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Editorial: Thank you for that question, Lester

Editorial: Thank you for that question, Lester

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 24, 2016

Last week, the New York Times posted an online poll asking its readers to choose which three of 15 possible questions they'd like to see the candidates address during the debates, which kick off Monday night. Only one touched on healthcare.

Congress works to finish Zika aid, prevent shutdown

By Associated Press  |  September 19, 2016

Driven by a desire to free up endangered lawmakers to campaign, congressional negotiators are working to quickly complete a spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus.

Burwell meets with Dems to discuss strength of ACA marketplace

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

Burwell reportedly cited recent surveys that show enrollees are extremely satisfied with their coverage and that record numbers of people have gained insurance. She also downplayed the significance of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna pulling out of the exchanges. The meeting came just days after...

ConnectiCare does about-face, will stay on state exchange

ConnectiCare does about-face, will stay on state exchange

By Erica Teichert  |  September 17, 2016

ConnectiCare said it discussed its planned departure with state regulators and its beneficiaries and ultimately decided to stay in the ACA market. The company had earlier said it would leave in the wake of a state court's Sept. 9 rejection of the insurer's attempt to force through a proposed 27%...

Data Points for Sept. 19, 2016

Data Points for Sept. 19, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

Data Points for the week of Sept. 19, 2016, covered the following topics: The Zika virus, infections in the U.S. overall and of pregnant women.

Premier paper will recommend ways to enhance ACA

Premier paper will recommend ways to enhance ACA

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 17, 2016

With less than four months before a new administration moves into the Oval Office, experts and stakeholders are taking stock of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law.

Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 12, 2016

Following the exodus of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna from insurance exchanges established by the ACA, President Barack Obama met Monday with the heads of some of the remaining payers to discuss the future of the federal insurance marketplace.

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

By Associated Press  |  August 29, 2016

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's healthcare law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.

Cancer Moonshot advisory panel to offer final recommendations

Cancer Moonshot advisory panel to offer final recommendations

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 27, 2016

The panel of National Cancer Advisory Board experts advising the Obama administration on its Cancer Moonshot initiative will present its final recommendations to the board next week. The recommendations should be made public by September.

Who will take the blame for dithering on Zika?, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

I agree that politics brought us here and that the poison pills attached spoiled the initial funding request. However, who will accept the blame for what is potentially taking place in the country, babies with microcephaly, etc., that might have been avoided?

Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 20, 2016

Michelle Obama during her nearly eight years in the White House succeeded in changing the national conversation about diet and exercise, and gave a major boost to transparency about the foods we eat.

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