Sen. Bernie Sanders, who defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 19 points in the state's Democratic caucus, has endorsed and campaigned for the measure. But a September poll suggested just 27% of voters were likely to support it.
The nearly 400,000 people who buy their own health insurance in Michigan will see premiums rise by an average of 16.7% next year, a sticker shock that insurers and the government say can be offset for those who qualify for tax credits.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act final rule released earlier this month includes funding to create and implement a core set of performance measures to be used by private and public insurers alike.
President Barack Obama last week offered suggestions for improving his signature healthcare reform law while saying it has had many successes and is slowed mostly by political gamesmanship.
Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients.
Commentary: Upcoming open enrollment offers opportunity for more Americans to protect health, wealth
Why aren't people jumping at this chance to buy health security? The truth is it's often hard to look past the monthly price of a premium and absorb the real, tangible protection that health insurance provides to a family.
Wildly different experiences with the ACA marketplaces have played out across 34 not-for-profit and mutual Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of financial filings.
States where insurers underpriced individual plans in the early years of the federal healthcare exchanges are posting sharply higher premiums for next year, although subsidies will moderate the increases for many low- and moderate-income consumers.
At the second general election debate, Donald Trump again touted allowing health insurers to sell plans across state lines as a way to make coverage affordable after killing the ACA. But the policy could undermine the individual market and roll back protections that consumers have come to rely on.
Dr. Mike Schatzlein, senior VP of Ascension Health and ministry market executive for Ascension's Indiana and Tennessee markets, will retire after six years with the St. Louis-based system, effective Dec. 31.
The evidence clearly shows that small and rural practices are successful in improving care and lowering costs and even outperforming their urban peers. They are nimble and dedicated to the care of their communities.
Republicans and Democrats agreed on a promising health insurance reform? Unheard of. Absurd. Medicare's Innovation Center put it in motion without opposition from Capitol Hill? Unthinkable. Or maybe a miracle of miracles is happening in Washington.