A new government analysis estimated that the House-passed American Health Care Act would reduce insurance coverage by 13 million —10 million less than the Congressional Budget Office's prediction.
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday touted the American Health Care Act as a solution to the rising premium costs and insurer exits from marketplaces, telling HHS employees that Obamacare is in a "death spiral."
Vulnerable Medicaid members would go without necessary care and some would even lose coverage, driving up the cost of uncompensated care at hospitals throughout the states, the insurers said.
The healthcare debate currently raging in the nation's capital is devoid of one key constituent—the patient, according to Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO of Aurora Health Care.
Moderate Republican senators from Medicaid expansion states are dropping their opposition to ending the Affordable Care Act's enhanced federal funding for expansion as they embrace the idea of winding down that funding over several years.
A senior House Republican on Thursday called for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP could get blamed for rising premiums and dwindling choices next year.
California and New York have both signaled renewed Democratic support for single-payer initiatives, but the proposals face long odds as voters recoil when faced with sharp tax increases—even though those taxes would be partially offset by elimination of private insurance premiums.
Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini talks about how companies like Aetna are investing in communities and their workforce to achieve long-term financial and human capital success.
Chip Kahn recently spoke with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock about the health reform debate, as well as Kahn's call to streamline quality measures. The following is an edited transcript.
States and some federal officials are working harder to end some limits on Medicaid reimbursements for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment in the face of the nationwide opioid addiction crisis.
The seeming impasse among Senate Republicans in reaching agreement on how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act feels like déjà vu all over again.
Insurance providers fear that the AHCA would dramatically scale back access to care, especially for vulnerable populations.