The dueling realities that have shaped years of Washington battles over the Affordable Care Act were much in evidence Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to determine the future of the controversial law.
Actuaries are pressing HHS to allow health insurers to revise their rates for 2016 coverage if the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies in federal exchanges.
President Barack Obama's health secretary told Congress Tuesday that she has no administrative actions available to fix the "massive damage to our healthcare system" that would result should the Supreme Court invalidate federal subsidies that help millions of Americans buy healthcare coverage.
The Obama administration may take as many as two weeks before deciding whether to extend open enrollment for consumers who realize they'll face a hefty tax penalty for not obtaining health insurance coverage this year.
The official sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.
After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of the Affordable Care Act were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline for 2015 coverage. But extra time was being offered in some states.
HHS on Wednesday was trumpeting that 10 million individuals have signed up for healthcare coverage even as senior officials refused to address "what if" scenarios should the Supreme Court rule against HealthCare.gov insurance subsidies in the King v. Burwell case.
Healthcare IT community leaders are reacting favorably to the government's new plan to improve the interoperability of health information technology systems.
A new report from the federal health IT coordinator calls for most providers to be able to use their EHR systems to send, receive and use “a common set of electronic clinical information ... at the nationwide level by the end of 2017.”
President Barack Obama will unveil an ambitious budget blueprint on Monday that pays little heed to the constraints of dealing with a Republican-controlled Congress.
U.S. healthcare providers and insurers start from widely divergent places as some of the largest move to put most of their business into payment models that reward lower cost and higher quality care.
The Obama administration wants 30% of payments for traditional Medicare benefits to be tied to alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations by the end of 2016. The administration also has set a goal of hitting 50% by the end of 2018.