official said on Wednesday. The two top states for sign-ups were Florida, with 1.34 million people having selected plans as of Jan. 30, and Texas, with 969,461 plans.
WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The Obama administration said on Monday it would seek authority to negotiate pricing for high-cost drugs under the federal government's Medicare Part D program, which offers private insurance drug coverage for senior citizens and the disabled. President Barack Obama's new $3.99 trillion budget for fiscal-year 2016 proposes allowing...
The Obama administration approved Indiana's plan to provide Medicaid benefits to nearly all poor adults, with some cost-sharing features.
Florida so far has rejected expanding Medicaid benefits to nearly all poor adults, but several factors could change that soon.
The Medicaid enrollment rate is 17 percent higher than the average monthly enrollment right before Obamacare started.
Obamacare will shrink the gap between uninsured rates of different racial groups, but expanding Medicaid nationally would shrink the differences more.
Drug giant Sanofi is juggling legal and regulatory issues surrounding three cases involving alleged payments or inducements to medical providers.
A lawsuit accuses drug maker Sanofi and top executives, including its ousted CEO, of a million-dollar kickback scheme to promote diabetes drug sales.
With the midterm elections Tuesday, businesses in select states have much at stake with ballot outcomes that could impact marijuana use, minimum wages and Medicaid.
WellPoint's profit beat expectations as the company's customer numbers grew due Medicaid growth and new subsidized individual health plans.
Jeff Merkley, a U.S. senator from Oregon, was improperly enrolled into low-income Medicaid by Cover Oregon.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, stymied in his efforts to expand Medicaid in the state, Monday said he would extend health coverage to 25,000 people.
Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid are reaping financial benefits in excess of original estimates, a new report found.
Pennsylvania's Medicaid expansion plan could be changed a bit if Democrat Tom Wolf beats Gov. Tom Corbett this fall.
Medicare’s five-year-old rating system to help families select nursing homes relies on unverified, incomplete and often misleading data. The NYT reports.