HHS has finalized a rule that bans discrimination against transgender people throughout the healthcare system, carrying out anti-bias provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The final rule comes amid the U.S. Justice Department's heated fight against a North Carolina law.
The CMS has delayed plans to roll out a star-rating system intended to help consumers make informed health coverage decisions when shopping on HealthCare.gov.
UnitedHealth Group's decision to pull out of most of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges created a big headache for the Obama administration, but the reality of the situation is a lot more nuanced than it might appear.
Federal investigators found significant cybersecurity weaknesses in the health insurance websites of California, Kentucky and Vermont that could enable hackers to get their hands on sensitive personal information about hundreds of thousands of people. And some of those flaws have yet to be fixed.
The web portal used by millions of consumers to get health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama's law logged 316 security incidents in just under 18 months, said a report Wednesday by nonpartisan congressional investigators.
Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under the Affordable Care Act, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday. Among its customers who owe a penalty for the 2015 tax year, the average fine is $383, compared with $172 for 2014.
With billions of taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud related to the president's healthcare reform law, nonpartisan congressional investigators said in a report due out Wednesday.
A fresh look at the darkest days of the Affordable Care Act by HHS' Office of Inspector General affirms the criticisms lobbed at the Obama administration in the months after the disastrous 2013 launch of HealthCare.gov. But the OIG also praised the administration for its nimble recovery.
Oscar Insurance Corp., the New York-based startup health insurer, enrolled only 2,000 people on California's exchange, a minuscule 0.1% of state residents who bought its 2016 exchange plan.
The Congressional Budget Office's annual update on the federal balance sheet arrives Monday, and it appears spending on Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act is contributing to a spike in the deficit.
States that rely on HealthCare.gov are still struggling to enroll people deemed eligible for Medicaid, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey of Medicaid agencies.
About 1.4 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law failed to properly account for it on their tax returns last year, putting their subsidies at risk if they want to keep coverage.