Sens. Benjamin Cardin and Claire McCaskill called on HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Labor Secretary Alexander Costa to look into whether Anthem's emergency room policy violates federal law.
The White House has issued new policy demands as Capitol Hill lawmakers close in on a deal to fund reinsurance and cost-sharing reduction payments to try to lower individual market premiums for 2019.
A proposed rule to expand access to association health plans could lead to a spike in unpaid claims for providers, since members of those plans have a history of not paying their bills.
The White House is pushing Congress to adopt several conservative policies including allowing long-term use of short-term plans and seniors being charged higher premiums. In exchange, it will support bringing back cost-sharing reduction payments for individual market enrollees.
Speaking at the 2018 HIMSS conference, Office of the National Coordinator head Dr. Don Rucker called for work on open APIs and standards for greater interoperability.
Washington state's insurance commissioner will use his rule-making authority to establish consumer protections for people enrolling in short-term plans as the Trump administration prepares to lift the limit.
A federal appeals court has requested additional information from the U.S. House of Representatives and HHS before it considers signing off on their settlement over cost-sharing reduction payments for insurers.
Disappointed that Congress failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, red-state lawmakers continue to look for ways to take down the law. But many are finding that they must balance that goal with the need to shore up insurance exchanges.
The Senate will follow the House GOP's push for 340B program transparency, with plans for an oversight hearing on the drug discount program that hospitals and drug companies are mounting a lobbying war over.
Federal lawmakers soon may have financial justification for funding cost-sharing reduction payments for insurers as well as reinsurance, when a new government report shows CSRs will save the government $32 billion if they're funded for the next three years.
An effort to insert an amendment in Oregon's Constitution making healthcare a right died amid concerns by lawmakers that it would expose the state to lawsuits.
Between 2.4 million and 4.3 million people would shift to association plans by 2022 if the Trump administration's proposal to expand access to them is approved, consulting firm Avalere Health found.