Three influential Republican senators are seeking answers from HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell about whether the agency will try to get money back from states that used federal grants to build insurance exchanges that flopped.
A flood of calls and applications in the first days didn't crash the exchange websites like last year, but it will take a few days to check the accuracy of the information insurers are getting.
Enroll Michigan has a simple message for Obamacare outreach workers: “Stay calm and keep enrolling.” That's the slogan it has adopted in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last Friday to hear the King v. Burwell case.
The Obama administration is significantly reducing expectations for the open-enrollment period that begins Saturday. HHS expects 9 million to 9.9 million people to get coverage through the state and federal exchanges for 2015.
With a bright look to its rebuilt website, version 2.0 of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul represents another chance to win over a skeptical public. But more than possible computer woes lurk as HealthCare.gov's second open enrollment season begins Nov. 15.
Republicans' big election gains Tuesday in governorships and legislatures around the country diminish but do not eliminate prospects that more states will expand Medicaid to low-income adults as allowed by the healthcare reform law, political analysts say.
Obama administration officials are confident that Congress will approve a request for $6.18 billion in emergency funding to stem the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prepare for the possibility of more cases in the U.S.
Republicans' big election gains Tuesday in governorships and legislatures around the country diminish but do not eliminate the prospects that more states will expand Medicaid to low-income adults as allowed by the healthcare reform law, political analysts say.
Voters not only stopped the Medicaid expansion dead in its tracks on Tuesday night, they elected Republican candidates vowing to change or roll back Medicaid in states that have already expanded.
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is calling on Medicaid directors to continue updating their IT systems in an effort to not only seamlessly enroll eligible individuals, but to ensure that they will be re-enrolled as well.
The nation's chief health information technology officer will continue to serve in that role while also helping lead HHS' public health efforts, including its response to the Ebola virus outbreak, according to an official government blog.
2014 has been a transformative year for Medicaid, featuring a coverage expansion to millions more Americans and a greater shift to managed care.