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Calif. Senate considers cap on out-of-pocket drug costs

Calif. Senate considers cap on out-of-pocket drug costs

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 04, 2015

A bill to cap patients' out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs that passed the California State Assembly will be considered by the state Senate this month, as policymakers across the country wrestle with the growing problem of unaffordable drugs.

Obama speech kicks off new drive to expand Medicaid

Obama speech kicks off new drive to expand Medicaid

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 04, 2015

With the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies protected for now, the Obama administration and the hospital industry are stepping up their efforts to persuade the 21 holdout states to expand Medicaid to low-income adults.

Data Points for July 6, 2015

Data Points for July 6, 2015

July 04, 2015

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ACA's premium subsidies, most likely saving the law from major changes in the immediate future. But GOP critics still argue that the law is a failure. Here we examine how insurance coverage rates and readmission rates have changed since it took effect.

More healthy, young people enrolling in exchange plans

More healthy, young people enrolling in exchange plans

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 02, 2015

Drug spending among new health exchange plan enrollees dropped during the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014, according to a new report that seems to reject concerns that healthcare reform would drive up costs because of mandatory coverage of older, sicker Americans.

Which companies disclosed the most to Open Payments

Which companies disclosed the most to Open Payments

By Art Golab and Michael Sandler  |  June 30, 2015

Genentech, the maker of Avastin and other expensive cancer drugs, paid physicians and teaching hospitals more than any other drug or device company in 2014, according to a new round of data posted to the CMS' Open Payments website.

Editorial: The ACA's new political landscape

Editorial: The ACA's new political landscape

By Merrill Goozner  |  June 27, 2015

The healthcare industry heaved a collective sigh of relief last week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld insurance subsidies in states using federally run exchanges. The 6-3 decision effectively puts an end to legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

King ruling dims ACA foes' legal hopes

King ruling dims ACA foes' legal hopes

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 27, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 decision upholding premium subsidies for Americans in all states doesn't necessarily drive a stake through the heart of all anti-Obamacare litigation, but legal experts agreed it does send a discouraging message to the law's legal foes.

ACA repeal-and-replace efforts just got a lot more difficult

By Melanie Evans  |  June 27, 2015

The battle ahead for Republicans who hope to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is one that will be fought on the campaign trail, even as markets move ahead with more confidence after last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Relieved hospital execs say ruling could speed Medicaid expansion

By Beth Kutscher and Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 27, 2015

Hospital leaders say they're moving ahead with delivery-system reforms that keep their populations healthy now that the U.S. Supreme Court has removed uncertainty about the continuation of premium subsidies. They hope the subsidies ruling will clear the way for more states to expand Medicaid to...

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